Learn songs to play around the campfire!

Campfire guitar with Jens is a fun, six-week course for the beginning guitarist (ages 16+). No experience necessary and you do not need to know how to read music. Learn basic open chords and strumming patterns, and use simple chord progressions to learn classic folk and rock songs.

We will also provide an introduction to other traditional acoustic instruments such as ukulele, bass, banjo, and mandolin.

About the instructor: Jens Lovtang has been a choral singer and guitarist for over 35 years and plays a variety of instruments. A graduate of the music program at OSU, Jens will be in the OSU Professional Music Teacher (MAT) Program class of 2020. He has taught community guitar classes for Central Oregon Community College and was the middle school and high school Band Director at the Redmond Proficiency. He occasionally plays traditional folk tunes and original songs at farmers’ markets and other acoustic venues around town.

What you'll need to bring

  • A three ring binder
  • Notebook
  •  Guitar with new strings

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