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Guitar Classes & Lessons for Kids, Teens & Adults


Guitar Classes & Lessons for Kids, Teens & Adults

Looking for a fun way to learn how to play guitar? The Potomac Arts Academy in Fairfax, VA offers the perfect blend of university-quality guitar teachers and a friendly environment with other community members.

Semester: FALL 2014 (September thru December)
Group Class Schedule At-A-Glance

Guitar ClassGUITAR ESSENTIALS CLASS Ages: 13 yrs to Adult
This introductory course is designed for teens and adult guitar students looking to learn the basics of music notation, chords, picking and strumming techniques. The students will learn to perform solo, duet, and ensemble pieces in a group setting. Song selections will be chosen from a variety of genres in order to promote the best learning environment. Students will be required to provide their own guitar, either a nylon-string classical guitar or a steel-string acoustic guitar. Different ability levels are expected and instruction will be tailored to the players' abilities.

MONDAYS, TIME CHANGE: 6:15PM-7:15PM, Sept 22 - Dec 8 (10 classes)
No class on October 27th & November 24th
Teacher: Glen McCarthy Location: Potomac Building, Room #10
Cost: $285+$10 music fee (split payment plan available at checkout)
STATUS: CLOSED     NEW CLASS IN FEBRUARY 2015!


Guitar ClassBEGINNING GUITAR FOR OLDER ADULTS
Ages: 55+ yrs

Have you always wanted to play guitar? Here's your chance to check it off of your Bucket List. Learn alongside your peers who have similar interests and life experiences. This class is specifically designed to provide a relaxed and stress-free environment. Enjoy making music in this supportive and social setting. Students will be required to provide their own guitar, either a nylon-string classical guitar or a steel-string acoustic guitar. Different ability levels are expected and instruction will be tailored to the players' abilities.Take advantage of the special "Senior Discount" price for this class!

MONDAYS, 6:15PM-7:15PM, Sept 22 - Dec 8 (10 classes)
No class on October 27th & November 24th
Teacher: Glen McCarthy Location: Potomac Building, Room #10
Cost: $255+$10 music fee (split payment plan available at checkout)
STATUS: CLOSED     NEW CLASS IN FEBRUARY 2015!
 

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GUITAR CLASSES VS. PRIVATE GUITAR LESSONS
Many people are unsure which to choose when it comes to taking a group class versus private lessons. For beginners to advanced beginners, especially children, the group class setting offers numerous benefits:

  • Class interaction with the instructor allows for a more comfortable yet still challenging experience
  • Ideas and instruction are more fully processed through peer observation, shared thoughts, and classroom Q&A
  • The class environment provides a more social and fun experience for both participants and, if they are children, their family members as well.
  • Enjoyable instruction in the beginning prepares and engages participants for more intense one-on-one instruction in the future
  • An important advantage for classes is that they are less expensive than private lessons, which is especially helpful to parents with children just beginning their musical journey and/or who might not be certain which musical path they want to take

In the end, it is your choice to make. If you do choose a class setting, you can rest assured that we keep our enrollment regulated to allow for plenty of personal attention and skill assessment.
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