Date(s) - 20/12/2017
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Mint Music Yonge & Dundas
This course is designed for individuals of all ages with an interest in learning classical guitar that have been playing the guitar for a year or more and understand how to read tab and can play their basic guitar chords. This class provides guitarists with an opportunity to work with an experienced classical instructor and develop their classical technique through interesting repertoire in a fun and supportive atmosphere. Regular class performances and paying particular attention to dynamics and expressive potential of the guitar as a solo instrument will be an important feature of the course, which will gradually adopt a masterclass-style. Students will also have the opportunity to play in duos and quartets throughout the course.
The course will vary greatly depending on the level of the students in the course. The first class, which will act as a prerequisite to the regular 8-week course, will consist of an assessment. The development of the lesson plan will take place after the first class, once the level of the participants has been established.
-Nylon-string Classical Guitar
-Footstool, ErgoPlay, or similar device for holding the instrument (not a strap)
-Folder/binder for holding handouts
-Metronome (can be an app)
Instructor: Daniel Ramjattan
Daniel Ramjattan started performing on the guitar at ten years old in Stratford, Ontario. After studying with Dave Santandrea for several years, he began studies with Wilma Van Berkel. Since then, his playing has become increasingly distinguished in Canada. Most recently, Daniel placed second in the 2016 FCMF National Music Competition, held in Edmonton, Alberta. In the past, he received the second place prize in the National level of the Canadian Music Competition and First Prize in the Concours de Guitare Outaouais-Gatineau.
He received the Domaine Forget International Music Academy guitar award in 2013 as well as the first prize in the Open Level of the Ontario Music Festivals Association Provincial Guitar competition in both 2014 and 2016. Daniel also placed as a finalist in the 2014 Hamilton International Guitar Competition. Daniel has received lessons and masterclasses from world-renowned guitarists such as Denis Azabagic, Jorge Caballero, Pavel Steidl, Sergio Assad, Lorenzo Micheli, Pepe Romero, Fabio Zanon, Bruce Holzman, Remi Boucher, and Jerome Ducharme. He recently received the Nalini Perera Scholarship from the University of Ottawa, which will permit him to study with Lorenzo Micheli in Austria and Italy in Summer 2017.
Daniel has a particular love for new music and the music of new composers and has premiered works by Daniel Mehdizadeh, Raphael Weinroth-Browne, Julian Bertino, and several others, which can be found on his Youtube channel. He looks forward to premiering a work by Ricardo Mateus with Zac Pulak in Vienna in 2018.
He most recently became a member of the Ottawa New Music Creators, and his bio is featured on their website. He is part of a dynamic new ensemble, known as The Ramjattan-Pulak Machine, or RPM Duo, with percussionist Zac Pulak, and they have recently been slated for several concerts across Quebec, Edmonton, and Winnipeg in 2017-2018. He also frequently performs in recital and in concert with violinist Marlena Pellegrino in the InfraRed Ensemble.
Daniel holds a Master’s degree and a Bachelor of Music Degree in classical guitar performance from the University of Ottawa. He also studied with world-renowned pedagogue Bruce Holzman in Tallahassee, Florida for a semester in Fall 2014. Daniel will be pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree at the University of Toronto with Dr. Jeffrey McFadden in Fall 2017.
Class 1: Wednesday, November 15th, 7:30 – 8:30 PM
Class 2: Wednesday, November 22nd, 7:30 – 8:30 PM
Class 3: Wednesday, November 29th, 7:30 – 8:30 PM
Class 4: Wednesday, December 6th, 7:30 – 8:30 PM
Class 5: Wednesday, December 13th, 7:30 – 8:30 PM
Class 6: Wednesday, December 20th, 7:30 – 8:30 PM
Prepay for this guitar course before Wednesday, November 15th and SAVE $92.50!
You will Receive:
• $30 off the regular course cost of $150
• 50% discount on 1-hour private music lessons (Savings of $37.50)
• AND one FREE additional guitar class – a value of $25
Bonus: Those currently enrolled in our guitar courses ALWAYS receive the discounted rate on all of our other drop-in classes and courses.
* This offer may not be combined with any other special offers or discounts
** Must be redeemed before the course ends
Payments can also be made in person at the Toronto Guitar School’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 prior the prepayment deadline to receive the discounted price otherwise the regular course rate of $150 applies. Feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 416-707-1077 if you have any further questions.