Adult GROUP Guitar (Starts first week of March)
** Payment can be made here online (with 3% processing fee) or avoid the fee by paying with cash or check on the first day of class.
The Friendly School is here to help you with the skills you need to play guitar in any style you like. Whether you’re brand new to the guitar, picking it up after a break, or trying to learn what you can online, you’ll progress faster, and have more fun along the way, with our core guitar program and supportive community.
CLASSES ARE 60 MIN. AND PRICE IS SET FOR 8-LESSONS PER SESSION.
Guitar - Adult Beginner... MONDAYS 8:00-9:00 pm
The Friendly beginning guitar class brings people together who are new to the guitar to develop basic guitar and musicianship skills in a fun social setting. The focus of the class is on making basic open chords and strumming the guitar, playing and singing songs together, and becoming familiar with general musical concepts. This is the first class in Friendly's three-class guitar course and can be repeated until you are ready for the advanced beginner class.
Guitar - Create your own group guitar... TBD
There's no better way to share one's love for music than to gather a group of friends, colleagues, family and learn to jam with one another. A popular Adult Beginner Group Guitar option is bringing your favorite people together and planning the day/time/instructor to work with all the members. Please call us (708.749.1932) with your group member names/numbers and the preferred weekday/time.
Guitar - Adult Advanced Beginner... TUESDAYS 6:00-7:00 pm
If you are familiar with basic open chords (A, Am, B7, C, D, D7, E, Em, E7, and G) and can change between most of them without having to stop strumming, this class is for you. In this class, you will develop rhythm techniques for different styles of guitar playing and further develop your chord vocabulary. The class includes introduction to fingerstyle guitar and incorporating some riffs into rhythm guitar playing while continuing to sing and play in a fun and encouraging group setting. This is the second class in Friendly’s three-class guitar course and can be repeated until you are ready for the intermediate class.
Guitar - Adult Intermediate... TUESDAYS 7:00-8:00 pm
If you are comfortable with basic open chords and can pick and strum through songs with a steady beat, the group intermediate guitar class is for you. In this class, you will begin to explore the upper neck of the guitar through barre chords and other moveable chord shapes. You’ll develop more complex rhythm skills and gain more control over your strumming/picking hand. This class also includes learning to pick out melodies and even improvise while continuing to play and sing together in a fun and encouraging group setting. This is the third class in Friendly’s guitar course and can be repeated until you are ready to join an ensemble.