Focus

The age-appropriate Curriculum includes chord strumming, string picking, and rhythmic playing.
In the Guitar Classes, students learn the fundamentals of understanding music through popular songs and hands-on experience playing the guitar.
Gain the knowledge they need to perform their favorite pop, rock, and folk songs. They will also gain the strongest of foundations to lead the way for further musical exploration.
Class time always incorporates musical games, focused practice, and ensemble work to play songs together as a group.

With open chord tuning and four strings, the Ukulele classes are accessible and fun for all new K-1 students.
Students learn chords, rhythm, songs, and melodies. Games and activities are a regular part of the class.
Students learn a little bit at a time, then practice it at speed until they are comfortable with it, and then move on.

Club Jam is an introductory music course for grades K – 1 or 2-5.
Students participate in simple and engaging music games and activities.
They get an introduction to the rhythm, clap and play with percussive beats. This is a FUN class that builds a musical foundation to sharpen student’s minds (Fusing creative and analytical thought development) paving the way for further academic study whether it be music or not. (Hand drums and percussive instruments are provided)
Class time incorporates musical games, focused practice, and ensemble work to play rhythm together as a group.

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Classes

Montclair Elementary

Guitar

Fall 2018 – Info – Tuesdays – 2:50pm-3:50pm – Room 9
Grade 2-5
Starts: 09/11/18
Ends: 12/11/18
12 Classes | No Class Dates: 11/13 11/20
Teacher: Chris

Guitar

Winter 2019 – Info – Tuesdays – 2:50pm-3:50pm – Room 9
Grade 2-5
Starts: 1/8/19
Ends: 3/5/19
9 Classes | No Class Dates: none
Teacher: Chris

Guitar

Spring 2019 – Info – Tuesdays – 2:50pm-3:50pm – Room 9
Grade 2-5
Starts: 3/12/19
Ends: 5/14/19
9 Classes | No Class Dates: none
Teacher: Chris

Club Jam*

Fall 2018 – Info – Fridays – 2:50pm-3:50pm – Room 5
Grade k-1
Starts: 09/14/18
Ends: 12/21/18
12 Classes | No Class Dates: 9/28 10/5 10/19 11/16 11/23
Teacher: Alfredo

*Children will be picked up by Alfredo in their respective classes at 2:30 pm.

Club Jam*

Winter 2019 – Info – Fridays – 2:50pm-3:50pm – Room 5
Grade k-1
Starts: 1/11/19
Ends: 3/1/19
8 Classes | No Class Dates: 1/25
Teacher: Alfredo

*Children will be picked up by Alfredo in their respective classes at 2:30 pm.

Club Jam*

Spring 2019 – Info – Fridays – 2:50pm-3:50pm – Room 5
Grade k-1
Starts: 3/15/19
Ends: 5/17/19
9 Classes | No Class Dates: 3/29
Teacher: Alfredo

*Children will be picked up by Alfredo in their respective classes at 2:30 pm.

Redwood Heights Elementary

Guitar

Fall 2018 – Info – Wednesdays – 1:30pm-2:30pm – Room 7
Grade 2-5
Starts: 08/22/18
Ends: 12/19/18
17 Classes | No Class Dates: 11/21
Teacher: Alfredo

* Due to the length of the session, fees will be charged in 2 installments,

the first one at registration and the second one mid-session (Mid October).

Guitar

Winter 2019 – Info – Wednesdays – 1:30pm-2:30pm – Room 7
Grade 2-5
Starts: 01/9/19
Ends: 5/29/19
20 Classes | No Class Dates: 03/27
Teacher: Alfredo

* Due to the length of the session, fees will be charged in 2 installments,

the first one at registration and the second one mid-session (Mid March).

Sequoia Elementary

Guitar

Fall 2018 – Info – Wednesdays – 1:30pm-2:30pm – Room 3
Grade 2-5
Starts: 09/12/18
Ends: 12/12/18
12 Classes | No Class Dates: 10/10 11/21
Teacher: Chris

Guitar

Spring 2019 – Info – Wednesdays – 1:30pm-2:30pm – Room TBD
Grade 2-5
Starts: 01/30/19
Ends: 4/24/19
12 Classes | No Class Dates: 3/27
Teacher: Chris

Crocker Highlands Elementary

Guitar

Fall 2018 – Info – Wednesdays – 1:45pm-2:45pm – Music Room
Grade 2-5
Starts: 09/19/18
Ends: 12/12/18
12 Classes | No Class Dates: 11/21
Teacher: Rob

Guitar

Spring 2019 – Info – Wednesdays – 1:45pm-2:45pm – Music Room
Grade 2-5
Starts: 02/06/19
Ends: 05/15/19
14 Classes | No Class Dates: 03/27
Teacher: Rob

Havens Elementary

Drumming

Fall 2018 – Info – Mondays – 3:10pm-4:10pm –  Ellen Driscoll Auditorium
Grade 2-5
Starts: 09/10/18
Ends: 11/5/18
8 Classes | No Class Dates: 10/29
Teacher: Aharon

Club Jam

Fall 2018 – Info – Tuesdays – 3:15pm-4:15pm –  Music Room
Grade K-1
Starts: 09/4/18
Ends: 11/13/18
10 Classes | No Class Dates: 10/30
Teacher: Alfredo

Chabot Elementary

Guitar

Fall 2018 – Info – Mondays – 3:00pm-4:00pm – Music Room
Grade 2-5
Starts: 08/27/18
Ends: 11/5/18
9 Classes | No Class Dates: 9/3 10/8
Teacher: Alfredo

Guitar

Winter 2018-2019 – Info – Mondays – 3:00pm-4:00pm – Music Room
Grade 2-5
Starts: 11/26/18
Ends: 2/25/19
9 Classes | No Class Dates: 12/17 12/24 12/31 1/21 2/18
Teacher: Alfredo

Your Teachers

Chris Chegia - Music Teacher

Chris

Christopher has been teaching guitar in the east bay for ten years and counting. Playing bass and guitar in various bands with various styles for over a decade, he realized his passion for music long ago and ended up receiving his BA in Music Performance. In addition to performing, teaching has become a new passion for him. With a mix of classic and modern hits, Christopher forms a set of songs his students perform in a concert at the end of each session.

Aharon Wheels Bolsta - Music Teacher

Aharon

Aharon enjoys an international career as a professional performer on drums, tabla, middle eastern percussion, kalimbas, flutes and many other instruments. He holds a BA in World Music and Comparative Literature (French). He has performed and studied with masters in India, Turkey, Brazil, Bali, Japan, Mali, Burkina Faso, the Balkans, and throughout Northern Europe and North America. He also teaches and performs body percussion, vocal rhythm, and improvisation.

Alfredo Aguayo - Music Teacher

Alfredo

Alfredo Aguayo learned of music and Mexican traditional music at home and from his loving, music making family! Founded Wasa love for dance and music, developing the practice into a daily task and participation of local shows, city events, televised shows and annual events in Southern California presenting Ballet Folklorico Mexicano and traditional music, professionally before the age of eighteen. He continues today a career in musical development and advocacy for the arts for children and adults. He participates in summer camps and afterschool programs locally and has played with musical artists in vasts of genres in the blues, jazz, folk, hip hop, reggae and rock as a percussionist, musician, and singer.

Rob Grant - Guitar Teacher

Rob

Versatile performer, recording artist and veteran teacher in school, university and private studio settings, San Francisco Bay Area guitarist Rob Grant translates his passion for sharing the joy of music into effective – and enjoyable – group and individual lessons.

A musical fixture in the San Francisco Bay Area, guitarist Rob Grant brings to his teachings, a unique, eclectic, acoustic playing style, and a patient, tailored- to-your-needs teaching approach that has been appreciated for more than 30 years by students of all ages.