Kids and Guitar

Beginner Guitar Course from Steve Eulberg

Playing the guitar can be a fun, educational, and productive activity for children of all ages. Introduce your child to the wonderful world of music with this lesson series.

42 Lessons

Complete course with step-by-step lessons and practice examples.


Course filmed with 6 cameras for the perfect angles.

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Steve Eulberg has been teaching children how to play the guitar for years. In this lesson series he applies his teaching experience to a magical learning journey. This guitar series is for children of all ages.


Introduction to Guitar

In this lesson, the first in the Kids and Guitar series, Steve Eulberg introduces the guitar and its many wonders.

7:23 Runtime

0.5 Difficulty


Parts of the Guitar

Steve Eulberg talks about the parts of the guitar and how they function. You also get to see some of his wonderful artwork.

7:30 Runtime

0.0 Difficulty


Holding and Playing Guitar

Steve explains how to properly hold your guitar. He also explains how the strings are named.

8:54 Runtime

1.0 Difficulty


Playing Guitar

Steve prepares you to play your first notes in this lesson. Get ready for some fun!

13:12 Runtime

1.0 Difficulty


Finger Placement and More

Steve explains finger placement and proper playing technique. He also teaches a fun new song.

14:12 Runtime

1.0 Difficulty


Tuning the Guitar

Learning how to properly tune the guitar is an absolutely essential skill. In this lesson, Steve walks you through the tuning process.

8:30 Runtime

1.0 Difficulty


Hand Exercise

In this lesson, Steve Eulberg provides a new exercise that will challenge your mind and hands.

8:07 Runtime

1.0 Difficulty

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Chords and a Song

Steve introduces some basic chords. Then, he teaches the classic song "Hot Cross Buns."

14:48 Runtime

1.0 Difficulty


The Right Hand

Steve explains proper picking hand technique.

9:34 Runtime

1.0 Difficulty


Mary Had a Little Lamb

Steve Eulberg covers the classic children's song "Mary Had a Little Lamb."

6:37 Runtime

1.0 Difficulty


Aunt Rhody

Steve teaches an easy children's song called "Aunt Rhody." We've all heard the song. Now it's time to play it!

10:59 Runtime

1.0 Difficulty


Paw Paw Patch

Steve teaches a classic song called "Paw Paw Patch" in this lesson.

10:50 Runtime

1.0 Difficulty


The Wheels on the Bus

Steve Eulberg teaches the popular kids song "The Wheels on the Bus."

5:54 Runtime

1.5 Difficulty


The Wheels on the Bus Part Two

In this lesson, Steve Eulberg teaches the song "The Wheels on the Bus" in a different key.

14:11 Runtime

2.0 Difficulty


Old MacDonald Had a Farm

Steve teaches the popular kids song "Old MacDonald Had a Farm" in this lesson.

11:03 Runtime

2.0 Difficulty


Ode to Joy

Steve teaches "Ode to Joy," a catchy and highly recognizable tune.

20:52 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty


Scale Finger Practice

Steve demonstrates techniques to accomplish the ability to move your fingers independently.

6:54 Runtime

1.0 Difficulty


E Minor Chord

Steve teaches the E minor chord. This chord was first introduced in the song "Ode to Joy" and serves as an introduction to the remaining minor chords that will be taught in this series.

5:54 Runtime

0.5 Difficulty


A Minor Chord

Steve introduces the A minor chord. You have an opportunity to compare and contrast the difference in sound between major and minor chords in this lesson.

9:16 Runtime

0.5 Difficulty


Picking Technique

Steve breaks away from left hand positions to focus on picking hand technique.

6:44 Runtime

0.5 Difficulty


B Minor Chord

Steve adds yet another chord for your fingers to enjoy. In this lesson, he teaches the B minor chord. Steve teaches the proper fingering for this chord and incorporates it into a few chord progression exercises.

10:54 Runtime

0.5 Difficulty


4 Fret Exercise

Give your fretting hand a workout with this 4 fret exercise!

9:24 Runtime

1.0 Difficulty


12 Fret Movement Exercise

Steve Eulberg explains an exercise that will develop your ability to perform position shifts.

11:11 Runtime

1.5 Difficulty


"Monkey Around" Fret Exercise

Steve shows how to "monkey around" with a fret hand exercise designed to develop creativity and proper technique.

4:45 Runtime

2.0 Difficulty


D Minor Chord

Steve demonstrates the D minor chord.

3:42 Runtime

2.0 Difficulty


Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho

Steve uses the new D minor chord from Lesson 25 in the classic song "Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho."

9:36 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty


Smooth Chord Transition (The Pivot Finger)

Steve demonstrates some techniques that help transition smoothly between chords.

9:35 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty


What and When Hands

This fantastic lesson explains that the strum hand determines when we hear the sound, and the "what" hand creates what we hear.

8:15 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty


5th Fret Magic

Steve breaks explains how notes are laid out in first position and how the 5th fret is used to shorten up the work needed to play full scales.

8:40 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty


House of Chords - The Room of G

Welcome to the first installment of a series that details how various chords are formed! Get started by learning some "G" chords.

4:50 Runtime

1.5 Difficulty


House of Chords - The Room of C

Steve moves from room to room in the house of chords. This lesson features the room of C.

5:01 Runtime

1.5 Difficulty


House of Chords - The Room of A

Steve continues through the House of Chords. In this lesson, he has found himself in the room of A.

14:18 Runtime

1.5 Difficulty


House of Chords - The Room of E

Steve welcomes you to the room of E as he continues to take you on a tour of the House of Chords.

5:01 Runtime

1.5 Difficulty


House of Chords - The Room of D

Steve finally completes his tour of the House of Chords with the room of D.

3:39 Runtime

1.5 Difficulty


Advanced Strumming Pt. 1

It's time to introduce a new strumming technique commonly referred to as the "boom-chuck." This lesson will help develop more advanced picking hand skill.

6:04 Runtime

2.0 Difficulty


Advanced Strumming Pt. 2

Steve continues with part 2 of his advanced strumming techniques.

4:16 Runtime

2.0 Difficulty


Advanced Strumming Pt. 3

Diving more in depth and getting a better grasp on the alternate "boom chuck" style of picking, Steve continues with part 3 of his advanced strumming techniques.

2:44 Runtime

2.0 Difficulty


Advanced Strumming Pt. 4

Steve introduces full chord strumming techniques in part 4 of his advanced strumming lessons.

3:50 Runtime

2.0 Difficulty


Advanced Strumming Pt. 5

Steve demonstrates how to "alternate the boom" to a different string in this Advanced Strumming Pt. 5 Lesson.

3:24 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty


Advanced Strumming Pt. 6

Welcome to part 6 in a series of advanced strumming techniques. This lesson demonstrates how to "alternate the boom" on two different strings.

4:15 Runtime

2.0 Difficulty


Advanced Strumming Pt. 7

Steve Breaks down what the D chord looks like when applying the "boom chuck" strum technique.

2:33 Runtime

2.0 Difficulty


Advanced Strumming Pt. 8

Steve finishes off his strumming sessions by demonstrating additional alternating bass patterns within the context of the "boom chuck" strum pattern.

6:00 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty

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  • Greeley, Colorado
  • Playing since 1970
  • 320 lessons at JamPlay
An Award-winning multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter, Steve Eulberg weaves mountain and hammered dulcimers with a variety of unusual instruments to create thought-provoking, smile-inducing, toe-tapping acoustic experiences.

He has sung and composed for religious communities, union halls, picket lines, inter-faith retreats, mountain-top youth camps, as well as the more familiar venues: clubs, coffeehouses, bookstores, festivals, charity benefits and showcase concerts.

Born and raised in the German-heritage town of Pemberville, Ohio, Steve was exposed to a variety of music in his home. Early piano lessons were followed by trumpet in school band, and he became self-taught on ukelele and guitar and harmonica. Mandolin was added at Capital University where, while majoring in History, he studied Ear Training, Voice and took Arranging lessons from the Conservatory of Music.

While at college, he first heard hammered and mountain dulcimers, building his first mountain dulcimer just before his final year. Seminary training took him the west side of Denver where he built his first hammered dulcimer. With these instruments, he was able to give voice to the Scottish, English and Irish traditions to which he is also heir.

Following marriage in 1985 to Connie Winter-Eulberg he settled in Kansas City, Missouri. There he worked cross-culturally in a church of African-Americans, Latinos and European Americans, with music being a primary organizing tool. He moved with his family in 1997 to be nestled beside the Rocky Mountains in Fort Coillins, Colorado.

Founder of Owl Mountain Music, Inc. he teaches and performs extensively in Colorado and Wyoming with tours across the US and the UK. He delights in introducing the “sweet music” of dulcimers to people in diverse settings and in addition to his own recordings, has included dulcimers in a variety of session work for other musicians.

In 2000 he was commissioned to create a choral composition featuring dulcimers for the Rainbow Chorus in Fort Collins. It was recorded in the same year (BEGINNINGS). He is currently at work on a commissioned symphony that will feature hammered dulcimer and Australian didjeridu.

Eulberg passionately believes that music crosses cultural and language barriers because music builds community. Influenced by a variety of ethnic styles, his music weaves vital lyric with rap, rock, folk, gospel and blues. Audiences of all ages respond well to his presentation and to his warm sense of humor.

Steve is a member of Local 1000 (AFM), The Folk Alliance, BMI and BWAAG (Better World Artists and Activist's Guild).
Reviews & Feedback 85/100 with 329 ratings

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My 11 year old daughter and I are learning guitar together. This beginner course has been perfect!


great teacher


great teacher, easy to understand. useful.


He explained things a lot, not too much, but to the point where you know what he's talking about.


I am understanding this well


I like the content, the Teachers easy way of instructing and it was short enough I didn't wander away.


I love how he makes vids for kids! Thanks!


its just what l needed to play guitar im a little slow but i love it


I wish there was additional lessons specifically for 10 or 11 year olds


I'm an adult taking this class lol and it's just what I needed. A nice easy way to learn the guitar, explained simply and it's not causing me any stress to learn. It's a great way to ease into the harder stuff.


It was a really good series


Love ur teaching skills


you should not say the tone is higher as In ( I wanna take you higher ) fatter , looser tighter shorter PITCH is not tone ? Or am I out of line here you speak of TONE as one thing and PITCH as another I believe this could be confusing for kid


Steve Eulberg is a great teacher im 11 and ive learned so much from him.


Steve Eulberg is a wonderful teacher. I am going to undergo all his series (courses) in Phase I and Phase II. At my 58, I learn from him like a kid.


Steve is great. He is what I needed.


Thanks Steve


thanks your the best


thx steve