Playing a musical instrument is a skill that will serve you throughout your entire life, like safe cracking, horse punching, and toddler juggling. Add to your resumé with today's Groupon: for $89, you get four weeks of beginners group guitar lessons ($120 value) plus a guitar rental ($60 value) at North Shore Guitar Academy in Wilmette (a $180 total value).
The professional acoustics-enthusiasts at North Shore Guitar Academy dish out instrumental chops to teenagers and adults enrolled in their Beginners Only guitar lessons. Strap on an included rental six-string ($150 refundable deposit required) and mosey over to four one-hour group lessons, available throughout the week over the course of four weeks. Class curriculums are designed around students, though lessons typically instruct 8–12 pupils in the audible arts of string tuning, strumming mechanics, and safely jumping off amplifiers. The four-week program serves as a base for growth in the Academy’s private lessons, and Beginners Only graduates will be able to impress friends and dewy-eyed rock-magazine reporters with a newly learned song. Consult North Shore’s FAQ page for additional info and insights.