Course Description: Beginning Guitar: Part 1 Essential Concepts

Dust off your guitar and learn fundamental skills in this introduction to guitar basics. Learn how to read tablature, play single note melodies, basic rock and blues techniques, chords and strumming. Emphasis on gaining rhythmic control, picking development and finger independence. Designed for students with no prior guitar experience or those who want a refresher on the basics. Students will establish a foundation of skills reinforced with practice and individual coaching by experienced instructor Robin Smith-Jackson. Students will need an acoustic guitar and the required textbook. You can view this information in the "Additional Course Information" section of the online course listing or on your email Confirmation Letter sent after registration. You can also request by email at

 Course Details: (No seats currently available, may add to waitlist)

Schedule: Every week on Monday and Wednesday, starting on 09/20/21 and ending on 10/13/21
Times: 06:30pm-08:00pm
Class Price : $199.00

Additional Course Information

Required Materials/Textbook:
Students will need an acoustic guitar and the required textbook, Guitar Roads: A Beginner's Guide to the Guitar by Andrew Cooper. Students must purchase and have on hand the required textbook in advance of the first class session. Available via Amazon for approximately $25.

NOTE: All class times are Pacific Time (PT).

Online Course Information/Requirements:

- Course fee covers registration for one person unless otherwise noted.
- Must have access to a computer or laptop with current updated operating system. Mobile devices can be used to access some parts of classes but you may not be able to fully participate or complete your course on a phone or tablet.
- A high-speed internet connection.
- An up-to-date internet browser. We recommend Firefox or Chrome. Internet Explorer or Safari may have trouble and are not supported.
- Integrated or USB-connected webcam, speakers and microphone.
- You will need a Zoom login. Please do not share the Meeting ID information, nor invite others to participate with you.

More information will be sent prior to class.


Name Additional Resources
Robin Smith-Jackson

Facility Detail

Bend, OR 97703

Cancellation Policy

Students must cancel by contacting our office via phone: (541) 383-7270 or email: Cancellations received 5 days prior to the start of the class will receive a full refund. Full refunds are also issued for classes cancelled by COCC. Refunds will be issued back to your card or in the form of a check and mailed within two weeks of the cancellation date if paid by check or cash. Failure to participate in a course or program does not result in a refund. Exceptions to the general refund policy are noted in the course descriptions on our website and in the printed schedule. If you have any questions, please call us at (541) 383-7270.