Welcome... thanks for stopping by.

You have caught me in the midst of both a complete re-do of this website and trip to Europe (from which I return mid-August.) That means that although there's a lot of very good information on this website, some is quite out of date. I'll get busy fixing that as soon as I'm back in the States. Meantime, here are just a few essentials:

Photo: Thomas Lampe

Community Guitar is founded on the notion that the best music is the music we make together. To that end, I offer high quality group instruction to adult acoustic guitarists who really want to be jamming with others rather than playing alone. I live in Northampton, MA and in recent years all my classes -- as many as 6 per week -- have been held in Florence.

The next season of Community Guitar classes will start in September, with a number of 3-week "mini-classes" focused on special topics. (To be announced in late August.) My 10-week classes will start in October. In these, participants learn songs, develop skills and get to know one another...all in one neat package.

That's the idea of Community Guitar in a nutshell: to bring the right songs, the right skills and the right people together. That's a recipe that makes for great music in good company.

If you'd like me to keep in touch about Community Guitar offerings as they come available, please jot me a note to that effect at the email address you see at the bottom of this page. I'll add you to my mailing list and you'll hear from me very occasionally. And keep your eyes peeled for the new website this fall!

I look forward to working and playing together!

Andrew Lawrence
Community Guitar
413.320.8154
andolawrence AT gmail DOT com