ab Menon offers several classes for acoustic guitar outdoors at Fort Mason! Refunds will be given for any cancellations due to weather.
- $300 for 10 weeks; refunds given for any classes canceled due to weather
- Purchase $35 annual Membership and take $20 off class tuition, plus discounted private tutorials with your class teacher (one hour at $50 or two half-hours at $25 each)
- 3-Pay option available to spread tuition over three months
To drop and get a refund you must let us know two days before the second class meeting. We will be happy to refund 85% of the entire class tuition. After the second meeting, there will be no refunds or transfers of credit. Note that Memberships are non-refundable and non-transferable.
Questions? Please visit our FAQs or contact us at 415.673.3600.
Beginning Guitar is a square-one beginner class. We assume you know no chords, nothing about tuning and holding the guitar, and nothing about music. If you have started some on your own, the first few weeks may be review. We strongly recommend you consult with us before signing up for this level if you already know a few chords, even if you consider yourself a beginner.
Most people have been playing six to eight months going into Acoustic Guitar III. You should know 10-12 chords and be able to make most of the chord changes smoothly. You may have some difficulty playing the four-string (non-bar) F chord, and bar chords are usually introduced near the end of Guitar III. You may or may not have learned some fingerpicking. For people with nine months to a year of playing experience, bar chords start appearing in the songs taught in Acoustic Guitar IV and V.
Players in Acoustic Jam should be comfortable playing bar chords, and it is helpful if you have learned some scale patterns.
If you have any questions about your level, please speak with our Program Director to ensure best placement.