The Farms: Learn the Guitar — Get Started the Right Way

Experience Level: Beginner

Learn to play guitar from musician Rex Parvin, who has a very specific approach to teaching guitar based on having an understanding using simple terminology that he applies specifically to the guitar. Classes will be in The Studio.

It is essentially a 3-step process:

— Learn the notes on the guitar (this can be done in a couple of weeks).
— Learn how those notes go together to form chords.
— Learn how to apply and combine steps 1 & 2 to form chords and play songs, developing your own style and creative expression.

What to bring: A guitar

$300/person total for all 10 classes*. Register here by Sept 8. All sales are final. Payment plans are available during the online registration process.

*Meets on Fridays September-December (please note skipped weeks). The registration fee is for all 10 classes and students should be present for all classes.

If you will need disability-related accommodations in order to participate, please email

About the instructor

Rex Parvin knew from early adolescence that his primary passion in life was music, having taken guitar lessons and learning to read music starting at age 5. He learned how to conduct choirs in high school and went to college as a voice major, getting bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music education, specializing in voice and conducting.

Rex’s musical abilities and passions led to a 30-year career as a full-time music director, studio musician, conductor, and guitar teacher. He is a “people person” that loves to interact with others and see them grow in their abilities and understanding of music, encouraging them to new levels of excellence. Those who have learned from him have always commented that they learned many new things in ways that were easily understandable and created a hunger to learn even more.

About The Farms

The Farms: An Allerton Folk School, offers classes, workshops, and gatherings focusing on art, wellness, outdoor education, storytelling, and scienceAll experiences value hands-on, experiential teaching and learning, and are facilitated by and for the members of the community.

See the complete fall session schedule here.


Sep 15 2023


5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Sep 15 2023
  • Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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The Studio