Summer Youth: Electric Guitar - Level-up Your Game (Ages 12-18)

  • Monday, August 01, 2022
  • Thursday, August 04, 2022
  • 4 sessions
  • Monday, August 01, 2022, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (PDT)
  • Tuesday, August 02, 2022, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (PDT)
  • Wednesday, August 03, 2022, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (PDT)
  • Thursday, August 04, 2022, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (PDT)
  • BARN ETA Studio, Class Code: EL080122AS
  • 3


  • $250
  • $200

    Registration closes on Wednesday, July 27 at 9:00 am.

Registration is closed

If you recently completed building your guitar in the Make an Electric Guitar class OR if you have a guitar and you'd like to improve your skills, this 4-day class is for you.

Day 1:
Learn how to maintain and setup your guitar. We'll tune up, then we'll check and adjust intonation, action, pickup sensitivity, and frets.

Day 2:
Learn all about amps and pedals. Listen to an expert demonstrate the vast array of tone your guitar can generate, and then try it yourself.

Day 3:
Learn basic musicianship, including notes, chords and rhythms, or build on the skills you already have.  

Day 4:
Learn some new riffs and progressions, and get ready for a jam session!


  • This class is for youth ages 12-18. 
  • Registration closes on Wednesday, July 27 at 9:00 am.
  • When you register your youth, please enter their name in the Youth's Name field and enter the parent/guardian email address for "registrants email". All reminders and important information will go to the email address you register with.
  • Please complete and return this minor permission form by July 27.
  • Please click here to register youth for an optional supervised lunch hour from 12-1 pm for the week of this class.
  • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols
  • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here. 
  • If you have any questions, please email BARN Youth Program Director Jess Henderson at [email protected].

Instructor Bio:

Alan Simcoe is a maker of guitars, ukuleles, and other stringed instruments. He and his wife, Debby, own Village Music on Bainbridge Island. Besides showcasing his custom instruments, the shop offers music lessons and instrument repairs. Simcoe also performs with his Latin jazz band, The Cuban Heels. He was named an Island Treasure in 2009.

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