Two Sessions – 2 hrs Workshop
Session one: Guitar history
Learn all your basics to get you strumming and picking.
In just 4 weeks you will learn all the basics of guitar; posture, strumming, picking, chord shapes, tablature reading, chord chart notations and tuning. All the essentials needed to begin your journey. Guitars are provided in class at no charge in case you choose not to travel with yours. You can also rent a guitar for in home use for only $20 during your 4-week course.
Get introduced to the basics of guitar: melody, harmony and rhythm all in our fun, relaxed group environment. Learn pop, rock, blues, indie, and traditional tunes to build up an accessible repertoire of songs and skills. You’ll be playing a song by the end of the first class. For the very beginner.
What to Bring
6 String Guitar, Digital Tuner (we recommend the clip-on Snark Tuner or the Cleartune App), Picks (light to medium gauge), and a we recommend bringing a Notebook or Digital Recorder to take notes- though handouts will be provided. Acoustic and Electric guitars are welcome. Though, amplifiers need to be approved by the teacher. If possible, please come to the first class with your guitar tuned. But don’t worry, we will teach you to tune your guitar!
15 / 20 minutes of practice to start (six days a week), if you can do more then increase the times of all the areas and / or add in some other exercises! You have to make some decisions because I can’t see you and spot the errors and things you need to work on.
Intermediate Guitar Lessons
Review the basic chords and strums and learn more difficult first position chords, easy scales, alternating-bass strumming, and finger-picking. Study left hand techniques like slides and hammer-ons and learn how to use a capo.
Level 1-A: How to Play Guitar for Beginners
Get introduced to the basics of guitar: melody, harmony and rhythm all in our fun, relaxed group environment. Learn pop, rock, blues, indie, and traditional tunes to build up an accessible repertoire of songs and skills. You’ll learn how to play guitar, and be playing a song by the end of the first class. Guitar lessons for the very beginner. Browse 1-A Guitar Classes
Level 1-B: Advance Your Beginning Guitar Technique
Build your repertoire of songs while reinforcing the skills from 1-A. You’ll learn new songs, strumming patterns, and playing techniques to build on what you know already. Browse 1-B Guitar Classes
Level 2-A: Intermediate Guitar Lessons
Review the basic chords and strums and learn more difficult first position chords, easy scales, alternating-bass strumming, and finger-picking. Study left hand techniques like slides and hammer-ons and learn how to use a capo. Browse 2-A Guitar Classes
Level 2-B: Improve Your Guitar Playing Skills
Strengthen your fingerpicking skills, get an introduction to simple bass runs and review the skills from the guitar lessons you learned in Guitar 2-A. Continue to work on your tab reading skills while learning intros and solos. Learn more open chords including slash chords. Browse 2-B Guitar Classes
Level 3-A: More Advanced Guitar Lessons
Study movable barre chords, more complex fingerpicking, theory, and lead play. Develop your dexterity, dynamics and play more interesting arrangements to songs. Start playing at faster tempos and feeling more comfortable with your guitar. Browse 3-A Guitar Classes
Level 3-B: Increase Your Guitar Playing Repertoire
Learn a number of new songs using the skills from 3-A. Use more barre chords, harder strums patterns, and further develop your lead playing. You’ll be playing more involved arrangements and sounding just like the recordings! Browse 3-B Guitar Classes
Level 4: Advanced Guitar Lessons with Ensembles
Now that you’ve completed Guitar 1-3 you are ready to start playing as an ensemble and focus on singing and musicianship. Work on harmonies, arrangements, solo breaks, theory, and performing together. Classes will learn and perform both student and teacher selected songs. Students can repeat this guitar class endlessly, the material always changes. Browse Level 4 Guitar Classes