A Journey To Guitarland With Maestro Armadillo

“A great fun and entertaining way to introduce kids

to guitar and educate about the instrument.

Very cool. Where was a book like this when I was a kid?”

Joe “Shredlord” Stump, Associate Professor of Guitar, Berklee College of Music


Tom Amoriello Jr., a guitar instructor in New Jersey with a Master’s of music in classical guitar performance, has created a lovable character in Maestro Armadillo, who walks children through our favorite instrument…THE GUITAR!

Maestro Amoriello

The Maestro is a guitar playing armadillo that introduces kids to the parts of the guitar and some of the accessories needed to make it sing.  Amoriello Jr, succeeds in making this a fun and exciting way to learn.  With great illustrations from James J. Kelewae, youngsters can’t help but be hooked.  And isn’t that what all of us want?  More kids playing the guitar?

This book has been highly praised by many influential guitarists.  Take a look at what these guitar legends had to say about A Journey To Guitarland:


— Brian May, Queen

 “This is a great path to start on for you to eventually learn to play your favorite music!”

–Joel Hoekstra, Guitarist for Whitesnake & Trans-Siberian Orchestra

“I started playing guitar when I was 8 years old. I can’t imagine my life without the ability to be able to express, create, belong, and perform through my instrument. I wish every kid could at least give it a try and feel the frequencies vibrating in their hands!  I’m happy Tom has written this teaser to pique kids’ interests.”

–Jennifer Batten, Guitarist for Michael Jackson

“This book will inspire young guitarists in a wonderful imaginative way.”

–Steve Hackett, Genesis

 “Maestro Armadillo is doing it right. Fantastic way to spark creativity! ”

–Michael “Kidd Funkadelic” Hampton, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee as Guitarist for Parliament-Funkadelic

As a guitar playing father of two wonderful daughters, who absolutely loved this book, my only hope is that Mr. Amoriello brings Maestro Armadillo back for MANY more adventures in Guitarland.

As page 1 of the book states, “Guitarland is a magical place.”  Anyone who has ever attempted to learn this wonderful instrument, knows how true this statement is. Introduce the future Steve Vais, Eddie Van Halens and Brian Mays to this wonderful instrument by sending them to the magical world of Guitarland.

Your kids will thank you!


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