Let's keep our music making thriving!
Online Course info for the August 2022 Class Session
COVID-19 UPDATE: GUITAR CLASSES Continue LIVE-ONLINE!
Much to my delight, we've been able to proceed with our weekly classes via Zoom. I've been able to offer exactly the same content as if we were in the same physical space. With the Zoom classes it's easy to see and hear me and the instruction (and the same bad jokes!) while I can also see you and make suggestions accordingly.
COVID Sliding Scale Pricing.
I'm continuing to offer "sliding scale" pricing. The 8-week class is being offered at the full price of $355. If COVID has impacted your income, please feel free to take the 50% COVID discount cost of $177.50. If you have not been financially impacted by the COVID crisis then please know your full price payment helps someone enjoy making music! (And helps me to keep my business open!)
New Student try the first class rate option:
New students are offered a "try the first class" rate of $35. If you decide to continue, this price is deducted from the course. If after trying a class you're not sure you're in the right level, you're welcome to another level class at no additional cost.
• Refer a friend, and you each get $50 off! (With virtual classes, your friends can live anywhere!)
• Retake any class level for 50% off: $177.50 (except for Guitar for Lifers)
Finding the right class:
Try the first class, and if you feel the course isn't a fit, I'm happy to help you find a different level or offer a full refund. After you begin the second week of class, registration is non-refundable.
An Accompanying "Online Course" comes with the class
Everybody loves the online course that comes with all the "live" classes! This course is updated weekly with new videos that review what we go over in class, all the handouts are available for download, and any accompanying audio is there as well. I often have the song we're working on slowed down to practice with. The live Zoom class video is also there for your review, which is great to go over the materials again or if you need to miss a class.
Making music is awesome! I hope you can join us! 🤗🎸
The next class session starts the week of August 15th, 2022
Please follow the link for the class you're interested in for more details and to register!
For **absolute beginners** Assuming you haven't played at all yet or very little, or a long time ago and you'd like to start over. We start from scratch!
For people who know a few chords (C, Em, G, D, A, Am and E), can change between these chords (even slowly) and are just starting to strum (there is very little strumming in L1 - we start strumming in level 2). We also begin finger picking and learning to read tablature.
In the Level 3 class we continue to work on strumming (adding more complex strumming), and we start to learn about the language of music and how it applies to our playing. Sometimes people take this class for the music theory even if playing is a bit more advanced.
The Level 4 class is all about embellishing chords. If you can strum in time and want to kick it up a notch (and understand what you're doing) this is a good level for you. We work with suspended chords and techniques to embellish both strumming and fingerpicking. We also continue our theory knowledge with learning how to harmonize the scale to build chord progressions. Sometimes people take this class for the music theory even if their playing is a bit more advanced.
The Level 5 class is all about learning, practicing and understanding barre chords! (as well as continuing to utilize all we've learned in previous levels) This is a big step in unlocking and being able to visualize the rest of the fretboard. Barre chords are physically challenging so we stay steady and intersperse the barre chords with a great fingerpicking song!
In this class we utilize the whole fretboard. We use all the moveable chord shapes with their partial chord voicings and use this as the basis for deeply understanding the fretboard. You'll be able to play, embellish and improvise with the songs that you're interested in playing. (More info on class page!)
This "club" is a great way for folks who've already taken the "Intro to Songwriting" class with me to keep going! We'll be digging more deeply into our tools with prompts and fun ways to explore, expand, and enjoy your songwriting practice!
For Students who've completed Level 4 with me, This "club" is a great way for me to get to hear you and help you to integrate all the tools & techniques you've been working with! Instead of a live class, you will be part of an interactive online community with the opportunity to receive personal attention.
Next Songwriting class coming soon - TBA
Have you been playing other people's songs and now you'd like to write your own?
Have you always wanted to express yourself in song?