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Beginning Guitar Class

Are you interested in serving in Kids Worship and have a desire to learn how to play the guitar? Do you have a son or daughter that is 9 years old or older who may be interested?

We will be offering Beginning Guitar Classes beginning April 15th for those interested in serving in Kids Worship. This class takes place every Sunday from 1:00 to 2:00PM in room 522. The last day of class will take place on July 8th. Classes on May 13th, 27th and June 17th are canceled due to holidays.

The cost is $45 and is due at time of sign-up, class fees are non-refundable. Each student must provide his/her own guitar for the class.

Don’t miss this opportunity. Sign up today!

Below 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 we do not have a guitar? 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 guitars do you recommend?
A: Stay with name brands: Yamaha, Takamine, Ibanez, Epiphone, Fender, or Mitchell. We recommend purchasing a new instrument rather than used. Used guitars may have defects.

Q: How much should I spend?
A: Buying an inexpensive guitar can hinder your child’s ability to learn and progress. It may not tune properly, it may be harder to play, and the child may even decide playing guitar is too hard and want to quit. A good price range is between $100-$200. We do not recommend purchasing a beginner 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 the strings, but sometimes the neck is wider. The guitar should fit the child. If they are teenagers, full size is recommended. If the child is between 9-11 years old, we recommend finding one that their arms can reach around.

Q: What if my child 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 the kids for serving in worship. That aspect might be helpful to them, however, they may get bored and want to quit.

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.

To register for the Beginning Guitar Class