Introduction to Guitar and Folk Songs

In this course, we will learn the basics of guitar as we learn some popular folk songs from Irish, English, and American culture. Students will learn how to play simple chords with a variety of rhythms and tunes.

Students will meet twice a week: once as a whole class, and once for a brief one-on-one session with the instructor. This one-on-one time will be for the purpose of demonstrating what the student has been practicing. Students will be given a practice chart to record their hours.

No previous experience in guitar is needed! Students will, however, need their own guitar and capo. Guitar picks are helpful, but not required.


  • Prerequisites: None
    Instructor:  Clare Sharp, B.A.
    Age Level: 10 years – Adult
    Grade Level:
    5 and above
    Minimum Enrollment Required:
    Maximum Class Size: 15
    Tuition: $60

    Class Meets: Wednesdays and Fridays, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Pacific, for 8 weeks, June 9 – July 28

Textbooks and Materials:

Students will need their own guitar, capo, and a spiral notebook for note taking.

    Clare Sharp, B.A.

    Clare Sharp
    received her B.A. in Liberal Arts from Wyoming Catholic College, a small Great Books-based college in the middle of the beautiful Wind River mountains.  This education gave her not only a love for classical learning, but also a love for experiential learning – learning through experience and immersion in the beauty of nature. She taught for four years at Great Hearts Academies in San Antonio, Texas, teaching 2nd grade, kindergarten, and 6th grade both as an Assistant Teacher and as a Lead Teacher.  When she is not teaching or learning, she loves spending time with her husband and baby daughter, wrestling with her dogs, playing piano and guitar, reading a good book, and baking yummy food.