Beginning Guitar Description

This is a group ensemble course designed for those who have limited or no experience and would like to learn to play guitar. Students will learn simple songs in a group setting. Students will be introduced to chords, basic strumming, and basic Music Theory. Students must bring their own guitar to class. Daily practice is expected. Beginning Guitar will perform at the KEYS Winter and Spring Concerts and in an in-class recital at the end of the year.

Textbooks and Supplies

The Guitar Grimoire Beginning Guitar
ISBN: 9781491163290

Under Class Details, see the Class Attachment for a picture of the textbook.

Guitar, case & strap of choice
Clip-on styled tuner of choice
Capo of your choice
Guitar picks of choice
Folding Music Stand
Metronome (iPad/Phone is sufficient for use at home)
Black Binder: section labels with practice logs, music sheets, resources, handouts, homework, and classroom notes. Please have paper as well.
Pen & pencil
Ringed pencil/supply pouch that is kept with the binder to store supplies



Class Information

Parents are responsible for purchasing all textbooks and supplies before the first day of class.

KEYS will invoice supply fees at the time of registration and class selection. This fee covers materials, lab supplies, and other expenses incurred by the teacher. It is a one-time fee, transferable until August, but non-refundable.

Please note the grade level for this class. Students younger than the recommended grade levels need special permission before signing up for the class. Please contact the office for more information.

What happens if a class is full? You may email to be waitlisted.

  • Category: Fine Arts
  • Subject: Guitar
  • Days: Tue, Thur
  • Times: 12:30 pm-1:25 pm
  • Grade Level: 5-12
  • Teacher: Scott Griffin
  • Monthly Tuition: $52
  • Supply Fee: $15
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