Group Lessons

Upcoming Classes


BOTTLENECK / SLIDE GUITAR ★ ★ ☆ -- POSTPONED
Fred Sokolow 6:30 - 8:00 PM Thursday, Mar 19 - Apr 2 (3 sessions) $90
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GUITAR 2: ADVANCED BEGINNERS AND PREMATURE INTERMEDIATES ★ ★ ☆ -- POSTPONED
Cheryl Saunders 8:00 - 9:30 PM Tuesdays, Mar 24 - Apr 28 (6 sessions) $150
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UNDERSTANDING CHORD PROGRESSIONS ★ ★ ☆ -- POSTPONED
Fred Sokolow 6:30 - 8:00 PM Wednesday, Mar 25 - Apr 8 (3 sessions) $90
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SWING JAM ★ ★ ☆ -- POSTPONED
Fred Sokolow 8:00 - 9:30 PM Wednesday, Mar 25 - Apr 29 (6 sessions) $150
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HARMONICA FOR BEGINNERS ★ ☆ ☆ -- POSTPONED
Mimi Mayer 12:00 - 1:30 PM Saturdays, Mar 28 - May 2 (6 sessions) $150
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BLUES JAM ★ ★ ☆ -- POSTPONED
Fred Sokolow 1:00 - 2:30 PM Sundays, Mar 29 - May 3 (6 sessions) $150
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BEATLES / STONES JAM ★ ★ ☆ -- POSTPONED
Fred Sokolow 3:00 - 4:30 PM Sunday, Mar 29 - May 3 (6 sessions) $150
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BEGINNING MANDOLIN ★ ☆ ☆ -- POSTPONED
Fred Sokolow 8:00 - 9:30 PM Thursdays, Apr 2 - May 7 (6 sessions) $150
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RICHARD SMITH GUITAR WORKSHOP ★ ★ ☆ -- POSTPONED
Richard Smith 12:00 - 2:00 PM Saturday, May 9 (1 session) $60
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INTRO TO L.A. MOUNTAIN / URBAN DULCIMER CLUB ★ ☆ ☆ -- POSTPONED
Joellen Lapidus 12:30 - 1:30 PM Sunday, May 17 (1 session) $35
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L.A. MOUNTAIN / URBAN DULCIMER CLUB ★ ☆ ☆ -- POSTPONED
Joellen Lapidus 1:30 - 3:00 PM Sunday, May 17 (1 session) $35
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ONGOING MCCABE'S RECORDING STUDIO ★ ★ ★ -- POSTPONED
Pete Snell By Appointment Only (2hr limit per session) $75/hr
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ONGOING HARMONICA WORKSHOP ★ ★ ☆ -- POSTPONED
Dave Gage 6:30 - 8:00 PM Every Tuesday (for each month) $150
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Classes Currently In Session


KID ROW ★ ☆ ☆ -- SUSPENDED
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BABY ROW + 1 (Ages 0-3 + Parent or Guardian)
Designed for tiny rockers and a parent in a fun, interactive group setting.
9:30 - 10:15 AM Sundays, Jan 5 - Apr 25
$150/month includes one weekly 45 minute session/week

LITTLE-KID ROW (Ages 3-6)
Introductory group lessons teaching future rockers basic musical principles through music and movement.
10:15 - 11:00 AM Sundays, Jan 5 - Apr 25
OR 11:15 - 12:00 AM Sundays, Jan 5 - Apr 25
$150/month includes one 45 minute weekly band rehearsal

KID ROW (Ages 6 - 17)
Students are learning the songs that they love, coupled with rock 'n' roll classics in a band setting.
12:00 - 1:30 PM Sundays, Jan 5 - Apr 25
OR 1:30 - 3:00 PM Sundays, Jan 5 - Apr 25
$300/month includes one 90 minute weekly band rehearsal

BIG-KID ROW (Ages 18+)
‘Cause parents gotta rock too! Students are learning the songs that they love, coupled with rock 'n' roll classics in a band setting.
6:30 - 7:45 PM Wednesdays, Jan 8 - Apr 25
$200/month includes one 75 minute weekly band rehearsal

ALL PROGRAMS CULMINATE WITH A FULL-ON ROCK SHOW!
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GUITAR 2.5: MORE GUITAR WITH CHERYL ★ ★ * -- SUSPENDED
This is the class that naturally follows Cheryl's "Guitar 2" class, and is just a little more challenging (hence the 2 1/2 guitar rating). Delve into more advanced songs and a bit of theory. Learn bass runs, hammer-ons, pull-offs, and slides. Become friendly with barre chords. Start to sound like a professional.
Cheryl Saunders 8:00 - 9:30 PM Thursdays, Mar 5 - Apr 9 (6 sessions) $150

BLUEGRASS JAM ★ ★ ☆ -- SUSPENDED
Finally, a place for beginning and intermediate bluegrassers to learn to jam, using standard tunes that everybody plays. All bluegrass instruments welcome. We'll start with slow tempos, and kick it up a notch when (if) the class wants to do so. Emphasis on ensemble playing (soloing optional).
Fred Sokolow 8:00 - 9:30 Thursdays, Feb 20 - Mar 26 (6 sessions) $150

AFTER SCHOOL GUITAR ★ ☆ ☆ -- SUSPENDED
Superstardom here you come! Have fun learning current tunes in this six week beginning class and get an exciting introduction to music. Student guitars available for rent (electrics, too). This class is intended for students ages 9 through 14.
David Ellis 4:00 - 5:00 PM Tuesdays, Feb 18 - Mar 24 (6 sessions) $110

BEGINNING GUITAR ★ ☆ ☆ -- SUSPENDED
Get started on the right foot with David Ellis, an accomplished classical guitarist who is also fluent in folk, blues, flamenco, and rock. He's taught hundreds of students over the last two decades, and he can teach you, too!
David Ellis 8:00 - 9:30 PM Mondays, Feb 17 - Mar 23 (6 sessions) $160

CLASSIC COUNTRY JAM ★ ★ ☆ -- SUSPENDED
All instruments welcome! Jam out to the tunes of the 50s (Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, Little Richard, the Everly Brothers)...the 60s (Motown, the Kinks, the Doors, Dylan, Simon & Garfunkel)...the 70s (the Eagles, Van Morrison, Neil Young, Lynyrd Skynyrd, etc. etc.). Fred writes the changes up on the board and helps you with any difficult chords. Strum or pick along and (if you like) adlib solos. Too much fun will be had!
Fred Sokolow 1:00 - 2:30 PM Sundays, Feb 16 - Mar 22 (6 sessions) $150

CLASSIC ROCK JAM ★ ★ ☆ -- SUSPENDED
We're talking rockabilly, Motown, British Invasion, soul music...the best rock & R&B ever! Whether you can barely keep up with the chord changes or you're anxious to solo, this class is for you... no matter what instrument you play (acoustic or electric guitar, uke, banjo, sax, piano, mandolin, violin, bass, Dobro, lap steel). Think: Elvis, Chuck Berry, Otis Redding, the Kinks, Dylan, it's endless! • Fred writes the chords on the blackboard • He offers soloing tips if you like • It's the most organic way to learn • You get used to playing with other people in a totally supportive environment
Fred Sokolow 3:00 - 4:30 PM Sundays, Feb 16 - Mar 22 (6 sessions) $150


Group Lesson Policy
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!
Rental Policy
1. We only rent to students currently taking lessons at McCabe's.
2. We rent for a minimum of three months.
3. We rent anything that retails for $500.00 or less (with some occasional exceptions).
4. 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.)
5. The first three months' payment can apply toward purchase on that instrument or one of higher value.
6. 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.
7. One must have a credit card valid for at least 12 months.
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