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This is my primary instrument and one of my greatest passions. I hold a Masters Degree in classical guitar and I love to teach students to craft each note of a piece until it becomes more than just somebody playing guitar and becomes MUSIC.
I've taught classical guitar for ten years. In general, I tailor my lessons to the level of the student. If you are a beginning student, I recommend that we work from a method book such as Frederick Noad's "Solo Guitar Playing, Book One." For more advanced students, I help to develop a good technical routine and we work on a range of repertoire to push your skills to the next level.
Out of all of the different guitar styles out there, classical guitar is the most uniquely different when compared to typical guitar methods. The classical technique needs to be carefully studied and developed. The repertoire needs to be learned and familiarized. I studied classical guitar for several years, including direct study under Glenn Lyons while I attended West Chester University.
I have taught all levels, using the methods of Giuliani, Carcassi and Sor. Also I encourage my students to develop a basic repertoire for performance, a knowledge of theory and fundamentals.
Classical guitar lessons are given to the beginner students up to advanced players looking to hone their professional skills. The lessons include instructions in note reading, exercises,theory and learning repertoire from composers such as Bach, Sor, Guiliani. Carcassi, Villa Lobos and others. Also, within the lessons, a method book will be incorporated to help in learning various techniques like, rest stroke, free stroke, slurs and ornaments and scales.
I strongly recommend classical guitar as it is the most rewarding and informative style of playing. It allows you to play unaccompanied at any given moment which is amazing to me. Whether you are doing it for enjoyment or entrance to a university, I would love to see more interest in classical guitar. It enhances all other styles technically and musically speaking.
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The classical guitar, often referred to as the Spanish guitar, is the father of the modern-day guitar. Normally, the classical guitar is played with the fingers, rather than a pick, and uses nylon strings and a wider fretboard to allow for more complex fingering positions. The Spanish guitar has a beautiful rich tonal quality, and with proper technique, it creates an earthy yet romantic sound. Many instructors will teach you how to read classical guitar tabs, how to tune your guitar, proper classical guitar technique, Spanish guitar scales and will help you if you are looking at buying a classical guitar. In addition, our certified instructors here at TakeLessons are friendly and eager to help you learn to play the guitar. If you enroll in our classical guitar lessons, you will have the opportunity to learn and gain insight from seasoned professionals who love the classical guitar. Our mentors will be happy to share tricks and tips on how to play the classical guitar as well as provide you with the inspiration to continue working on your craft, especially since learning to play the instrument can be a bit challenging in the first few weeks. Check back here often as soon we will be posting articles such as “How Do I Choose a Classical Guitar,” “Easy Classical Guitar Music” and “Classical Guitar Tabs.” In the meantime, apply for classical guitar lessons in an area near you so that you can begin your new musical adventure.