Free Online Video Workshop
with Ed Vollmer

If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to play the guitar, now’s your chance. No guitar? No problem! We can lend you one!

Join local legend Ed Vollmer for five video mini-lessons for beginners, created for Arts at the Palace to enjoy free online this fall. Videos will be linked here and from Ed’s YouTube channel. Feel free to reach out to Ed on YouTube if you have any questions for him.

Ed will cover tuning the guitar, some simple chords and melodies, how to read guitar music, how to switch chords, how to practice, and most of all, having fun!

To arrange to borrow a guitar please email Elizabeth at or call 315-824-1420 to set up a time to pick one up. We are lending them for the fall through December 1, and will provide instructions on how to care for the guitar. There will be a simple application form and ID requested but otherwise it will be an honor-system arrangement.

About Ed Vollmer

Ed Vollmer is a professional musician and educator with decades of experience performing in the U.S., Mexico, Virgin Islands, and Europe. Ed teaches guitar and other instruments in Hamilton, where he also runs his own audio-visual production studio.

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This program is made possible by a grant from the Central New York Community Foundation.