November 13, 2016

Learning Folk Guitar

  • Folk Guitar (Day 1 of 3)
     January 8, 2017
     3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Folk Guitar (Day 2 of 3)
     January 15, 2017
     3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Folk Guitar (Day 3 of 3)
     January 22, 2017
     3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Kyle Ollah with a guitar he made himself!

Whether you want to kick-start your fantasy of being a freewheeling 60’s folk-singer, or just hope to become a stronger guitarist for any genre of music, the folk-method can be an empowering approach when applied to learning the guitar. We will be focusing on guitar-friendly chords, a “folk-singers” guide to keys, and an intro to finger-style.

We’ll meet three times, for two hours each. There will be a week between classes to allow you time to practice the techniques Kyle will have taught you.

This class is great for someone with a little bit of guitar experience, and who is looking to learn good techniques and who wants to start playing with others. That said, even advanced players will come away with improved technique and skills!


2024 West Superior Street, Duluth, Minnesota, 55806, United States


The Venue (2024 W Superior St)


  • Kathryn Maki says:

    You said this class would be great for someone with a little bit of experience. -Would it suit someone that is just beginning, or do you need to have a little playing experience to benefit from this class?

    • Bryan French says:

      Hi Kathryn. I shared your question with the instructor (Kyle), and this was his response:
      “I’ll be offering a ton of beginner stuff on the first day. These techniques will still be applicable to any exercises and lessons that go beyond their comfort zone in later classes. Also something to keep in mind is the immersion aspect of the group class. Just because a person is unable to do x,y,z technique, the experience of being around people who are doing them can be a really powerful learning tool!”

      It sounds like the answer to your question is yes!

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