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Guitar for beginners class offered

Hagerstown Community College’s Center for Continuing Education offers a unique setting for learning guitar. A group class is starting in January for absolute beginners. This course is open to adults and children 11 years and older, so parent and child could learn to play the instrument together.

Instructor Candice Mowbray will teach students the fundamentals of basic guitar performance including chords, strumming, finger picking, and note reading. Students need to provide his or her own guitar, pick and music stand.

The group will meet from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturdays beginning January 28 through March 4. A second class will start March 25 and meet on Saturdays through May 6.

Cost is $75. Registration is available by phone at 301-790-2800, ext. 236, in person at the HCC Valley Mall Center or main campus, or by visiting