Guitar for Performers

For all the actors, improvisers, and comics who want to be able to play and write their own songs, this class will give them the tools to do just that.  Rather than learning to play the instrument note by note through tedious theory, we throw the student right into playing their guitar, teaching them how to play effectively and quickly.  At the end of the 8 week course, the student will know enough about the guitar to cover hundreds of songs, and will also write, sing and perform an original piece, as well as learn the necessary language that will make collaboration with other musicians possible.  The class culminates in a  final showcase.

***The student would be required to provide his/her own guitar.  Rentals can be procured through Old Town School of Folk Music.

Need a Payment Plan?  No problem!  We just require a credit or debit card payment of 1/2 up front and the other 1/2 at week five of the class;  Also, we should mention that early discounts cannot be applied to payment plans.  If you’d like to set one up just give Charley a call at (773.697.9693TuesdayThursday11am-6pm.

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If you want to register but would like to arrange a payment plan, please first contact Charley ‘at’ or call 773.697.9693.

Please make sure that you have read our Class Policy before you register.

If you are signing up for AP3-AP5 please list last Annoyance class you took and the teacher. If you are entering AP2 without having completed the AP1 Prerequisite, please list previous outside experience. If signing up for AP1, please list your favorite fish noise.

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Joe McDaniel

Joe McDaniel hails from Memphis TN where he performed in numerous plays, and short films, played music, and ate what most people would call an absurd amount of BBQ. Here in Chicago, he does much of the same. He owes … Continue reading Joe McDaniel