Welcome to Frets Alive!

Have you been wanting to play and instrument and can’t find a local teacher or think it’s too late for you to learn!! Then let me help you bring your instrument to life! Here at Frets Alive I specialize in teaching adult beginners how to play the guitar, banjo, mandolin and ukulele! Not only do I teach locally, but I offer online lessons too! I specialize in beginner group lessons, as well as private lessons online! So if you are having a hard time finding an instructor, give me a holler!

NEW LOCATION for Local Group Classes Coming Up Fall 2015!!

To Register Call Pellissippi State at 865-539-7167

Dueling Banjo for the Adult Beginner (ages 13+) Pellissippi Strawberry Plains Campus

Wanting to play banjo for a while? Here’s your chance! In this six- week program we will learn two styles of banjo playing. We will learn an old style playing called up-picking, and familiarize ourselves with chords, reading tablature and rhythm! You will be up and picking
the first night of class, and will never look back! Because this is an easy style of playing, it is a great lead-in to the most popular and well known style… bluegrass/three-finger/Earl Scruggs style, which is what we will work on the last three weeks of class! We will learn the basic roll patterns and learn some familiar and popular tunes… a few in both styles!! Come join us for the fun… and pickin’! No musical experience necessary. Required book available from instructor the first night of class at an additional cost. Banjo to be furnished by participant. Class is limited to 18, so don’t delay.
$95/Anna Uptain
Strawberry Plains Campus
SPE 493S01……………………………………..T/Sept 8-Oct 13/6-7:30 p.m.

Adult Beginner Guitar (ages 13+)

Have guitar lessons been on your “bucket list”? Here’s your chance to give guitar a whirl!! You will first learn to play guitar in a way that you will use only 1-2 fingers to play your chords. From there, we
will play a few well-known songs and you will surprise yourself how good you sound! Then you will learn some of the regular, basic guitar chords and strums, read and understand tab, do a little fingerpicking, play a little basic blues, and play some all-time favorite tunes. You will be picking and grinning in no time! All that is required is a willing- ness to learn and have a great time doing it. It’s going to be fun. You will need to bring your own acoustic guitar. Class size is limited so register now!

$95/Anna Uptain
Strawberry Plains Campus
SPE 110S01 …………………………………….T/Oct 20-Nov 24/6-7:30 p.m.