Guitar Classes

for every level of player

Welcome to the largest, longest running group guitar program in the world! We are proud to offer a wide range of group classes and private lessons in various styles and levels of play.


Current 8-week classes: 6/20 – 8/14/2016

Next session of 8-week classes: 8/29 – 10/23/2016

The backbone of the Old Town School experience since its inception in 1957, our Core Guitar classes provide solid musical background using traditional and popular styles in a friendly casual group environment.

Core guitar classes (Guitar 1 - Guitar 4) meet once a week for 80 minutes. There are class options every day of the week, mornings, evenings, and weekends - one is sure to fit your schedule.


Choose Your Class »

If you're a total beginner…

Sign up for Guitar 1 and join the multitude of folks who have played their first song here at Old Town School.

If you used to play…

Start with Guitar 1 Repertoire or Guitar 2 if you understand how to read basic open chord diagrams, and need work on rhythm and changing chords smoothly.

If you've got the basics down, but…

Need a little more practice? Looking for a fun social experience and the opportunity to build your songbag? Check out our placement quiz to decide which class from Guitar 2 or beyond is right for you.

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