Group Classes

Upcoming Classes

City College of San Francisco, John Adams Campus

Make Music On The Guitar: Part 1
Dates to come
Tuesday evenings 6:30-8pm

If you’re looking for a Beginning guitar class that takes you beyond strumming campfire chords, you’ve found it! This class is for newcomers or any guitarist who wants to fill in the gaps and develop a solid foundation for making music on the guitar. What does “making music on the guitar” really mean? That depends on the individual. For you it may mean playing your favorite songs, or learning a new style of music. For others it may be learning to improvise or write music with the guitar. For me it ultimately means having the skills to truly express myself on the guitar. This class teaches students proper guitar techniques (including finger picking and strumming), how to read music, musicianship skills, how to practice and play with others. We have lots of fun and play a variety of folk and blues music. Bring your own guitar!

City College of San Francisco, John Adams Campus

Make Music On The Guitar: Part 2
Dates to come
Tuesday evenings 6:30-8pm

If you’re looking for a Beginning guitar class that takes you beyond strumming campfire chords, you’ve found it! This class is for newcomers or any guitarist who wants to fill in the gaps and develop a solid foundation for making music on the guitar. What does “making music on the guitar” really mean? That depends on the individual. For you it may mean playing your favorite songs, or learning a new style of music. For others it may be learning to improvise or write music with the guitar. For me it ultimately means having the skills to truly express myself on the guitar. This class teaches students proper guitar techniques (including finger picking and strumming), how to read music, musicianship skills, how to practice and play with others. We have lots of fun and play a variety of folk and blues music. Bring your own guitar!

College of San Mateo

Make Music on the Guitar (Beginner Part 5)
5/10/24 – 6/29/24 (7 class meetings)
Saturdays 11:30 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Skip date: (No class on 5/25/2024)

If you’re looking for a Beginning guitar class that takes you beyond strumming campfire chords you’ve found it! This class is for newcomers or any guitarist who wants to fill in the gaps and develop a solid foundation for making music on the guitar.

What does “making music on the guitar” really mean? That depends on the individual. For you it may mean playing your favorite songs, or learning a new style of music. For others it may be learning to improvise or write music with the guitar. For me it ultimately means having the skills to truly express myself on the guitar.

This class teaches students proper guitar techniques (including finger picking and strumming), how to read music, musicianship skills, how to practice and play with others. We have lots of fun and play a variety of folk and blues music.
Bring your guitar.

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College of San Mateo

Fretboard Fundamentals (Intermediate) & Guitar Workshop (Moving to advanced)
5/10/24 – 6/29/24 (7 class meetings)
Saturdays 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Skip date: (No class on 5/25/2024)

This is a combined Intermediate and Advance level class for guitarists who already play and can read music to some degree. You will develop more techniques, vision of the fretboard (chords/scales), improvisation, practical theory, musicianship, and apply these skills to a variety of jazz, blues, classical, and rock tunes. Taught by Doug Cameron, this class is perfect for those who have taken the Beginning Guitar series of classes, or for guitar players who have some music-reading ability.

This class is for students who are moving toward advanced level guitar playing. The Guitar Workshop students are expected to have a grasp of the principles presented in the other classes, and are ready to move onto more advanced concepts ie key/chord/scale construction and relationships, classical/finger style techniques, and developing vocabulary for improvisation. The class provides an in depth study of the blues, with much focus on repertoire (jazz standards, classical pieces, folk, pop) and performance practices for the soloist and ensemble player.

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Ongoing Classes with Doug
To Learn More: Send Doug an e-mail
Thursday Night Guitar Class (Online class, not Associated with CSM)
Every Thursday Evening 8-9:30pm

This class offers instruction in all of the areas the other classes with more in depth attention to Fretboard Awareness, practice of Major, Harmonic Minor, and Melodic Minor scales, technique development, creating arrangements for solo guitar, Improvisation and comping skills. More advanced skills are practiced but the content is also driven by the level and interests of the students.

Also available for Private Instruction on Zoom or in person.