Specialty & Technique Guitar Classes

Go beyond the basics and learn the nuts and bolts of music.

If you can already play guitar, now it's time to get into the groove. With the guidance of our expert teaching artists, expand your skills and repertoire to open the wide world of guitar beyond the basics.

For intermediate players and beyond, open to students who have completed the Guitar 2 level and above. (If you're not sure where your skills fit in, visit our placement quiz.)

We suggest all guitar students consider starting with Guitar Fingerboard Theory, if you want to work on lead guitar or eventually write your own songs. It's a great primer into a wider world of musicianship.

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Bluegrass Guitar Workshop with Molly Tuttle

$45 ($35 members)

10/24/2020 (1 meetings)

Saturday · 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

In this workshop Molly will go over techniques and stylistic elements that she uses in her playing. She will also play and explain right hand and left hand exercises to help improve your playing. The workshop will touch on rhythm playing, improvisation, soloing, and repertoire. A virtuosic, award-winning guitarist with a gift for insightful songwriting, Molly Tuttle established herself as a new artist to watch with her boundary-breaking debut album, WHEN YOU’RE READY. What followed were dates at Telluride, Newport Folk Fest, an appearance on CBS Saturday Morning, and an enthusiastic reception both by critics and her fellow musicians. Molly Tuttle’s concert date, originally scheduled for 3/15/20 then rescheduled for 8/14/20, is currently T.B.D.

Class is full — Call 773.728.6000 for waiting list info

British Rock Acoustic with Tommi Zender

$206 ($186 members)

10/28/2020 – 12/16/2020 (8 meetings)

Wednesdays · 8:00 PM – 9:20 PM · Online Classes Available

We’ll shuffle play classic ‘60s ‘70s and now ‘80s songs from across the pond. Kinks, Hollies, Yardbirds,, Who, Elton, Cat Stevens, and even some by those other 2 big groups. It’ll be just like Pirate Radio, only legal and online.

Extended Play: Elaine Moore with Elaine Moore

$206 ($186 members)

09/04/2020 – 10/23/2020 (8 meetings)

Fridays · 10:00 AM – 11:20 AM · Online Classes Available

The Extended Play class serves a group of students who have gathered together around a particular teacher to continue study of the guitar. Each section is specific to that teacher. New comers are of course always welcome. It is suggested that they possess skills of Guitar 3 rep proficiency.

Extended Play: Louis Bardales with Louis Bardales

$180 ($163 members)

09/12/2020 – 10/24/2020 (7 meetings)

Saturdays · 11:00 AM – 12:20 PM · Online Classes Available

The Extended Play class serves a group of students who have gathered together around a particular teacher to continue study of the guitar. Each section is specific to that teacher. New comers are of course always welcome. It is suggested that they possess skills of Guitar 3 rep proficiency.

Extended Play: Mary Peterson with Mary Peterson

$206 ($186 members)

09/02/2020 – 10/21/2020 (8 meetings)

Wednesdays · 8:00 PM – 9:20 PM · Online Classes Available

The Extended Play class serves a group of students who have gathered together around a particular teacher to continue study of the guitar. Each section is specific to that teacher. New comers are of course always welcome. It is suggested that they possess skills of Guitar 3 rep proficiency.

Extended Play: Mary Peterson with Mary Peterson

$206 ($186 members)

09/03/2020 – 10/22/2020 (8 meetings)

Thursdays · 5:30 PM – 6:50 PM · Online Classes Available

The Extended Play class serves a group of students who have gathered together around a particular teacher to continue study of the guitar. Each section is specific to that teacher. New comers are of course always welcome. It is suggested that they possess skills of Guitar 3 rep proficiency.

Extended Play: Mary Peterson with Mary Peterson

$206 ($186 members)

09/02/2020 – 10/21/2020 (8 meetings)

Wednesdays · 10:00 AM – 11:20 AM · Online Classes Available

The Extended Play class serves a group of students who have gathered together around a particular teacher to continue study of the guitar. Each section is specific to that teacher. New comers are of course always welcome. It is suggested that they possess skills of Guitar 3 rep proficiency.

Extended Play: Steve Dawson with Steve Dawson

$206 ($186 members)

09/03/2020 – 10/22/2020 (8 meetings)

Thursdays · 7:00 PM – 8:20 PM · Online Classes Available

The Extended Play class serves a group of students who have gathered together around a particular teacher to continue study of the guitar. Each section is specific to that teacher. New comers are of course always welcome. It is suggested that they possess skills of Guitar 3 rep proficiency.

Extended Play: Deanna Devore with Deanna Devore

$206 ($186 members)

09/02/2020 – 10/21/2020 (8 meetings)

Wednesdays · 6:00 PM – 7:20 PM · Online Classes Available

The Extended Play class serves a group of students who have gathered together around a particular teacher to continue study of the guitar. Each section is specific to that teacher. New comers are of course always welcome. It is suggested that they possess skills of Guitar 3 rep proficiency.

Extended Play: Cathy Norden with Catherine Norden

$206 ($186 members)

10/27/2020 – 12/15/2020 (8 meetings)

Tuesdays · 8:00 PM – 9:20 PM · Online Classes Available

The Extended Play class serves a group of students who have gathered together around a particular teacher to continue study of the guitar. Each section is specific to that teacher. New comers are of course always welcome. It is suggested that they possess skills of Guitar 3 rep proficiency.

Extended Play: Charles Kim with Charles Kim

$206 ($186 members)

10/27/2020 – 12/15/2020 (8 meetings)

Tuesdays · 8:00 PM – 9:20 PM · Online Classes Available

The Extended Play class serves a group of students who have gathered together around a particular teacher to continue study of the guitar. Each section is specific to that teacher. New comers are of course always welcome. It is suggested that they possess skills of Guitar 3 rep proficiency.

Extended Play: Chris Winters with Chris Winters

$206 ($186 members)

10/27/2020 – 12/15/2020 (8 meetings)

Tuesdays · 8:00 PM – 9:20 PM · Online Classes Available

The Extended Play class serves a group of students who have gathered together around a particular teacher to continue study of the guitar. Each section is specific to that teacher. New comers are of course always welcome. It is suggested that they possess skills of Guitar 3 rep proficiency.

Extended Play: Elaine Moore with Elaine Moore

$180 ($163 members)

10/30/2020 – 12/18/2020 (7 meetings)

Fridays · 10:00 AM – 11:20 AM · Online Classes Available

The Extended Play class serves a group of students who have gathered together around a particular teacher to continue study of the guitar. Each section is specific to that teacher. New comers are of course always welcome. It is suggested that they possess skills of Guitar 3 rep proficiency.

Extended Play: Jim DeWan with Jim DeWan

$206 ($186 members)

10/26/2020 – 12/14/2020 (8 meetings)

Mondays · 8:00 PM – 9:20 PM · Online Classes Available

The Extended Play class serves a group of students who have gathered together around a particular teacher to continue study of the guitar. Each section is specific to that teacher. New comers are of course always welcome. It is suggested that they possess skills of Guitar 3 rep proficiency.

Extended Play: Louis Bardales with Louis Bardales

$206 ($186 members)

10/31/2020 – 12/19/2020 (8 meetings)

Saturdays · 11:00 AM – 12:20 PM · Online Classes Available

The Extended Play class serves a group of students who have gathered together around a particular teacher to continue study of the guitar. Each section is specific to that teacher. New comers are of course always welcome. It is suggested that they possess skills of Guitar 3 rep proficiency.

Extended Play: Mary Peterson with Mary Peterson

$206 ($186 members)

10/26/2020 – 12/14/2020 (8 meetings)

Mondays · 10:00 AM – 11:20 AM · Online Classes Available

The Extended Play class serves a group of students who have gathered together around a particular teacher to continue study of the guitar. Each section is specific to that teacher. New comers are of course always welcome. It is suggested that they possess skills of Guitar 3 rep proficiency.

Extended Play: Mary Peterson with Mary Peterson

$206 ($186 members)

10/28/2020 – 12/16/2020 (8 meetings)

Wednesdays · 8:00 PM – 9:20 PM · Online Classes Available

The Extended Play class serves a group of students who have gathered together around a particular teacher to continue study of the guitar. Each section is specific to that teacher. New comers are of course always welcome. It is suggested that they possess skills of Guitar 3 rep proficiency.

Extended Play: Mary Peterson with Mary Peterson

$180 ($163 members)

10/29/2020 – 12/17/2020 (7 meetings)

Thursdays · 5:30 PM – 6:50 PM · Online Classes Available

The Extended Play class serves a group of students who have gathered together around a particular teacher to continue study of the guitar. Each section is specific to that teacher. New comers are of course always welcome. It is suggested that they possess skills of Guitar 3 rep proficiency.

Extended Play: Mary Peterson with Mary Peterson

$206 ($186 members)

10/28/2020 – 12/16/2020 (8 meetings)

Wednesdays · 10:00 AM – 11:20 AM · Online Classes Available

The Extended Play class serves a group of students who have gathered together around a particular teacher to continue study of the guitar. Each section is specific to that teacher. New comers are of course always welcome. It is suggested that they possess skills of Guitar 3 rep proficiency.

Extended Play: Charles Kim with Charles Kim

$180 ($163 members)

10/29/2020 – 12/17/2020 (7 meetings)

Thursdays · 7:00 PM – 8:20 PM · Online Classes Available

The Extended Play class serves a group of students who have gathered together around a particular teacher to continue study of the guitar. Each section is specific to that teacher. New comers are of course always welcome. It is suggested that they possess skills of Guitar 3 rep proficiency.

Extended Play: Jim DeWan with Jim DeWan

$180 ($163 members)

10/30/2020 – 12/18/2020 (7 meetings)

Fridays · 2:00 PM – 3:20 PM · Online Classes Available

The Extended Play class serves a group of students who have gathered together around a particular teacher to continue study of the guitar. Each section is specific to that teacher. New comers are of course always welcome. It is suggested that they possess skills of Guitar 3 rep proficiency.

Beyond Guitar 3 with Mary Peterson

$206 ($186 members)

09/06/2020 – 10/25/2020 (8 meetings)

Sundays · 12:00 PM – 1:20 PM · Online Classes Available

An ongoing special class for those who want to continue guitar studies at our Armitage location or our morning classes at Lincoln Square. Embrace new chords and accompaniment styles as you augment your skill level and take your playing beyond. Build dexterity with basic fingerpicking and flatpicking. Develop techniques for memorization and adding dynamics to song arrangements. Find your own sound and expand comfort with your instrument. We urge folks to repeat Beyond 3 as much as they deem it rewarding. The materials covered are always changing.

Beyond Guitar 3 with Mary Peterson

$206 ($186 members)

10/26/2020 – 12/14/2020 (8 meetings)

Mondays · 8:00 PM – 9:20 PM · Online Classes Available

An ongoing special class for those who want to continue guitar studies at our Armitage location or our morning classes at Lincoln Square. Embrace new chords and accompaniment styles as you augment your skill level and take your playing beyond. Build dexterity with basic fingerpicking and flatpicking. Develop techniques for memorization and adding dynamics to song arrangements. Find your own sound and expand comfort with your instrument. We urge folks to repeat Beyond 3 as much as they deem it rewarding. The materials covered are always changing.

Beyond Guitar 3 with Deanna Devore

$206 ($186 members)

10/27/2020 – 12/15/2020 (8 meetings)

Tuesdays · 8:00 PM – 9:20 PM · Online Classes Available

An ongoing special class for those who want to continue guitar studies at our Armitage location or our morning classes at Lincoln Square. Embrace new chords and accompaniment styles as you augment your skill level and take your playing beyond. Build dexterity with basic fingerpicking and flatpicking. Develop techniques for memorization and adding dynamics to song arrangements. Find your own sound and expand comfort with your instrument. We urge folks to repeat Beyond 3 as much as they deem it rewarding. The materials covered are always changing.

Beyond Guitar 3 with Mary Peterson

$206 ($186 members)

10/28/2020 – 12/16/2020 (8 meetings)

Wednesdays · 6:00 PM – 7:20 PM · Online Classes Available

An ongoing special class for those who want to continue guitar studies at our Armitage location or our morning classes at Lincoln Square. Embrace new chords and accompaniment styles as you augment your skill level and take your playing beyond. Build dexterity with basic fingerpicking and flatpicking. Develop techniques for memorization and adding dynamics to song arrangements. Find your own sound and expand comfort with your instrument. We urge folks to repeat Beyond 3 as much as they deem it rewarding. The materials covered are always changing.

Beyond Guitar 3 with Lisa Joy DeRosia

$206 ($186 members)

10/28/2020 – 12/16/2020 (8 meetings)

Wednesdays · 8:00 PM – 9:20 PM · Online Classes Available

An ongoing special class for those who want to continue guitar studies at our Armitage location or our morning classes at Lincoln Square. Embrace new chords and accompaniment styles as you augment your skill level and take your playing beyond. Build dexterity with basic fingerpicking and flatpicking. Develop techniques for memorization and adding dynamics to song arrangements. Find your own sound and expand comfort with your instrument. We urge folks to repeat Beyond 3 as much as they deem it rewarding. The materials covered are always changing.

Beyond Guitar 3 with Bob Goins

$206 ($186 members)

11/01/2020 – 12/20/2020 (8 meetings)

Sundays · 12:00 PM – 1:20 PM · Online Classes Available

An ongoing special class for those who want to continue guitar studies at our Armitage location or our morning classes at Lincoln Square. Embrace new chords and accompaniment styles as you augment your skill level and take your playing beyond. Build dexterity with basic fingerpicking and flatpicking. Develop techniques for memorization and adding dynamics to song arrangements. Find your own sound and expand comfort with your instrument. We urge folks to repeat Beyond 3 as much as they deem it rewarding. The materials covered are always changing.

Beyond Guitar 3 with Catherine Norden

$180 ($163 members)

10/29/2020 – 12/17/2020 (7 meetings)

Thursdays · 1:00 PM – 2:20 PM · Online Classes Available

An ongoing special class for those who want to continue guitar studies at our Armitage location or our morning classes at Lincoln Square. Embrace new chords and accompaniment styles as you augment your skill level and take your playing beyond. Build dexterity with basic fingerpicking and flatpicking. Develop techniques for memorization and adding dynamics to song arrangements. Find your own sound and expand comfort with your instrument. We urge folks to repeat Beyond 3 as much as they deem it rewarding. The materials covered are always changing.

Beyond Guitar 3 with Mary Peterson

$180 ($163 members)

10/29/2020 – 12/17/2020 (7 meetings)

Thursdays · 7:00 PM – 8:20 PM · Online Classes Available

An ongoing special class for those who want to continue guitar studies at our Armitage location or our morning classes at Lincoln Square. Embrace new chords and accompaniment styles as you augment your skill level and take your playing beyond. Build dexterity with basic fingerpicking and flatpicking. Develop techniques for memorization and adding dynamics to song arrangements. Find your own sound and expand comfort with your instrument. We urge folks to repeat Beyond 3 as much as they deem it rewarding. The materials covered are always changing.

Guitar Fingerboard Theory with Randy Morris

$206 ($186 members)

09/06/2020 – 10/25/2020 (8 meetings)

Sundays · 2:00 PM – 3:20 PM · Online Classes Available

Approach music theory from a guitarist’s perspective. Examine intervals, chord and scale construction, inversions, and progressions in the context of traditional and pop genres. It is highly recommended that all students of the guitar make it a point to enroll at some point in their musical journey. Leave this class with enough material to keep you busy for years. Whether you want to write your own songs, become a hot lead guitarist or just increase your musical vocabulary and ability to jam and make music with others - this is the class for you!

Guitar Fingerboard Theory with Chris Winters

$206 ($186 members)

10/26/2020 – 12/14/2020 (8 meetings)

Mondays · 6:30 PM – 7:50 PM · Online Classes Available

Approach music theory from a guitarist’s perspective. Examine intervals, chord and scale construction, inversions, and progressions in the context of traditional and pop genres. It is highly recommended that all students of the guitar make it a point to enroll at some point in their musical journey. Leave this class with enough material to keep you busy for years. Whether you want to write your own songs, become a hot lead guitarist or just increase your musical vocabulary and ability to jam and make music with others - this is the class for you!

Guitar Fingerboard Theory with Steve Levitt

$206 ($186 members)

10/28/2020 – 12/16/2020 (8 meetings)

Wednesdays · 6:30 PM – 7:50 PM · Online Classes Available

Approach music theory from a guitarist’s perspective. Examine intervals, chord and scale construction, inversions, and progressions in the context of traditional and pop genres. It is highly recommended that all students of the guitar make it a point to enroll at some point in their musical journey. Leave this class with enough material to keep you busy for years. Whether you want to write your own songs, become a hot lead guitarist or just increase your musical vocabulary and ability to jam and make music with others - this is the class for you!

Guitar Fingerboard Theory with Chris Corsale

$206 ($186 members)

10/31/2020 – 12/19/2020 (8 meetings)

Saturdays · 1:00 PM – 2:20 PM · Online Classes Available

Approach music theory from a guitarist’s perspective. Examine intervals, chord and scale construction, inversions, and progressions in the context of traditional and pop genres. It is highly recommended that all students of the guitar make it a point to enroll at some point in their musical journey. Leave this class with enough material to keep you busy for years. Whether you want to write your own songs, become a hot lead guitarist or just increase your musical vocabulary and ability to jam and make music with others - this is the class for you!

Guitar Fingerboard Theory with Dan Fulkerson

$206 ($186 members)

10/26/2020 – 12/14/2020 (8 meetings)

Mondays · 12:00 PM – 1:20 PM · Online Classes Available

Approach music theory from a guitarist’s perspective. Examine intervals, chord and scale construction, inversions, and progressions in the context of traditional and pop genres. It is highly recommended that all students of the guitar make it a point to enroll at some point in their musical journey. Leave this class with enough material to keep you busy for years. Whether you want to write your own songs, become a hot lead guitarist or just increase your musical vocabulary and ability to jam and make music with others - this is the class for you!

Guitar and Vocal Studio with Elaine Moore

$206 ($186 members)

10/27/2020 – 12/15/2020 (8 meetings)

Tuesdays · 8:00 PM – 9:20 PM · Online Classes Available

This is a special guitar class for people who love to sing and harmonize. We’ll work on 2 and 3 part harmonies in a wide variety of genres. Pop, classic, country and traditional tunes will all arranged for mixed voices and guitar. Students should have completed Guitar 2 rep or above and be comfortable with changing chords in open position and using a capo. All voices welcome, and please be prepared to use yours.

Guitar and Vocal Studio with Elaine Moore

$206 ($186 members)

10/28/2020 – 12/16/2020 (8 meetings)

Wednesdays · 10:00 AM – 11:20 AM · Online Classes Available

This is a special guitar class for people who love to sing and harmonize. We’ll work on 2 and 3 part harmonies in a wide variety of genres. Pop, classic, country and traditional tunes will all arranged for mixed voices and guitar. Students should have completed Guitar 2 rep or above and be comfortable with changing chords in open position and using a capo. All voices welcome, and please be prepared to use yours.

RPA Ensemble with Steve Dawson

$206 ($186 members)

09/03/2020 – 10/22/2020 (8 meetings)

Thursdays · 8:30 PM – 9:50 PM · Online Classes Available

This group of Guitar 4ever students under the leadership of Steve Dawson explore a different musical theme every session. for instance: the color blue, songs about time, songs about weather etc. etc. Needless to say you’ll have a great time while improving your technique and building your songbag! There is long mystery behind the meaning of RPA... does it stand for really practice alot? or maybe relinquished performance anxiety? You will need to get on board or at least ask a long standing member in order to solve this one.... but wait, here’s one clue: the east wall of B4 on the west side.

RPA Ensemble with Steve Dawson

$180 ($163 members)

10/29/2020 – 12/17/2020 (7 meetings)

Thursdays · 8:30 PM – 9:50 PM · Online Classes Available

This group of Guitar 4ever students under the leadership of Steve Dawson explore a different musical theme every session. for instance: the color blue, songs about time, songs about weather etc. etc. Needless to say you’ll have a great time while improving your technique and building your songbag! There is long mystery behind the meaning of RPA... does it stand for really practice alot? or maybe relinquished performance anxiety? You will need to get on board or at least ask a long standing member in order to solve this one.... but wait, here’s one clue: the east wall of B4 on the west side.

Heroes of Flatpicking with Chris Walz

$206 ($186 members)

10/27/2020 – 12/15/2020 (8 meetings)

Tuesdays · 8:00 PM – 9:20 PM · Online Classes Available

Come and examine the players who helped create the style of Bluegrass Guitar known as 'Flatpicking". In eight weeks we will examine eight heroes who still influence to this day including Doc Watson, George Shuffler, Dan Crary, Norman Blake and others. Let's see what these great players still have to teach us.

Basics of Electric Chicago Blues Guitar with Steve Hutchins

$206 ($186 members)

10/26/2020 – 12/14/2020 (8 meetings)

Mondays · 6:30 PM – 7:50 PM · Online Classes Available

It was folk-blues legend, Big Bill Broonzy who helped get urban electric blues heard around the world. Learn lead and comping techniques of the major players of the Chicago blues style. Muddy & Buddy, Son & Lonnie, Magic Sam, and Otis Rush. South side and West side techniques will be explored.

Essential Blues-Rock Electric Guitar 1 Skills with Chris Winters

$206 ($186 members)

09/06/2020 – 10/25/2020 (8 meetings)

Sundays · 1:30 PM – 2:50 PM · Online Classes Available

Learn the riffs and techniques that will make your electric guitar playing soar to new heights. From roots players like B.B. King, Albert King, and Chuck Berry to guitar gods like Hendrix, Clapton, and Stevie Ray Vaughn, this class will provide a solid foundation in this genre. It’s not just old school material. Spend some time with the stylings of some contemporaries.

Essential Blues-Rock Electric Guitar 1 Skills with Chris Winters

$206 ($186 members)

11/01/2020 – 12/20/2020 (8 meetings)

Sundays · 1:30 PM – 2:50 PM · Online Classes Available

Learn the riffs and techniques that will make your electric guitar playing soar to new heights. From roots players like B.B. King, Albert King, and Chuck Berry to guitar gods like Hendrix, Clapton, and Stevie Ray Vaughn, this class will provide a solid foundation in this genre. It’s not just old school material. Spend some time with the stylings of some contemporaries.

Essential Blues-Rock Electric Guitar Repertoire with Chris Winters

$206 ($186 members)

09/06/2020 – 10/25/2020 (8 meetings)

Sundays · 12:00 PM – 1:20 PM · Online Classes Available

A continuation of the skills and techniques covered in level 1. In addition, examine more modern sounds. This is a continuing class that will build repertoire from session to session.

Essential Blues-Rock Electric Guitar Repertoire with Chris Winters

$206 ($186 members)

11/01/2020 – 12/20/2020 (8 meetings)

Sundays · 12:00 PM – 1:20 PM · Online Classes Available

A continuation of the skills and techniques covered in level 1. In addition, examine more modern sounds. This is a continuing class that will build repertoire from session to session.

Lead Guitar Soloing Basics with Dan Fulkerson

$206 ($186 members)

09/04/2020 – 10/23/2020 (8 meetings)

Fridays · 12:00 PM – 1:20 PM · Online Classes Available

Improvisation requires inspiration, technique, and a little theory. We’re going to break things down to the basic elements that will be easy to grasp. Understand the relationship between chords and scales and develop tasteful lead phrasing. Learn skills in this class that will allow you to shine in any group setting.

Rhythm Guitar with Randy Morris

$206 ($186 members)

11/01/2020 – 12/20/2020 (8 meetings)

Sundays · 2:00 PM – 3:20 PM · Online Classes Available

Work on your strumming/comping techniques in a variety of styles including bluegrass, jazz, reggae, rhythm & blues, and rock. Incorporate syncopation and develop the ability to play comfortably in odd time signatures. This is a great class to get your groove on and improve your ability to play with others!

Rhythm Guitar with Dan Fulkerson

$180 ($163 members)

10/30/2020 – 12/18/2020 (7 meetings)

Fridays · 12:00 PM – 1:20 PM · Online Classes Available

Work on your strumming/comping techniques in a variety of styles including bluegrass, jazz, reggae, rhythm & blues, and rock. Incorporate syncopation and develop the ability to play comfortably in odd time signatures. This is a great class to get your groove on and improve your ability to play with others!

Rhythm Guitar with Dan Fulkerson

$180 ($163 members)

10/29/2020 – 12/17/2020 (7 meetings)

Thursdays · 6:30 PM – 7:50 PM · Online Classes Available

Work on your strumming/comping techniques in a variety of styles including bluegrass, jazz, reggae, rhythm & blues, and rock. Incorporate syncopation and develop the ability to play comfortably in odd time signatures. This is a great class to get your groove on and improve your ability to play with others!

Continuing Slide & Fingerstyle with Donna Herula

$206 ($186 members)

09/06/2020 – 10/25/2020 (8 meetings)

Sundays · 2:00 PM – 3:20 PM · Online Classes Available

Advance your acoustic slide guitar and fingerstyle technique by learning songs, licks and styles of traditional and contemporary Americana, Blues and Roots artists. Students will learn both solo fingerstyle and slide songs, but will also learn how to add color while accompanying another instrumentalist. Attention will be given to building skills in improvisation, soloing and more advanced techniques such as alternating thumb / Piedmont Picking. Students will play songs in standard, open G and open D tunings. Artists covered will vary by session.

Continuing Slide & Fingerstyle with Donna Herula

$206 ($186 members)

11/01/2020 – 12/20/2020 (8 meetings)

Sundays · 2:00 PM – 3:20 PM · Online Classes Available

Advance your acoustic slide guitar and fingerstyle technique by learning songs, licks and styles of traditional and contemporary Americana, Blues and Roots artists. Students will learn both solo fingerstyle and slide songs, but will also learn how to add color while accompanying another instrumentalist. Attention will be given to building skills in improvisation, soloing and more advanced techniques such as alternating thumb / Piedmont Picking. Students will play songs in standard, open G and open D tunings. Artists covered will vary by session.

Beatles Fingerstyle Guitar with Michael Miles

$99 ($89 members)

09/14/2020 – 10/12/2020 (4 meetings)

Mondays · 8:00 PM – 9:20 PM · Online Classes Available

The glorious sounds of Lennon and McCartney, framed for solo fingerstyle guitar. Name your thumb and fingers John, Paul George and Ringo and take a magical musical tour. Upon registration send a song request to Michael. mmiles@oldtownschool.org

Classical Guitar Basic Repertoire with Jacob Sweet

$206 ($186 members)

10/26/2020 – 12/14/2020 (8 meetings)

Mondays · 6:30 PM – 7:50 PM · Online Classes Available

Ever dreamed of playing classical guitar but seemed daunted by the word "classical". Fear not, this class will introduce you to the basics of classical guitar through simple exercises and short pieces. Nylon string guitars and ability to read music ARE NOT REQUIRED. All songs will be presented in tab.

Fingerpicking Skills with Alvin McGovern

$180 ($163 members)

10/29/2020 – 12/17/2020 (7 meetings)

Thursdays · 8:30 PM – 9:50 PM · Online Classes Available

Use your fingers to bring out the rich harmony in the songs you play. Learn core patterns using thumb and two fingers that could be applied to many songs, both traditional and pop. Four standard picking patterns will be explored. As a comfort zone is reached, we will begin working on thumb independence.

Fingerpicking 1 Repertoire with Randy Morris

$206 ($186 members)

09/05/2020 – 10/24/2020 (8 meetings)

Saturdays · 1:00 PM – 2:20 PM · Online Classes Available

Use your fingers to bring out melody and harmony in your approach to playing guitar. This class will broaden your understanding and application of melody and chord theory as well as help you develop a rich repertoire in this style. . Learn to bring your ring finger into the mix. Styles and alternate tunings will be examined including, blues, traditional folk, Celtic, singer-songwriters, and classical music.

Fingerpicking 1 Repertoire with Randy Morris

$206 ($186 members)

10/26/2020 – 12/14/2020 (8 meetings)

Mondays · 6:30 PM – 7:50 PM · Online Classes Available

Use your fingers to bring out melody and harmony in your approach to playing guitar. This class will broaden your understanding and application of melody and chord theory as well as help you develop a rich repertoire in this style. . Learn to bring your ring finger into the mix. Styles and alternate tunings will be examined including, blues, traditional folk, Celtic, singer-songwriters, and classical music.

Fingerpicking 1 Repertoire with Randy Morris

$206 ($186 members)

10/31/2020 – 12/19/2020 (8 meetings)

Saturdays · 1:00 PM – 2:20 PM · Online Classes Available

Use your fingers to bring out melody and harmony in your approach to playing guitar. This class will broaden your understanding and application of melody and chord theory as well as help you develop a rich repertoire in this style. . Learn to bring your ring finger into the mix. Styles and alternate tunings will be examined including, blues, traditional folk, Celtic, singer-songwriters, and classical music.

Fingerstyle Repertoire with Randy Morris

$206 ($186 members)

09/03/2020 – 10/22/2020 (8 meetings)

Thursdays · 7:00 PM – 8:20 PM · Online Classes Available

In this class, we explore a wide repertoire of fingerstyle arrangements including popular songs, American Songbook, Motown, Blues, Showtunes and more. Students must have fingerpicking experience and be able to read tablature.

Fingerstyle Repertoire with Randy Morris

$180 ($163 members)

10/29/2020 – 12/17/2020 (7 meetings)

Thursdays · 7:00 PM – 8:20 PM · Online Classes Available

In this class, we explore a wide repertoire of fingerstyle arrangements including popular songs, American Songbook, Motown, Blues, Showtunes and more. Students must have fingerpicking experience and be able to read tablature.

3 Kings of the Blues Instrumentals with Steve Hutchins

$206 ($186 members)

10/26/2020 – 12/14/2020 (8 meetings)

Mondays · 8:00 PM – 9:20 PM · Online Classes Available

Absorb the electric guitar stylings of B.B. King, Albert King and Freddie King.  Electric guitar and small practice amp are strongly recommended.  Caution: the room for this class is a designated “extreme bending” area.  All solos are tabbed out. We will concentrate on instrumentals; so even if you didn’t take part 1 you are welcome to join us!

Electric Guitar Styles Overdrive with Dan Fulkerson

$206 ($186 members)

09/02/2020 – 10/21/2020 (8 meetings)

Wednesdays · 12:00 PM – 1:20 PM · Online Classes Available

Electric Guitar Styles Overdrive is an ongoing class for those intermediate guitarists who have the desire to play electric. Our focus will be on advancing technique, rhythm, speed, and tonal control of the instrument. Songs will be presented and taught with consideration to enhancing and harnessing the techniques needed to make each song sound as much like the original as possible.

Electric Guitar Styles Overdrive with Dan Fulkerson

$206 ($186 members)

09/03/2020 – 10/22/2020 (8 meetings)

Thursdays · 8:00 PM – 9:20 PM · Online Classes Available

Electric Guitar Styles Overdrive is an ongoing class for those intermediate guitarists who have the desire to play electric. Our focus will be on advancing technique, rhythm, speed, and tonal control of the instrument. Songs will be presented and taught with consideration to enhancing and harnessing the techniques needed to make each song sound as much like the original as possible.

Electric Guitar Styles Overdrive with Dan Fulkerson

$206 ($186 members)

10/28/2020 – 12/16/2020 (8 meetings)

Wednesdays · 12:00 PM – 1:20 PM · Online Classes Available

Electric Guitar Styles Overdrive is an ongoing class for those intermediate guitarists who have the desire to play electric. Our focus will be on advancing technique, rhythm, speed, and tonal control of the instrument. Songs will be presented and taught with consideration to enhancing and harnessing the techniques needed to make each song sound as much like the original as possible.

Electric Guitar Styles Overdrive with Dan Fulkerson

$180 ($163 members)

10/29/2020 – 12/17/2020 (7 meetings)

Thursdays · 8:00 PM – 9:20 PM · Online Classes Available

Electric Guitar Styles Overdrive is an ongoing class for those intermediate guitarists who have the desire to play electric. Our focus will be on advancing technique, rhythm, speed, and tonal control of the instrument. Songs will be presented and taught with consideration to enhancing and harnessing the techniques needed to make each song sound as much like the original as possible.

Jazz Guitar 1.5 with Tony Do Rosario

$206 ($186 members)

09/02/2020 – 10/21/2020 (8 meetings)

Wednesdays · 6:30 PM – 7:50 PM · Online Classes Available

A class designed to bring your jazz guitar skills to a higher level. We welcome those who have taken Jazz Guitar 1 and are ready to increase their musical vocabulary in terms of harmony and melody. We’ll concentrate on great American Standards as well as variations of Blues. It’s a lifelong journey and we invite you to repeat level as much as necessary before moving on to Jazz Guitar 2.

Jazz Guitar 1.5 with Tony Do Rosario

$206 ($186 members)

10/31/2020 – 12/19/2020 (8 meetings)

Saturdays · 1:00 PM – 2:20 PM · Online Classes Available

A class designed to bring your jazz guitar skills to a higher level. We welcome those who have taken Jazz Guitar 1 and are ready to increase their musical vocabulary in terms of harmony and melody. We’ll concentrate on great American Standards as well as variations of Blues. It’s a lifelong journey and we invite you to repeat level as much as necessary before moving on to Jazz Guitar 2.

Introduction to Jazz Guitar with Tony Do Rosario

$206 ($186 members)

10/31/2020 – 12/19/2020 (8 meetings)

Saturdays · 11:00 AM – 12:20 PM · Online Classes Available

We will use the genre of jazz to explore general fretboard theory. This class is for any guitarist that is interested in understanding their instrument and fundamental music theory in a deeper manner. No matter what genre of music you play this class will help you become a stronger musician, not just a guitarist. Class topics will include: chord theory, scale/mode application, basic rhythmic concepts, and chord progression.

Jazz Guitar 1 with Tony Do Rosario

$206 ($186 members)

10/26/2020 – 12/14/2020 (8 meetings)

Mondays · 7:30 PM – 8:50 PM · Online Classes Available

This class is a continuation of Introduction to Jazz Guitar. At this level, we will work on a bebop blues, bebop rhythm changes, and select standards from the American song book. We will use bebop melodies to develop our rhythmic vocabulary. Come explore the basic frameworks of improvisation and accompaniment over classic jazz progressions.

Jazz Guitar 2 with Tony Do Rosario

$206 ($186 members)

10/28/2020 – 12/16/2020 (8 meetings)

Wednesdays · 6:30 PM – 7:50 PM · Online Classes Available

Jazz is an American folk music. Play it yourself on the guitar. In this repertoire driven class, hone your skills by learning both traditional standards and modern compositions. We are learning a musical language that is spoken throughout the world. Students are invited to repeat this class as much as they desire.

Jazz Guitar 4Ever with Tony Do Rosario

$206 ($186 members)

09/02/2020 – 10/21/2020 (8 meetings)

Wednesdays · 8:00 PM – 9:20 PM · Online Classes Available

An ongoing class in the advanced study of Jazz for the guitarist. We will build repertoire, further develop improvisation skills and advance rhythmic variations. Participants should have gone thru Jazz Guitar 2 several times or should audition with the instructor tdorosario@oldtownschool.org

Jazz Guitar 4ever with Tony Do Rosario

$206 ($186 members)

10/28/2020 – 12/16/2020 (8 meetings)

Wednesdays · 8:00 PM – 9:20 PM · Online Classes Available

An ongoing class in the advanced study of Jazz for the guitarist. We will build repertoire, further develop improvisation skills and advance rhythmic variations. Participants should have gone thru Jazz Guitar 2 several times or should audition with the instructor tdorosario@oldtownschool.org

Flatpicking 1 - Rhythm with Chris Walz

$206 ($186 members)

09/01/2020 – 10/20/2020 (8 meetings)

Tuesdays · 6:30 PM – 7:50 PM · Online Classes Available

Bluegrass guitar depends on solid rhythm. This class will help you develop strong right hand rhythm techniques in bluegrass guitar. We will cover the correct pick grip, pick control, runs, and rhythm licks. Proper tone, use of the capo, and playing in different time signatures, keys, and tempos will also be covered.

Flatpicking 2 - Technique with Chris Walz

$206 ($186 members)

10/27/2020 – 12/15/2020 (8 meetings)

Tuesdays · 6:30 PM – 7:50 PM · Online Classes Available

Melodies. Focus the rhythm techniques learned in Flatpicking 1 into a solid foundation for single note playing. The pick hand mechanics are the same, but instead of playing all six strings you play one at a time. Emphasis will be on down-up pick strokes, tone, and timing. Worksheets and fiddle tunes will be the materials used to build your skills. Tunes tabbed out will be provided.

Acoustic Blues Guitar 1 with Paul Kaye

$180 ($163 members)

10/29/2020 – 12/17/2020 (7 meetings)

Thursdays · 5:30 PM – 6:50 PM · Online Classes Available

“Blues is a feeling!” First you need the skills to play the music. Learn the styles and technique of blues greats like Mississippi John Hurt, Big Bill Broonzy, Robert Johnson, Jimmy Reed, and more including fingerpicking, ragtime, shuffle rhythms, blues chords, riffs, and progressions.

Acoustic Blues Guitar Repertoire with Paul Kaye

$206 ($186 members)

10/31/2020 – 12/19/2020 (8 meetings)

Saturdays · 1:00 PM – 2:20 PM · Online Classes Available

This level 2 class introduces the music of traditional blues’ great artists. From the ragtime/blues style of Rev. Gary Davis and Blind Blake to the Delta/Chicago grind of Robert Johnson and Muddy Waters. Learn such techniques as: fingerpicking (ragtime, shuffle rhythm), open tuning, bottleneck slide, basic improvising, and more. This is some of the most satisfying music steel string pickers can get their fingers on!

Blues Fingerstyle 2 with Chris Walz

$206 ($186 members)

10/26/2020 – 12/14/2020 (8 meetings)

Mondays · 6:30 PM – 7:50 PM · Online Classes Available

Take the fingerpicking, deep boogie rhythms, and regional styles of the country blues you’ve learned in level 1, and concentrate on open tunings and bottleneck slide. Spend four weeks in open D tuning and four weeks in open G tuning, which will be taught in class. Tunes by Blind Willie McTell, Charlie Patton, Robert Johnson and others will be covered. Students will become comfortable in both Open G and Open D tunings and advance their slide lead playing and improvisational skills. Bring a slide to class

Blues Fingerstyle 3: Decades of Acoustic Blues with Chris Walz

$206 ($186 members)

10/26/2020 – 12/14/2020 (8 meetings)

Mondays · 8:00 PM – 9:20 PM · Online Classes Available

Fingerstyle Blues 3 classes will take a different decade each session. The classes can be taken individually, or as a series. Session 2 will start with the 1920's when the first Country Blues recordings were made. We will look at both men and women recording artists. Session 3 will be the 1930's Country Blues in the Depression. Session 4 will be the 1940's looking at some Library of Congress recordings. Session 5 will be the 1950's when many of the Country Blues players tried plugging in, yet played the same way. Ending in session 6 will be the 1960's when many of the early Blues artists were re-discovered.

Flamenco Guitar 1 Skills with Mehran Jalili

$206 ($186 members)

10/28/2020 – 12/16/2020 (8 meetings)

Wednesdays · 6:30 PM – 7:50 PM · Online Classes Available

Flamenco's dynamic guitar style is deeply emotional and heartfelt. Learn the farruca, sevillana, rumba, soleá and other exciting right-hand rhythms. Work your skills and eventually play along with the Flamenco dance classes. Aprenda la farruca, la sevillana, la rumba, la soleá y otros ritmos fascinantes que se tocan con la mano derecha. Seguro que le encantará este estilo, oor lo que recomendamos el uso de una guitarra con cuerdas de nylon.

Electric Slide Guitar with Donna Herula

$206 ($186 members)

11/01/2020 – 12/20/2020 (8 meetings)

Sundays · 12:00 PM – 1:20 PM · Online Classes Available

Learn all you need to know to play electric slide guitar – including volume control, petal options, good tone, and right and left-hand damping techniques. We will be learning songs from classic slide players such as Elmore James, Hound Dog Taylor, Duane Allman and Johnny Winter as well as songs from slide guitarists of the 21st Century such as Jack White, Derek Trucks and Luther Dickenson. Special attention will be given to playing clean notes, soloing and lead slide guitar playing.

Advancing Guitar: Licks and Tricks with John Mead

$206 ($186 members)

10/27/2020 – 12/15/2020 (8 meetings)

Tuesdays · 6:30 PM – 7:50 PM · Online Classes Available

So you know some barre chords, a few cool licks, maybe you can play a little lead. Now what? Start pulling it together. See the way lead patterns and chord shapes fit together, learn multiple ways to figure out both simple and complicated chord progressions, and start to break down and pull apart big chord shapes into useful two and three string pieces that you can use in a million ways. Rock & roll, R&B, pop, soul — everyone uses this stuff. You can too!

Acoustic Zeppelin Songbook four more weeks with John Mead

$99 ($89 members)

10/01/2020 – 10/22/2020 (4 meetings)

Thursdays · 7:00 PM – 8:20 PM · Online Classes Available

Concentrate on the acoustic side of the heaviest band ever. Alternate tunings, British folk and blues. Dig deep into the innovative contributions of Jimmy Page. It wouldn’t hurt to have a few mandolins in the room. You’ll be goin’ to California without leaving the house.

American Primitive Guitar of John Fahey Online with Nathaniel Braddock with Nathaniel Braddock

$25 ($24 members)

10/17/2020 (1 meetings)

Saturday · 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM · Online Classes Available

Guitarist John Fahey's music spans the 19th century parlor guitar tradition and the modern era with compositions that bridge the earliest American folk musics and the experimentation of the late 1960's in a style he dubbed "American Primitive". You'll learn about open tunings and several classic arrangements by this iconic guitarist. nathanielbraddock.com

Blues Guitar Workshop with Corey Harris

$40 ($35 members)

10/11/2020 (1 meetings)

Sunday · 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Join acclaimed blues guitar player Corey Harris for a special online workshop! He will talk about his influences and approach to playing traditional blues. The workshop will look at standard and open tunings, explore a few riffs, and jump into some of Corey’s favorite country blues songs. He looks forward to seeing you all soon! Corey Harris is a guitarist, vocalist, songwriter, and band leader who has carved out his own niche in blues. A powerful singer and accomplished guitarist, he has appeared at venues throughout the North America, Europe, Brazil, The Caribbean, West Africa, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand. He began his career as a New Orleans street singer, travelling throughout the southern U.S. In his early twenties he lived in Cameroon, West Africa for a year, which had a profound effect on his later work. He has recorded many old songs of the blues tradition while also creating an original vision of the blues by adding influences from reggae, soul, rock, and West African music. With one foot in tradition and the other in contemporary experimentation, Harris is a truly unique voice in contemporary music. In 2007, Harris was awarded a $500,000 MacArthur Fellowship — commonly referred to as a “genius award” — for being artist who “forges an adventurous path marked by deliberate eclecticism.”

Crashing CAGED Guitar in 4 Weeks with Chris Corsale

$99 ($89 members)

10/03/2020 – 10/24/2020 (4 meetings)

Saturdays · 1:00 PM – 2:20 PM · Online Classes Available

You'll take these 5 basic chord shapes (that you already know) for a wild ride around the fretboard in this class, finally demystifying what they're talking about when they say "CAGED guitar theory." Turns out this handy approach works in all styles, on any song -- including a lot of your favorite guitar parts from rock-n-roll history!

Creative Scale Practice 1 with Tommi Zender

$160 ($140 members)

10/28/2020 – 12/16/2020 (8 meetings)

Wednesdays · 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM · Online Classes Available

Learn creative ways to deepen your guitar scale practice. Starting with the major scale we’ll explore using patterns you can apply to any scale. We’ll expand using different rhythms & picking schemes, arpeggios, single string scales, modal scales, 3-note per string scales and some theory. Scales are an excellent way to advance technique, train your ear, tighten your time-keeping, and learn the fretboard better. This class is geared toward electric & acoustic intermediate/advanced players.

Easy Alternate Tunings with John Mead

$206 ($186 members)

10/27/2020 – 12/15/2020 (8 meetings)

Tuesdays · 8:00 PM – 9:20 PM · Online Classes Available

Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac and others details to follow

Fingerstyle Workshop Series: “I Second That Emotion” with Michael J. Miles with Michael Miles

$25 ($24 members)

10/11/2020 (1 meetings)

Sunday · 3:00 PM – 4:15 PM · Online Classes Available

This series of workshops include detailed instruction, professional tablature, and audio. These one-off workshops are intended for intermediate players who can read tablature and have experience with fingerstyle guitar. Each workshop will concentrate on a single tune. Take them all or choose the ones you want. Here’s a sample Michael’s brilliant arranging skills. Listen to I Second That Emotion Listen to Tapestry Listen to Night and Day

Fingerstyle Workshop Series: Tapestry by Carole King with Michael J. Miles with Michael Miles

$25 ($24 members)

10/12/2020 (1 meetings)

Monday · 8:00 PM – 9:15 PM · Online Classes Available

This series of workshops include detailed instruction, professional tablature, and audio. These one-off workshops are intended for intermediate players who can read tablature and have experience with fingerstyle guitar. Each workshop will concentrate on a single tune. Take them all or choose the ones you want. Here’s a sample Michael’s brilliant arranging skills. Listen to I Second That Emotion Listen to Tapestry Listen to Night and Day

Fingerstyle Workshop Series: Night And Day by Cole Porter with Michael J. Miles with Michael Miles

$25 ($24 members)

10/19/2020 (1 meetings)

Monday · 8:00 PM – 9:15 PM · Online Classes Available

This series of workshops include detailed instruction, professional tablature, and audio. These one-off workshops are intended for intermediate players who can read tablature and have experience with fingerstyle guitar. Each workshop will concentrate on a single tune. Take them all or choose the ones you want. Here’s a sample Michael’s brilliant arranging skills. Listen to I Second That Emotion Listen to Tapestry Listen to Night and Day

Fingerstyle Workshop Series: Dancin’ In The Street with Michael Miles

$25 ($24 members)

11/30/2020 (1 meetings)

Monday · 8:00 PM – 9:15 PM · Online Classes Available

This series of workshops include detailed instruction, professional tablature, and audio. These one-off workshops are intended for intermediate players who can read tablature and have experience with fingerstyle guitar. Each workshop will concentrate on a single tune. Take them all or choose the ones you want. Here’s a sample Michael’s brilliant arranging skills. Listen to I Second That Emotion Listen to Tapestry Listen to Night and Day

Fingerstyle Workshop Series: My Girl with Michael Miles

$25 ($24 members)

12/07/2020 (1 meetings)

Monday · 8:00 PM – 9:15 PM · Online Classes Available

This series of workshops include detailed instruction, professional tablature, and audio. These one-off workshops are intended for intermediate players who can read tablature and have experience with fingerstyle guitar. Each workshop will concentrate on a single tune. Take them all or choose the ones you want. Here’s a sample Michael’s brilliant arranging skills. Listen to I Second That Emotion Listen to Tapestry Listen to Night and Day

Fingerstyle Workshop Series: Christmas Time is Here with Michael Miles

$25 ($24 members)

12/14/2020 (1 meetings)

Monday · 8:00 PM – 9:15 PM · Online Classes Available

This series of workshops include detailed instruction, professional tablature, and audio. These one-off workshops are intended for intermediate players who can read tablature and have experience with fingerstyle guitar. Each workshop will concentrate on a single tune. Take them all or choose the ones you want. Here’s a sample Michael’s brilliant arranging skills. Listen to I Second That Emotion Listen to Tapestry Listen to Night and Day

Four Fundamental Fingerpicking Patterns with Randy Morris

$80 ($70 members)

09/30/2020 – 10/21/2020 (4 meetings)

Wednesdays · 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM · Online Classes Available

Come explore four common fingerpicking patterns that are especially useful in accompanying songs. If you haven’t done much fingerpicking or just dabbled a bit this is a good start for you. We’ll concentrate on one new pattern each week while using songs that employ that pattern.

Four Fundamental Fingerpicking Patterns with Randy Morris

$80 ($70 members)

10/29/2020 – 11/19/2020 (4 meetings)

Thursdays · 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM · Online Classes Available

Come explore four common fingerpicking patterns that are especially useful in accompanying songs. If you haven’t done much fingerpicking or just dabbled a bit this is a good start for you. We’ll concentrate on one new pattern each week while using songs that employ that pattern.

Four Fundamental Fingerpicking Patterns pt.2 with Randy Morris

$80 ($70 members)

10/28/2020 – 11/18/2020 (4 meetings)

Wednesdays · 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM · Online Classes Available

If you’ve taken Four Fundamental Fingerpicking Patterns or have previous experience with fingerpicking, this class is for you. We’ll focus on accompanying songs using four common fingerpicking patterns and learn some easy ways to modify the patterns.

Garageband for Guitarists Continuing with Bill Brickey

$99 ($89 members)

09/30/2020 – 10/21/2020 (4 meetings)

Wednesdays · 5:00 PM – 6:20 PM · Online Classes Available

Explore Garageband further. This 4 week course addresses the following concepts: 1.What is a sound file? 2.Overdubbing & Plugins 3.Subtractive EQing & Mixing 4.Editing & trading Sound files.

Guitar Music of Nick Drake Online with Nathaniel Braddock with Nathaniel Braddock

$25 ($24 members)

10/17/2020 (1 meetings)

Saturday · 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM · Online Classes Available

The timeless music of British folk icon Nick Drake continues to haunt listeners with its ethereality, exquisite technique, and emotional depth. You'll learn about Drake's unique guitar tunings as we explore songs from this musician's all-too-short career. nathanielbraddock.com

Guitar Zero to Guitar Hero with Dan Fulkerson

$160 ($150 members)

10/27/2020 – 11/19/2020 (4 meetings)

Tuesday, Thursdays · 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM · Online Classes Available

Dan will help you devise a practice schedule that will enhance your theory knowledge while focusing on good technique and right and left hand coordination. Yes, Dan will teach you songs and show you a game plan to conquer any problems or trouble spots a song may have. We meet twice a week.

Irish Accompanist Guitar Styles with Jim McVeigh

$206 ($186 members)

09/02/2020 – 10/21/2020 (8 meetings)

Wednesdays · 8:00 PM – 9:20 PM · Online Classes Available

Learn to approach guitar chord choices, voicing and rhythms with an emphasis placed on accompanying Irish tunes. The workshop will look into both standard tuning shapes as well as those in simple Drop D tuning (more common in Irish music settings). Learn to accompany several types of reels and jigs. Learn some chops to make you the hit of your next Irish session!

Irish Accompanist Guitar Styles with Jim McVeigh

$206 ($186 members)

10/28/2020 – 12/16/2020 (8 meetings)

Wednesdays · 8:00 PM – 9:20 PM · Online Classes Available

Learn to approach guitar chord choices, voicing and rhythms with an emphasis placed on accompanying Irish tunes. The workshop will look into both standard tuning shapes as well as those in simple Drop D tuning (more common in Irish music settings). Learn to accompany several types of reels and jigs. Learn some chops to make you the hit of your next Irish session!

Motown Fingerstyle with Michael Miles

$99 ($89 members)

11/02/2020 – 11/23/2020 (4 meetings)

Mondays · 8:00 PM – 9:20 PM · Online Classes Available

Motown owns a major part of the musical heart of America. This class will not sing these songs, but rather play rich and driving instrumental versions of tunes like Signed, Sealed, Delivered by Stevie Wonder and Tracks of My Tears by Smokey Robinson.

Rhythm Workshop with Peter Mazza

$30 ($25 members)

10/25/2020 (1 meetings)

Sunday · 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM · Online Classes Available

Rhythm is the powerful and expansive, but all too infrequently taught musical ingredient that you can not live without when playing jazz guitar. Rhythm is the "life-force" behind both linear and chordal playing. It blends the use of sound and silence, repetition and variation, and tension and release among other important dynamic qualities. Whether you aspire to create memorable phrases, generate swing feel, listen more deeply, play more "conversationally" and confidently, or to expand your range of intensity and creativity as a performer, it is crucial to develop your sense of rhythm, pulse, time and form. The relationship between rhythm and harmony in jazz runs deep. Both areas shine all the more brightly when they coexist in collaboration and balance Peter Mazza is a jazz guitarist & composer born and raised in New York City. He earned degrees from The Manhattan School and Music and The Julliard School, and was a Thelonius Monk Competition semi-finalist. He began performing in NYC over 25 years ago with some of the most outstanding musicians of his generation including Chris Potter, Joel Frahm, Rick Margitza, Roy Hargrove, Brad Mehldau, Christian McBride, Greg Hutchinson, among others, and has performed with jazz legends like Wynton Marsalis and Jimmy McGriff
 Peter will raffle off the choice of the following to one of the workshops’ lucky participants -One free digital copy of “Harmonic Supernova for Jazz” -One private zoom or Skype lesson with Peter 

Simple Guitar Fills part 2 with Barbara Silverman

$80 ($70 members)

10/27/2020 – 11/17/2020 (4 meetings)

Tuesdays · 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM · Online Classes Available

Nothing fancy here, we’ll just learn some very simple fills that embellish a song you’re singing — how to go from one sung phrase to the next with tasteful and easily executed walks, fingerpicks or a fancy strum or two. Ballads, swing tunes, country hits—we can do them all!”

Simple Guitar Fills with Barbara Silverman

$80 ($70 members)

10/29/2020 – 11/19/2020 (4 meetings)

Thursdays · 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM · Online Classes Available

Nothing fancy here, we’ll just learn some very simple fills that embellish a song you’re singing — how to go from one sung phrase to the next with tasteful and easily executed walks, fingerpicks or a fancy strum or two. Ballads, swing tunes, country hits—we can do them all!”

Simple Guitar Fills Part 2 with Barbara Silverman

$80 ($67 members)

09/29/2020 – 10/20/2020 (4 meetings)

Tuesdays · 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM · Online Classes Available

Nothing fancy here, we’ll just learn some very simple fills that embellish a song you’re singing — how to go from one sung phrase to the next with tasteful and easily executed walks, fingerpicks or a fancy strum or two. Ballads, swing tunes, country hits—we can do them all!”

Simple Guitar Fills with Barbara Silverman

$80 ($70 members)

10/01/2020 – 10/22/2020 (4 meetings)

Thursdays · 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM · Online Classes Available

Nothing fancy here, we’ll just learn some very simple fills that embellish a song you’re singing — how to go from one sung phrase to the next with tasteful and easily executed walks, fingerpicks or a fancy strum or two. Ballads, swing tunes, country hits—we can do them all!”

Speechless: A Guitar Workshop with Jorma Kaukonen

$100 ($90 members)

09/30/2020 (1 meetings)

Wednesday · 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM · Online Classes Available

Join the legendary psychedelic pioneer, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member, Grammy recipient, and founder of both Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna for this in-depth, online guitar workshop! The master musician, Jorma Kaukonen, leads this online workshop to look at what makes a good instrumental and how to approach it as intermediate / advanced player. By using one or two of his original instrumentals, Jorma will show you how to use dynamics to make the song more than just a collection of notes and chords. At the end of the class, Jorma will answer your specific questions. This workshop presumes you can fingerpick at an intermediate / advanced level (i.e. a pretty good, working knowledge of the guitar neck, and a decent understanding of chords and runs). In a career that has already spanned a half-century, Jorma Kaukonen has been one of the most highly respected interpreters of American roots music, blues, and rock. Jorma was at the forefront of popular rock and roll, one of the founders of the San Francisco sound, and a progenitor of Psychedelic Rock. He is a founding member of two legendary bands, Jefferson Airplane and the still-touring Hot Tuna. Jorma Kaukonen is a music legend and one of the finest singer-songwriters in his field. “A pioneer of San Francisco psychedelia, Jorma Kaukonen is a bona fide graybeard folk swami. He mostly lays back, a master in situ, unfurling melodies and savoring every note. – Rolling Stone Magazine

Class is full — Call 773.728.6000 for waiting list info