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Guitarist Boy


We teach our students not only how to play their instrument, but also how to 'learn how to learn' - a critical skill which students can then apply to any field they choose.

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Barbara Matthews

Guitar, Ukulele Faculty

Barbie Matthews is a Boston-based Classical Guitarist. Matthews earned her Master’s Degree from the Yale School of Music (YSM), where she studied under virtuoso guitarist and composer Benjamin Verdery. Prior to this, she received her Bachelor’s Degree with Academic Honors from the New England Conservatory of Music (NEC), under the tutelage of virtuoso guitarists Eliot Fisk and Jérôme Mouffe.

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My daughter recently started taking guitar lessons at Village Youth Conservatory with Jason. He is a skilled guitarist, friendly and high energy. His passion for guitar shines through. In a few short months my daughter has learned a tremendous amount and has even gotten a few tips on the Berklee application process from him!

Dawn Gray

Private Lessons

One-on-One with Instructor

Private Lessons occur once a week at your regular time for 30/45/60 minutes (your choice), where your individual instructor will customize a lesson plan to suit your personal level, interests and needs.

Lessons currently held online and in person, student's choice. Check out our Team of top quality Faculty. See below for lesson rates.


Studio Class

Group Sharing

Complimentary with your private lessons fee, this once a month class is open to all VYCo students to share their in-progress works with their peers. The warm and friendly environment is a favorite among current students! All instruments are welcome, as are family audience members. Classes are currently hybrid, both in-person and online via Zoom link.


Masterclasses and Performances Access

Ample Performance Opportunities

Tuition also includes participation in our two annual recitals and access to our masterclasses with guest artists who are top performers around the country - past examples include Kevin Lin (Concertmaster, Indianapolis Symphony), Nikki Chooi (Concertmaster, Buffalo Philharmonic) and William Shaub (Concertmaster, Knoxville Symphony).

Boys in Guitar Class


Lesson Rates (select teachers may have higher rates):

  • $48 - 30 minutes

  • $72 - 45 minutes

  • $96 - 60 minutes


Only pay for classes. No registration fees, recital fees, late payment fees, etc. 

Lessons are provided year-round and not tied to the academic school year. 

Due to safety and liability precautions, we do not offer lessons in students' homes. Our lesson options are either at our VYCo location, or online via provided link. 

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