Studio Services

As music instructors, performers, producers and consultants, Christopher Whitney and Annalisa Ventola serve a diverse clientele.

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  • Guitar or Piano Lessons

    We welcome guitar or piano students of all ages, beginner to advanced, and accommodate most styles of music. Music reading, theory, and technique are emphasized while integrating the student’s personal musical tastes.

  • Community Events

    From our free monthly Intro to Guitar classes, to our bimonthly Fearless Performance Workshop, to our exhibit openings in the Upstairs Art Space, there is sure to be an opportunity for you to visit our studio soon.

  • Guitar Maintenance

    Got an old guitar sitting around collecting dust? Thinking about picking it up? For $25 we’ll sit down together to inspect and restring your instrument (strings included). If it’s in good working order Chris will show you how to restring and tune it.

Recent Blog Posts

Learn about the latest happenings at WVMS.

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  • Guitar Horizons: C Phrygian Exercises & Etudes

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    Christopher Whitney has just finished the first instructional video in his series titled Guitar Horizons, Modal Explorations for Intermediate and Advanced Players. Episode III – C Phrygian. (If you want to know what happened to episodes I and II, you’ll just have to wait for the prequels.) In these videos we explore the tonality of various modes […]

  • Free Guitar Class Columbus

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    Our Introduction to Guitar Class is a free monthly offering to the Columbus community.  Is Grandpa’s old guitar gathering dust in the closet? Maybe you received one as a gift and just haven’t got around to learning to play it yet? This is a great opportunity to get started! All ages are welcome, but children under 10 should be […]

  • A Beginners Guide to Choosing Your First Guitar

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    1. Go to a guitar store 2. Ask for a Yamaha C40 3. Buy it. Well… okay, maybe there’s a little more to it than that… 1. Why a guitar store (or music retailer of any kind i.e. Sam Ash) as opposed to a pawn shop, department store or online? A music retailer is more […]