Guitar Friends


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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Age: 5-6 Years Old (Kindergarten and 1st Grade)
Type: Instrument Friends
Term: Fall | Spring
Term Length: 15 Weeks
  • Tuesdays at 3:30pm, 4:15pm
  • Saturdays at 9:30am, 10:15am
Duration: 45 Minutes
Class Size: 4
Price: $500 (plus instrument rental or purchase)
  • Michele Temple
  • Benjamin 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 great sound on their instrument Students learn how to orient their fingers on the guitar fretboard and how to coordinate their left and right hand together. This class is limited in size to four students so 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. This class runs for two 15-week semesters, each concluding with a performance recital. In the first semester students learn the names of the strings, how to use a pick, how to strum chords, and rudimentary plucking technique.. They learn how to identify the frets in the left hand and how to change the pitch of a note on one string. Students read standard notation and guitar tablature, learn several basic chords and melodies from classical, pop and jazz repertoire. In the second semester, students learn how to navigate switching between different strings and frets. An emphasis is placed on sight reading, learning the names of the notes and recognizing tonal patterns and melodies. Each ensemble piece includes a play-along track and practice videos that keep students engaged all week long. Students are required to rent or purchase an appropriately sized acoustic guitar for this class. We strongly recommend the QC Nylon ¼ Size Guitar or similar. Guitars are provided for students in class and we recommend purchasing a guitar prior to the first class or within the first two weeks of the semester.

This class is available for pod learning. Have a pod and interested in signing them up for a course? Click Here.

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 group classes in violin, piano and guitar are stepping stones toward formal private lessons in a lively group format. Students learn essential musical elements such as basic sight reading, 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 class, divided into two 15-week semesters. At the end of each 15-week semester, students perform in a group recital, building confidence and performance skills in a supportive environment.
Registration Info
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