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Introduction to Acoustic Guitar
This class, structured for beginners will assist you in acquiring the technique you will need to deal with the melodic, harmonic and rhythmic possibilities of the most widely played instrument of our time. How to get those favorite tunes from your ears to your fingers is the question we will try to answer for you. Participants need a playable acoustic guitar and you will receive guidance as to how to make your instrument easier to play. In addition, an inexpensive method book and a manuscript book (blank music sheets) will get us started in understanding the language of musicians (materials fee of $15-17 is payable to the instructor at the first class). Instructor Tom Elliott began study of the guitar at age ten. Later, he traveled extensively with his own groups and appeared with Chuck Berry, The Who, Frank Zappa and Albert King, among others. Mr. Elliott has operated his own music studio in Ridgefield, CT since 1976. He has taught at colleges and private schools and also led his own popular music group as well as appearing as a soloist and in chamber music ensembles. While now on the faculty of Choate Rosemary Hall and the Wilton Conservatory, his private studio continues to welcome committed students, age 6 to 60.

Thursdays - New Beginners

8 Sessions $ 171 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 145) +$mtls.
Thur., 9/29; 10/6, 13, 20, 27; 11/3, 10, 17 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.; Veterans Park School

Mondays - Intermediate

8 Sessions $ 171 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 145) +$mtls.
Mon., 10/3, 17, 24; 11/7, 14, 21, 28; 12/5 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.; East Ridge Middle School

Private Lessons

Private lessons are available via Zoom, Meets, or Skype on






Please email ridgefieldcontinuingeducation@gmail.com or call (203) 431-2812 for information. We will provide a referral code and seek to track interest!