Beginner Group Guitar Classes

Ages 8 -12

Tuesdays 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

August 8, 2023 to November 28, 2023

(Enrollment Closes August 22)

Ages 12 -16

Tuesdays 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

August 8, 2023 to November 28, 2023

(Enrollment Closes August 22)

Instructor: Charles Anderson


Tuition: $295 per term (15 weekly classes)


Requirements: No experience is required. Must own a guitar and a tuner to bring to class. 10% discount on purchasing guitar/tuner/equipment if enrolled in the class. Each student is expected to practice 15 minutes daily to keep up with the progress of the class.

Class Description: These beginner courses are designed for students ages 8-12 and 12-16 who want to learn the basics of playing guitar. Students will learn guitar techniques and how to read music while the group environment provides a friendly atmosphere for exploring guitar together.

Book: Hal Leonard Guitar Method Book 1 by Schmid & Koch


Week 1:  Fundamentals – Tuning, playing position, plucking vs. strumming

Week 2:  Fundamentals – Finger dexterity and coordination exercises

Week 3:  Musical symbols and Notes on the First String

Week 4:  Review first string, learn notes on the second string

Week 5: Songs with the first two strings and notes on the third string

Week 6: Songs on three strings, the duet, and 3/4 time.

Week 7:  Notes on the fourth string

Week 8:  Fretboard diagrams and chord week.

Week 9: Notes on the fifth string and more songs.

Week 10: Notes on the sixth string and accidentals.

Week 11: Rhythms and rests, song selection for recital.

Week 12: Strumming Patterns

Week 13: New chords, new songs, the bass line.

Week 14: Review performance materials and practice performing.

Week 15: Final Performance for family and friends.

Enroll in our Group Lessons

Enroll in one of our Group Lessons today! Just fill out our Group Lesson Inquiry Form and our front office will contact you to finish your enrollment.

If you have any questions regarding our school, please feel free to contact us with the contact information below.