Group Classes

This list is for people interested in joining a beginner or intermediate guitar class. The classes are one hour long from July 6th until July 27th.

The cost classes is $100 for a month of weekly, one hour lessons.

If you'd rather sign up for one-on-one lessons, send me a note, or select a time on the calendar..

Available Classes

  1. Beginner Guitar Group Classes

    Objectives: Learn parts of guitar, play at least 15 chords, read simple chord charts, understand chord diagrams, tune a guitar, simple strumming and a bit of finger-picking.

    1. Week 1:
      • Terminology;
      • Tuning your guitar;
      • First 'Cowboy' Chords A, E, G, Am, Em;
      • Reading chord diagrams;
      • First Strum Pattern;
      • First simple song;
    2. Week 2:
      • More Strumming Patterns;
      • Rest of common chords C, D, F, Bm, Dm, F#m;
      • Chord chart system of music;
      • Two more simple beginning songs
    3. Week 3:
      • Explanation and learning of 7ths and suspended chords
      • Learning another song with these chords
      • Open Time for Student's Questions and Goals
    4. Week 4:
      • Finger picking approach
      • Bass note strings for each chord
      • Another song
  2. Intermediate Guitar 1 'Neck Logic' Group Classes

    Requirements: Students should have a solid knowledge of strumming and most open string guitar chords.
    Objectives: Find major, minor, 7th, sus chord anywhere on the neck, understand the relationship between chords, understand the circle of fifths,

    1. Week 1:
      • Explanation of the numbering system;
      • Pentatonic vs Western Major Scale;
      • tones and semi tones (T T S T T T S);
      • circle of fifths;
      • relationship between notes in scale;
      • practical application;
      • E shape and A shape major and minor chords
    2. Week 2:
      • Review of numbering system;
      • circle of fifths reference;
      • E-shape tonic system compared to A-shape tonic system;
      • playing through some sample songs using method;
    3. Week 3:
      • A-shape tonic system;
      • octaves and 'chess 5th and double chess 8ve,' move;
      • finding alternate chords on the fly;
      • real world applications;
      • trying it
    4. Week 4:
      • 'Home Row' root (tonic) on 5th scale;
      • Reference to other scale with root on 6th;
      • principles of melody and patterns;
      • 12-bar blues and blue notes, (equal temperament implications);
      • opportunity to make some melodies together

Now Booking

Lessons have finished for the summer, but registration is open for September.

Sign up now to avoid disappointment.

Summer Classes

Beginner and Intermediate group classes are available during the summer. View the classes page for more information and to register.


What People Say

Sophia Beckwith

This guy knows his stuff. Hes a gifted musician and can play many instruments very well. He has taught my children for years and I highly recommend him to friends whenever I can. He makes learning fun and has the ability to explain things in simple terms that young and old can grasp and put into practice.
Melanie Beckwith


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