Veterans and the Arts Initiative Dominion Energy Veterans Guitar Workshop Series Spring 2021 Registration Form

The Spring 2021 Dominion Energy Veterans Guitar Workshop Series is free to Veterans, Servicemembers, their families, and military caregivers. Please note the information sheet on for information about minimum age of participation, as well as our inclement weather policy and COVID-19 guidelines (including Zoom policies).

PLEASE NOTE: due to closure of the Hylton Performing Arts Center to all on-site programming because of COVID-19 precautions, the workshop series will occur VIRTUALLY on Tuesdays, March 9 – April 27, 2021 (Level I: 6 – 6:45 p.m.; Level II: 8 – 8:45 p.m.) via Zoom. A short Zoom tutorial will be available to all participants prior to the start of the series.

The objective of the workshops is to help each participant improve their general guitar skills to play songs; curriculum is flexible and determined at the discretion of the instructor to meet the needs of a diverse group of abilities. To determine the difference between Level I and Level II, please see the registration form below.

Space is limited; therefore, we ask all participants to plan to attend the entire series.

To be considered for the workshop, please fill out the registration below, and you will be contacted regarding the status of your registration. Registration forms that are incomplete will be returned to be completed. Each member of a family who is participating should fill out an individual form.

(Please note – there will be no automatic reply generated from the submission of this registration form; please allow up to five business days to receive notice from the Hylton Center staff regarding the status of your registration.)
We will be recording all of our virtual guitar workshops.  Please initial here to indicate that you understand and will review and complete the photo and video release form provided.
I am a: (Choose one)
Have you played guitar before?
How to determine if you should register for Level I or Level II:
  1. Can “you” (the participant) accurately read a song with few mistakes?
  2. Can you read tablature?
  3. Do you know a number of chords and can you quickly switch between these chords?
  4. Can you play songs that call for a particular strumming technique?
If you are confident with these four skills, consider taking Level II. Which level are you registering for?

To participate, you will need a guitar method book recommended by the instructor. A Hylton Center staff member will reach out with details, and you will have two options: you can purchase the book with the details provided or Veterans and the Arts Initiative will purchase the e-book for you.

Do you prefer to have an e-book purchased for you by the Hylton Center?
We do have a limited number of guitars available for Veterans, Servicemembers, military family members, and military caregivers who do not currently own a guitar or a guitar (which can be played with a capo for guitar workshops). Guitars are not guaranteed. If you would like to borrow a guitar for the duration of the series, please submit your availability for a 10-minute appointment to meet a staff member at the Hylton Performing Arts Center. Time slots are available during weekday afternoons/evenings based on building availability. A staff member will contact you to confirm your appointment. Appointments will take place outside the main entrance of the Hylton Performing Arts Center. To ensure the safety of all involved, participants and staff members are required to wear a mask during pick up, and guitars will only be given to those over the age of 18 (a parent/guardian must pick up a guitar for a minor).
Do you need to borrow a guitar?
You will be contacted by a Hylton Center staff member regarding the status of your registration.