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AVAILABLE SESSION DAYS/TIMES:

  • Tuesdays: 7-8pm (Palo Alto Campus)


DESCRIPTION

Our Group Guitar Class for Adults is the perfect start for the aspiring guitar player. Designed with flexibility for busy professionals, this beginner class provides a welcoming atmosphere within a structured curriculum that will have you playing your favorites in no time. Our class is designed with an ongoing “drop-in” model which lets working adults navigate around meetings, work trips, and family time. Each class provides music fundamentals such as note-reading, rhythms, and technique while introducing concepts such as chord patterns, song play-along, and introduction to various music styles. Students can choose their own pieces to work on or study alongside other class members.

*Students must have their own guitar

Meet The Instructor

John  has extensive background in guitar instruction including 30+ years of both private and group guitar teaching for students of all ages, preschool through adulthood and in all styles including rock, blues, pop, country, folk, jazz, and classical. In addition to John’s teaching experience, he is also a well-known performer and recording artist, having won two consecutive first-place awards in the Portland Music Company Guitar Competition and released more than a dozen professionally recorded albums available across iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, and other digital streaming platforms.  John believes in the importance of catering specifically to each student’s individual interests and learning goals. Within his available skills to share with students, he prides himself on the ability to offer a structured curriculum that can include reading chord charts, traditional staff, and tablature, and the opportunity to learn to play by ear. Lessons include playing both solid rhythm guitar and melodic lead guitar while exploring a discussion of the creative process such as basic songwriting with melodic and rhythmic accompaniment. Lesson material is supplemented with related articles, concert information, new releases, and recommendations and resources on equipment care and maintenance.  John’s students have acquired a lifelong love of music, whether in it for weekly fun, or a professional-track guitar career. Regardless of a student’s learning goals, John’s instruction provides a creative and fun learning environment for all students.

John has extensive background in guitar instruction including 30+ years of both private and group guitar teaching for students of all ages, preschool through adulthood and in all styles including rock, blues, pop, country, folk, jazz, and classical. In addition to John’s teaching experience, he is also a well-known performer and recording artist, having won two consecutive first-place awards in the Portland Music Company Guitar Competition and released more than a dozen professionally recorded albums available across iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, and other digital streaming platforms.

John believes in the importance of catering specifically to each student’s individual interests and learning goals. Within his available skills to share with students, he prides himself on the ability to offer a structured curriculum that can include reading chord charts, traditional staff, and tablature, and the opportunity to learn to play by ear. Lessons include playing both solid rhythm guitar and melodic lead guitar while exploring a discussion of the creative process such as basic songwriting with melodic and rhythmic accompaniment. Lesson material is supplemented with related articles, concert information, new releases, and recommendations and resources on equipment care and maintenance.

John’s students have acquired a lifelong love of music, whether in it for weekly fun, or a professional-track guitar career. Regardless of a student’s learning goals, John’s instruction provides a creative and fun learning environment for all students.

ABOUT CLASSES AT OPUS 1 MUSIC STUDIO

At Opus 1 Music Studio we offer several group class options that help you align the age and music interests for your budding musician. Our classes are taught by expert teachers who offer the highest standard of education for your child. Scroll below to see an overview of our group classes. Dates, times, and locations vary. 

Not sure what class is right for you? We're here to help! You can chat directly on our website, email us at  info@musicopus1.com or call us at either of our locations. 

Mountain View: (650) 625.9955
Palo Alto: (650) 384.6848

 
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Adult Guitar Class

FOR AGES:
18+

LOCATION:
Palo Alto Campus

STARTS:
April 9, 2019

ENDS:
June 25, 2019
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TUITION:
$490 (12 sessions)
(Includes registration and materials)

A Stanford study shows that music engages areas of the brain which are involved with paying attention, making predictions and updating events in our memory.
— Baker and Mitzi (Stanford University, 2015)
Research has shown links between adults who play an instrument, and lower blood pressure, lower stress levels, decreased heart rate, and a reduction in anxiety and depression. There is also increasing evidence that making music enhances the immunological response, which enables us to fight viruses,” Hanser adds.
— Suzanne Hanser (Berklee College of Music)
Studying mathematics will improve your skills in logic. Studying painting will improve your creative capabilities. Playing music, on the other hand, will improve both your logical and creative capacity, making you a well-rounded individual.
— Steve F.