Group Lessons

Upcoming Classes

BLUEGRASS JAM ★ ★ ☆
Fred Sokolow 8:00 - 9:30 Thursdays, Feb 20 - Mar 26 (6 sessions) $150
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JOE ROBINSON GUITAR MASTERCLASS ★ ☆ ☆
Joe Robinson 1:00 - 2:30 PM Saturday, Mar 7 (1 session) $50
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INTRO TO L.A. MOUNTAIN / URBAN DULCIMER CLUB ★ ☆ ☆
Joellen Lapidus 12:30 - 1:30 PM Sunday, Mar 8 (1 session) $35
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L.A. MOUNTAIN / URBAN DULCIMER CLUB ★ ☆ ☆
Joellen Lapidus 1:30 - 3:00 PM Sunday, Mar 8 (1 session) $35
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RICHARD SMITH GUITAR WORKSHOP ★ ★ ☆
Richard Smith 12:00 - 2:00 PM Saturday, May 9 (1 session) $60
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ONGOING MCCABE'S RECORDING STUDIO ★ ★ ★
Pete Snell By Appointment Only (2hr limit per session) $75/hr
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ONGOING HARMONICA WORKSHOP ★ ★ ☆
Dave Gage 6:30 - 8:00 PM Every Tuesday (for each month) $150
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Classes Currently In Session


KID ROW ★ ☆ ☆
Which program is right for me?

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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BLUES UKULELE ★ ★ ☆
Everybody gets the blues sometimes (to quote Merle Haggard), and the best way to lose the blues is to play it. Besides teaching you some classic blues tunes, Fred will show you how to strum movable chords to a 12 bar blues in any key and give you some classic licks and scales for jamming with your friends! Tab will be handed out so you can practice in the days and weeks to come after the session.
Fred Sokolow 6:30 - 8:00 PM Wednesday, Feb 19 - Mar 4 (2 sessions) $65

AFTER SCHOOL GUITAR ★ ☆ ☆
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 ★ ☆ ☆
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 ★ ★ ☆
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 ★ ★ ☆
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

BEGINNING UKULELE ★ ☆ ☆
Ukulele - and serious? Can they go together? At first, you might think no. But then, when you see how ukulele has become a worldwide sensation, you might think again. If you want to have SERIOUS + FUN together, this is the class for you. SERIOUS: This is not the repetitive, same, three-chord experience you find for free on the Interwebs. You will learn great songs in different keys, a variety of strumming patterns, and how to play scales and read tablature. FUN: We'll have a great time exploring songs from the roaring 1920s to the swinging 1940s, to the rockin 1960s and beyond, with a slice of Latin and reggae on the side. UKULELE = SERIOUS + FUN!
Steve Rose 8:00 - 9:30 PM Wednesdays, Feb 5 - Mar 11 (6 sessions) $160

GUITAR 2: ADVANCED BEGINNERS AND PREMATURE INTERMEDIATES ★ ★ ☆
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. 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, Jan 28 - Mar 10 (skips Feb 4) (6 sessions) $150

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, Jan 23 - Feb 27 (6 sessions) $150

ELECTRIC BLUES GUITAR ★ ★ ☆
Improvise in the styles of B.B.King, Buddy Guy, Albert King, Eric Clapton and other greats. Learn rhythm and lead with an emphasis on improvisational playing.
Fred Sokolow 6:30 - 8:00 PM Thursday, Jan 23 - Feb 27 (6 sessions) $150

BEGINNING BANJO ★ ☆ ☆
In this 5-string class, you, the student, get to pick and choose the tunes as Fred introduces you to all kinds of banjo music: bluegrass, old-time, blues, Beatles, whatever! All the chords, strums and picking patterns you need. You'll be playing tunes at the first class.
Fred Sokolow 8:00 - 9:30 PM Wednesdays, Jan 22 - Feb 26 (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.
8. Students with a valid school ID may extend their rental for the length of the current semester at no extra charge.