Date(s) - 25/07/2017
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Mint Music Yonge & Dundas


Course overview:

The most effective method to learn how to play an instrument is through playing songs. In this Strumming and Song Repertoire Class we will play great songs such as: Ben, E King – Stand by me, The Cranberries – Zombie, Bob Dylan – Knocking On Heaven’s Door, Eric Clapton – Wonderful Tonight, U2 – With or Without You, CCR – Have You Ever Seen The Rain and more.

Topics Covered:

–  Songs / Chord Sequences

–  Learn how to make bar chords

–  Learn finger-picking technique and play in any chord.

–  How to tune the guitar by ear.

–  CAGED system

Class Requirements:

Able to read tab and chord boxes. Able to strum in a basic and rhythmic way. Can change easily between G, Em, C, D , A, Am and E.

“Music is a more potent instrument for education than any other.” – Plato

André Valério’s Biography

Brazilian multi-instrumentalist André Valério is in high demand as a guitarist, composer and arranger. Mr. Valerio’s versatility has taken him around the world to perform in important music festivals and venues in Canada, the Netherlands, Mexico and Brazil. His interest in music began at a very young age after listening to Brazil’s most enduring musical genres, Bossa Nova. Inspired to compose and arrange since as a teenager, André studied classical guitar, jazz and latin music among other styles. His deep passion for music led him to learn six instruments: acoustic guitar, piano, mandolin, cavaquinho, bass, and electric guitar.


Class 1: Tuesday, July 11th, 6:30-7:30 PM

Class 2: Tuesday, July 18th, 6:30-7:30 PM

Class 3: Tuesday, July 25th, 6:30-7:30 PM

Class 4: Tuesday, August 1st, 6:30-7:30 PM

Class 5: Tuesday, August 8th, 6:30-7:30 PM

Class 6: Tuesday, August 15th, 6:30-7:30 PM

Class 7: Tuesday, August 22nd, 6:30-7:30 PM

Class 8: Tuesday, August 29th, 6:30-7:30 PM

Class 9: Tuesday, September 5th, 6:30-7:30 PM

Class 10: Tuesday, September 12th, 6:30-7:30 PM