These classes are suitable for ages 18+
GUITAR FOR ADULT BEGINNERS:
An introductory course for all beginners to the guitar and the basics of music. Emphasis is on fun while learning.
Start playing guitar today. Get the tools you need to make music a part of your life. Campfire classics and simple melodies will be explored to develop technique and musical knowledge. Presented in a way that will inspire and have you playing music in the very first class.
The student will need an acoustic guitar and come prepared with a binder and paper and guitar pick and a guitar tuner. Rental guitars are available at reasonable rates.
WED 7:15 to 8:00 pm DATES: Sept 12 to Nov 14/18 COST: 10/$180
Acoustic Guitar Classics – Folk, Country, Blues, Pop
Making music with easy and familiar songs is a great way to bring your guitar playing and singing to a new and more confident level.
In this class we will learn songs with 3, 4 and 5 chords:
- 3, 4 and 5 chord songs
- New rhythm patterns and techniques
- How to accompany singing
A great opportunity for a study of the fundamentals of the guitar and the musical language through classic repertoire in a supportive group setting. Emphasis on building confident chord changes, learning to play rhythm and accompaniment while building an understanding of form and having a lot of fun.
Prerequisite: first position chords.
TUES 7:15 to 8:00 pm DATES: Sept 11 to Nov 27/18 COST: 10/$180
Pop Songs of the 50’s to the 90’s
For the guitar player who knows basic first position chords. Classic pop songs from the 50’s to the 90’s beloved by all will be explored and music will be made with an emphasis on building confident chord changes and singing. This group setting is a perfect way to develop rhythm, learn songs and have a lot of fun in the process!
Prerequisite: Beginner Guitar Class or equivalent
MON 7:15 to 8:00 pm DATES: Sept 17 to Dec 17/18 COST: 10/$180
Meet The Beatles
Making music with easy and familiar Beatles songs is a great way to bring your guitar playing and singing to a new and more confident level.
In this class we will learn:
- New Chord Vocabulary
- Functional Harmony and How to Memorize
- New Easy Repertoire
- New Rhythm Techniques
- How to Accompany Singing
A great opportunity for a careful study and exploration of the fundamentals of the guitar and the musical language through building techniques and classic repertoire in a supportive group setting. Emphasis on learning to play rhythm and accompaniment while building an understanding of form and having a lot of fun.
Prerequisite: Beginner Level 1 & 2
Instructor: Aaron Watson
Aaron is a career musician and educator who infuses the learning experience with creativity and joy and an infectious love for what he does. His teaching never strays from its central purpose which is to involve students in their own process of music making while he acts as a patient and knowledgeable guide and facilitator on the path toward that goal. Aaron’s classes will not only inspire you but will also gently open a door that sheds light on a new world of musical understanding.
Call 778-426-1800 or email to register.