Guitar 101: Guitar Class for Beginners

Get a head start on the guitar in Guitar 101!

 – the ultimate guitar class for the complete beginner –

This class is designed with the complete beginner in mind. In it we will cover all of the basics that you need to start playing the guitar as soon as possible.

Topics covered:

  • Names of strings
  • Where the notes are on the strings
  • Basic chords
  • Strumming patterns
  • Beginner songs


By taking this class you’ll learn the core fundamentals of the guitar and you’ll be one step closer to becoming a guitar expert.

NOTE: the October Guitar 101 classes have begun and are no longer accepting students. You may complete the interest form below and we will notify you when the next classes are scheduled to start.



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Details about Guitar 101 (please read):

Start Dates: The next batch of classes is schedule to begin on Friday October 2nd. Once started, you will continue with the same group of students for the duration of the guitar class and will meet every Friday at the same time.

End Dates: Classes are paid for on a monthly basis so the minimum class duration is 4-5 weeks. Students are encouraged to continue for as long as they’d like. We have groups that have been learning guitar together for more than 6 months! Classes will continue on a rolling month-to-month basis as long as there is a minimum of 2 students enrolled. 

Cost: The class is $90 per month for 4 or 5 45-minute classes. For the months with vacation weeks (February and April) the cost will be pro-rated.

Class Times: Each guitar class is 45 minutes long. Your class time will depend on the preferred time you submit and whether or not we can match you with students of the same age and preferred class time. 

Class Sizes: Students will be grouped into classes with 3 to 5 students.

Attendance: Please be respectful of the teacher’s and other students’ time. If you miss a guitar class and try to catch up the next week you may detract from other students’ learning. There will be no refunds or make-ups for missed classes.

Cancellation: With insufficient enrollment we will discontinue the class and refund any moneys due. If we are forced to cancel a class due to inclement weather or a teacher’s absence we will issue a cancelation credit towards a future guitar class. If you intend to discontinue the class please notify us as soon as possible.

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John Paolilli graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2009 with a degree in Guitar Performance. With his extensive experience as a live performer and studio musician, he was recently voted Best Local Guitarist by WMRC Radio. John has been teaching for over eight years and playing guitar for over 12 years.

Need a guitar?

We offer great quality guitars for  beginners at affordable rates for rent and for sale. Grab a guitar today and you can be all set for your first guitar class! Guitars for rent and purchase are available in electric or acoustic. Acoustics are available in 1/2, 3/4 and full-size guitars.

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