Guitar & Ukulele


We are excited to be looking ahead towards fall! As we get closer to September, we will confirm location of services and which programs will be in-person and/or virtual. We will follow the guidelines as set for by the CDC and local agencies, as well as parent request and comfort level.

Summer plans unpredictable? Want to continuing learning about music over the summer? Visit jccotp.org/virtual-music-learning-summer for all of our virtual lesson and class options.

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Young Artists Programs

Available for brass, percussion, piano, strings, winds, and voice, the Young Artists Programs include opportunities for monthly recitals and celebrations. Note: Suzuki guitar requires eight parent education workshops.  Students taking private lessons for the first time can take a lessons-only program, but are encouraged to add one or more classes or ensembles. After the first year, all private lesson students are required to add one or more classes or ensembles to their program. 

Choose a 30-, 45-, 60-, 75-, 90-, or 120-min. private lesson per week.
(Note: 60, 75, 90, and 120 min options can be divided into two lessons per week. Beginning students in violin, cello and piano are required to take two 30 min lessons per week.)

ADD ONE OR. MORE CLASSES AND/OR ENSEMBLES:

  • Musikgarten or musicianship class
  • Instrumental group class
  • Performance ensemble (by audition: choruses, orchestras, jazz ensemble chamber music group, percussion ensemble, flute ensemble)

  • ADD A SECONDARY INSTRUMENT
    For students already enrolled in a Young Artists Program at Thurnauer, additional private lessons on a secondary instrument or voice may be taken. Private lesson in music theory and composition may also be taken.

    To learn more or to make an appointment with the director of the school, contact Robyn Searles at rsearles@jccotp.org.

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For information, please call 201.408.1466.

Music Theory for Guitarists (Virtual)

Ever wonder why it helps you as a musician to learn music theory? Does the stuff you learn in music theory seem like it has no relevance to learning the guitar? This class bridges the gap between theory and how it relates to what you play on guitar - for example, how to construct major, minor, augmented, diminished chords, and seventh chords and then figure out how to use this information to find chord shapes in various positions on the fingerboard. Students will do harmonic analysis of Suzuki guitar pieces and then talk about how this information helps shape our musical interpretation.

For intermediate and advanced guitarists (Suzuki Guitar Book 2+), Age 10 to Adult. Prerequisite: Students must be able to identify notes on staff, clefs, time signatures and rhythms, and know how sharps and flats work.

30 times on Sunday
Oct 18 - Jun 20
7:30 PM - 8:25 PM
Except: Nov 29, Dec 27, Mar 28, Apr 4, May 9, May 30
Register
$740.00 Member
$820.00 Public
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30 times on Sunday
Oct 18 - Jun 20
7:30 PM - 8:25 PM
Except: Nov 29, Dec 27, Mar 28, Apr 4, May 9, May 30


Register
$740.00 Member
$820.00 Public
50MTFG01F0

For information, please call djatovsky@jccotp.org.

NEW! Guitar Honors Ensemble (Hybrid)

Open to Suzuki guitar students (Book 3 and up). The curriculum focuses on building ensemble playing skills through learning original works and arrangements for guitar ensemble, with opportunities to perform in concerts. Students who are studying Suzuki guitar and classical guitar in lessons or programs outside the Thurnauer School are welcome to join by audition or interview to demonstrate an equivalent high standard of technical and musical facility, as well as sight-reading skills, for their level.

Audition required for new students. Contact Robyn Searles at rsearles@jccotp.org to schedule an audition.

PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER BELOW UNLESS YOU HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED INTO THE ENSEMBLE.

30 times on Sunday
Oct 18 - Jun 20
6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
Except: Nov 29, Dec 27, Mar 28, Apr 4, May 9, May 23
Register
$740.00 Member
$820.00 Public
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30 times on Sunday
Oct 18 - Jun 20
6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
Except: Nov 29, Dec 27, Mar 28, Apr 4, May 9, May 23


Register
$740.00 Member
$820.00 Public
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For information, please call 201.408.1465.

NEW! Thurnauer Ukulele Class (Virtual)

Ages 9+ (including adults) – intermediate level

If you’re looking for a fun and easy instrument to play, the ukulele is the perfect choice.  Students who have acquired the basics of ukulele playing will further their learning about strumming patterns, proper technique and finger movements, fingerpicking patterns, chords and efficient chord changes.  Students can contact the instructor regarding purchase of ukuleles, electronic clip-on tuners, and other items.  Families welcome to join together.  Class size limited to 6 families.

15 times on Wednesday
Oct 7 - Feb 3
8:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Except: Nov 25, Dec 23, Dec 30
Register
$370.00 Member
$410.00 Public
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15 times on Wednesday
Oct 7 - Feb 3
8:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Except: Nov 25, Dec 23, Dec 30


Register
$370.00 Member
$410.00 Public
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For information, please call 201.408.1466.

NEW! Ukulele Strummers (ages 5-7) (Virtual)

If you’re looking for a fun instrument for you and your child, the ukulele is a perfect choice. Learn the basics of ukulele playing including proper technique, strumming patterns, chords and efficient chord changes, and lots of fun songs! Participation in class and in home practice by parent or caregiver is required, for this class is designed as a shared learning experience in which the adult learns alongside the child and acts as home assistant coach. Recommended home practice for success is at least
3-5 minutes on 3-5 days each week, to help the child learn the ukulele. Class size is limited to 6. For purchase options, please email rsearles@jccotp.org.

30 times on Wednesday
Oct 7 - Jun 9
3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
Except: Nov 25, Dec 23, Dec 30, Feb 17, Mar 31, Apr 21
Register
$580.00 Member
$630.00 Public
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30 times on Wednesday
Oct 7 - Jun 9
3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
Except: Nov 25, Dec 23, Dec 30, Feb 17, Mar 31, Apr 21


Register
$580.00 Member
$630.00 Public
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For information, please call 201.408.1465.