Class Details

  • Beginner
  • 5 Students
  • 10+
  • 45 mins.

What You’ll Learn

  • Live, expert instruction by a skilled guitar teacher

  • Fun and effective learning exercises to improve your playing skills

  • Interactive small group setting with other students

Weekly Curriculum

Saturday January 6th: The First 5 Exercises To Warm Up To

Saturday January 13th: Moving Around The Fretboard - Caged, 3-Note, and Chordal Methods

Saturday January 20th: Creating Finger Dexterity Through Warm Ups

Saturday January 27th: Full Body Approach - Ways To Help Posture and Release Tension

Requirements

A reliable internet connection

A laptop or desktop computer if you’re joining from home - The Google Chrome web browser is recommended for computer users

A tablet or smartphone if you’re on-the-go - The TakeLessons app (for Android or iPhone) is required for smartphone users

A built-in or external webcam

Description

In this guitar class for students of all skill levels, an expert instructor will lead you through helpful guitar exercises to increase your confidence. You’ll also cover warm ups, finger dexterity, playing faster, how to move around the fretboard, and more. Every week you will learn a new set of skills and exercises!

Teachers

To provide the greatest availability of start dates we have assigned multiple teachers to this class. All teachers will cover the same class material however their teaching styles may vary.
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Carl S.
Dr. Carl S. is currently Instructor of Jazz and Saxophone at South Dakota State University, a position he has held since 2014. His responsibilities include directing the SDSU/Brookings Optimist Jazz Festival, directing Jazz Ensembles I-II, and teaching the saxophone studio. He completed his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in saxophone performance at the University of Kansas in 2014, and his Master of Music Pedagogy and Performance from Oklahoma State University in 2011. He graduated from Harrah High School in 2002, earned his Bachelor of Music Education from Southwestern Oklahoma State University in 2008, and was a 5th-12th grade Head Band Director at Fairview Public schools.
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Grant H.
My name is Grant and I’ve been helping students grow for almost 10 years now! How time flies! I started playing music at the age of 9 and have been in love with it ever since, staying active in my local music scene as an instructor, performer, manager and booking agent. I have also earned a degree in Creative Writing from Louisiana State University for all of the students wishing improve their writing skills.

I pride myself in taking a students learning needs and using that as my basis for their specific lesson plan, always on a case-by-case basis, tailored to each individual student. Everyone is at a different waypoint on their path so why would I use a predetermined formula to try and help them, am I right? I am excited to meet and grow with every single one of you, let's learn to love the life we have and let our studies become radiant!

Reviews

9 Reviews
Grant is a great teacher. He is wonderful with my 9 year old son. We love him!
Nicole and Chad
Feb 7, 2016
Grant was so patient and so encouraging. I am crazy excited and looking forward to our next session!
Trudy
Mar 24, 2016
My first lesson was wonderful! Grant was able to aptly identify how to help me progress with my study, and challenged me in the right ways to move forward.

I'm looking forward to my next lesson!
alyssa
Mar 29, 2016
Grant is an amazing teacher. Veeeeery patient, encouraging and really flexible with scheduling lessons. He lives up to the hype in the reviews. I will definitely be continuing my lessons with Grant.
Brandie
Sep 23, 2016
He is a great teacher that meets you at your skill level.
Mason C.
Nov 14, 2016
I feel Grant can be whatever you need! After the first lesson, I was confused with music theory and he made it clear by the second lesson. He is very concise with his words and I really appreciate it as some teachers can talk your whole session away. I also asked to work on strumming techniques and he was quick to come up with new ones for me as well as explaining how I can create my own. He's fantastic!
Stephanie B.
Nov 30, 2016
Excellent Instructor, Took his time with me and was very patience. Looking forward to more classes with him.
Jennifer B.
Dec 27, 2016
Great Class today. Grant is so patient with me.
Jennifer B.
Jan 3, 2017
Grant was able to feel out my interest and musical level surprisingly quickly and get me going toward MY goal. I felt more comfortable than expected and came away encouraged in my goals. Looking forward to more.
Marti S.
Feb 3, 2017