Course: Old School of Rock: Beginning Guitar Class for ADULTS

Day and Time: Tuesdays 7-8pm, next session TBA. You can still sign up through this form to express interest and you will be contacted by our programs coordinator!

Length:  4 weeks with opportunity to re-enroll

Cost: $15/class billed invoiced monthly for as long as you are actively enrolled at Bellingham Music OR $20 to drop-in


Have you always wanted to learn to play the guitar, but never had the opportunity to pick it up? Looking for a new hobby? Love 70's and 80's rock? Looking to spend time with fellow retirees who also answered "Yes!" to those three questions? Old School of Rock is the perfect place for you to start playing the guitar. Guitar teacher and rock & roll enthusiast Drew Kaufman has created the space for eager, upbeat learners to come together in a group setting to learn to play guitar through songs of the 70's and 80's. 

Who is this class designed for?

Old School of Rock came to fruition after Drew, your instructor, had many conversations with retired friends, acquaintances, and friendly strangers at coffee shops about how they wanted to fill their newfound free time with music. Drew sought to create a space for people of similar experiences to come to together. The class is designed for people over 55 and/or retired, however all are welcome.

What will I learn in this class?

~Basic chords 

~Two scales and chord theory

~Strumming patterns 

~4 focus songs, one for each week with similar suggested songs to practice

~Playing and singing in a group setting 

What do I need to bring on the first day of class?

~A guitar (preferably an acoustic guitar, but if you have a classical or electric guitar that is fine)

~A folder or binder 

~A pencil 

~A guitar pick

~tuner or have a tuning app downloaded on your phone (your teacher can assist you in finding an app for your phone)

Who is my teacher?

Drew started playing guitar and taking lessons as a 5th grader in his home town in Ohio.  After a "not so great" experience with his teacher at the time, he grew determined to teach at a young age and he never let go of his dream to play guitar.  Drew has taken that experience to grow his own philosophies to teach various subjects and develop strong student-family-instructor relationships.  He applies his own passion for music, genuine curiosity,  and work ethic to guitar lessons.  Drew continues to study under the instruction of our own Tim Volpicella.  He continues to improve, learn and apply his own experiences as a student to improve as a teacher.




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