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Guitar school jams downtown

July 29, 2014
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A G&L dual-fulcrum vibrato mounted on a G&L Legacy guitar. Photo via wikimedia.org

A Holland native is bringing his global guitar business to downtown Grand Rapids to teach the business community how to jam.

Financial districts

About eight years ago, James Lenger founded a Chicago music school that focused on giving lessons to adults in the financial district.

Since then, Lenger has expanded his school, Guitar Cities, into a network of schools located in the financial districts of major cities, such as San Francisco, New York and London.

He’s now ready to bring Guitar Cities home and open a school in Grand Rapids, where Lenger said he lived for a number of years.

Lenger said last week that he’ll be opening a space this week, at 250 Monroe Ave. NW.

He plans to “attract the same business professional clientele as the other cities.”

“I have always loved the area of Grand Rapids, but also know there is a strong appreciation for the arts in the West Michigan area and view this as a perfect new location for our school,” Lenger said.

Lessons

Guitar Cities Grand Rapids will be starting with piano lessons this week and guitar, bass guitar and ukulele lessons next week.

Lessons will be available for about one to two students per session and are considered private lessons.

The weekly, half-hour lessons will be available to students of all ages.

Cost

Weekly lessons cost $30 for one student per lesson. 

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