ST. GEORGE — If you have always wanted to learn how to play the guitar, but are never able to find the time for lessons, you will want to mark down March 1st, 6:30-9 p.m. on your calendar.
That’s when Dixie State University Community Education brings in Craig Coffman to teach his very popular class, “Instant Guitar for Hopelessly Busy People.”
This one-time, 2 ½ hour class will teach you the basics about playing chords on the guitar so that you can start having fun right away playing your favorite songs.
Coffman said many students just want to learn how to play simple tunes and they can start doing this right away and if others want to go further, he is then able to point them towards the right materials to help them go down this road.
The classes also discusses some of the commons mistakes people make and the hurdles that prevent them from learning the guitar.
We asked Coffman how he came up with the idea for this class and found out that he has been teaching a very similar class on the piano for over 20 years. He said:
Over 20,000 students have attended my ‘Instant Piano’ class with great results and it occurred to me that the same principles apply to the guitar.Many young people want to learn the guitar but the time and money involved in taking private lessons keeps them away. With this class I am able to give them enough information and tools that they can go home right away and teach themselves what they want to learn.
“If I can help students avoid these hurdles then they are much more likely to succeed,” Coffman said.
You don’t need to know anything at all about music or the guitar to attend the class. This is designed for the absolute beginner. No one will be put “on the spot” or embarrassed. If you have the desire and the motivation to practice you can learn this instrument.
The emphasis here is on learning for your own enjoyment and having fun.
For more information, the cost of the class or to register please call DSU Community Education at 435-652-7675 or visit their website.