program Description

Elemental Guitar is our guitar ensemble program at both beginning and intermediate levels.

Students in grades 3 and up are eligible to participate in Elemental Guitar. 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

Tuition is: $875/ year.
Financial assistance is available for qualified families.

“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


Auditions: Saturday, September 22, 2–4pm at Santa Monica College Performing Arts Campus (Music Building behind the Broad Stage, 1310 11th street). Sign up for an audition now. »
Email our Program Director Mak Grgic for more information.

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