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 (11 found)

Fingerpicking 1

Group ClassIntermediate

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

Thursday with Randy Morris

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

Fingerpicking 2

Group ClassIntermediate

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

Monday or Thursday with Alvin McGovern or Randy Morris

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

Fingerstyle Repertoire

Group ClassIntermediate

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

Thursday with Randy Morris

Develop a songbag of solo accompaniments and instrumentals in a variety of styles.

Introduction to Flatpicking

Group ClassBeginner

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

Tuesday with Chris Walz

Take your rhythm techniques and turn them into solid single note flatpicking.

Flatpicking Repertoire

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.

Bluegrass Guitar Repertoire

Group ClassIntermediateNew!

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

Saturday with John Huber

Build your songbag with this on-going class

Easy Licks and Rhythm Tricks

Group ClassIntermediate

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

Tuesday with Jon Spiegel

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

Early Country Guitar

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.

Bluegrass Guitar Rhythm and Song

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.

Gram Parsons: Byrds & Beyond

Group ClassIntermediate

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

Tuesday with Tom Ryan

The songs you learn in this class will stay with you forever. They are that timeless.

6 String Social

WorkshopIntermediate

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

Friday with Joel Frankel, Dan Fulkerson or Tom Ryan

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

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