Group Guitar

Learning to play can be easy and fun.
Simply play the music you already know and love.
These are the songs you want to learn put in the perfect order.
Lessons are clear and easy to understand.
Catered to the needs of each individual.
Ideal for beginners looking to get started.
And perfect for experienced musicians looking to reach the next level.

Learn the guitar.   Have fun.   Rock Out!

Learn guitar through a series of popular rock songs. Each song illuminates a new facet of the instrument. Theory, skills and rhythm are taught in the context of how it applies to a certain song.

Peer interaction allows students to practically apply their skills while they’re learning them. By playing songs with multiple parts, students take an active role in this inclusive learning process.

Level 1 is ideal for students:

  • New to the instrument
  • With some guitar knowledge, looking for a greater foundation
  • Who have learned another instrument and want to give the guitar a try

In this 8 week course, students will learn:

  • Open chords, 5th chords, 7th chords
  • Lead guitar riffs
  • 12 Bar Blues
  • Proper technique
  • How to read tablature guitar music
  • How to maintain and tune a guitar

Songs are taught by artists such as:

  • The Rolling Stones
  • The White Stripes
  • Green Day
  • Nirvana
  • Bob Marley

Ben Zadan, Instructor
Ben Zadan is a multi-instrumentalist who grew up in New York. He teaches Guitar, Bass, and Piano. In 2002, Ben received his BFA in music from the California Institute of the Arts and began teaching in 2003. He has performed on guitar and keyboard at many venues in the Los Angeles area. In addition to his western music education, Ben also has extensive world music training. He has performed with the Balinese Gamelan Burat Wangi led by Nyoman Wenten and Gamelan Sekar Jaya at venues such as the Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Herbst Theatre, and Zellerbach Hall. Ben is positive, encouraging and patient. He tries to inspire his students and share his love of music. Ben’s teaching technique draws from his vast experience with world-renowned musicians and teachers.

One Response to Group Guitar

  1. Gretchen Schreiber says:

    I would like to sign my 9 year old daughter up for a group guitar class this fall. She goes to Chabot and we would be interested in a clas that is after school hours. Thank you!

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