Country & Traditional Guitar Styles



From Fingerpicking to Flatpicking, Blues to Bluegrass, we have a class to suit your need to grow musically.

List of All Country & Traditional Guitar Styles (13 found)

Fingerpicking 1

Adult Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $184 ($174 members)

Monday or Thursday with Alvin McGovern or Randy Morris

Put down your plectrum and let's work with both hands.

Fingerpicking 2

Adult Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $184 ($174 members)

Thursday with Randy Morris

Your fingers can be trained to be an orchestra - a band in the hand.

John Martyn Fingerstyle Guitar

Adult Group ClassIntermediateNew!

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 4 weeks  ·  $92 ($87 members)

Monday with Michael Miles

A Special 4 week overview of a fingerstyle legend.

Fingerstyle Repertoire

Adult Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $184 ($174 members)

If you would like to be contacted when this class runs again, please email Guitar Program Manager Jimmy Tomasello with your contact information.

Easy Licks and Rhythm Tricks

Adult Group ClassIntermediateNew!

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $184 ($174 members)

Tuesday with Jon Spiegel

Go from good to WOW!!! in 8 weeks.

Bluegrass Guitar Rhythm and Song

Adult Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $184 ($174 members)

Tuesday with Chris Walz

This class will cover the correct pick grip, pick control, bass runs, and Bluegrass rhythm licks.

Introduction to Flatpicking

Adult Group ClassBeginner

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $184 ($174 members)

If you would like to be contacted when this class runs again, please email Guitar Program Manager Jimmy Tomasello with your contact information.

Flatpicking Repertoire

Adult Group ClassAdvanced

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $184 ($174 members)

Tuesday with Chris Walz

Build up your flatpick skills with advanced fiddle tunes, and learn note for note solos by some of the bluegrass greats.

Chicken Pickin' Guitar Styles

Adult Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $184 ($174 members)

Wednesday with Steve Doyle

Guaranteed to make your chops fingerlickin, good.

Early Country Guitar

Adult Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $184 ($174 members)

Thursday with Paul Tyler

Work with the skills that started everything on the 6 string

Greenwich Village Voices

Adult Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $184 ($174 members)

Monday or Wednesday with Ed Holstein

Study an iconic era of folk music with our own folk icon.

Southern Rock Guitar Styles

Adult Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $184 ($174 members)

If you would like to be contacted when this class runs again, please email Guitar Program Manager Jimmy Tomasello with your contact information.

6 String Social

Adult WorkshopIntermediate

90 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $10 ($5 members)

Friday with Joel Frankel, Jimmy Tomasello, Jim Stacho, Cathy Norden, Wayne Jancik, Andrea Bunch, Steve Dawson, Tommi Zender, Chris Corsale or David Berger

You simply must come to one of these to see how fun they are. All are invited.

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