Date(s) - 08/07/2018
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mint Music Yonge & Dundas
Level 3 group guitar classes focused on strumming, technique, and song repertoire.
The purpose of this class is to strum, fingerpick, play fun songs as a class that will significantly increase your repertoire of performable songs. Through learning a variety of different songs, strumming patterns and soloing techniques you will gain skills that will increase your musicianship, instincts and your ability to learn music fast and perform it solidly. We will learn and play through the material as a class, together, and if you want you can even sing along. This class will help you develop a good rhythm feel, so you can play with others easier. Class members are invited to perform as a group at our school concerts at the end of the course which is free for anyone to attend. Class size is limited to 6 people.
Learn how to play and strum from this list of songs and more: Wild Horses (Rolling Stones), Patience (Guns ‘n Roses), Hotel California (The Eagles), Heart Of Gold (Neil Young), Soak Up The Sun (Sheryl Crow), Country Roads (John Denver), Iris (Goo-Goo Dolls), Lola (The Kinks), Harvest Moon (Neil Young), Karma Police (Radiohead), Wanted Dead or Alive (Bon Jovi), Closer To The Heart (Rush), Summer Of 69 (Bryan Adams), Runaway Train (Soul Asylym), Free Falling (Tom Petty), Yesterday (The Beatles), Friday I’m In Love (The Cure), Pretty Woman (Roy Orbison), Losing My Religion (REM), Yesterday (The Beatles), Hey Joe (Jimi Hendrix), I Can’t Help Falling In Love (Elvis Presley), Free Falling (Tom Petty), Just Breathe (Pearl Jam), Angie (The Stones), Mary Jane’s Last Dance (Tom Petty), Mr. Jones (Counting Crows), Round Here (Counting Crows), Mrs. Robinson (Paul Simon), Landslide (Fleetwood Mac)
Plus we can discuss learning other tunes as we are always open to song selections and suggestions from our students.
In this course, you will learn a couple Fingerpicking tunes like “Just Breathe”, “Spanish Romance” and “Landslide” by Fleetwood Mac.
We will also focus on developing your “Minor and Major Bar Chords” and learn songs that utilize them.
You will also learn cool 12 bar blues riffs that you can apply to your playing.
Requirements: Able to read tab and chord charts. Able to strum in a basic and rhythmic way. Can change between G, C, D, Dm, D7, A, Am, E, Em, F Chords.
“Music is a more potent instrument for education than any other.” – Plato
Instructor: KC Roberts
KC is an accomplished guitar player and band leader based out of Toronto, Canada. A graduate of the Jazz guitar program at Humber College, KC has opened for or shared the stage with acts like The Black Eyed Peas, Jim Cuddy, Rhianna, Jimmy Cliff, Jack Bruce, Talib Kweli, Lee Fields, Lettuce, Alanis Morissette and Finger Eleven. KC also played and toured for Canadian Idol winner Brian Melo, with whom he performed on MTV Canada to a national audience.
KC is also an established singer/songwriter in Toronto, having written and recorded 100+ original songs in his career thus far. Since 2007, he has been the leader/singer/guitar player of an 8 piece band called KC Roberts & The Live Revolution (KCLR). KCLR has released 5 full length records, played festivals and shows all over Canada and the U.S, Sold over 3,000 CD’s in Japan, acquired hundreds of thousands of Youtube views on their channel, and have a large and loyal fan base across the country. KC is the principal songwriter and musical director of the band, having written most of the horn lines, bass lines, grooves, melodies and chordal harmony and all the lyrics and guitar parts in the band’s catalogue. KC’s music is regularly played on CBC radio.
KC has been teaching in professionally since 2004. Through the years, he has developed economical ways to help students make leaps in their learning and ability.
Here are a couple videos of KC Roberts playing his own original music on Acoustic and Electric Guitar:
“Dustin It Off”
Class 1: Sunday, July 8th, 3-4 PM
Class 2: Sunday, July 15th, 3-4 PM
Class 3: Sunday, July 22nd, 3-4 PM
Class 4: Sunday, July 29th, 3-4 PM
School Closed Civic Long Weekend
Class 5: Sunday, August 12th, 3-4 PM
Class 6: Sunday, August 19th, 3-4 PM
Class 7: Sunday, August 26th, 3-4 PM
School Closed Labour Day Long Weekend
Class 8: Sunday, Sept 9th, 3-4 PM
Guitars are available for rent or purchase from our school store. You can either email us at email@example.com or phone 416-707-1077 for more information.
Pre-pay for this guitar course before it begins and SAVE Over $102.50!*
You will Receive:
• $40 off the regular course cost of $160
• 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 the last day of the course.
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 $200 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 416-707-1077 if you have any further questions.