Current Group Lessons

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 PM Tuesdays, Nov 21 - Dec 19 (2 sessions left) $50
60's - 70's JAM
All instruments welcome. Come jam to the songs of Carole King, Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Al Green, James Brown... an endless list of classic artists. You'll have a great time playing great rock, pop, and soul songs; you can even request your favorites! Fred writes the chord changes on the board and helps you with chord shapes and soloing ideas... if you want to solo. Join the party!
Fred Sokolow 8:00 - 9:30 PM Wednesdays, Nov 29 - Dec 20 (2 sessions left) $55
Follow up Heidi's one-day ukulele class with this more challenging course. Learn fun tunes that consist of few chords and simple arrangements. You'll leave with plenty of songs to share with your family and friends this holiday season.
Heidi Swedberg 10:30 – 11:30 AM Saturday, Dec 16 (1 session) $40
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.

Steve Rose 8:00 - 9:30 PM Wednesdays, Jan 17 - Feb 28 (6 sessions) $160
Taught by award winning Singer/Songwriter Ali’i Keanaaina, this 90 minute ukulele workshop focuses on traditional Hawaiian Strumming techniques as well as Alli’i’s own hit songs. Perfect for intermediate players, Keanaaina’s love of ukulele music and Hawaiian culture are wonderfully suited for this very special class. Enrollment is limited. Mahalo!
Ali'i Keanaaina 6:00 - 7:30 PM, Wednesday, Jan 24 (1 session) $40
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
Here'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!

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.