For Fall 2021, most group classes will be held in-person while a few offerings remain online. For in-person classes we are decreasing class size, using larger rooms with ample air exchange and filtering, and requiring masks for all participants (ages 2 and up).  Please visit our COVID-19 page for more information.


Intro to Guitar (for Children & Adults)

In-person offering for 2021-22.  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 6–9 years old as of 9/1/2021. Maximum of 6 students per class.

Instructors:  Mike Verge, Tad Hitchcock

Tuition:
Level 1:  $204 (8 classes - 45 minutes)

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

Class Days & Times:

Tuesday 5:15–6:00 PM Level 1
8 weeks Mike Verge Begins Sept. 14 In-person
Tuesday 6:30–7:15 PM Level 1 8 weeks Mike Verge Begins Sept. 14 In-person
Thursday 4:30–5:15 PM Level 1 - New! 8 weeks Tad Hitchcock Begins Nov. 11 In-person
Tuesday 5:15–6:00 PM Level 1.5 8 weeks Mike Verge Begins Nov. 16 In-person
Tuesday 6:30–7:15 PM Level 1.5 8 weeks Mike Verge Begins Nov. 16 In-person

* For further registration details and policies, including cancellation of under-enrolled classes, click here.


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 or need a refresher from past 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 email the school if you need to sign out a guitar. Maximum of 6 students per class.

Instructor:  Maurice Cahen

Tuition:
$270 - 8 classes (60 minutes, borrowing guitar is included)

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

Class Days & Times:

Tuesday 8:00–9:00 PM Level 1 8 weeks Begins Sept. 21 In-person
Tuesday 8:00–9:00 PM Level 1.5 8 weeks Begins Nov. 23 In-person

* For further registration details and policies, including cancellation of under-enrolled classes, click here.