Beginning Guitar Class – Last Day to Register
If CCCV is your home fellowship and you would like to serve on the Kids Ministry Worship Team, we are offering Beginning Guitar Classes starting Sunday, July 18th. Classes will take place from 1 to 2pm for 10 weeks in the Banquet Hall, with a few exceptions accommodating for holidays. The class will conclude Sunday, September 26th. While teaching the basics of playing the guitar, this class will equip you to serve with the Kids Worship Team.
Sign-up before registration closes on Wednesday, July 14th. The cost is $50 per person and each student must provide his or her own guitar. The class registration fee is non-refundable.
Have questions? Here are answers to frequently asked questions that may help. If you have any other questions, feel free to stop by the Kids Ministry office or call and ask to speak with Bob Mitchell.
Q: My child is not 9 years old yet, can I still sign them up?
A: No. Kids registered for the class must be at least 9 years old.
Q: Do I need to bring a guitar or is one provided?
A: You will need to provide your own guitar.
Q: If I don’t have a guitar where should I purchase one?
A: Large music stores may have the best prices, while smaller, privately owned music stores often have more helpful staff. You can also purchase online from stores like Musician’s Friend or Sweetwater. We do not recommend buying from retailers that don’t specialize in musical instruments, such as Target, Walmart, Costco, etc.
Q: Which guitar brands do you recommend?
A: Stay with name brands like Yamaha, Takamine, Ibanez, Epiphone, Fender, or Mitchell to find an entry-level guitar. We do not recommend purchasing a used guitar since used instruments may have defects.
Q: What style of guitar should I purchase?
IMPORTANT TO SUCCEED: Choose an acoustic guitar that fits you or your kid comfortably and is easy to push down on 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. If the student is a teenager, we recommend purchasing a full size. We do not recommend purchasing an electric guitar.
Q: How much should I spend?
A: A good price range is between $100 to $150. We do not recommend purchasing a guitar for less than $80 or more than $250. Buying an inexpensive guitar can hinder a student’s ability to learn and progress.
Q: What if I can already play several songs on a guitar?
A: This is a beginner class with the goal of learning 5-6 songs and 10-12 chords. Anyone who has progressed up to or beyond that may not find the class challenging enough or enjoyable.