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Adult Group Guitar Lessons 


Where:
at Clock Tower Music

What do you need to bring?
Just a guitar!

Class size limited to 10.
To sign up or for additional information contact me by filling in the information to the right or call me at 415-309-9309

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Adult Group Guitar Classes


Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday evenings 6:15-7:15

Lessons held at Clocktower Music at 676 Laurel St. San Carlos.

Classes run 8 weeks, are an hour long, with generally no
more than 10 students per class. Cost: $300.

The group classes are for adults only.

 


 

Upcoming Group Classes

Introduction To Acoustic Blues Guitar
Monday evenings 6:15-7:15
This is a beginner/intermediate level class where you'll learn some classic blues songs from Robert Johnson and Leadbelly. We'll dress up these fun songs with some fancy intros and outros.
Songs include Cross Road Blues, Love In Vain Blues, Take This Hammer and more.
Start date: Monday, May 20th
7 weeks (no lesson on Memorial Day, May 27th)
$240.

Level 1B
Tuesday evenings 6:15-7:15
This is a beginner level class for people who already know a few chords and strum patterns.
Songs include For What It's Worth, Stuck In The Middle, Peaceful Easy Feeling and more.
Start date: Tuesday, May 21st
8 weeks
$300

All Neil Young part 2
Wednesday evenings 6:15-7:15
In this intermediate/advanced class you'll learn some great songs from the master that I didn't cover in a previous Neil Young class.
Songs include Sugar Mountain, Out On The Weekend, Harvest and more.
Start date: Wednesday, May 22nd
8 weeks
$300



 

 

PAST Adult Group Classes

Acoustic Classics (Level 1/2)
Start date: Monday, January 8th 
This is a beginner/intermediate level class for anyone who already knows
some chords and strum patterns. The focus will be on dressing up your playing with single note intros.
Songs include Redemption Song, Wish You Were Here and more.
8 weeks 


 

Total Beginner Class
Start date: Tuesday, January 9th
This class is for the person who’s never even held a guitar but has always wanted to learn how to play. You’ll learn some basic chords and strum patterns and how to read basic guitar music notation.
Songs include A Horse With No Name, Anyone Else But You and more.
8 weeks 

 



Acoustic Classics (Intermediate/Advanced)
Start date: Wednesday, January 10th
Wednesday evenings 6:15-7:15
In this class we'll go after some great acoustic songs.
Songs include Angie, Hey, Hey, What Can I Do and more.
Start date: Wednesday, January 10th
8 weeks



First Year Of Guitar
Monday evenings 6:15-7:15
This is a beginner level class for anyone who already knows some chords and strum patterns.
Songs include Fleetwood Mac’s Dreams, Folsom Prison Blues, Good Riddance and more.
Start date: Monday, October 16th
8 weeks
$240



More From The 70s! (NEW CLASS)
Wednesday evenings 6:15-7:15
In this intermediate level class we'll continue to explore the endless supply
of great music from the 70s.

Songs include It’s Too Late, Every Night, Another Day and more.
Start date: Wednesday, October 18th
8 weeks
$240

 


Level 1A
Monday and Tuesday evenings 6:15-7:15
This beginner level class is for anyone who already knows some chords and strum patterns. This is the class to take after the Total Beginner Class.
Start date: Monday, March 20th and Tuesday, March 21st
8 weeks
$240

All Tom Petty Part 2 (NEW CLASS)
Wednesday evenings 6:15-7:15
In this intermediate level class we will learn more great Tom Petty songs.
Songs include It's Good To Be King, Mary Jane's Last Dance and more.
Start date: Wednesday, March 22nd
8 weeks
$240

 

 

Themes (Level 2 and up)

 

All Beatles

 

All Willie Nelson

 

All Paul Simon

 

All Tom Petty

 

Playing Around The Campfire 

In these classes, offered during the summer, the emphasis is on singing along while playing. Singing is not required but it is encouraged. Unlike the other classes there is less emphasis on technique or new concepts.  This one is very popular.

 

Blues 

Intros, outros, simple melodies, and how to play different parts in a group setting. You'll learn how to incorporate slides, hammer-ons, and other techniques.

 

American Roots Music

Arrangements of early blues, folk, and country songs with intros, lead licks, and outros. Singing and taking solos is encouraged but not required.

Example of songs: St. James Infirmary, Mama Don't You Tear My Clothes, Alberta, Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out, and many more.

 

Fingerpicking

The basics of fingerpicking using folk, country, blues, and pop music.

 

Theory Classes

Various topics are introduced in these classes. Want to know why this chord sounds good with that chord but not that other chord? Want to know the relationship between chords and scales? Take one of these classes.

 

Technique Classes 

In these classes we focus on developing certain techniques like improving single note speed and accuracy or how to cross pick. These are often short intensive classes.

 

Not sure what class would be a good fit for you? Contact me and we'll figure it out or, better yet, schedule a private lesson so I can hear you and more confidently suggest the best class for you.


PAST CLASSES


Barre Chords (Level 2)
Monday evenings 6:15-7:10
Getting our barre chords together can be an emotional experience. In this class we will work on songs with the mini F chord and the B minor chord. I'll have lots of drills and exercises to help you get these chords together.
Songs include House Of The Rising Sun, I Shall Be Released, Teach Your Children and more.
Start date: Monday, November 6th
7 weeks
$140

All Tom Petty (Level 2)
Monday evenings 7:15-8:15
In this class we will focus on some of Tom Petty's greatest songs. This level 2 class will be more of a "strum and sing" class without any intricate single note material.
Songs include I Won't Back Down, Learning To Fly, Breakdown and more
Start date: Monday, November 6th
7 weeks
$140

All Tom Petty (Level 3/4)
Wednesday evenings 7:15-8:15
In this class we'll focus on the music of Tom Petty's greatest songs. This more intermediate/advanced class will be good for people who'd like to dive into some of the fancier intros and single note melodies.
Songs include Into The Great Wide Open, Wildflowers, Running Down A Dream and more.
Start date: Wednesday, November 8th (No class on Wednesday, November 22nd).
6 weeks
$120
Sign up soon because classes fill up fast.

The classes are a continuation of currently running classes. For example, if you are currently in the Monday at 7:15 class then the next session at that time is the appropriate level for you.All classes are held at Clocktower Music located at 676 Laurel Street in San Carlos. For a description of group class levels and themes go here. To sign up, or if you have any questions, contact me at brandon@brandonrobinson.info

Introduction to Fingerpicking (Level 2)
Monday evenings 6:15-7:10
In this class we will work on common fingerpicking patterns over traditional folk and blues songs.
Songs include Sloop John B, Railroad Bill, Freight Train and more
Start date: Monday, March 27th (No class on April 24th and May 29th)
9 weeks

Fingerpicking Solo Arrangements (Level 3)
Monday evening 7:15-8:15
In this class we will work on fingerpicking arrangements where the rhythm, chords, and melody all come together.
Prerequisite: must have prior fingerpicking experience.
Songs include Freight Train (solo style), Stagger Lee and more.
Start date: Monday, March 27 (No class on April 24th and Monday, May 29th)
9 weeks

Level 1A
Tuesday evening 7:15-8:15
This class builds off the skills you learned in the Total Beginner Class. Here you'll learn more chords and strum patterns.
Prerequisite: some very basic prior guitar playing experience.
Songs include Let It Be, Jambalaya, You Ain't Going' Nowhere, and more.
Start date: Tuesday, March 28th (No class on Tuesday, April 25th)
9 weeks

1965-1970 (Level 3/4) (SOLD OUT)

Wednesday evenings 7:15-8:15
In this intermediate/advanced class we will work on some great songs from the late 60s.
Songs include America, Mother Nature's Son, I Will, and more.
Start date: Wednesday, March 29th (No class on Wednesday, April 26th)
9 weeks
 
Curbside Pickup Available
Tuesday         10-5
Wednesday    10-5

Thursday        10-5
Friday             10-5

Saturday        10-5
 
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