(NEWBORN to 6 MONTHS)
MONDAYS @ 12PM – taught by Miss Lilly
FRIDAYS @ 1PM – taught by Mister John
(6 MONTHS to 12 MONTHS)
SUNDAYS @ 11AM, MONDAYS @ 9AM, or TUESDAYS @ 11AM – taught by Miss Lilly
WEDNESDAYS @ 12PM and 1PM, THURSDAYS @ 1PM, FRIDAYS @ 11AM or SATURDAYS @12PM – taught by Mister John
(12 MONTHS to 24 MONTHS)
SUNDAYS @ 9AM, MONDAYS @ 10AM, or TUESDAYS 9AM – taught by Miss Lilly
WEDNESDAYS @ 10AM and 11AM, THURSDAYS @ 10AM and 12PM, FRIDAYS @ 9AM and 12pm, or SATURDAYS @ 9AM and 11AM – taught by Mister John
SUNDAYS @ 12PM – taught by Miss Lilly
WEDNESDAYS @ 9AM, THURSDAYS @ 9AM and 11AM, FRIDAYS @ 10AM and 5:30PM, or SATURDAYS @ 10AM – taught by Mister John
STORIES & STANDARDS
SUNDAYS @ 10AM, MONDAYS @11AM or TUESDAYS @ 10AM – taught by Miss Lilly
A class for sensational children
(3 to 5 YEARS)
SATURDAYS @ 1PM – taught by Mister John
(5 to 10 YEARS)
An introduction to an instrument in a non-threatening, non-competitive manner. Mister John’s motto is “Instruments are meant to be played. PLAYED not practiced!” In our very first class, we’ll explore how the guitar is constructed, how it produces sound, how to hold it, tune it, and play it. We’ll discuss the basics of music theory – notes, rests, melody, chords, dynamics, tempo, pitch – and we’ll learn about music as a group sport. We’ll compose our own songs, learn some folks standards, and pull from the students’ favorites to develop new skills and exercise our personal musical voices. It’s about the guitar, yes, but also about encouraging your child to express him or herself through the arts and to develop a lifelong love of music. While guitars will be provided at the studio, students are required to have their own 1/2 or 3/4 size guitar to play at home.
This class is a 16-week session.
5-7 YEARS – TUESDAYS @ 3:30PM* – taught by Mister Diego/Miss Lilly, or SATURDAYS @ 2PM – taught by Mister Diego/Miss Lilly
8-10 YEARS – TUESDAYS @ 4:30PM – taught by Mister Diego/Miss Lilly, or SATURDAYS @ 3PM – taught by Mister Diego/Miss Lilly
*pick-up option for students at Meredith and Nebinger for additional charge of $80/student
A continuation for kids who have already been studying with Mister John, this class picks up right where we left off. New chords, new skills, new games, new songs to help students excel at something they’re already enjoying! If you’re interested in your child joining one of these classes but she/he has never taken a class with Mister John, just email him to set-up an assessment! While guitars will be provided at the studio, students are required to have their own 1/2 or 3/4 size guitar to play at home.
This class is a 16-week session.
5-10 YEARS – WEDNESDAYS @ 4PM – taught by Mister John/Mister Diego
(BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED)
A fun laid-back place to learn a new instrument – this class is for the grown-up who has always wanted to accompany him/herself on the guitar. “Let’s start at the very beginning… a very good place to start…” Bring your guitar, a beverage of your choosing, and your best singing voice. You’ll learn some chords, a few strumming patterns, and a lick or two. You could be the next Pat Benatar! What have you got to lose?! Join the party!
TUESDAYS @ 7:45PM – taught by Mister Diego
THURSDAYS @ 6PM or FRIDAYS @ 2:30PM and 6PM – taught by Mister John
INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED
If you’ve already been studying with Mister John, or if you have a knowledge of bar chords and a smattering of finger-plucking patterns in your repertoire, this class is for you. The 6pm class is more fast-paced and advanced; the 7:45pm class is more laid-back and intermediate. Both are equally awesome. If you’re interested in joining one of these classes but have never taken a class with Mister John, just email him to set-up an assessment- and get ready to rock!!
WEDNESDAYS @ 6PM or 7:45PM – taught by Mister Diego
GUITAR CLINIC – ALL LEVELS
Ever wanted to be able to tune-up your own instrument? Here’s your chance! In this one-off class you’ll learn how to adjust your truss rod, how to raise or lower your nut and bridge, how to clean/maintain your fretboard, change your strings and tune your guitar by ear. All while enjoying a beverage of your choice with a group of fellow guitarists. A set of new strings and string winder are included with each registration.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18 6:30-8PM – taught by Mister Diego
ADULT CHOIR - ALL LEVELS
If you’re terrified of singing in public or if you long for the days when you were in a college acapella group, Mister John wants you in this class. We’ll work on pitch recognition, breathing techniques, and part singing through a selection of diverse song stylings based on what our classmates want to sing. Singers will not only learn musical concepts through vocal training but also become more confident in what makes their individual voices and vocal tones special and valuable as part of a musical community.
TUESDAYS @ 6PM or THURSDAYS @ 7:45PM – taught by Mister John