WILTON, Conn. Want to learn how to play the guitar? Wilton Parks and Recreation has teamed with guitar teacher Shane OReilly to offer classes in the spring.
Four one-hour lessons will be available on Mondays starting April 2, program coordinator Jim Lewicki said. Two classes are offered for beginners, 4 to 5 p.m. and 5 to 6 p.m. From 6 to 7 p.m. will be a class for more advanced children. Adults can take a class from 7 to 8 p.m. And each class will hold a maximum of nine students.
I dont think weve ever really had this type of class before, Lewicki said, saying he is looking forward to them.
OReilly has taught classes in recreation departments around Fairfield County for about six years. I started this as kind of a part-time thing, OReilly said. Since starting in Darien, he has expanded to eight towns.
Not everyone is meant to be a guitarist, but its good to try, OReilly said. The classes last for eight weeks. He has guitars that students can rent if theyre not sure about continuing with the lessons. Why waste money on a guitar until you gauge the childs interest level?
Since expanding, OReilly has hired teachers to help, but he said he tries to be personally involved as much as possible.
If youre interested in signing up for the guitar classes, click here to find the registration forms.
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