8 week group guitar classes starting at $10 per class

I am now offering 8 week guitar classes for $10 per class!*

The classes are 45 minutes long and will cover the basics of playing the guitar. This is a perfect continuation of the classes I offer at the Sahara West Library. This is perfect for families, friends  or groups of people wanting to learn to play.

I can also teach groups at your home or office for $15 per person.

Requirements:

  • The class cost is $80 (paid in advance) and there are no refunds for missed classes
  • Must have a playable guitar
  • A minimum of 4 people need to commit to a class before starting
  • The classes are focused on playing songs and using guitar chords however, I can customize the classes if there are requests for specific areas of study or styles
  • If you are interested please call or text me at (702) 533-3611 or email me at matthennager@gmail.com

*The $10 per lesson price is for classes at my office (1640 E. Sahara Ave, Suite K Las Vegas, NV 89104) At your home or office it is $15 per student)

Band Camp!

Here’s your chance to jam in a band!

This class will teach you how to play in a band. Each monthly session will focus on songs of specific music genera. The class is designed for lead, rhythm, electric and acoustic guitarists and is also open to vocalists, bassists, drummers. Musicians of any skill level and ages 8 and up!

Requirements:

  • Open to ages 8 and up, but must be able to play required songs and I suggest taking at least 1 lesson to help prepare
  • Playable acoustic guitar (with pickup) or playable electric guitar
  • Amplifiers are optional, but you are welcome to bring your own gear
  • RSVP with me at (702) 533-3611 – also please call if you have any questions!
  • All music is included.
  • Cost is only $25 per student

When and Where:

  • Every LAST Saturday of every month from 3:30 pm to 6pm
  • Class will be held at my office – 1640 E. Sahara Ave. Suite K  LV, NV 89104
  • September 28th
  • October 26th
  • November 30th
  • More dates TBA!

 

Free Guitar Classes at the Sahara West Library for 2013

FREE GUITAR CLASSES AT THE SAHARA WEST LIBRARY!

I am teaching a 3 week beginning guitar class at the Sahara West Library. The classes are the first 3 Sundays of every month at 12pm.

These classes are an introduction to both electric and acoustic guitars. I will be focusing on playing guitar chords and reading guitar tablature.

Please show up 15 minutes early to get your guitar in tune. You need a guitar, however if you don’t have one feel free to watch the class.

I will be selling guitar accessories at discounted prices at the lessons. I accept cash, check, Visa and MasterCard. I will have picks, tuners, books, strings, music stands, capos, polish, slides and more available for purchase.

Where: Sahara West Library – 9600 W. Sahara Ave. Las Vegas, NV 89117 (702) 507-3631 or call me at (702) 533-3611

 

Advice for beginning guitar players

Advice for beginning guitar players

            I get a lot of questions about the best guitar to purchase for beginners. From my experience, the best place to start is asking yourself or your child what type of guitar is most exciting and appealing. If you or your child would like to start out and play an electric that is what you should purchase! If you find or your child would like to start out on an acoustic guitar, that is the one for you.

Many people think the acoustic should be the one to start out with because traditionally that’s what beginners have been told. I feel that a lot of this had to do with the expense of electric guitars in earlier days. Now you can buy a decent beginning acoustic, classical or electric guitar for around $150.

I feel the biggest factor in deciding which guitar to buy is what you (or your child) want to play. If you see yourself strumming some chords around a campfire you might want to consider an acoustic guitar instead of the $2000 Les Paul with a 6 foot tall Marshall stack! But if your favorite band is Avenged Sevenfold or Jimi Hendrix, then the electric might be the better choice.

Another point that I try to drive home is excitement. Inspiration is everything! If you’re not inspired to play a certain type of guitar purchase, the guitar that inspires you or your child! It will help in practice motivation.

The electric guitar is a much easer instrument to physically play due to thinner strings and can build up confidence faster. The acoustic is a bit more demanding due to the thicker strings. However this can be beneficial when switching from the acoustic to the electric.

If you have any questions, you can email me at matthennager@gmail.com or feel free to call me at (702) 533-3611

 

Guitar Lessons via Skype!

I wanted to let you know that I offer guitar lessons via Skype! I charge $20 per half hour and all lesson material is sent to you via email. You need to have the ability to open PDF files.

A helpful reminder is to make sure your guitar is in tune before the lesson. That will cut down on time spent tuning the guitar and more time on lesson information.

If you have any questions, you can email me at matthennager@gmail.com or feel free to call me at (702) 533-3611