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Intro Guitar Classes Begin 1/31/2019!
December 8, 2018

Introductory Guitar Classes in Sun Prairie, WI Begin January 31!

Start learning guitar in the new year and you can be playing songs around the campfire this summer! You will also be able enjoy playing guitar in a group right away. 

Introduction to Guitar Group Class

Learn the basics of playing guitar from the ground up; how to hold the guitar, tune, play single notes and chords, and accompany songs using strumming and fingerpicking. Fundamentals of music such as rhythm and song structure will be covered as well as exercises to develop finger strength and dexterity. Lots of  “hands-on” experience playing together as a group in a variety of styles tailored to the interests of the group including pop, rock, folk, blues, country and even a touch of Spanish Flamenco. Students must bring their own guitar.

Ages 13 - Adult
Thursday 7:30 - 8:45 PM
4 Sessions 1/31 - 2/28 No class 2/14

Instructional materials will be provided.

Ages 9 -12
Tuesday 6:30 - 7:15 PM
4 Sessions 1/7 - 2/11 
No class 2/14
Kids Method and Songbook, Hal Leonard Guitar Method (preferred) or Guitar Method for Kids, Hal Leonard Guitar Method required.* 

Further Instructional materials will be provided.

* If you could use some guidance on what kind of guitar to get and/or where to purchase the Hal Leonard Method book please let me know. I am happy to help!

TO REGISTER email, call or text me, and I will provide payment instructions. (845) 797-6461

Individual lessons for guitar, songwriting, ukulele, and vocal coaching for guitarists also available.

Call or email me for individual lesson rates. info@HelenAvakian.com (845) 797-6461


Further Detail In Conversational style in case you would like it. : )
When I moved to the Madison WI area from New York I left behind a very full schedule of teaching up to 11 college classes (some credit, some credit free) and 35 individual students a week plus performing and writing music. For the past several years I have been teaching part time with a couple days a week at Guitar Center Middleton and a small number of on-line and home studio students plus summer sessions at Girls Rock Camp Madison. This January 2019 I will be expanding back into teaching Introductory Guitar Classes. I taught these classes for 15 years to students from ages 7 - 85. I found it very rewarding as the students tended to progress well as a group and a really fun group personality would emerge each time. It seemed that having peers to watch as well as the teacher helped inspire everyone, and we were able to make some very nice music that would not have been as big and full otherwise. Some of the students went on to more advanced classes and/or private study with me. I am fortunate to stay in touch with a number of them. Many are still playing, some are performing regularly, some are also hosting their own performance nights at local venues and some have gone on to be music educators as well.

I look forward to seeing who comes to these Introductory classes and what kind of music we will make together!


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