Jazz Guitar



Six strings can sound like an orchestra in the right hands.

Jazz guitar at a folk music school? Absolutely! As Thelonius Monk said to Bob Dylan when they met in the early ‘60s, “ We all play folk music.” The Old Town School of Folk Music proudly offers jazz guitar with some of the city's most respected players. Get good with the strong foundation provided in Jazz Guitar 1 Intro/Skills. Learn to cook it up with Django Guitar Styles and flavor your own style with Brazilian Guitar Repertoire.

Meet Tony Do Rosario »

Tony Do Rosario joined the ranks of guitar teachers here at Old Town School back in 2007 and we're glad he did. He has studied and played with some of the biggest names in jazz guitar. Tony brings a passionate infectious flare to the classes he teaches and his students are inspired to improve. His command of the jazz genre and music in general is not to be missed.

Tony's website »   Introduction to Jazz Guitar »   Jazz Guitar 1 »   Jazz Guitar 2  »   

Intro to Gypsy Guitar »

Expand your musical horizons by learning some new chord shapes and some great songs in the tradition of Django Reinhardt. Buckle down and eventually join the Gypsy Jazz Ensemble. Mondays at 6:30

Introduction to Gypsy Jazz Guitar »   Michael O'Toole »   Gypsy Jazz Ensemble »   

List of All Jazz Guitar Classes (9 found)

Building Chord Vocabulary

Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Monday or Thursday with Dan Fulkerson or Steve Hutchins

Let's go beyond bar chords and learn to respond fearlessly to any chart.

Introduction to Jazz Guitar

Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Saturday with Tony do Rosario

No matter what genre of music you play, this class will take your playing to a whole other level.

Jazz Guitar 1

Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

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

Jazz Guitar 2

Group ClassAdvanced

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Wednesday or Saturday with Tony do Rosario

Build your repertoire from session to session.

Introduction to Brazilian Guitar

Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

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

Introduction To Flamenco Guitar

Group ClassBeginner

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Wednesday with Mehran Jalili

Examine the basic chords and rhythmic attacks of flamenco.

Chord Melody Jazz Guitar

WorkshopIntermediate

120 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $30 ($28 members)

Saturday with Howard Alden

Introduction to Gypsy Jazz Guitar

Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Monday with Michael O'Toole

8 chord shapes will enable you to start playing in this style

Gypsy Jazz Guitar Skills

Group ClassIntermediateNew!

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

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