Current Group Lessons

UKULELE JAM PLUS
Play and sing along with Fred on a wide variety of songs (no genre left untapped) including ones YOU suggest. Everyone gets a chance to solo, too, if they want to. Fred will write the changes on the board and help with any mysterious chord shapes. He'll also offer lots of suggestions on how to take your backup and your soloing to the next level (play all over the fretboard & learn soloing strategies). We'll play blues, classic rock, Tin Pan Alley, country, swing, bluegrass, you name it.
Fred Sokolow 3:00 - 4:30 PM Sundays, Jan 7 - Feb 11 (4 sessions left) $100
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BLUES JAM
Electric guitars and acoustic guitars are welcome, as well as blues harp, bass, and anything else you like to play (sax, banjo, mandolin, uke, you name it). We'll explore the repertoire of BB, Albert and Freddie King, Buddy Guy, Clapton, Stevie, T-Bone Walker and all the blues greats (from the late '40s to the present). Fred can help you with chord progressions, soloing techniques, etc., but mostly it's a chance to jam and get used to playing great blues tunes with other people.
Fred Sokolow 8:00 - 9:30 PM Tuesdays, Jan 9 - Feb 13 (4 sessions left) $100
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BEATLES & STONES JAM
All instruments welcome! Learn the classic rock tunes of the world's greatest rock bands. Fred will lay out the chord progressions and everybody will play the songs (all together now) and take turns soloing... if you want to solo! If you need some help with chord shapes or soloing ideas and techniques, the maestro is there to help. The class can help choose the song list.
Fred Sokolow 8:00 - 9:30 PM Wednesdays, Jan 10 - Feb 14 (4 sessions left) $100
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BEGINNING GUITAR
These classes are a lot of fun and a great way to start! They're paced just right for beginners, and offer a complete introduction in just six weeks. Learn famous songs, useful techniques, basic styles and easy theory. Great for brush-up, too.
David Ellis 8:00 - 9:30 PM Mondays, Jan 22 - Feb 26 (6 sessions) $150
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GUITAR 2: ADVANCED BEGINNERS AND PREMATURE INTERMEDIATES
Add style and technique to your playing. You'll improve on all you know while learning new guitar skills and new songs. Lots of fun and highly recommended.
Cheryl Saunders 8:00 - 9:30 PM Tuesdays, Jan 23 - Feb 27 (6 sessions) $150
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HAWAIIAN STRUMMING TECHNIQUES FOR UKULELE
Taught by award winning Singer/Songwriter Ali’i Keanaaina, this 90 minute ukulele workshop focuses on traditional Hawaiian Strumming techniques as well as Alli’i’s own hit songs. Perfect for intermediate players, Keanaaina’s love of ukulele music and Hawaiian culture are wonderfully suited for this very special class. Enrollment is limited. Mahalo!
Ali'i Keanaaina 6:00 - 7:30 PM, Wednesday, Jan 24 (1 session) $40
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INTRO TO L.A. MOUNTAIN / URBAN DULCIMER CLUB JUST ADDED!
This hour-long session is designed to prepare beginners to participate more fully in the club meeting that immediately follows (1:30 - 3:00 PM). Joellen will teach mountain dulcimer basics: how to tune, two basic strums, a fingerpicking pattern, how to read tablature, and a song.
Joellen Lapidus 12:30 - 1:30 PM Sunday, Jan 28 (1 session) $35
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L.A. MOUNTAIN / URBAN DULCIMER CLUB JUST ADDED!
Meet other dulcimer players, learn new tunes, share new techniques, tunings, and recordings. All levels welcome. Our goal is to increase our enjoyment of the mountain dulcimer and meet other players with similar interests. Facilitated by Joellen Lapidus. For more information call Joellen at (310) 474-1123.
Joellen Lapidus 1:30 - 3:00 PM Sunday, Jan 28 (1 session) $35
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ONGOING MCCABE'S RECORDING STUDIO
Are you overflowing with ideas and ready to commit them to the recording process? Join up with Pete Snell at McCabe's Guitar Shop for a one-on-one study on recording piano, guitar and voice. Come prepared to record your music with the best in microphones, mic pre amps, and professional digital software. At the end of each session you will walk out with a CD (or flash drive, if you prefer) of your finished music, ready to be distributed for fame and fortune. Pete Snell has recorded the music of both local and international artists at his Santa Monica recording studio, as well as playing as a session musician for many popular acts (Bonnie Raitt, Lou Reed, John Denver and many others).
Pete Snell By Appointment Only (2hr limit per session) $75/hr
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ONGOING HARMONICA WORKSHOP
Here's your chance to better your harmonica skills AND have fun. Lots of jamming, new techniques, theory and more. Come in and watch any time without charge. Please call Dave at (818) 710-7979 BEFORE signing up.
Dave Gage 6:30 - 8:00 PM Every Tuesday $110 (for each month)
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Group Lesson Policy

Come to any full-length class (8 weeks) and don't pay until the 2nd week. Please pay up front for shorter classes and workshops. Save your place by enrolling early. Drop by the shop, or call us at (310) 828-4497. Be aware that classes with very low turnouts may be canceled (but it doesn't happen too often). And don't forget to practice!

Rental Policy

1. We rent for a minimum of three months.
2. We rent anything that retails for $500.00 or less (with some occasional exceptions).
3. The rate is 30% of the cost of instrument and case. (We will not rent without a case unless the customer already has a suitable case.)
4. The first three months' payment can apply toward purchase on that instrument or one of higher value.
5. One may continue renting at the rate of 10% per month after the initial three-month period. However, these payments do not apply toward purchase.
6. One must have a Credit card valid for at least 12 months.