Current Group Lessons
OLDIES (50'S ROCK) JAMCome find out why the oldies are goodies. We'll jam to the tunes that gave birth to rock & roll: Little Richard, Fats Domino, the Everly Brothers, Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, Carl Perkins, Elvis, Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, not to mention the doo-wop groups and lots more! Fred will write the chord changes to each tune up on the blackboard and help you with any mystery chords. All instruments welcome.
Fred Sokolow 1:00-2:30 PM Sundays, May 7 - June 18 skip May 14 (Mother's Day) (4 sessions left) $100
60'S-70'S R&B JAMJam to the tunes of Motown (the Miracles, the Temptations, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder), Stax/Volt (Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Rufus Thomas) plus Sam Cooke, Aretha, James Brown, Ray Charles, Wilson Pickett & lots more...don't forget the girl groups (the Shirelles, Chiffons, Orlons, Supremes, Marvelettes, etc.). This was soul music at its height. Fred will write the chord changes on the board & we'll rock the place. All instruments welcome!
Fred Sokolow 3:00-4:30 PM Sundays, May 7 - June 18 skip May 14 (Mother's Day) (4 sessions left) $100
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, June 25 & August 27 (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, June 25 & August 27 (1 session) $30
THE UKU-LEAR FAMILYCome together in this family oriented ukulele class. We'll start with simple 2 and 3-chord songs that will have everyone playing in the first lesson. From there pick up exotic right-hand technique, find your strum, and learn new songs! Parents can accompany kids five and up, while kids eight and older are welcome on their own. Even parents are welcome on their own! Got a song you just have to play? Suggest it, and we'll work it out with you! You'll leave McCabe's ready to have fun as a family ensemble!
Heidi Swedberg 10:30-11:15 AM Saturday, Jul 8-Jul 22 (3 sessions) $75
1-DAY SHAMISEN WORKSHOPAyame Vest and Mike Penny will present the Japanese instruments known koto, sanshin and shamisen. A short history of its origins in China, migration to Okinawa, and development in mainland Japan will be followed by performances of an Okinawan song accompanied by sanshin, a Japanese song in the most ancient style of shamisen music known as "Jiuta," and a few instrumental pieces in the more modern and lively folk-style of Tsugaru shamisen. In addition, there will be an introduction on classical ensemble music where shamisen and voice are accompanied by koto. Koto is sometimes called the harp of Japan and often accompanies shamisen and voice, playing a similar role to the piano in Western music. Following the performance there will be an opportunity to try out the koto, sanshin and shamisen in a short lesson!
Ayame Vest & Mike Penny 1:30-3:00 PM Sunday, Jul 9 (one session) $15
BEGINNING GUITARGet 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, Jul 10 - Aug 14 (6 sessions) $150
AFTER SCHOOL GUITARSuperstardom here you come! Have fun learning current tunes in this 6-week beginning class and get an exciting introduction to music. Good student guitars available for rent (electrics, too).
David Ellis 4:00-5:00 PM Tuesdays, Jul 11 - Aug 15 (6 sessions) $110
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.