Interested in joining Intro Guitar in 2019–20? Click here to enroll - no audition required!

Guitarists with prior experience can click here to audition for Elemental Guitar and play with us next season!

program Description

Elemental Guitar is our guitar program, featuring Intro Guitar for beginning guitarists and Elemental Guitar ensemble for intermediate levels.

Students in grades 3 and up are eligible to participate in either of our two Elemental Guitar ensembles. The joys of making music with friends is available to young guitarists, too! Budding musicians with no prior experience can sign up for our Intro Guitar ensemble - no audition required - and guitarists with playing experience can audition for placement into our intermediate ensemble.

Classes are designed to give each student a solid foundation in classical guitar technique, musicianship, and ensemble playing. This is a unique opportunity for young guitarists to collaborate, come together, and learn fun music with our amazing staff.

Please contact Program Director Mak Grgic for information about these ensembles.


LOCATION & Tuition

Thursdays at Grant Elementary School, 2368 Pearl Street
Santa Monica, from 3:45–5:45pm. Location may be subject to change.

Tuition is: $925/ year.
Financial assistance is available for qualified families. Priority Deadline for tuition assistance is May 24. 

“Elemental Guitar fueled my son’s love of playing, improved his practice skills, taught him how to play in a group, and exposed him to some remarkable musicians.”
— Annette Dugan, Parent


For beginning guitarists with no prior experience, click here to sign up and enroll in Intro to Guitar next season - no audition required! For guitarists with prior experience, click here to sign up for an audition to join Elemental Guitar next season! A nonrefundable deposit of $250 is due upon acceptance.

Auditions will take place on Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 2–4pm at the Santa Monica College Performing Arts Campus at 1310 11th St., Santa Monica, CA 90401, at the intersection with Santa Monica Blvd.

Auditions will be held in the practice room building behind the Broad Stage closest to 10th Street.

Email our Program Director Mak Grgic with questions or for more information!

Elemental Guitar Program
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