In order to play the guitar, stuffed bears must graft dexterous human fingers atop their furry nubbins. Make glorious music that makes inanimate objects jealous with today's Groupon: for $30, you get two beginner guitar lessons at Gand Music & Sound, located in Northfield (a $60 value). Lessons can be taken by children (ages eight and up) as well as adults.
The melody-making professionals at Gand Music & Sound train minds and fingers how to extract ear-pleasing tunes from the bellows of acoustic and electric guitars. During 30-minute beginner guitar lessons, aspiring Yngwie Malmsteens learn how to properly hold the six-stringed beasts and where to position their hands to avoid cramps.
Once the guitar is comfortably nestled in the player's arms, the easy-to-understand, expert instructors will teach novice axe strummers essential chords, go over tablature- and note-reading basics, and show how to unlock the spice rack on the back of each guitar. Trainees are welcome to use their own guitars or Gand Music & Sound rental guitars (starting at $30 per month) for the lessons.
Gand Music and Sound
Founded in 1971, Gand Music and Sound equips musicians with the gear and technical skills needed to improve their craft. Through private lessons, experienced instructors guide aspirant musicians toward mastery of their instrument or voice. The shop stocks guitars from Taylor and Fender, keyboards from Nord and Hammond, and boutique tube amps designed by owner Gary Gand.
780 W Frontage Rd.
Northfield, Illinois 60093Get Directions