Ballet, theater, art, music, yoga classes in Crozet, western Albemarle, near Charlottesville, Virginia.



with Daniel McCarthy

MONDAYS:  September 16 – October 28, 2019 (7 weeks)


TUESDAYS:  September 17 – October 29, 2019 (7 weeks)

* Please e-mail to determine a day/time for your lesson before enrolling. *

 Private, semi-private & group lessons are available.
Please e-mail with the age & level of the student,
and indicate if you prefer a private or group lesson.

For ages 7 – adult


Groups of 3 or more:  $126 + $6 registration = $132
Semi-private:  $140 + $6 registration = $146
Private:  $175 + $6 = $181


Please note:  Private, semi-private and beginner group lessons will be 1/2 hour in length.  Advanced beginner and intermediate group lessons will be 45 minutes in length.

Please note:  Group lessons require a minimum of 3 students.  If only one or two students enroll(s) in a class, the tuition will be at the private or semi-private rate (see below); students will have the option to withdraw if they do not wish to transfer to private or semi-private lessons if a group lesson does not fill.

Instructor Daniel McCarthy will show you correct playing technique, how to read music, and basic guitar/ukulele maintenance to equip you with basic knowledge and skills to play your favorite songs, learning in an enjoyable and supportive group setting.  Instruction materials will be provided; all you need to bring is your guitar/ukelele and a desire to learn and have fun!  Daniel has a Masters degree in music and has over 10+ years of teaching experience.  He was formally an adjunct professor at JMU teaching classical guitar and also taught music history and theory at Blue Ridge Community College.


Daniel McCarthy is an experienced classical and jazz guitarist with an extensive educational background and experience in performance. He earned his Bachelor’s in Music (Magna Cum Laude) from James Madison University studying classical guitar with Mr. Keith Stevens and his Masters in Music Performance from Appalachian State University studying classical guitar with Dr. Douglas James and jazz guitar with Mr. Andy Page. He also taught classical and jazz guitar at ASU as a graduate assistant. He has performed (as featured soloist) at the L’off Jazz Festival in Montreal, the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, and the North Sea Jazz Festival in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Locally, Daniel has given notable classical guitar recitals as a guest artist at JMU and the Charlottesville Classical Guitar Society. In addition to his experience as a performer and teacher, Daniel has arranged pieces for guitar and was commissioned by composer Jane Roman Pitt to arrange for two guitars her “Songs of the Season”, a piece originally composed for piano. Daniel was formally an adjunct professor at JMU teaching classical guitar and also taught music history and theory at Blue Ridge Community College.

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