• Classes

Group Classes

What are group classes?
Dusty Strings group classes are fun, welcoming, and stress-free! In this safe group environment, you’ll delve deeply into learning your instrument, develop healthy practice habits, and gain confidence playing music. You’ll have the opportunity to meet others with similar interests, explore new concepts, and form musical bonds. Some group classes meet once a week for an hour while others meet only once for a few hours.

How do I sign-up?
Click the ‘Buy Now’ button next to the group class for which you wish to sign-up. You can also call the retail store at (206) 634-1662 to sign-up over the phone. In either case, have your Visa or MasterCard ready. You can also always pay with cash, check, or credit card by signing-up in person at the store!

What should I bring?
For any group class, you should bring your instrument, a notebook, and a pencil. Your teacher will let you know if there are other items that will be useful to have. These might include an electronic tuner, picks, staff or TAB paper, a capo, music stand, foot stool, recording device, or other item. All accessories are available for purchase in our retail store during store hours, Monday – Saturday, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM and Sunday 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

I need an instrument!
You can rent a guitar, mandolin, banjo, hammered dulcimer, mountain dulcimer, harp, or ukulele from Dusty Strings. Call or visit us during store hours Monday – Saturday, 10am – 6pm, or Sunday, 12pm – 5pm. Our rentals are the same quality, styles, and models available in the store. Plus, they have an added value! The first four months of rent may be applied toward the purchase of a new instrument of your choice.

What if I don’t like the group class?
If after the first session of a group class you decide it’s not right for you, let us know before the start of the second session and we’ll refund the remaining sessions to you and help you find a class that better meets your needs. Unfortunately, Dusty Strings cannot issue a refund after the start of the second session of the class.

How do I get there?
Dusty Strings is located at 3406 Fremont Avenue N, Seattle, WA 98103. From I-5, take the NE 45th Street exit and drive west. Turn left on Stone Way N, drive to N 34th Street, and turn right. Dusty Strings is on the corner of N 34th Street and Fremont Avenue N. There’s both paid and free two-hour parking in the neighborhood. Bus routes 26, 28, 31, 32, and 40 drop off right in front of Dusty Strings.

Is there a group class, instrument, or something else that you’d like to see taught at Dusty Strings Music School? Let us know! Email school@dustystrings.com.