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June/July Acoustic Guitar Lessons for Absolute Beginners - Level 1 (Four weeks)

  • Jun 22, 2013 · 12:00 PM
  • A Private Residence









WHAT: This is an Acoustic Guitar course designed for Absolute Beginners taught by John Silva.(IE if you have little or no experience playing guitar and want to learn this is a course for you.)

This is a fun class! You will build confidence as you learn new skills that you will share with a small intimate group. Our goal with this course is to enable to walk out after four weeks to more confidently play in a jam session with others. You will learn basic chords and practice them along with real songs often played at our jams! It's fun!

Content to be covered includes:

The basic major and minor chords:
* Simple Songs using basic chords learned in the course
* How to Tune your guitar
* Correct fingering and some altered fingering for chords.
* Basic strumming and picking patterns.
* How to have fun with the learning.
* How to listen and work with others.


WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Anyone who is an Absolute Beginner-this means someone who has never played guitar before. Maybe you bought a guitar, or know someone who bought a guitar that is just collecting dust. Maybe you've strummed a guitar a few times but you have no idea how to play chords, strum, pick or tune your guitar. You've wanted to learn but you have no idea where or how to start. This class is for you. (If you know someone outside of our group that wants to attend, they are welcome to join as well.)Maybe you are a little more experienced but it's been a while since you've played and you want to review beginner material.

If you've come to one of our free beginner jams and still feel a bit overwhelmed in your ability to keep up with others, then this class may be for you.

A course curriculum will be posted in pdf format soon.

THIS CLASS IS LIMITED TO 5 STUDENTS: Space is reserved when you make your payment($76 through paypal, or you can send me a check for $72) There will be a minimum of two students and maximum of four students in this course.

WHEN: This is a four week class which will be held on:

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013
Saturday, June 29th, 2013
Saturday, July 13th, 2013
Saturday, July 20th, 2013

All classes start at 12:00 noon and end at 1;30PM

You have an option to do a make up course on a Monday or Tuesday night in June or July if for some reason you can't make one of the saturday courses. You must make arrangements with John Silva if you need to do this.

FEE: This is a class, it's not a jam so there is a fee of $76 through paypal or $72 if you pay by check. (Contact me if you want to pay by check. Space is reserved once we have received your payment.) This fee covers all four lessons. Each lesson is 1 1/2 hours long. The semi private class is limited to 4 students, to ensure more individual attention than larger class sizes.

WHERE: All classes to be held at a private residence in Redondo Beach to be disclosed to those who register.

Please contact me with any questions. Looking forward to seeing you at our Absolute Beginner Guitar Lessons -Level 1 Course!

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  • John S.

    Heidi and Jack you two are great! Practice this week...see you at the next lesson!

    1 · June 22, 2013

    • Heidi

      Thank you so much Silva! It was really great! My swollen fingers are hurt tonight but I want to practice!

      June 23, 2013

    • John S.

      You had quite a workout today between the lesson and the jam.You will be a great guitar player!

      June 23, 2013

  • John S.

    Welcome Jack! We look forward to rockin' out with you!

    June 17, 2013

  • Heidi

    Thank you for opening this class!!!

    June 4, 2013

    • John S.

      Looking forward to having you join us Heidi!

      June 11, 2013

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