Date(s) - 30/01/2018
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Mint Music Yonge & Dundas


This Soloing and Improvisation course is to help any rock/pop guitarist who feels stuck in a rut. The course promotes a self-sufficient approach to learning to make sure you are well equipped to explore any aspect of playing that interests you.

Topics Covered:

–  Warm up exercises (picking, legato, bend, finger-style, etc.).

–  Major and Minor Pentatonic Scales

–  Patterns (Shapes).

–  Learning to improvise over the blues and solo in popular songs

–  Classic licks from rock’s greatest players.

Class Requirements:

Able to read tab and chord boxes. Able to strum in a basic and rhythmic way. Know the CAGED system.

“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, January 16th, 7:30-8:30 PM

Class 2: Tuesday, January 23rd, 7:30-8:30 PM

Class 3: Tuesday, January 30th, 7:30-8:30 PM

Class 4: Tuesday, February 6th, 7:30-8:30 PM

Class 5: Tuesday, February 13th, 7:30-8:30 PM

Class 6: Tuesday, February 20th, 7:30-8:30 PM

Class 7: Tuesday,  February 27th, 7:30-8:30 PM

Class 8: Tuesday, March 6th, 7:30-8:30 PM

Class 9: Tuesday, March 13th, 7:30-8:30 PM

Class 10: Tuesday, March 20th, 7:30-8:30 PM

Class 11: Tuesday, March 27th, 7:30-8:30 PM


Pre-pay for this guitar course before January 16th and SAVE Over $117.50!*

You will Receive:

• $55 off the regular course cost of $275

• 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 March 27th, 2018

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 $275 applies. If you would like to join the class as a drop-in student the fee is $25 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.