Beginning Guitar Lessons

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  • Instructor: David Farley
  • Level: Grade 3+
  • Required resources for this course:
    Student must supply guitar.
    • Tuner and capo recommended.

Course Overview

Do you dream of your child being able to play on the worship team at church, or to pull out a guitar at family gatherings and play popular worship songs? Do you have an aspiring worship leader in the family? If so, then your children are going to have a BLAST learning to play guitar!

This course was designed to help the absolute beginning student learn to play the guitar in a Christian environment, learning popular worship songs. This step by step course teaches the student to play songs they already know and love. Each of the nine core lessons conclude with a recital, ensuring the student applies the fundamentals and techniques demonstrated throughout the lessons.


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Meet the instructor

David Farley

B. David Farley is worship leader, multi-instrumentalist, and guitar instructor who has been teaching guitar to all ages for over 20 years. He is a graduate of College of the Ozarks, in Point Lookout, Missouri, where he majored in Graphic Design. He has served as worship pastor in his local congregation for over 7 years. He currently teaches Applied Guitar for Jazz at John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. His teaching style is very pastoral, fun, and easy to follow.  
Patrick Jones - Course author