McNally Smith College of Music

Music Performance

A working professional guitarist can play a wide variety of styles convincingly. But it’s not enough to be just an excellent guitarist in the new world of music.

Guitarists need to understand and take advantage of both business and the latest technological innovations to succeed. The Guitar department at McNally Smith College of Music provides students with a highly organized, broad curriculum designed to prepare for making a life in music.

McNally Smith guitar students learn in a variety of environments – from private lessons and small group or academic classes to playing in ensembles. In addition to guitar technique, students learn how to express themselves, develop a unique sound, and work with other musicians in a variety of styles. And because Guitar students learn to evaluate their own playing, they to continue develop for years after graduation.

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