Classical Guitar Lessons


As a member of the faculty of Suzuki Royal Oak Institute of Music, Anthony has been offering Suzuki classical guitar lessons since 2005. He is currently teaching and accepting new students of all ages from as young as 3 years old to adults. Here are a few things some parents had to say about his program:

Tony is a very meticulous and inspiring guitar teacher. My 10 year old son enjoys learning classical guitar with him. – Hejie Lin

We have been taking guitar classes with Tony for over 2 years; prior to discovering his class(via recommendation from one of his students) we have tried 2 different teachers.  The combination of Tony’s love for music, appreciation of the instrument, and patience to work with little kids is what sets him apart from our previous teachers.  I have yet to see another music teacher come to every class and every practice with a written and thought through plan! Tony plans his lessons ahead, makes music and the instrument interesting/fun for his students and works on getting his students as passionate about music as he is.  – Boris Perehodnik

photo (1)Anthony is a registered teacher and active member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas. Completing several of his core units with exceptional teacher trainers MaryLou Roberts, David Madsen, and William Kossler. Anthony is an extremely committed teacher and strives for excellence, leading his students to great performances at the Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center (home of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra) and for the International Children’s Festival. Anthony understands that learning is an ongoing process and has focused on continued education by attending several SAA Conferences and completing the Suzuki Principals in Action course.

Sharing his expertise and leading young guitarists to become accomplished musicians is a strong passion for Anthony, who has been a guest clinician at the Suzuki Academy of Columbia and University of South Carolina Festival, and the Ann Arbor Suzuki Guitar Institute.

The Suzuki Method was developed by Dr. Sinichi Suzuki in the mid-20th century. Sinichi Suzuki was a Japanese violinist who desired to bring beauty to the lives of children. He considered that if children have the skill to acquire their native language, they have the necessary ability to become accomplished on a musical instrument.

…all children can be well educated…

— Shin’ichi Suzuki

photo 3Dr. Suzuki pioneered the idea that preschool age children could learn to play the violin if the learning steps were small enough and the instrument was scaled down to fit their body. He modeled his method, which he called “Talent Education”, after his theories of natural language acquisition. Suzuki believed that every child, if properly taught, was capable of a high level of musical achievement.

If you are interested in guitar lessons for yourself or your child, or just want to see what this is all about, you are encouraged to schedule a time to come and observe lessons and group classes to see if the program is a good fit for you. Please call (248) 561-4657 or email

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