Adult Guitar Classes

Next session: Thursdays, Jan. 27 - March 3
Pirate Studios in Silverlake

Beginners: 6-7pm
Continuing Beginners: 7-8pm

ages 18 and up

Come take one of our guitar classes for adults in Los Angeles! Learn to play guitar in a fun, laid-back setting. Class meets once a week, Thursday evenings at Pirate Studios in Silverlake with Genna Projansky.


Our Beginners class focuses on songs with open chord changes and several important scales to practice both single-notes and strumming. Continuing Beginners is perfect for students with some guitar experience, as well as previous students.


Come jam with us, learn with us, and make some friends in the process! You will need to bring your own guitar, acoustic preferred. Please let us know if you need help purchasing a guitar.

Week 1:

  • Single-note practice using chromatic warmup

  • Begin learning open chords

  • Start song with open chords and simple strum pattern: e.g. “Let It Be” by The Beatles


Week 2:

  • Single note practice with minor pentatonic scale

  • Finish first open chord song

  • Learn first written solo


Week 3:

  • Begin new open-chord song to practice new chord shapes and transitions

  • More complex strumming patterns

  • Eg: “Brown Eyed Girl” by Van Morrison


Week 4:

  • Learn 12 bar blues pattern

  • Intro to improv: take turns playing minor pentatonic scale over this pattern


Week 5:

  • Blues Solos: improv on minor pentatonic

  • Learn blues licks to put into solos

  • Review and casual performance!