Begin your guitar study with Levine’s respected and expert faculty. Students master basic note-reading, melodies, right-hand pick and fingerstyle technique, chords and strums.

Repertoire includes popular songs and melodies from around the world. This course prepares students for further study in contemporary or classical guitar styles.

No previous musical experience is required. Limited number of guitars available for rent; otherwise students must provide their own guitar.

This class will meet every other week in-person and every other week via Zoom. Students should have access to a computer (preferred) or a mobile/tablet device with reliable internet access.

Please note: This is a $100 yearlong course ($50 per semester). For more information, please contact Risa Carlson, Guitar Department Chair, at (202) 686-8000 x1104 or


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Levine Music is dedicated to providing quality music education for all students, opening our doors to anyone who wants to learn music, no matter their ability or financial circumstances.