Continuing/Adv. Beginner Fingerstyle Guitar (Saturdays)
Group Guitar Workshop for Intermediate Players (Mondays)


UPDATED 08/30/2021

NOTE: Registration for all classes at Blackstone River Theatre will require valid proof of full COVID-19 vaccination. Masks will also be required to be worn in the class setting. By attending a Blackstone River Theatre class, you are voluntarily assuming all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. Please email with questions or concerns and to provide proof of vaccination. Classes will be held in 3rd floor, larger room which will have an air purifier running.

– Continuing/advanced beginner finger style guitar (6 weeks) Saturdays, September 11, 18, 25 and October 2, 9, 23 with instructor Ed Sweeney

– Group Guitar Workshop for intermediate players (6 weeks) Mondays, September 13, 20, 27, and October 4, 18, 25 at 6:30-7:30 P.M. 

Blackstone River Theatre will offer continuing/advanced beginner FINGERSTYLE GUITAR classes with Ed Sweeney on Saturdays, September 11, 18, 25 and October 2, 9, (skip 16), 23 from 11:00 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. This will be small group class geared toward adults or teens age 16-and-up. Fee is $95 per student per six-week session. Minimum two 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, September 13, 20, 27, and October 4, (skip 11) 18, 25 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 $95 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