Are you or your child interested in serving in Kids Worship and have a desire to learn how to play the guitar?
We are offering Beginning Guitar Classes starting January 6 for those interested in serving in Kids Worship. This class takes place every Sunday from 1-2PM in the Banquet Hall for 10 weeks. The class will run from January 6 to March 10.
The cost is just $45 and is due at time of sign-up, class fees are non-refundable. Each student must provide his/her own guitar.
Here are a few frequently asked questions. If you have any other questions, please come by the Kids Ministry office to speak with Bob Mitchell.
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 is not 9 yet, can they still sign up?
A: No, they must be at least 9 years old. This class will be made available 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 I do not have a guitar? Where should I 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, Walmart, Costco, etc.
Q: Which brands of guitars do you recommend?
A: Stay with name brands: Yamaha, Takamine, Ibanez, Epiphone, Fender, or Mitchell. There are, of course, many brands more expensive that are fine instruments, but the aforementioned brands are good entry-level guitars. We recommend purchasing a new instrument rather than used. Used guitars many have defects.
Q: How much should I spend?
A: Buying an inexpensive guitar can hinder your ability to learn and progress. It may not tune properly, it may be harder to play, and you (they) may even decide that playing guitar is too hard and want to quit. A good price range is between $100-$150. We do not recommend purchasing a guitar for less than $80 or more than $250.
Q: What style of guitar should I purchase?
A: We do not recommend electric guitars. Steel string guitars are preferred. Nylon string guitars are easier to push down on the strings, but sometimes the neck is wider. The guitar should fit the person. If the student is a teenager, full size is recommended. If the student is between 9-11 years old, we recommend finding one that their arms can reach around.
IMPORTANT FOR YOUR CHILD TO SUCCEED: You will need a guitar that fits your child comfortably and is easy to push down 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.
Q: What if I can already play several songs?
A: This is a beginner class with the goal of learning 5-6 songs and 10-12 chords. We are preparing you for serving in worship. The aspect of serving in worship might be new and helpful, however, you may get bored and want to quit if have already learned several songs and chords.