Guitar Classes at Cascadia

If you have questions about these classes or how to place yourself, email Randal Bays.

Advanced/Intermediate guitar - The actual content of the advanced classes is left up to the individual instructor, but Frank's classes will focus on accompanying Irish dance tunes using a flatpick. However, Frank is an excellent singer and a great song arranger. Depending on the makeup of the classes and student interest, he'll spend time as well on creating guitar accompaniment for songs. Frank plays mostly in Dropped D tuning (standard tuning with the lowest string dropped to D) but will also explore the use of DADGAD tuning.

Guidelines for placement in guitar classes

Advanced/Intermediate guitar

We don't offer intro classes in guitar, because the guitar is so widely taught and played. Frank's classes focus on principles of rhythm, picking, arranging, etc. that apply to all styles of guitar playing but in particular on accompaniment of Irish dance tunes.

Guitar Teacher at Cascadia

Frank Kilkelly

Advanced/Intermediate Guitar - Session I and II