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Ready To Start Playing Guitar? Take Our Workshop First!

Join our Free Beginning Guitar Workshop at On Chord Academy in Layton, Utah.

Our free workshop is a 90 minute small group class designed for beginning guitar students ages 8 – Adult with little or no musical knowledge.

Our teachers break down musical concepts into small digestible ideas that are easy to understand for beginning musicians of any age.

Our Free Beginning Guitar Workshop is enrolling now. Click below to sign-up.

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Workshop Overview

Workshop Goals

To teach brand new guitar students basic music notation, meter, guitar orientation, proper technique, tablature, and get students playing a simple song on the guitar before the workshop is finished.


By the end of the 90 minute workshop students will be able to play a simple song on the guitar, understand basic music notation, understand how to read basic tablature, and know whether or not they would like to continue learning the guitar.


This class is ideal for potential students ages 8 through adult who want to test the waters and see if playing the guitar is really for them. There is no obligation to continue taking lessons, and the course is completely free.


We divide the Free Guitar Workshop into two age groups: 8-12 and 13-Adult

Don’t have a guitar yet? No problem! You can borrow one of ours.

What Workshop Students Have To Say

We signed our daughter up for the introductory lesson and were more than impressed with what she got. She went in with very basic knowledge about the guitar and, after only 90 minutes, left with knowledge of the instrument, the ability to read tablature, an understanding of counts and measures, and was playing simple songs. It was obvious that the instructors here really care about their students!

Sarah D.

The introductory class was my 9 year old daughters first foray into the real world of playing guitar. Unlike some other places this school starts with fun AND teaches music fundamentals[…]Their teachers communicate and work together to create an easy and fun curriculum so the students learn and the results come quickly. My daughter learned more in her free intro lesson than most guitar teachers teach in a month, all while enjoying every minute!

Brandt D.

For me the best tell of how a lesson of any type is to ask the person who just had the lesson (in this case my son) how the lesson was. Once we where in the car driving home I asked my boy, he answered, “I really liked it and I really want to keep doing it.”

KSL User

Class Syllabus

Basic Music Notation
  • Measures
  • Staff
  • Bar lines
  • Time Signatures
Basic Meter
  • Clapping Along & Counting Notes
  • Quarter Notes
  • Eighth Notes
  • Combining Notes
Orientation of the Guitar
  • Parts of the guitar
  • Body, Sound Hole, Strings, Headstock, etc.
  • Strings
  • Counting strings
  • High & Low pitch
  • Frets
  • How to count frets
  • Moving between frets
Playing Notes
  • Playing notes on the guitar
  • Fret & Play single notes
  • Playing notes in time
  • Introduce Tablature
  • String positions
  • Fret numbers
  • Fret numbers & notes
  • Playing along to Tablature
  • Learn three string blues song
  • Recite learned knowledge and perform song


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Beginning Guitar Workshop

Free Music Book Just For Attending

Students who attend our workshop will receive their own copy of our
Beginning Guitar Workshop music book. Students can take the book with them and review everything they learned at the workshop in order to retain their new found musical information.

Enroll for the Free Guitar Workshop Today!
Spaces Are Limited and Fill Up Fast.

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1. Click On The Sign Up Button.

2. Find The Free Workshop Date That Works For You.

3. Click The Signup Checkbox On The Available Day

4. Hit “Submit And Sign Up” At The Bottom Of The Screen.

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