Kids' Guitar Program



Strum and Pick!

Old Town School of Folk Music's Kids' Guitar Program is part of our joyful learning community for preschoolers, big kids, and tweens! Our team of teaching musicians, extraordinary guitarists and players themselves, lead this program with a joyful, multi-layerd, and accessible approach to learning guitar. Young folks learn to play a wide variety of repertoire reflective of our mission to teach and celebrate the traditions and cultural expressions from American and global communities.

As students progress through the program, they learn to: tune their guitars by ear; pick out melodies; listen for and create good tone; use the musical alphabet; gain a strong sense of rhythm and playing rhythmically; strum a growing set of chords; understand which chords belong to which musical keys; and to read charts and tablature for guitar.

List of All Kids' Guitar Classes (10 found)

Little Strummers

4 & 5 years  ·  Parents and Children Together!

45 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $140 ($130 members)

Thursday, Friday or Saturday with Lisa DeRosia, Jason McInnes or John Francisco

Beginning Strummers

5, 6 & 7 years

55 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $168 ($158 members)

Monday, Thursday, Saturday or Sunday with Jason McInnes, Yahví Pichardo, Jonas Friddle, John Francisco, Jarod Facknitz, Gabriel Medina or Harjinder Singh

Now 55 minutes of practice and play!

Intermediate Strummers: 5-7 years

5, 6 & 7 years

55 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $168 ($158 members)

Monday, Thursday, Saturday or Sunday with Jason McInnes, Yahví Pichardo, John Francisco or Gabriel Medina

Now 55 minutes of practice and play!

Advanced Strummers: 5-7 years

5 year(s)

55 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $158 ($148 members)

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday or Sunday with Jason McInnes, Yahví Pichardo, Jonas Friddle, Gabriel Medina, Alex Farha or Harjinder Singh

Guitar 1 - Kids

8 - 12 years

55 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $168 ($158 members)

Monday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday with Rod Gingrich, Jason McInnes or Alex Farha

Now 55 minutes of practice and play!

Guitar 2 - Kids

8 - 12 years

55 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $168 ($158 members)

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday with Rod Gingrich, Jason McInnes or Gabriel Medina

Now 55 minutes of teaching and learning!

Guitar 3 - Kids

8 - 12 years

55 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $168 ($158 members)

Monday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday with Rod Gingrich, Gabriel Medina or Alex Farha

Now 55 minutes of teaching and learning!

Kids' Guitar 4Ever

8 - 12 years

55 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $168 ($158 members)

Friday, Saturday or Sunday with Rod Gingrich

Guitar Together - Parent/Child Guitar Class

7 years and up  ·  Parents and Children Together!

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $300 ($290 members)

Thursday or Saturday with Jason McInnes

Jarana

7 year(s)

55 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $168 ($158 members)

Saturday with Yahví Pichardo

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