- School of Music class
By the time we get to be adults, there are already things we’re competent at, maybe even brilliant. This makes it difficult at times to put ourselves in the position of being a beginner at something. Also, we have good taste in music and know what great guitar playing sounds like. It can make us feel like we need to know how to play before showing up and making all those mistakes in front of a class and teacher.
What if it’s possible that you could slog through that with a group of like-minded souls who are doing the same thing and have a blast? My students tell me that learning with a group helps them feel more comfortable because with everyone playing at the same time, no one notices their mistakes.
6 weekly classes
Let Me Take The Mystery Out Of It music theory worksheets
Access to video lessons of all 6 classes plus 3 bonus videos
Mp3s of class songs
I know you can learn how to play, but you don’t have to take my word for it. Click here for a free video lesson preview with Janet.
Then get psyched and register for a semester in Guitar 1.
“Janet Feld’s guitar playing is a pleasure to listen to – she finds a way to keep the rhythm going while adding a lovely little riff. In a world of strumming, she looks for interesting picking patterns. She understands the guitar. She knows how to play it – and how to teach it.”
– Cosy Sheridan
This class will be held from 6:30-7:45pm on Tuesdays: May 15, 22, June 5, 12, 19, 26
TO REGISTER: Click the orange registration button. The next page will list the class title twice – the smaller title is a link to your shopping cart. Click that and you will be able to register.
Please note: The Passim School of Music is located at 26 Church St. Cambridge, MA. Classrooms are located on the third floor and, unfortunately, we do not have an elevator.
Award winning singer-songwriter, Janet Feld, captivates audiences across the nation and listeners across the globe with engaging performances filled with her wry sense of humor and sassy playfulness.
Audiences find themselves moved as the music shifts from the engrossing true story, Rosalie’s Diamonds, that describes how Feld’s grandmother rescued her family from Nazi-occupied Austria in the late 1930’s to her deeply introspective work in I Met Myself to her description of love’s unpredictable journey in Waiting for Love.
Sought after for her talents as an opening artist, Janet has opened for Cheryl Wheeler, Aztec Two Step, John Gorka, Dar Williams, and Tom Kimmel. She has also performed at folk festivals from coast to coast throughout her nearly three decade career.
Janet’s recordings range from productions with a host of studio musicians to the simple clarity of a voice and guitar, with a touch of piano. I Met Myself is her newest release which Janet feels is her most authentic work to date.
Janet loves to perform because of the way she connects with audience members and the meaning in the interactions. Janet recalls, “After I performed Rosalie’s Diamonds at a Unitarian Universalist church for their observance of Yom Hashoah, the Holocaust Remembrance Day, a woman in the congregation stood up and ‘came out’ to everyone as a Holocaust survivor for the first time. She’d been a member of this church for over 20 years, and no one knew. Afterward she came over to me and took my hands and said, ‘We don’t even have to speak.’ To me, that’s the meaning of music, the way it communicates something to the deepest part of the soul.”
In addition to performing, Janet teaches guitar and songwriting at The Passim School of Music. She is also the Founder and Chief Music Officer of Janet’s Planet: Music Lessons For Humanoids, Inc., offering private lessons and video lesson programs to people of all ages. Her goal is to help people experience the fact that you don’t have to be from the “special talented people” planet in order to play music.