Guitar Friends

Project Info

Project Description

Age: 5-6 Years Old (Kindergarten and 1st Grade)
Type: Instrument Friends
Term: Fall | Spring
Term Length: 15 Weeks
  • Saturdays at 9:30am, 10:15am
Duration: 45 Minutes
Class Size: 4
Price: $580 (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 hands 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. 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.

Financial aid is available for qualifying students. To apply please contact and fill out the financial aid application.
Instrument Friends
An engaging introduction to private instruction, our group instrumental friends classes feature a low student-to-teacher ratio (4 students per teacher) so that students experience an enriching balance of individual attention and peer support. Students learn essential musical elements such as reading notes, technique and ear training. Caregivers receive materials and play-along tracks to help continue the learning 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 yearlong 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