Local Classes

Fall Semester 2015

Classes at Pellissippi State Strawberry Plains

TO REGISTER, PLEASE CALL PELLISSIPPI STATE AT: (865) 539-7167

Dueling Banjos for the Adult Beginner (Ages 13+)

Wanting to play banjo for a while? Here’s your chance! In this six-week program we will learn two styles of banjo playing. The first three weeks we will learn an old style playing called up-picking. During this class, we will 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 willingness 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.

TO REGISTER, PLEASE CALL PELLISSIPPI STATE AT: (865) 539-7167