Ready to pick up that guitar and rock out? Our guitar class program is a fun way for kids to try out guitar in a fun, social setting. It’s also a great way to try out guitar before committing to one on one lessons! So what does MAMS have to offer?
Beginner Guitar, ages 7 – 13 – This class, on Saturdays from 11:45 – 12:25 is for beginners who’ve never played the guitar before. When they are ready, students can switch over to the Intermediate Elementary or Intermediate Teen class – even if it’s in the middle of the school year. In this class students learn the basics of technique and posture, as well as music fundamentals like note names and values.
Intermediate Elementary, grades 3 – 6 – This class meets on Saturdays from 12:30 – 1:10 and is for elementary aged students who have at least one year’s experience on the guitar. In addition to learning note reading and basic music theory, students will play together as a group in preparation for our end of year performance.
Intermediate Teen, grades 7 – 12 – This class is on Saturdays from 1:15 – 1:55 for teens who have one to two years’ experience on the guitar. Students will learn music theory and note reading, plus chords and playing in smaller groups like trios or duets.
Students of all classes are expected to show up on time or even a little early to make sure that their guitars are in tune and they are set up. All materials will be provided for students, and students will be invited to all performance and competition events alongside the studio’s one on one students, and of course to all of our fun studio activities throughout the year.
Tuition is $25 per student per month.
Classes are graciously held at one of the schools in Perth Amboy, but will be moving to a permanent home in Fords, NJ, at some point during the 2017-2018 school year.
You can register for class by going to the New Student Sign Up page at any point during the month of September. We will then email you information on the class location.
PLEASE NOTE: The Intermediate Elementary and Intermediate Teen classes begin on Saturday, September 9, but the Beginner Class will start one week later on September 16.
Any questions? Please email email@example.com ! We look forward to playing guitar with you!
Do we need to buy a guitar for the class?
Yes, each student is responsible for bringing their own guitar to class. If they already have one, great! We can get started on whatever they’ve got. If you need to go out and purchase one, I suggest going to a guitar store (like Guitar Center, Sam Ash, or a local music shop) and purchasing an acoustic guitar. Depending on the size of your child, you may need a half size or three-quarter size guitar. Anyone working at a guitar store should be able to help you figure out what size is right for you. Many of the popular guitar brands also sell starter packs which will also come with things like a carrying case, strap, and even some picks and extra strings (I believe it varies from company to company). Most packs are around $150, and the guitars are a good quality that will last them, hold tuning, and of course, sound great.