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Adult Group Guitar

Adults can learn beginning or intermediate guitar in a small group environment that also provides individualized instruction.

Tuition is $150 for one 15-week semester or $250* for two semesters (fall 2014 and spring 2015 semesters).

  • Guitar I
    Class focus is learning basic guitar techniques including chords, strumming, single note melodies, and some reading.  The interests of the class are considered concerning musical style and overall interests. 

  • Guitar II
    The class will focus on all the techniques from guitar 1 in greater depth.  Other advanced techniques will be introduced based on the level, and interests of the class.
  • Bass I
    The class will focus on a range of basis techniques used in modern electric bass playing.  Some techniques include.  Root bass lines, walking bass lines, and riffs in a variety of styles.

Private Lessons are available for guitar and bass. The sessions are one on one lessons with student and instructor.  Please contact the CMS-D Registrar for more information.

Note: A minimum of 4 lessons must be purchased.  All lessons scheduled must be paid in advance. Financial assistance is not available for private lessons. See CMS-D Registrar for scheduling information.

Private lesson rates:

  • $25 for 30 minutes
  • $37.50 for 45 minutes
  • $50 for 60 minutes

*Note: The tuition discount is not available through online registration; only by registering in-person at CMS-D or by mail during the fall semester only. Please contact the CMS-D Registrar for more information (313) 578-9716 or cmsd@msu.edu.


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