It's time to rock out! In partnership with All the Arts for All the Kids Foundation, the Museum is offering this special guitar class at Beechwood and Fisler Elementary schools. Students will learn chords, note reading, and music history with an emphasis on rock, folk, and blues. Fender acoustic guitars are available to use in class and at home.
Beechwood Elementary School
*Session A: September 9-October 21
* Session B: October 28-December 16
(no class Nov. 11 and 25)
Ladera Vista Jr. high
Mondays, 3:00-5:00pm OR Thursdays 3:00-5:00pm
*Session A: Thursdays September 4-October 16
* Session B: Mondays, October 20-December 1 OR Thursdays October 16-November 20
- Tuition includes
- lesson book,
- art materials
- Fender nylon string acoustic guitars will be available for loan to students for a $75 refundable deposit.
Students in grades 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9.
Museum Educator Aimee Aul leads the classes, along with guest instructor Eric Ray, a member of the adjunct faculty for guitar studies and music fundamentals at both Fullerton College and the Los Angeles Trade Center Technical College.
Ray, renowned for his skill in both classic and contemporary music genres, holds a bachelor degree in music from Cal State L.A., and a masters degree in guitar performance from the San Francisco Conservatory. In addition to teaching music, he writes music and plays in what he calls an “alternative folk metal blues” band called "All of Us/None of Us."
Registration and further information about "Guitar Gateways" may be obtained by calling the Fullerton Museum Center at (714) 738-6545. Museum hours are noon - 4 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from noon – 8 p.m. Thursday.
Persons requiring special accommodations to participate in the classes are asked to notify the Museum staff when registering.