Guitar Classes

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Welcome to Guitar With Christina!

Christina Berg
Guitar with Christina

I am dedicated to providing my students with quality music education and a lifelong appreciation of music. My goal is to create a positive and encouraging setting – EVERYONE CAN LEARN, if the environment is right. Through my lessons, students will develop musical talent as well as self esteem, and will experience the joy of playing and singing.

The Program

“Guitar With Christina” is a music program within Sycamore Strings Academy for children who wish to sing and play chords on their guitars.

Small group classes are offered to beginners in 2nd through 5th grade, as well as continuing students. Parents are welcome to learn together with their child for free! Beginners will learn the basics of guitar chord playing and will learn to sing favorite songs to their own accompaniment. Continuing students will learn additional chords, songs, and new playing techniques like plucking and tabulator (playing melodies on guitar).

The weekly group classes have 2 – 3 players where each student gets semi-individual attention at the same time as everyone is supported in making music together as a group.

I will provide each student with an individualized songbook.

Students will need their own guitar. I will be happy to help in selecting one. I recommend guitars with nylon strings for beginners. There are some rental guitars available from the school.

Several times during the year all students take part in sing-alongs, events when all guitar students sing and play together. The families are invited to attend and sing along. These events are fun and inspiring! Performances are important opportunities for students to show what they have learned, to be recognized, and to share the music with an audience. Sometimes the guitar program will also perform with the violin and cello students from Sycamore Strings Academy.


How long are the lessons?
30 minutes during school year and 40 minutes during summer session.

When are the lessons?

The school year is divided into three sessions. The fall session is 12 weeks on and goes from mid September through mid December. The second and third sessions are 9-10 weeks. Summer classes are offered during June and July.

Which day & time are the lessons?
Contact Christina at to learn about group availability and scheduling.

Welcome to our Guitar & Violin Studio in Livermore all year around. Lessons at Valley Montessori School for students enrolled at VMS only during school year. VMS guitar classes are held only on Mondays. Space is limited.


Tuition for the 12 week Fall session is $300. Winter & Spring sessions are both 10 weeks for $250. You can also sign up for private lessons with Christina for $32 per lesson. The songbook is included in the tuition. There is a one time enrollment fee of $50 per family. If another member of the same family enrolls, no enrollment fee is charged. Tuition is due at the first lesson of each session.

How do we enroll?

  1. Contact Christina to enroll at
  2. Dowload the Guitar Enrollment Form 2014
  3. Send in enrollment form and fees to:

Sycamore Strings Academy
1452 North Vasco Road #106
Livermore, CA 94551

Enrollment will be confirmed by email or telephone.

Enrollment, Refunds and Make-up Lessons?
Enrollment throughout the year. The last day to receive a refund is 7 days before the class starts. There is a $20 processing fee for all refunds. If instructor has to cancel a lesson, make-up lessons will be scheduled. All other make-up lessons are done at the teacher’s discretion.

Do not hesitate to contact Christina with any questions you may have. Email:

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