Randolph Walker sends us this information about Roanoke County parks and rec offering keyboard and guitar classes and Salem parks and rec offering guitar classes — all of which he’ll be teaching.
Keyboard, Guitar Classes Forming
If you’ve ever wanted to learn keyboard or guitar, taking a class at your local Parks and Recreation Department is a great way to do it. It’s economical and the cameraderie makes this an especially fun way to learn. You will need an instrument to bring to class (guitar or portable keyboard). Class size ranges from 6 to 10.
Roanoke County Parks, Recreation and Tourism
Cost for these 8 week classes is $51. Class length is 75 minutes. County residents can register starting March 1st if registering by E-connect (www.RoanokeCountyParks.com), March 2nd by calling 772-PLAY. Non-county residents can register March 5. Questions, call Parks and Rec at 772-PLAY or call me at 588-5826.
Guitar for Beginners (age 14+)
Tuesdays, 9-10:15 am, Mar 17-May 5
Thursdays, 6:15-7:30 pm, Mar 19-May 7
Guitar for Intermediate Level (age 14+)
Must have taken one of my beginner classes, or have studied approximately 2 months and be able to play about a half dozen chords.
Wednesdays, 9-10:15 am, Mar 18-May 6
Thursdays, 7:45-9 pm, Mar 19-May 7
Guitar Lessons for Youth and Teens (age 8-14)
Tuesdays, 6:15-7:30 pm, Mar 17-May 12
Beginning Keyboard (14+)
Learn how to read music! Purchase of method book required ($12.50).
Mondays, 6:15-7:30 pm, Mar 16-May 4.
Salem Parks & Recreation
I have a limited number of openings in my Intermediate Guitar class (age 14+) which will be meeting Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 pm, Mar 18 to May 6 at the Salem Senior Center on Union St. (Note to current Salem students: you are guaranteed a spot). Cost is $40 (shorter class, lower cost). Please call me at 588-5826 if interested.