-Total Beginner Class:  If you've never even touched a guitar but have always wanted to learn how to play then this is the class for you.  It is for the total beginner.  In this class you will learn the basics of reading simple guitar notation (tablature, chord diagrams, and rhythm), how to tune the guitar, how to cultivate good technique, basic chords and strum patterns, and easy songs that sound good and provide a strong foundation for future musical growth.  Songs covered: A Horse With No Name, Anyone Else But You, Blues In A, and Stand By Me.

-Level 1A Class: Students need to be able to read chord diagrams, basic tablature, and basic strum patterns all of which is covered in the Total Beginner Class.  Level 1 students can already play some basic chords (G, C, Em, Am, D), strum patterns and songs.  The material consists of rock, pop, country, and blues songs.  Concepts introduced: the "tie" in strum patterns, 3/4 time, and more. Songs covered: You Ain't Goin' Nowhere, Jambalaya, Free Fallin', The Wreck of Edmund Fitzgerald, the Blues in A Shuffle, and more.

-Level 1B Class: Students should be comfortable with the previous classes material and concepts.  Songs covered are 

-Level 1C Class: Students should be comfortable with the previous classes material and concepts. Concepts covered: 16th note rhythm patterns, single note intros, and more. Songs covered are: Heart of Gold, Wish You Were Here, Bad Moon Rising, and more.

-Level 2 Classes: Students learn songs with more challenging chords and strum patterns.  Techniques such as the "boom-chuck" rhythm, bass runs, single note intros, slides and the "hammer-on" are introduced.  Level 2 classes tend to branch off with specific themes (Blues, American Roots Music, Rock and Pop, etc...).

-Level 3 Classes: Students continue learning songs with more complex chords and patterns.  Barre chords, mini chords up the neck, greater single note activity and percussive techniques are introduced.

-Level 4 Classes: These are advanced classes that cover material that relies upon a confidence of many different techniques (strumming, fingerpicking, playing single note runs, etc.)

-Playing Around the Campfire: These classes, offered during the summer, tend to be level 2 classes with emphasis on singing along while playing.  The songs are easier with little emphasis on technique.

-Theory Classes: Want to know why this chord sounds good with that chord but not that other chord?  Want to know the relationship between chords and scales?  Take one of these classes.

-Technique Class: In these classes we focus on developing certain techniques like improving single note speed and accuracy or how to cross pick.  These are often short intensive classes. 

Not sure what class would be a good fit for you?  Contact me and we'll figure it out or, better yet, schedule a private lesson so I can hear you and more confidently suggest the best class for you.