Frederick Guitar School


We solved the problem of traditional music lessons

PROBLEM: Traditional methods force you to learn abstract symbols before you can even start to play. 

SOLUTION: We enable any beginner to succeed Using color as educational scaffolding enables anyone to start playing immediately. It makes learning music intuitive and direct.

PROBLEM: Traditional methods need to wait until child can read, usually 7-8 years old, unless a prodigy.

SOLUTION: Our simplified Musicolor notation makes it possible to teach any age -even preliterate and special needs students - no prodigies required.

PROBLEM: Traditional methods start with boring exercises and scales leading to students dropping out or not practicing.

SOLUTION: Our fun songs are exercises in disguise to build confidence through competence and joy!

We teach all the basics of music, just in a different (better) order!

We start every student on piano to accelerate learning principles of music  
Basic foundations of music transfer easily to all other instruments.  
Music activates skills for a successful life!


What is the Instinctual Learning Technique?

The Instinctual Learning Technique is a 7-point framework for teaching and learning that aligns with principles of early childhood development. By redesigning music using Design Thinking, we've created an adapted curriculum that is universally beneficial to all beginners.

The specially designed systematic instruction focuses on a series of simple tasks with predictive outcomes.

This makes it a breeze to teach and so enjoyable to learn.

Who does this help?

Our universal design curriculum makes this suitable for teaching ALL BEGINNERS but also including those with learning disabilities or developmental delays.

We've had successful applications of our program with students on the autism spectrum, ADHD, and Downs syndrome.

And many parents have appreciated the easy, enjoyable lesson plans that they too have either started or returned to playing music again.

What is the Instinctual Learning Technique?

The Instinctual Learning Technique is a 7-point framework for teaching and learning that aligns with principles of early childhood development. By redesigning music using Design Thinking, we've created an adapted curriculum that is universally beneficial to all beginners.

The specially designed systematic instruction focuses on a series of simple tasks with predictive outcomes.

This makes it a breeze to teach and so enjoyable to learn.

Who does this help?

Our universal design curriculum makes this suitable for teaching ALL BEGINNERS but also including those with learning disabilities or developmental delays.

We've had successful applications of our program with students on the autism spectrum, ADHD, and Downs syndrome.

And many parents have appreciated the easy, enjoyable lesson plans that they too have either started or returned to playing music again.