Date(s) - 06/10/2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mint Music Yonge & Dundas
This be your last chance to attend our accelerated “A to PLAY” course for Beginner Guitarists until January 2017. This course provides you with 10 Hours Total of weekly classroom instruction starting Sunday November 6th at 2 PM (excluding holiday weekends) and finishing December 18th.
What you get:
— Ten Hours of Group Class/Instruction (Class size limited to 10 students)
— Learn all the basic techniques and knowledge required to play guitar.
— Learn to play popular songs and develop your skills in a group setting.
— Learn from a pro instructor with over 15 years teaching/performance experience
— Receive printed copies of all music and material covered in class, as well as audio recordings and a chance to jam and perform with your group outside of your regular classes to further aid in your learning and musical development.
Class Instructor: KC Roberts
Guitars are available for rent or purchase from our school. Email us at email@example.com or phone 416-707-1077 for more information.
Class 1: Sunday, November 6th, 2:00 – 3:00 PM
Class 2: Sunday, November 13th, 1:30 – 3:00 PM
Class 3: Sunday, November 20th, 1:30 – 3:00 PM
Class 4: Sunday, November 27th, 1:30 – 3:00 PM
Class 5: Sunday, December 4th, 1:30 – 3:00 PM
Class 6: Sunday, December 11th, 1:30 – 3:00 PM
Class 7: Sunday, December 18th, 1:30 – 3:00 PM
DETAILED COURSE OBJECTIVES
To provide students with strong fundamentals in guitar essentials such as proper posture, hand and arm positions and finger technique such as hammer-ons and pull-offs. Graduates will have a firm knowledge of all the notes on the guitar fretboard and can easily switch between G, C, F, Dm, D7, A, Am, E and Em.
By the end of the course, students can expect to be comfortable reading tablature and be able to sight read basic rhythm, note and chord notation. They also should be confident playing in a group setting, switching between rhythm, lead and bass parts. Students will also be taught basic song structures, dynamics and other essential music elements.
The basic 12 bar blues form will also be taught. Introduction to keys and chord progressions and an overview of essential open chords, pentatonic scales and power chords will be provided.
Helpful guitar practice techniques will be also demonstrated and students will be shown how to work with a metronome. Students will develop a proficiency on the basic rhythms, chords and scales and be able to play simple melody riffs. Techniques for keeping time and practicing and counting rhythm will also be covered.
Group Performance Opportunity: All class participants will get the opportunity to perform with their class for a friendly and welcoming audience at the next scheduled Toronto Guitar School Social and Concert!
The cost of this class is $150 if you pre-pay in advance through e-transfer (firstname.lastname@example.org), paypal or over the phone with VISA. Payments can also be made in person at the Toronto Guitar School/Mint Music’s Yonge and Dundas location (116 Bond Street) by appointment only. Cheque, VISA, debit or cash are the accepted methods of payment at this location.
Payment must be received 24 hours prior to the start of the class via e-transfer (paypal is not currently accepted) to receive the discounted price otherwise the regular course rate of $200 applies. If the course is not full by the start date, drop-ins may be allowed for $20 per class up until the 3rd class. Feel free to email us at email@example.com or phone 416-707-1077 if you have any further questions.
Bookings are closed for this event.