Guitar Classes

Winter 2023 Guitar 1/2 Registration Underway!

I am taking a pause on my Beginner 2 and 3 Monday night classes. I am teaching one combined level Guitar Beginner 1 and 2 on Zoom Fridays at noon (see description and register below). If the class listed below does not work, you may want to consider private lessons. There is also an option to attend the Zoom classes “on-demand” with access to the recording of class, and all class materials.

NOTE: We offer an all levels guitar section at our in-person String Band Class at Pacific Crest Community School on Tuesdays 7pm. Some of you might enjoy playing with others in the old time bluegrass community Patrick and I are a part of in our String Band Class.

“Maggie really was able to break down the art of making music in a way that made it feel accessible… and it was great of course to learn songs that my little one could enjoy.”


“I love your class, your enthusiasm, and doubtless love of music and the teaching of it.”


Guitar Beginner 1/2 – ZOOM

Fridays at 12pm (8 weeks for $180)

January 27 – March 17

If you know most first position chords such as A, Am, A7, B7, C, D, Dm, D7, E, Em, E7, F, and G and you are fairly comfortable strumming while playing chords at the same time, this class is for you! We will to continue to build up our basic guitar playing skills through familiar songs. We will work on rhythmic competence, strumming techniques, singing while playing, basic finger picking, simple melodies, and basic music theory. All that sounds a bit fancy, but my goal is to help you develop your musicality and confidence playing songs you enjoy. We will do lots of review and will learn new songs and skills each week. I supplement our lessons using a google classroom with videos, source recordings, and chord charts.

Cost & Registration

Please pay for class in order to ensure your spot. The cost per class is $180 for the 8-week session. Pay $160-100 sliding scale to take the class “on-demand”. If this is a financial hardship, please let me know!

Pay via…

  • Venmo: @maggiebanjo
  • PayPal (
  • Check to payable to Neighborly Music 4416 NE 20th Ave, Portland, OR 97211.

I am very open to reducing the price if you have financial need, just get in touch.