If you have always wanted to learn how to play the guitar but are never able to fine the time for lessons, you will want to mark Oct. 16 from 6:30-9 p.m. on your calendar. That’s when Belle Plaine Community Education brings in Johnathan Moeller to teach his very popular class, Guitar for Busy People.

This 2 1/2-hour class will teach you the basics about playing chords on the guitar so that you can start having fun right away playing your favorite songs.

Many young people want to learn the guitar but the time and money involved in taking private lessons keeps them away. With this class Moeller able “to give them enough information and tools that they can go home right away and teach themselves what they want to learn.”

Moeller said many students just want to learn how to play simple tunes and they can start doing this right away. Others want to go further and he can provide them with the right materials to help them go down this road.

The class also covers some of the common mistakes people make and the hurdles that prevent them from learning the guitar.

You don’t need to know anything at all about music or the guitar to attend the class. This is designed for the absolute beginner. No one will be put “on the spot or embarrassed.” If you have the desire and motivation to practice, you can learn this instrument. The emphasis here is on learning for your own enjoyment and having fun.

For more information, the cost of the class or to register, call Belle Plaine Community Education at 952-873-2411. Be sure to bring your acoustic guitar.