- 5 Students
- 45 mins.
Parts of the guitar
An intro to reading music
Chords and scales to play easy songs
Tuesday January 9th: Guitar Fundamentals
Tuesday January 16th: Reading music on the guitar
Tuesday January 23rd: Playing and strumming chords
Tuesday January 30th: Playing Scales and Intro to Improvising
- 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 built-in or external webcam
These guitar classes are perfect for beginners who want to quickly build their skills and knowledge of the guitar. You’ll begin with the parts of the guitar and how to read music. An introduction to chords and scales will also prepare you to start playing a few easy songs. You won’t be a beginner for long!
My ability to play almost any genre of music is the fruit of past experience playing with an impressive variety of music groups, including jazz combos, symphony orchestras, Andean world music ensembles, and several rock and pop groups as well. As a studio guitarist I have recorded for various artists including Jaci Velasquez, Carlos Ponce, Alexandre Pires, and Noelia.
I have been playing an instrument since the 4th grade (cello) and, as I learned more about how music works, was slowly able to pick-up a greater variety instruments with an increasing degree of ease. In high school, I decided to pick-up the guitar just to "have fun and rock out". I joined a band, played in the high school orchestra, joined the high school jazz band and began to practice songwriting and cover songs. Still, it was not until after I took my first class on music theory that I knew how much I not only loved the thrill of playing music but the discovery of how it worked. With this experience I can show you or your child why learning an instrument can be not only an exciting experience but an interesting and enthralling one as well.