Pop Guitar 101

Group guitar class taught by Arianna Powell

1 hour per week · beginner

5.0 (4 reviews)

Learn the basics of guitar playing through the lens of recent top 40 hits. Learn basic technique, chords and melodies with songs from Olivia Rodrigo, Harry Styles, Billie Eilish, Taylor Swift and more.

What's included

Video chat lessons

Learn and ask questions with Arianna Powell every week.

Lesson replays

Unlimited access to recordings from class.

Private community

Practice with people who share your love of guitar.

Taught by Arianna Powell
Teaching on Til since 2022

4.93 · 138 students

I’m a touring and session guitarist who has most notably played with Olivia Rodrigo, Halsey, Dua Lipa, Black Eyed Peas, American Idol, Nick Jonas and more. Although a sidewoman by trade, I’m passionate about solo guitar playing and a lover of all genres from folk to jazz, indie to R&B.
What you'll do


Hold, pick, strum and play the instrument correctly with good tone.


Learn open, power and barre chords - the building blocks to your favorite songs. Play them with records or sing along!


Learn scales, riffs and melodies found in pop songs.


Learn practical music theory: the musical alphabet, key signatures, fretboard note names and more.


Learn to play in time and with various strum patterns.

Sounds and Tone

Learn the basics about common guitar sounds and how to achieve them.

Who you are
This course is for all beginners. The material will be great for those who want to learn to play for fun or for producers who are just picking up a guitar and need to learn the basics. Great for all ages.
What to bring
A guitar, a pick, and an amp if playing electric.
5.0 (4 reviews)
Bruce H.
January 2023

this is.a very modern way to learn guitar from someone who can offer real-world tips/techniques for being a good guitar player. I love zeppelin as much as the next (old) person but I really enjoyed this material as well.

Sara W.
January 2023

This class taught by Arianna Powell is great! She teaches guitar skills by using the most current pop songs in her lessons which makes learning so much fun. I have become a better guitarist because of this course! I highly recommend it!

Guitar lessons on Til

Close to Home, Far from Ordinary

Classes on Til are personalized learning journeys led by the best guitarists in the world.


The world's best guitarists are in your corner.

Your teacher personalizes class to keep you on track, answers your questions, and motivates you to keep going.

A good time, anytime.

Join lessons live or watch later with unlimited access to recordings. Have a question? There's a chat for that.


The biggest bang, boogie, and blast for your buck.

It's like having a world-class teacher in your living room. At a fraction of the cost.

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