Group Lessons

LEARNING SONGS THE FUN WAY: BY EAR!
Jim has combined the most popular elements of my Play Ukulele By Ear #1 and #2 workshops into a sleek new presentation which offers the ear a delightful journey through some of the most popular chord progressions in western pop music. This is a hands on, ears on, play along session utilizing super familiar songs. Once you start learning songs this way you'll never go back to simply playing from the book.

Jim has taught and performed at major ukulele events including the Ukulele Festival of Scotland, Kerrville Folk Festival, the NAMM Show, Melbourne (Australia) Ukulele Festival, West Coast Ukulele Retreat and many others. Jim is the author of the Play Ukulele By Ear DVD series and hosts the popular Play Ukulele By Ear website (playukulelebyear.com). Jim is a Contributing Editor to Ukulele (magazine) and is sponsored in-part by Ukulele (ukulelemag.com) and the Deering Banjo Company.
Jim D'Ville 1:00 - 2:00 PM Saturday, Mar 16 (1 session) $40
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THE EMOTIONAL VALUE OF CHORDS
There is a chord associated with each of the seven notes of a major scale. When played in context, each chord evokes a certain emotional response from the listener. Learning these chordal relationships will open your ears to the chord progressions to millions of songs. This is the first step to playing by ear. Knowledge of finger positions for C, Dm, Em, F, G, Am, Bdim helpful.

Jim has taught and performed at major ukulele events including the Ukulele Festival of Scotland, Kerrville Folk Festival, the NAMM Show, Melbourne (Australia) Ukulele Festival, West Coast Ukulele Retreat and many others. Jim is the author of the Play Ukulele By Ear DVD series and hosts the popular Play Ukulele By Ear website (playukulelebyear.com). Jim is a Contributing Editor to Ukulele (magazine) and is sponsored in-part by Ukulele (ukulelemag.com) and the Deering Banjo Company.
Jim D'Ville 2:30 - 3:30 PM Saturday, Mar 16 (1 session) $40
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GUITAR 2: ADVANCED BEGINNERS AND PREMATURE INTERMEDIATES
Add style and technique to your playing. You'll improve on all you know while learning new guitar skills and new songs. Lots of fun and highly recommended.
Cheryl Saunders 8:00 - 9:30 PM Tuesdays, Mar 19 - Apr 23 (6 sessions) $150
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GUITAR 2.5: MORE GUITAR WITH CHERYL
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 28 - May 2 (6 sessions) $150
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BOSSA NOVA GUITAR JUST ADDED!
Learn to play some of your favorites from 1960s Brazil. Along the way, you'll develop a better understanding of chord forms, improve your rhythmic sensibilities, and gain new possibilities for your arranging and composing. If you've taken this course before, you'll be happy to add some new songs to your collection.
Cheryl Saunders 8:00 - 9:30 PM Tuesdays, May 7 - June 25 (8 sessions) $180
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BEGINNING GUITAR JUST ADDED!
Cheryl has been teaching and performing professionally for many years, specializing in jazz, blues, and bossa nova guitar. She's taught countless students here at McCabe's, and the warm, relaxed atmosphere of her classes earns her a high rate of repeat enrollment. You'll love her!
Cheryl Saunders 8:00 - 9:30 PM Tuesdays, Aug 6 - Sep 10 (6 sessions) $150
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ONGOING MCCABE'S RECORDING STUDIO
Are you overflowing with ideas and ready to commit them to the recording process? Join up with Pete Snell at McCabe's Guitar Shop for a one-on-one study on recording piano, guitar and voice. Come prepared to record your music with the best in microphones, mic pre amps, and professional digital software. At the end of each session you will walk out with a CD (or flash drive, if you prefer) of your finished music, ready to be distributed for fame and fortune. Pete Snell has recorded the music of both local and international artists at his Santa Monica recording studio, as well as playing as a session musician for many popular acts (Bonnie Raitt, Lou Reed, John Denver and many others).
Pete Snell By Appointment Only (2hr limit per session) $75/hr
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ONGOING HARMONICA WORKSHOP
Here's your chance to better your harmonica skills AND have fun. This class is designed for advanced beginners, intermediate or advanced players. Lots of jamming, new techniques, theory and more. Come in and watch any time without charge. Please contact Dave at https://harmonicalessons.com/contact.html BEFORE signing up.
Dave Gage 6:30 - 8:00 PM Every Tuesday (for each month) $150
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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 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.
7. Students with a valid school ID may extend their rental for the length of the current semester at no extra charge.