Each course of Group Guitar Lessons will be scheduled to run one hour per week for 6 weeks (not including holidays or other days off).
In the event that one of these courses does not have sufficient participation, that course may be combined with another course and the class times for the courses are subject to change up to one hour. If a class is canceled due to a weather or health emergency, the class may be made up during the time of a later different class. CMC will not issue refunds if any CMC activity is missed or canceled due to adverse weather, health concerns, or other reasons.
Participants must provide their own guitar. Guitars may be either acoustic or electric with an amplifier. Bass guitars are also welcome.
Cost for one course of 6 once-per-week one-hour sessions:
Same price for either Beginner, Next Step, or 3rd Stage Group Guitar Lessons:
$55.00 CMC member price for one 6-week course
$65.00 non-member price for one 6-week course
Special Discount for Families:
If one person pays full price (either the CMC member or non-member price), then a parent of that person, a child of that person, a spouse of that person, or another resident of that person's same household may register for the same course with a $15 discount. The discount may be taken from either the CMC member or non-member price!
No charge for a parent (or other mature family member) without a guitar to assist a child with a guitar.
Example: A CMC member registers for a 6-week course and pays the full CMC member price of $55. Then that person's sister, who lives in the same household, may register for the same course for $40 if she is also a CMC member or for $50 if she is not a member.
Cost for a single one-hour session of the 3rd Stage Group Guitar Lessons (Drop In Jam):
$14.00 CMC member price
$17.00 non-member price
All payments should be made payable to "Community Music Connection".
Next Step Group Guitar Lessons will review and further explore concepts from the Beginner class:
Fuller open chords, power chords, and barre chords
Major and minor pentatonic scale patterns for playing melodies and solos in rock, country, and blues styles
Movable shuffle patterns for rock and blues
Free internet resources
Next Step also introduces:
12-bar blues and other chord progressions
Strumming, picking, and muting techniques
Improvising and accompaniment (“comping”)
Practical music/chord theory
Nashville number system
Transposing music keys
Bass guitar basics
Using amps and effects