Youth Guitar Class

Youth Guitar Class

Youth Guitar Class is not accepting registrants at this time, but we welcome you to check out one of our other programs - such as private lessons in guitar! 

Led by Dr. Adam Kossler, Professor of Guitar at the Hayes School of Music, this class is a fantastic opportunity for youth to begin or continue their study of guitar. Students will learn the basics of guitar and sample techniques from various genres. The curriculum will include solo and ensemble repertoire as well as classical and popular styles.

  • Age: 8-13
  • Beginning and intermediate students are welcome. 
  • Instructor: Dr. Adam Kossler
  • Price: Regular price is $250, but need-based pricing options can be selected in registration.
  • Location: Broyhill Music Center Room 225
  • Times: 5:15-6:00pm on Thursdays. Class will meet 10 times starting September 14. Students will need to bring their own acoustic guitar and accessories. 
    • Regular class dates are September 14, 21, and 28; October 5, 12, 19, and 26; and November 2, 9, and 16. 
    • If a class must be canceled, a make-up session may be held Nov. 30 or made up in another way.  

Parking for CMS Classes

As of Fall 2023, there is now a charge for parking between 7am and 7pm on weekdays at Appalachian State University. Please visit the CMS Parking and Directions page for complete parking information.

  • Free Options: Instead of purchasing a parking pass, participants can be dropped off at their class/lesson or take the free AppalCart bus to the Broyhill Music Center.
  • Visitors who do not already have an App State parking pass can purchase parking passes in their Community Music School registration form:
    • 5pm-7pm visitor parking pass - $10/month
    • 7am-7pm visitor parking pass - $25/month
  • After purchasing a pass in registration, please plan to pick up your parking pass off campus before your first class (or first use of the pass). See the CMS Parking and Directions page for details.

Payment and Scholarships

Offering this program costs the Community Music School $250 per participant. Depending on the program, our expenses include faculty, assistants, staff/administration, facilities, instruments, music, books, supplies, stands, and more. 

We are still testing a model in which participants can select need-based pricing options for group classes on the honor system. By selecting an amount according to your needs, you can help us sustain this program!

Based on financial need, you may select the regular tuition or a reduced payment from the options below during the regstration process. At this time, no waiting or approval is required to select these options.

  • Pay $250 - Regular Class Tuition
  • Pay $150 - Need-based pricing option
  • Pay $75 - Need-based pricing option
  • Pay $25 - Need-based pricing option

Registrants needing their full class tuition waived will need to begin the registration form first and then contact Conference and Event Services (Katie Jensen, / (828) 262-6568) and the $25 minimum will be waived before you complete registration.