Guitar Friends

Details

Age: Ages 5-6
Time: Tuesday/Thursday 3:15-4:00 PM, 4:00-4:45 PM | Saturday 10:30-11:15 AM, 11:15-12:00 PM
Duration: 45 minutes / 15 weeks
Cost: $450 / 15-week semester + $230 materials fee (includes 1/4 size guitar, notebook, book and pick)
Currently accepting students for semester: Fall 2018
To Register Register online below or call registration desk at 718.622.3300
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Description

Age: 5-6 Years Old (Kindergarten and 1st Grade)
Type: Instrument Friends
Term: Fall | Spring
Term Length: 15 Weeks
Schedule:
  • Saturdays at 9:30am
  • Saturdays at 10:15am
Duration: 45 Minutes
Class Size: 4
Price: $527 (plus instrument rental or purchase)
Instructor: Ben Lee

Interested in another instrument? We also offer Violin Friends and Piano Friends.

Young guitarists learn how to strum chords, pick melodies and produce a satisfying sound. Students learn how to orient their fingers on the guitar fretboard and how to coordinate their left and right hand together. The small class size ensures that each child receives some individual attention each week. Students learn how to position the guitar on their bodies, how to care for the instrument and songs that help demonstrate the mechanics of the guitar, such as tuning. Play-along tracks and practice videos keep students engaged all week long. Students read standard notation and guitar tablature, learn several basic classical, pop and jazz chords and melodies.

Fall Semester (15 weeks)
  • Students learn the names of the strings, how to use a pick, how to strum chords, rudimentary plucking technique, how to identify the frets in the left hand and how to change the pitch of a note on one string. 
Spring Semester (15 weeks)
  • Students learn how to navigate switching between strings and frets with an emphasis on reading notes and recognizing tonal patterns and melodies. 
Students are required to rent or purchase an appropriately sized acoustic guitar for this class, ideally before the first class. We strongly recommend the QC Nylon ¼ Size Guitar or similar.  BKCM provides a starter guitar for students to use in class before their guitar arrives.
Interested in this class? Click HERE to fill out an interest form.
Instrument Friends
An engaging introduction to private instruction, our group instrumental classes friends classes feature a low student-to-teacher ratio so that students get an enriching balance of individual attention and peer support. These classes are stepping stones toward formal private lessons in a lively group format. Students learn essential musical elements such as basic reading notes, notation and instrumental technique.  Caregivers receive materials to keep the learning going at home. Creative activities such as improvisation, composition and interactive musical games keep the students engaged and excited about each class. 

These classes are designed as a year-long offering, divided into two 15-week semesters. At the end of each semester, students perform in a group recital, building confidence and performance skills in a supportive environment.

Registration Info
Do you want to register for a class? Please call 718-622-3300 to speak to one of our registrars who will guide you through the registration process and answer any questions you might have. For complete information on our registration process and policies please click here