Group Guitar Classes
Learning to play an instrument (or learning to sing) is a challenging undertaking. Sometimes it seems impossible to get to the "next level" of musicianship. The group method provides a fun and supportive environment to share the learning experience and connect with your musical peers. Most importantly, it prepares you to perform and demonstrate your talents in front of others.
Whether you want develop or a diversify your repertoire, or work on a particular performance aspect (e.g., improve ability to play and sing simultaneously), Hootenanny House has the class for you.
Group Guitar (intermediate to advanced)
Expand your repertoire and improve your musicianship abilities as you jam and sing along with other players. Classes revolve around a group or artist (e.g., Beatles, Dylan) or genre (swing jazz, 70's funk). Over the course of 4 or 8 weeks, the group will work on one or two songs per week, working on the following elements:
Ear training, song structure, understanding genres and related theory
Left hand techniques, chord fingering, and fluidity in chord changes
Foundational techniques in flat picking and finger style
Commonly used scales and improv
A performance will be held on the last class date where you can demonstrate skills learned in front of friends and family.
Level I (Beginner Guitar)
Experience the joy of making music and sharing learning experience with others. Our beginner classes provide a fun, low-pressure environment where you will learn the basic techniques involved in:
Foundation chords and finger placement
Strumming styles and timing
Different musical genres and song structure
Elements of rhythm and harmony
Learning to sing and play at the same time
Our song-centered approach helps build your confidence as you enjoy immediate success in playing your favorite tunes.