Learn how to play guitar

PALMDALE – The City of Palmdale’s parks and recreation department is offering an “Instant Guitar for Hopelessly Busy People” class on Friday, July 27 from 6:30 to 9 pm at the Marie Kerr Park Recreation Center, 2723 Rancho Vista Blvd. in Palmdale.

Renowned music teacher Craig Coffman, who also teaches an “Instant Piano” class, will teach the course.  “Over 20,000 students have attended my ‘Instant Piano’ class with great results and it occurred to me that the same principles apply to the guitar,” said Coffman. “With this class I am able to give them enough information and tools that students can go home right away and teach themselves what they want to learn.”

The cost is $30 per session, plus a $29 materials fee payable to the instructor. Students will need to bring their own acoustic guitar.

“Many students just want to learn how to play simple tunes and they can start doing this right away,” said Coffman.  “Others want to go further and I am then able to point them towards the right materials to help them go down this road.  In the class we also discuss some of the common mistakes people make and the hurdles that prevent them from learning the guitar.  If I can help students avoid these hurdles then they are much more likely to succeed,” Coffman added.

Participants must pre-register for the course either online at www.cityofpalmdale.org; at the parks and recreation department, 38260 10th St. East in Palmdale, Monday through Thursday from 10 am to 6 pm; or at the Palmdale Oasis Park Recreation Center, 3850 E. Avenue S, Monday through Friday from 3:30 to 6 pm.

“You don’t need to know anything at all about music or the guitar to attend the class,” stated Coffman.  “This is designed for the absolute beginner.  No one will be put ‘on the spot’ or embarrassed.  If you have the desire and the motivation to practice you can learn this instrument.  The emphasis here is on learning for your own enjoyment and having fun,” he said.

For more information please call Palmdale’s parks and recreation office at 661-267-5611.