Columbia College Chicago

Teen Classes

Sherwood has several different class offerings for students ages 13 to 18. We offer opportunities for students to learn and enhance individual skills while experiencing the joy of making music with others.

 

* For current tuition rates and schedule, visit our Online Registration Center.

* For information on Sherwood's Pre-Collegiate Music Program for Young Adults, please visit our Pre-Collegiate Music Program page.

* Teens are always welcome to join adult group classes.


Folk & Rock Guitar

Ages 13-18

Learn to play and sing your favorite pop, rock, and folk songs in a casual learning environment! Level 1 classes will focus on learning basic chords and strumming patterns to classic songs as well as building basic musical skills. Level 2 students will further build on their chord knowledge, learn basic finger picking patterns and increase their repertoire.

A guitar is required for all guitar classes. Sherwood does not rent guitars, however, your instructor can help recommend one for you.

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Teen Guitar

Fingerstyle Guitar

Ages 13-18

This is the perfect class for beginners looking to start a more traditional study of the guitar. Level 1 students will learn the essentials of the guitar including single note melodies, basic chords, and music reading skills. Level 2 participants will develop classical style finger picking techniques and further develop fretboard knowledge and reading skills.

A guitar is required for all guitar classes. Sherwood does not rent guitars, however, your instructor can help recommend one for you.

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teen classical guitar

Group Piano

Ages 13-18

Group piano is an ideal way to try out the piano and build the foundation for continued individual study in piano or other instruments. All group piano classes are taught in Sherwood's digital keyboard lab. 

Level 1 students will acquire a familiarity with the keyboard, learn beginning music reading skills, and play simple melodies and chords. Level 2 participants will expand their repertoire to include songs in new keys and extend their range on the instrument.

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Piano