Beginning Guitar Group Classes

Regular price $ 175.00

This 6-week group class is offered at our School of Musical Traditions locations in both Rockville and Takoma Park, MD. See details below and select the location you would like to attend in the drop-down menu above, before clicking "add to cart."

Mondays in Rockville w/Mark Bowen:
- January 7, 14, 21, 28, February 4 & 11; 7:00-7:45pm **
- Held at School of Musical Traditions (1097 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD)

Thursdays in Takoma Park w/Noah Gitlis:
- January 10, 17, 24, 31, February 7, 14; 7:00-7:45pm **
- Held at HMT's Lessons Studio (7010 Westmoreland Ave, Takoma Park, MD)

Cost: $175 per 6-week session


(Sorry, no proration for missed sessions. Read more about our workshop registration & cancellation policies here)

This fun and relaxed class is the perfect way to see what playing guitar is all about. Mark and Noah will teach chords, strumming patterns, and basic guitar theory. You’ll be playing along to your favorite songs in no time!

This class is geared towards adult and high school learners starting at the very beginning. Students under the age of 16 should speak to us prior to registration.

Participants will need their own guitar (acoustic steel string or nylon string preferred, but electric is OK. Small amplifiers can be provided if needed - let us know when registering). Stop in or contact us for advice on choosing one, or see info on renting a guitar. Participants in this class can get a 10% discount on select new guitars (good through 2/28/19)!

** In case we need to cancel a session due to inclement weather, a makeup session will be offered on February 18 (Rockville) and February 21 (Takoma Park). 

Questions about this workshop? Contact School of Musical Traditions at (240) 690-1910, or by email.

Teacher info:

Mark Bowen has a well-established music career in Montgomery County, where he has been involved in teaching, various performance projects, and studio management. He currently performs with his new band, Typewriter Television. Mark is an engaging teacher of many styles, including blues, rock, country, folk, jazz and funk. His students find his enthusiasm for the guitar and music theory to be contagious, and many of them have launched their own successful music careers.

Noah Gitlis studied guitar at the Berklee College of Music. He’s toured nationally and currently performs in a number of DC’s favorite venues. Noah is also an active session player, with special expertise in composition and improvising. He brings his genuine passion for theory and ear training and a wide range of genres into the classroom.

Space is limited to 8 students per class! Advance registration recommended.