Class Guitar | University of Northwestern, St. Paul
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Class Guitar

​Would you like to learn to play the guitar? Learn the basics of how to play the guitar as a solo and an accompaniment instrument with no experience needed.​

Guitar class instruction


Learn the basics of how to play the guitar as a solo and an accompaniment instrument. Each half-hour session will consist of scales, chords, history, and music theory.

Instructor: Glen Larson


Beginning I – No previous experience or knowledge needed.
Beginning II – Should know basic strumming patterns, be familiar with 10 or more chords and know first position on the fretboard.


  • Thursdays, N3326
  • Beginning I, 6:30–7 p.m.; Beginning II, 7:15–7:45 p.m.
  • 12 spring classes: February 4, February 11, February 18, February 25, March 4, March 11, March 18, March 25, April 1, April 8, April 15, April 22


Please bring your own guitar! 

A note from our guitar instructor on selecting a guitar:

We like to see students start on a classical guitar - that is, a nylon string acoustic guitar. There are a variety of brands, and every music store carries them. Just about anything you get will most likely be acceptable for a beginner. One thing we can suggest is that you pay attention to the size of your child. Depending on their size, you may want to get a guitar that is not full size such as a 3/4 size. An advantage of the classical guitar is that it allows students to get into a full size a bit sooner than if they were playing a normal style steel string guitar.


    • $125 per semester (12 weeks; 30-min. sessions)

    Glen Larson, M.M.

    Adjunct Instructor: Guitar

    Glen Larson has studied guitar with Jeff Van and James McGuire and performed in master classes with John...

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