Beginning Classical Guitar

Weekdays and Saturdays (by appointment)

Lessons focus on student-driven musical selections and classical guitar technique, provide opportunities to collaborate, improvise, and explore music of all styles and genres. Recitals offer opportunities to share your music with close friends and family.

  • Ages: 5+
  • Cost: $20-30 per lesson
  • Length of Lesson: 30-60 minutes
  • Class Size: private lessons
  • More Information: Bring your classical guitar and an open, “beginner mind”. Student guitars available at a discount. Contact instructor for details!
  • How to Register: Call/text the instructor at 513-426-6286 or email


Classes offered online and in-person at Clifton United Methodist Church (3416 Clifton Avenue).

Manuel Maria Susarret, M.Ed.
Born and raised in New York City, bi-lingual NuYorican Montessori educator Manuel Susarret has studied, taught and performed music ranging from the classical to Afro-Cuban since the 1950s. Manuel earned his Masters’ degree in Montessori Education at Xavier University. Manuel participated in the CCM Summer Classical Guitar Workshops for 25 years. He teaches at the Early Childhood Education Online program at the University of Cincinnati and the Puerto Rico Initiative with Universidad del Sagrado Corazón, and is a technology specialist at Children’s Meeting House Montessori School. In his “spare time,” Manuel enjoys performing traditional Puerto Rican music, collaborating with fellow guitarist Bob Graff (Gypsie Jam Duo) and Kai Kweol Caribbean Music and Dance, singing with the World House Choir and the Martin Luther King Chorale, mounting art exhibits with his mother (Ludlow Avenue window artist Edith Susarret Marrero), and spending time with eight grown children, 8 grandchildren, his wife Clare, and their two great-grandsons.