Music Workshops

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Green Hills Guitar Studio offers lessons to both individuals and groups of all sizes. If you’re interested in an intensive group learning experience to jumpstart your guitar playing or work on your skills with like-minded musicians in a cooperative setting, contact us for more information.

We currently offer 2 workshops: Guitar I and Guitar II. Details about each of the workshops are listed below.

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Guitar I Workshop: Beginning Guitar

8 spaces available

Guitars can be provided if you don’t have one. Just let us know in advance!

This beginner’s workshop gets you familiar with your instrument, teaches you the basic tuning and hand positioning, covers reading basic music, and gets you started with a couple of songs. Join us solo or with a couple of your closest musician friends interested in learning guitar.

Open to all ages and skill levels, this workshop will start from ground zero and build from there. If you have played guitar in the past, had some lessons and need a refresher, or you are starting from scratch, this is the class for you!

All handouts and music will be provided.

What we will cover:

  • How to read guitar tablature
  • How to read chord diagrams, open position chords and fingerings.
  • Hand position and strumming technique
  • Strategies for smooth chord changes and transitions
  • The most common rhythms and strum patterns used in songs
  • Rhythm and counting whole notes, quarter notes and eighth notes
  • Playing guitar in different time signatures.
  • An introduction to sight reading in the open position
  • Alternate picking technique and finger exercises to help with independence and strength

Cost: 3 hours/$90

Dates & times:

  • Sat Nov. 3, 9am-12
  • Sat Dec 15, 10am-1
  • Jan 12, 3pm-6

Guitar II Workshop: Beginning Blues & Rock Guitar

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8 spaces available

This workshop is open to all ages and skill levels. It will start from ground zero and build from there, focusing on blues guitar skills. If you have played guitar in the past, had some lessons and need a refresher or you are starting from scratch, this is the class for you!

All handouts and music will be provided.

Dates & times:

  • Sun, Nov 4, 12-3
  • Sun Dec 16, 5-8
  • Tues Jan 8, 6-9

Cost: 3 hours/$90

What we will cover:

  • The basics and foundation for beginning blues rhythm guitar and lead guitar
  • How to read chord diagrams
  • How to read guitar tablature
  • Blues guitar riffs and rhythms
  • Blues guitar licks and learning to improvise
  • The minor and major Pentatonic scales
  • The blues scale
  • Blues guitar turnarounds
  • 12 bar blues progressions
  • 1-4-5 chords
  • Learning to play by ear, jam with your friends and to your favorite songs and recordings

Fill out the form below for more information about guitar workshops, or visit our music lessons page to find out more about individual guitar, piano, voice, or bass lessons.