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City of Goodyear, Arizona

Communications Office


For Immediate Release: July 16, 2010



Learn to play guitar or piano in a day



GOODYEAR, ARIZ. (July 16, 2010)  For anyone who wants to learn how to play guitar or piano, but can never find the time for lessons, Goodyear Parks and Recreation has the perfect solution.


On August 12, Craig Coffman teaches his two most popular classes:  "Just ONCE Guitar for Hopelessly Busy Adults and Teens," and "Just ONCE Piano for Busy Adults."


The guitar class, from 4 to 6:30 p.m., is designed for absolute beginners. In just one night, students learn to tune the guitar, play basic chords, and strum simple tunes. There is a materials fee (residents-$52, non-residents $57), which includes a workbook and a two-hour DVD. Once students know the basics, they will have the confidence to join an on-going class or continue learning on their own.


The chord piano class from 6:40 to 9:40 p.m. teaches students to use chords, just like professional piano players. This unusual method is not taught by most piano teachers, but more than 20,000 people have learned the basics in the 20 years Craig Coffman has been using this approach. He leaves his students with smiles on their faces as he clears away the mystery and demonstrates how pianists conquer the keyboard without sheet music. There is a materials fee (residents-$52, non-residents $57), which includes a workbook and CD with classroom information. By the time students leave class, they'll be able to play "The Entertainer." For more information, visit or Beginners need to know the treble clef and where to find Middle C before arriving at class.


Stop by class to pick up a free pamphlet on the subject, or send a self-addressed stamped envelope to Innovative Keyboard Instruction 2841 S. Southwind Dr., Gilbert, AZ 85295.


To register, call the Goodyear Parks and Recreation at (623) 882-7525



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City of Goodyear • 190 N. Litchfield Road • Goodyear AZ 85338 • Phone 623-932-3910 • Toll-Free 1-800-872-1749