4 Weeks, 60 minute classes
What to Expect:
The Outdoor Group Guitar Class is designed to give players a fun opportunity to practice and perform with other members of their musical community. Introduce yourself to your neighbors and the guitar. Join fellow, fledgling strummers in a safe, outdoor setting to learn basic chords, strumming and picking. Classes will be held outside in front of All Saints Episcopal Church 4550 N Hermitage. Students will be required to wear a well-fitted mask and will need a music stand and clips.
8/7, 8/14, 8/21, 8/28
4550 N Hermitage
In the case of rain, class will be held virtually.
About the Instructor:
Casey Nielsen has been teaching private guitar lessons throughout the Chicago land area since 2002. Comfortable teaching jazz, classical and popular guitar, he focuses on what fundamentals a student is in need of, and what path will best compliment their personality and unique strengths.
Having learned so much himself from listening to Cd’s, Casey likes to lead students by example of the recordings of great guitarists. He dislikes pedantic lessons, and loves to find solutions to musical problems.
Casey has given solo concerts for Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Downers Grove, Baker Memorial Episcopal Church in St. Charles, the Northbrook Public Library’s Fine Arts Fall program and Salon Series, and Geneva Cultural Arts Commission’s Riverpark series. He has regularly performed at popular Chicago restaurants and cafes such as Geja’s and Julius Meinl. Since 2007, he has periodically performed with the Hot Club of Detroit at jazz festivals in Canada and the United States.
Casey is proud to have been a part of jazz vocalist Christy Bennett’s CD’s “The Christy Bennett, Casey Nielsen Duo” and “Christy Bennett Quartet.”