In this introductory class, students will develop interest by having a good time, learning proper technique including posture, hand position and dexterity, and begin the process of understanding how the guitar works. We will play games to learn frets and notes, introduce simple melodies like Mary Had a Little Lamb, and have show-off time in class. New material will be presented to the group and students will then have practice time with individual attention focused on proper technique and finger position. Families have the option to rent a guitar for the quarter from BAAY for an additional $25. Otherwise, you must provide an instrument for your child to use in class and practice on at home (a 3/4 sized acoustic with nylon strings is recommended).