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Play Guitar Today!

Start making music with Guitar  

ADULTS & YOUTH 14+ (Younger Ok w/ Participating Parent)

A live, virtual online class.  If you have been considering playing acoustic guitar and are ready to take a test run, this workshop is for you!

During this introductory session, you will learn some basic chords and strums and be playing simple songs by the end of the workshop. In addition, you will learn some basic music theory. No note reading required!

Play Guitar Today is geared toward folks who have no guitar playing experience whatsoever and would like to sample playing guitar with a thorough, encouraging, and patient instructor. This also makes a great refresher for those with some playing experience. Students must provide their own acoustic guitar.

Supply List: A Nylon or Steel String Acoustic Guitar

Instructor:  Quinn currently teaches Guitar and Ukulele classes and private lessons online. In the recent past, he has taught in the SF Bay area and Seattle Colleges/Universities, Community Centers, and High Schools. He has been Faculty trainer for Guitars in the Classroom (a national non-profit organization that instructs K-8 School teachers on how to play Ukulele and Guitar and integrate music into the classroom) since 2005. He is a versatile, encouraging, and patient instructor who teaches all styles, ages and levels. Quinn’s intent for every student is to have a solid foundation, be inspired and play the music they love.

For more information and testimonials please visit – www.quinnfitzpatrick.com, http://www.yelp.com/biz/quinn-fitzpatrick-langley, https://www.google.com/search?q=whidbey+island+guitar+lessons&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&channel=fflb

Location: A live, virtual online class. Zoom link to be provided upon registration

Min 5/Max 15  Groups of 4 can arrange for a different day/time. Please contact the office for more information. Class meets once and you may repeat a session.

Wed | Oct 7 | 6-7:30pm| $50

Sat | Oct 17 | 3-4:30pm | $50

Sat | Nov 14 | 3-4:30 | $50

 

 

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Fingerstyle Guitar Bootcamp

Take your playing to the next level!

ADULTS & YOUTH 16+

Ready to stop strumming and start fingerpicking? This workshop is geared towards folks with some playing experience who want to learn how to play “fingerstyle”. Students should have knowledge of first position chords (C,A,G,E,D,F,Am,Dm,Em) and basic rhythmic strumming. You will learn how to play fingerstyle arrangements of songs in bluegrass, celtic, country, folk, gospel, rock, blues and jazz styles. We’ll start with the basics in arpeggio and Travis picking patterns and move on to basic chord melody. You’ll get tips and techniques for playing bass lines and melodies at the same time. You’ll get easy to understand tablature and notation for all the arrangements. Songs will be derived from both traditional and contemporary sources. Please bring an acoustic guitar.

Min 5/Max 20

Instructor: Quinn Fitzpatrick.

Location: SWPRD Building, Room 125

Date/Time: Sun | Oct 29 | 1-3:00pm
Fee: $60