Date(s) - 13/04/2017
7:30 pm - 8:30 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:
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–  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: Thursday, April 13th, 7:30-8:30 PM

Class 2: Thursday, April 20th, 7:30-8:30 PM

Class 3: Thursday, April 27th, 7:30-8:30 PM

Class 4: Thursday, May 4th, 7:30-8:30 PM

Class 5: Thursday, May 11th, 7:30-8:30 PM

Class 6: Thursday, May 18th, 7:30-8:30 PM

Class 7: Thursday, May 25th, 7:30-8:30 PM

Class 8: Thursday, June 1st, 7:30-8:30 PM

Class 9: Thursday, June 8th, 7:30-8:30 PM

Class 10: Thursday, June 15th, 7:30-8:30 PM

Class 11: Thursday, June 22nd, 7:30-8:30 PM

Class 12: Thursday, June 29th, 7:30-8:30 PM

Guitars are available for rent or purchase from our school store. You can either email us at or phone 416-707-1077 for more information.


Pre-pay for this guitar course before April 13th and SAVE $117.50!*

You will Receive:

• $60 off the regular course cost of $240

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

• AND one FREE additional guitar class**

Bonus: Those enrolled in our guitar courses ALWAYS receive the discounted rate on all of our classes and courses.

* This offer may not be combined with any other special offers or discounts

** Must be redeemed before June 29th, 2017

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 24 hours prior to the start of the class to receive the discounted price otherwise the regular course rate of $240 applies. If you would like to join the class as a drop-in student the fee is $20 per class. Drop-ins will not be allowed past the 3rd class. Feel free to email us at or phone 416-707-1077 if you have any further questions.