Beginning Guitar Class

Interested in learning the basics of the guitar? Come join us for our Beginning Guitar Class! Bob Mitchell, the Kids Ministry Worship Overseer, will be teaching the class with the intention of training up individuals to serve in Kids Ministry Worship. This class will take place in the Banquet Hall on Sundays, September 24th – November 12th, from 1:00–2:00pm. The cost is $60 and each student must provide their own guitar. The class is open to adults and kids ages 9 and up.

Below are frequently asked questions. If you have any further questions, please stop by the Kids Ministry office.

Q. Will I receive a call?
A. No, show up on time the first day of class.
Q. Is this class just for kids?
A. No, adults who are interested in serving in Kids Worship are also encouraged to attend.
Q. My child isn’t 9 yet, can they still sign up?
A. No, they must be at least 9 years old by the first class session. This class will be offered again in the future.
Q. Do I need to bring a guitar or is one provided?
A. You will need to provide your own guitar.
Q. What if we don’t have one; where should we purchase one?
A. Large stores often have better prices, but are sometimes less helpful than a smaller, local store. You can also purchase online from stores like Musician’s Friend or Sweetwater. We do not recommend buying from Target, Wal-Mart, Costco, etc.
Q. Which brands of ukulele do you recommend?
A. Stay with name brands like Yamaha, Takamine, Ibanez, Epiphone, Fender, or Mitchell to find an entry-level guitar. We do not recommend purchasing a used guitar since used instruments may have defects.
Q. How much should I spend?
A. A good price range is between $100 to $150. We do not recommend purchasing a guitar for less than $80 or more than $250.  Buying an inexpensive guitar can hinder a student’s ability to learn and progress.
Q. What if I or my child can already play several songs?
A. This is a beginner class and we start as though the students have never played, with the goal of learning 5-6 songs and 10-12 chords. If they already know that much, they might get bored and want to quit. Of course, we are preparing them for serving in worship, so that aspect might be helpful to them.

IMPORTANT TO SUCCEED: Choose an acoustic guitar that fits you or your kid comfortably and is easy to push down on the strings. For younger children, they may find nylon strings easier, but make sure it is a child’s size nylon string guitar and not a full-size guitar. If the student is a teenager, we recommend purchasing a full size. We do not recommend purchasing an electric guitar. We encourage daily practice!

Sundays, September 24th - November 12th
September 16, 2023
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