Intro to Guitar (for Children and Adults)

WCMS's Intro to Guitar classes teach you how to play guitar in a fun, relaxed group setting. Our experienced, patient, and caring guitar staff will have you making music in no time!

Intro to Guitar (Ages 6-9)

Join our beginning guitar class for kids and get hooked on guitar! Young students will learn on 1/2-size acoustic guitars - they'll be learning simple chords and songs in no time. Level 1 classes begin with an introductory section for 8 weeks and then continue for an additional 8 weeks. Level 2 and 3 classes meet for 16 weeks and explore more advanced chord fingerings and a broader repertoire of material. Levels 4 and 5 also meet for 16 weeks, and incorporate songwriting with guitar instruction. As students advance, they can transition at any time to private lessons.

Students must have a guitar for the class - and for practicing! We recommend purchasing a guitar, since buying a beginner-level instrument is nearly the same cost as renting. These are quality instruments at 1/2 scale that are a good investment and can be used for years. We recommend purchasing from Johnson String Instrument, and WCMS students receive a 10% discount on a guitar for this class.

For students who are 6 to 9 years old as of 9/1/2018.

Fall semester begins:  September 6, 2018

Tuition:
Level 1:  $172 (8 classes - 45 minutes)
Levels 2, 3 and 4:  $344 (16 classes - 45 minutes)

  Registration for Fall 2018 is now open!

Registrations accepted online, by telephone at 781-721-2950, or in person.

Class Days & Times: 

Monday 4:15 - 5:00 PM Mike Verge Level 1
Monday 5:00 - 5:45 PM Mike Verge Level 2
Tuesday 3:15 - 4:00 PM Mike Verge Level 1
Tuesday 4:00 - 4:45 PM Mike Verge Level 1
Tuesday 4:45 - 5:30 PM Mike Verge Level 3
Thursday 3:15 - 4:00 PM Mike Verge Level 4
Thursday 4:30 - 5:15 PM Mike Verge Level 2

* Please note that if a class is under-enrolled, WCMS reserves the right to cancel the class one week prior to start date.


Intro to Guitar (Ages 10 to Adult)

This is an ideal class for older kids and adults who have always wanted to try out guitar lessons. After eight weeks, students will have:

  • An ability to name the parts of the guitar and their function
  • A greater sense of proper technique
  • Ability to tune
  • A few strumming patterns
  • Open position chords: C, A, G, E, D, A minor, E minor, etc...
  • Greater sense of how to read chord charts and other forms of notation
  • Ability to play a few tunes
  • Increased knowledge of the guitar's history and cultural impact
  • A desire to learn more!

Yamaha acoustic guitars are provided for all participants who don't own a guitar. Please bring your own guitar if you do currently own one.

Fall classes begin: The week of September 10, 2018

Tuition: $214 (8 classes - 60 minutes, use of a guitar included)

   Registration for Fall 2018 is now open!

Registrations accepted online, by telephone at 781-721-2950, or in person.

Class Days & Times:

Tuesday 5:30 - 6:30 PM Maurice Cahen Level 1
Tuesday 7:30 - 8:30 PM Maurice Cahen Level 1

* Please note that if a class is under-enrolled, WCMS reserves the right to cancel the class one week prior to start date.