I actually didn't take the class. I didn't bring a guitar to SD so I would first have to get one to take the class.
you could always try teaching yourself. I taught myself basic chords & strumming over the summer thru online videos. A lot of ppl teach themselves. It's slow at first, but after you learn the basic chords it's more fun cuz you can start playing songs.
I would suggest the beginners packages--which is the best deal you can get on a reasonably priced beginners guitar. I started out with the Yamaha beginners guitar package and it played pretty well. I kept with that one for about a year before buying a Taylor 214e (which sounds like heaven compared to it)
Btw--I dont know about the other stores, but I like buying from Sam Ash--other places like Guitar center are good, but I've stuck to Sam Ash--they give you the best deals, esp if you become a frequent customer.
I just wanted to ask.. I know there are actual instrument instruction classes--but most of them are for music maj/min. Is there anyway to get around that? And wasnt there a guitar group?