Creative Discovery Museum Offers Free Guitar Class To Children

Local Musician Jimmy Smith Leads Class At Creative Discovery Museum

Friday, February 1, 2013

Creative Discovery Museum will host a musical opportunity for children ages 9-12 years old, offering free four-week guitar class series. Classes will be held on Thursday, Feb. 28 and continue every Thursday until March 21 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. 

Local guitar instructor and musician Jimmy Smith will lead the class. Mr. Smith has over 15 years of music instruction. The guitar class will cover fundamentals of learning guitar, including basic chords, scales, strumming and proper picking.

The guitar class will be limited to 10 children on a first come, first serve basis and will take place in the Museum’s Art Studio. Parents and family members will be allowed to visit the Museum for free while their child is in class (limit two adults). A live performance will follow the end of the last class day.

“Offering music classes allows Creative Discovery Museum to meet the diverse needs and interests of our guests and their families,” said Liza Blair, arts manager for Creative Discovery Museum.

Registration is required and is available on a first come, first serve basis. Reservations can be made by calling Nancy at 648-6045 or Beth at 648-6040. Guitars will not be provided. Visit www.cdmfun.org for more information.


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