Young Male Musician Teaches Female Student How To Play the Guitar.

Learning guitar in a group setting is fun! It allows children to learn skills while making music with friends and new acquaintances. We’re here to help you get started. We’ll even let you borrow a guitar and take it home with you for the duration of the class (Guitar 1 only). Students age 14 and up can register for adult group classes.


Kids Guitar 1

This is the perfect group class for the students ages 10 – 13 with no prior experience. Kids Guitar 1 will teach students age how to hold and tune the guitar and will cover proper playing position as well as guitar maintenance. Students will learn notes in the first position on the first four strings and will be able to play with elementary rhythms (whole notes, half notes, and quarter notes).

Class will emphasize music reading and theory. Theory at this level will introduce the following concepts: the staff, lines and spaces, note names, measures and time signatures. Simple songs will be learned using a combination of all these elements.

Classes meet for an hour, for ten weeks. $220.

FULL Thursdays, 6pm | September 9 – November 11
Instructor: John Monaco
Saturdays, 2pm | September 14 – November 16
Instructor: Steve Kaiser
Note: children ages 6 – 9 are encouraged to enroll in Beginning Ukulele for kids instead of guitar. Students aged 14 and older are encouraged to enroll in Beginning Adult Guitar.

Kids Guitar 2

Kids Beginning Guitar 2 is for students who have completed Beginning Guitar 1, or who have a very basic knowledge of guitar skills. Students will learn notes on the 5th and 6th strings. Chords will be introduced (C, G7, G and D7) and finger exercises to develop dexterity and coordination will be learned.

Theory skills will continue with learning half and whole steps, key signatures and rests. Basic strumming patterns will be covered and the students’ song repertoire will increase.

Classes meet for an hour, for nine weeks. $220.

FULL Wednesdays, 6pm | September 11 – November 13
Instructor: Alex Bracy

Kids Guitar 3 

Kids Guitar 3 is for students who have completed the first two levels of group guitar and who feel confident in their growing guitar skills. Students will develop an extensive repertoire of notes and chords, covering keys commonly used in guitar music, and will play basic multi-part music as a group in order to familiarize themselves with ensemble playing. Additional skills will include full scales and changing between chords efficiently and easily.

 Classes meet for an hour, for ten weeks. $220.

Tuesdays, 7pm | September 10 – November 12
Instructor: Sean Carolan


Kids Guitar Ensemble

Kids Guitar Ensemble aims to introduce the student into the world of small group playing. Using skills learned in the group guitar classes, students will be introduced to concepts including keeping time with a group, recognizing harmony when playing more complex music with others, and a basic understanding of the structure of such music.

Classes meet for an hour, for ten weeks. $220.

This class will be offered Winter 2020

Note: Ages 14 and older can register in the adult guitar class.