A WHILE BACK a woman asked if I'd do a one-time group lesson for 6 to10 women. Sure, why not? I am always looking for chances to show the love of music and how easy it is to get started with the guitar.
This group gets together once a month and does something "very different," she said. The group is not informed what they are going to do, they are just given a general location for meeting and a time to show up.
Sheryl did most of the work getting things ready, and it was more fun than should be allowed. We had eight women, and I'd say their ages ranged from mid-30s to mid-50s. One had played before, and everybody was polite, attentive and seemed to have a good time.
Near the end of the lesson I went to the back to grab something and when I came back, all eight of the gals were roaring with laughter about a song one of them wanted to play. It was something about a chicken, I think. They all played a G chord and merrily belted it out.
Here's the thing about music - it's in all of us. And learning guitar, especially the simple way we approach it here at Second String Music, is not that hard. You do have to put time and effort into it, but I start students at all ages, levels and motivations.
The gals declared they had a rip roaring good time, and they headed off to O'Griffs to celebrate a successful venture. Sheryl and I went home and crashed after another long but really good day at "work." If you can call it work.
I've said this many times - I live a charmed life. I am a fortunate man. I'm just gonna keep humming and strumming - one group lesson at a time!