Guitar Lessons - Beginners




Class Details:

  • 5 Week Class 
  • 1 1/4 Hours Each
  • Wednesdays
  • September 6th-October 4th
  • 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM
  • Gilruth Center, Mars Room 
  • Early Registration - $100 (until August 25th)
  • Standard Registration - $110 (August 26th-September 6th)
  • Ages 12 & up (under age 15  - parent must remain in the building) 
  • Bring your own guitar; acoustic preferred
  • Minimum class size - 10


Choosing a Guitar:

  • The different types of Guitars
  • Things to know when buying a Guitar.


The FUN part of learning to play the Guitar:

  • Playing Position
  • Hand Position
  • Using Guitar Picks
  • Finger Picking and Notation
  • Tuning the Guitar
  • Explanation of Chord Symbols
  • Time Signatures
  • Songs / Sounds in Major / Minor Keys
  • Rhythms
  • Types of Notes


About the Instructor: 

Juan Manuel is a classical, flamenco, jazz, guitarist/composer and singer who has been performing for private and public audiences in the United States,  Caribbean and Europe for over 20 years and teaching for the last five.  He is an accomplished musician having released thirteen CD’s of which ten were all original and five were considered for Grammy and Latin Grammy nominations. Juan is now actively promoting his music and writing for future projects and is committed to sharing his talents and abilities to make a positive and long-lasting impact in the world  - and JSC.