– Continuing/Adv. Beginner Fingerstyle Guitar
– Group Guitar Workshop for Intermediate Players


UPDATED 12/28/2020
With the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, Blackstone River Theatre must follow local, state and national guidelines and remain closed to in-person classes until further notice. We plan to offer ZOOM classes starting late-January. Watch this space for details! 
The dates below are obviously not correct but kept in place for class descriptions.

– Continuing/advanced beginner finger style guitar (6 weeks) Saturdays, May 9, 16, 23 and TBD with instructor Ed Sweeney

– Group Guitar Workshop for intermediate players (6 weeks) Mondays,
 May 4, 11, and TBD at 6:30-7:30 P.M. 

Blackstone River Theatre will offer continuing/advanced beginner FINGERSTYLE GUITAR classes with Ed Sweeney on Saturdays, May 9, 16, 23 and TBD from 3:00 to 4:00 PM. This will be small group class geared toward adults or teens age 16-and-up. Fee is $90 per student per six-week session. Minimum three needed to hold class, maximum five. The class is open to continuing / advanced beginners who need help tuning, forming basic chords, changing from one chord to another, and learning basic picking and strumming techniques. We will investigate basic music theory, ear training, and approaches to song accompaniment and students will develop correct posture and hand position, identify the parts of the guitar, learn basic chords and single notes in first position, and more. Participants must bring their own steel-string guitar! 

Blackstone River Theatre will offer a Group Guitar Workshop for intermediate level players with Ed Sweeney on Mondays, May 4 and 11, and TBD from 6:30 to 7:30 P.M. This will be a group class geared toward adults or teens age 16-and-up. Minimum 2 and maximum 5 students. Fee is $90 per student per six-week session. Student must be able to switch from standard tuning into a different tuning. Student needs a solid knowledge of chords and changing from one chord to another in rhythm. Everyone will work on their own selected pieces as well as more complex arrangements and exercises that Ed presents to the group. Bring your own ideas and questions and Ed will help with your technique!

So we can be assured of meeting the minimum needed to hold any of our class offerings, BRT NEEDS PRE-PAYMENT AT LEAST 3 DAYS BEFORE THE START OF ANY CLASS (and hopefully sooner!) or we'll need to cancel at that time.
If you are interested in any guitar class, please:
1. E-mail to pre-register and then,
2. Put a check payable to Blackstone River Theatre in the mail ASAP to: Blackstone River Theatre, 549 Broad Street, Cumberland, Rhode Island 02864