Guitar Classes

Fall 2021 COVID-19 Update

The Adult Guitar classes WILL be offered for the fall 2021 semester! Although the COVID-19 situation is ever-changing, current guidelines will allow for the class to meet.

The following applies during the fall 2021 semester, following the university guidelines for returning to campus and the Music Department Guidelines.

Please understand that these guidelines can change at any time in response to new information from the CDC and Pennsylvania Department of Health. If there are changes, you will be notified by your instructor and the website will also be updated.

  • NEW as of 8:00 a.m. on August 17, 2021:  IUP will require face coverings/masks to be worn indoors in public spaces at all campuses and centers. This is required of all people, regardless of their COVID-19 vaccination status.
  • Masking is not required outdoors.
  • Social distancing is not required.
  • No proof of vaccination will be required of students, employees or visitors.

For additional information from the IUP Community Music School, please see the IUPCMS home page; and for more information from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, please see their comprehensive Coronavirus Information page.

Adult Guitar I

Description:

In this 14-week course, students learn to read music and learn the essentials of playing a guitar. No experience is necessary. Students are required to have daily access to a guitar. If the minimum number of students is not met, those interested will be offered private instruction.

Instructor:

Terry Barnett, Teaching Artist, BA Music, IUP

Level:

Beginner, ages 14+ (Younger than 14? Private lessons are a great option!)

Class Size Limit:

8-10

Cost:

  • Tuition: $140 per semester
  • Registration Fee: $25 per semester
  • Required Materials: See below

Materials:

Hal Leonard Guitar Method Book 1; must have own guitar. Please bring both to the first class meeting.

Fall Semester, 2021 (pending, TBA):

  • Tuesdays, 7:00-7:50 p.m., Room 303 (third floor classroom), Aug. 31 through Dec. 7 (14 classes)
  • Note: No class on Tuesday, Nov. 23, during Thanksgiving break

Spring Semester, 2022 (pending, TBA):

  • Tuesdays, 7:00-7:50 p.m., Room 303 (third floor classroom), Jan. 25 through May 3 (14 classes)
  • Note: Instructor will announce whether there will be class on Mar. 15 during the IUP Spring Break.

Adult Guitar II

Description:

In this 14-week course, studentsextendtheir music reading and playing skills. Student must have taken Adult Guitar I or have approval from the instructor, and are required to have daily access to a guitar. If the minimum number of students is not met, those interested will be offered private instruction.

Instructor:

Terry Barnett, Teaching Artist, BA Music, IUP

Level:

Intermediate, ages 14+ (Younger than 14? Private lessons are a great option!)

Class Size Limit:

8-10

Cost:

  • Tuition: $140 per semester
  • Registration Fee: $25 per semester
  • Required Materials: See below

Materials:

Hal Leonard Guitar Method Book 2; must have own guitar. Bring both to the first class meeting.

Fall Semester, 2021 (pending, TBA):

  • Tuesdays, 8:00-8:50 p.m., Room 303 (third floor classroom), Aug. 31 through Dec. 7 (14 classes)
  • Note: No class on Tuesday, Nov. 23, during Thanksgiving break

Spring Semester, 2022 (pending, TBA):

  • Tuesdays, 8:00-8:50 p.m., Room 303 (third floor classroom), Jan. 25 through May 3 (14 classes)
  • Note: Instructor will announce whether there will be class on Mar. 15 during the IUP Spring Break.