Requirements for becoming a KinderGuitar teacher are in the ‘Become a Teacher’ section, and biographies of current KinderGuitar teachers in the ‘Our Teachers’ section of this website.

Step 1 – Preliminary Interview

Step 2 – Submit Application consisting of:

  1. Signed application form* and $50 application fee,
  2. Resume with picture,
  3. Two recommendations* pertaining to your ability to work with children (one recommendation should be from a principal instructor),
  4. Proof of enrollment or completion from accredited music program (exceptions granted, please inquire),
  5. Video/recording of your playing.

*To request an application form and the recommendation forms please email:

YOUR APPLICATION FILE IS COMPLETE WHEN OUR OFFICE HAS RECEIVED ALL ITEMS ABOVE, 1-5. The application review process takes between 2-4 weeks.

Step 3 – Training

  1. Upon receipt of the signed contract and payment of the initial training and certification fee, you will receive the Certified KinderGuitar Teacher’s Training Manual 1, the Certified KinderGuitar Teacher’s Guide to the Skill Building Curriculum, and other required training material. You will be expected to master the material and information in these volumes within 60 days. In addition, we strongly recommend reading Edmund Sprunger’s Helping Parents Practice. This is available from Yes Publishing at During this training period, founder Leo Garcia will be available for questions, support, and guidance.
  2. At the end of this 60 day period, applicants will participate in an informational and training interview where they will be required to demonstrate their command of the material in the Training Manual, Guide to the Curriculum, and other required reading.

Step 4 – Licensing and Certification

Upon successful completion of the informational and training interview, you are a Licensed and Certified KinderGuitar Teacher!

KinderGuitar will provide you with:

  1. Access to KinderGuitar Logo for marketing purposes
  2. Supporting marketing material
  3. KinderGuitar business templates
  4. A page on KinderGuitar’s website for referrals
  5. Wholesale access to KinderGuitar books your students will need
  6. Access to supplemental KinderGuitar materials and support


INITIAL TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION FEE: Inquire (financial aid available for qualified applicants)


2022 LICENSING DUES: Inquire

Completed teacher applications can be mailed to:

642 El Dorado Avenue
Oakland, CA 94611

or emailed (preferred) to: