Date(s) - 08/07/2018
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Mint Music Yonge & Dundas


Level 2 group guitar lessons focused on playing popular songs. 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; Oasis – Wonderwall, Waiting On The World To Change – John Mayer, Here Comes The Sun – The Beatles, Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here, Bob Dylan – Knocking On Heaven’s Door, Led Zeppelin – Stairway To Heaven, Queen – Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Hotel California – The Eagles, Hard Day’s Night – The Beatles, Guns and Roses – Patience, Eric Clapton – Wonderful Tonight, U2 – With or Without You, CCR – Have You Ever Seen The Rain and more.

Topics Covered:

– Common popular chord sequences and how to play songs in different keys

– Learn songs to that will build your chord, strumming and fingerpicking repertoire

– How to solo over and play the 12 bar blues in multiple keys

– Tips on improving your ability to read tab and music notation

– Learn how to improve your bar chords and play any chord

– Learn all the notes on the guitar fretboard

– Improve your fingerpicking technique

– Learn scales and techniques the will dramatically improve your guitar playing

– CAGED system

Class Requirements:

Able to read tab and chord boxes. Have completed any Toronto Guitar School Guitar 1 class or are at an equivalent tab reading and guitar skill level. Able to strum in a basic and rhythmic way. Can change easily between G, Em, C, D, A, Am and E and can tune your guitar by ear and/or using an electronic or software based tuner.

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

Instructor: Glen Alan

Musician and educator Glen Alan has been actively involved in the Toronto music and recording scene for more than 20 years. As a music teacher Glen has helped thousands of individuals from children, teens to adults sing, play and write songs more effectively. Over the years Glen has produced and led various seminars and master classes on songwriting, music theory, voice, microphone technique, music business and recording for clients of Mint Music (formerly Find A Way) – a music company Glen Alan founded in 1996.

Glen began playing the piano when he was 7 years old and after that learned the ukulele and played acoustic bass in his father’s school ukulele band when he was a young teenager. Glen’s father who was an accomplished organist and choir director had Glen sing in church choirs from an early age until his early 20’s. Later, Glen double majored in voice and alto saxophone then managing the critically acclaimed No Nonsense acappella Quartet in his final years of high school. Later, Glen taught himself to play guitar while he attended Humber College in 1993 as a vocal major. Glen began his first formal guitar lessons in 1996 after he graduated with honours from Humber and began composing, performing with the guitar in the years that followed.



Class 1: Sunday, July 8th, 2-3 PM

Class 2: Sunday, July 15th, 2-3 PM

Class 3: Sunday, July 22nd, 2-3 PM

Class 4: Sunday, July 29th, 2-3 PM

School Closed Civic Long Weekend

Class 5: Sunday, August 12th, 2-3 PM

Class 6: Sunday, August 19th, 2-3 PM

Class 7: Sunday, August 26th, 2-3 PM

School Closed Labour Day Long Weekend

Class 8: Sunday, Sept 9th, 2-3 PM

Class 9: Sunday, Sept 16th, 2-3 PM

Class 10: Sunday, Sept 23rd, 2-3 PM



Prepay for this guitar course before the course begins and SAVE OVER $112.50!

You will Receive:

• $50 off the regular course cost of $250

• 50% discount on 1-hour private music lessons (Savings of $37.50)

• AND one FREE additional guitar class

Bonus: Those currently enrolled in our 10 session 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, or cash are the accepted methods of payment at this location.

Payment must be received prior to the prepayment deadline to receive the discounted price otherwise the regular course rate of $275 applies. Feel free to email us at or phone 416-707-1077 if you have any further questions.

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