Current Group Lessons
CLASSIC COUNTRY JAMWhatever instrument you play, here's your chance to learn to jam with other players, or hone your chops if you already know how, in the most supportive environment imaginable. Learn to play the real country songs of Hank Williams, Merle Haggard, George Jones, Ernest Tubb, Buck Owens, Roy Acuff and others. They are mostly simple, 3- or 4-chord tunes! Fred spells out the progressions and you take turns playing backup and soloing (only if you want to) on the best country music there is.
Fred Sokolow 3:00 - 4:30 PM Sundays, Sep 17 - Oct 22 (1 sessions left) $25
BEATLES & STONES JAMAll instruments welcome! Learn the classic rock tunes of the world's greatest rock bands. Fred will lay out the chord progressions and everybody will play the songs (all together now) and take turns soloing... if you want to solo! If you need some help with chord shapes or soloing ideas and techniques, the maestro is there to help. The class can help choose the song list.
Fred Sokolow 8:00-9:30 PM Tuesdays, Sep 19 - Oct 24 (2 sessions left) $50
UKULELE JAM PLUSPlay and sing along with Fred on a wide variety of songs (no genre left untapped) including ones YOU suggest. Everyone gets a chance to solo, too, if they want to. Fred will write the changes on the board and help with any mysterious chord shapes. He'll also offer lots of suggestions on how to take your backup and your soloing to the next level (play all over the fretboard & learn soloing strategies). We'll play blues, classic rock, Tin Pan Alley, country, swing, bluegrass, you name it.
Fred Sokolow 8:00 - 9:30 PM Wednesday, Sep 20 - Oct 25 (2 sessions left) $50
INTRO TO L.A. MOUNTAIN/URBAN DULCIMER CLUBThis hour-long session is designed to prepare beginners to participate more fully in the club meeting that immediately follows (1:30-3 pm). Joellen will teach mountain dulcimer basics: how to tune, two basic strums, a fingerpicking pattern, how to read tablature, and a song.
Joellen Lapidus 12:30-1:30 pm Sunday, Oct 22 (1 session) $25
L.A. MOUNTAIN/URBAN DULCIMER CLUBMeet other dulcimer players, learn new tunes, share new techniques, tunings, and recordings. All levels welcome. Our goal is to increase our enjoyment of the mountain dulcimer and meet other players with similar interests. Facilitated by Joellen Lapidus. For more information call Joellen at (310) 474-1123.
Joellen Lapidus 1:30-3 pm Sunday, Oct 22 (1 session) $30
ONGOING HARMONICA WORKSHOPHere's your chance to better your harmonica skills AND have fun. Lots of jamming, new techniques, theory and more. Come in and watch any time without charge. Please call Dave at (818) 710-7979 BEFORE signing up.
Dave Gage 6:30-8:00 PM Every Tuesday $110 (for each month)
Group Lesson Policy
Come to any full-length class (8 weeks) and don't pay until the 2nd week. Please pay up front for shorter classes and workshops. Save your place by enrolling early. Drop by the shop, or call us at (310) 828-4497. Be aware that classes with very low turnouts may be canceled (but it doesn't happen too often). And don't forget to practice!
1. We rent for a minimum of three months.
2. We rent anything that retails for $500.00 or less (with some occasional exceptions).
3. The rate is 30% of the cost of instrument and case. (We will not rent without a case unless the customer already has a suitable case.)
4. The first three months' payment can apply toward purchase on that instrument or one of higher value.
5. One may continue renting at the rate of 10% per month after the initial three-month period. However, these payments do not apply toward purchase.
6. One must have a Credit card valid for at least 12 months.