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DESCRIPTION

My First Guitar Group Class is a beginner class for students with no experience. The class will cover basic technical aspects of guitar playing: posture, hand position, strumming, and picking. Students will play through music learning simple chords to put to songs, rhythm, and sing along with your guitar. In addition to performance, students will learn about different forms and styles of music through listening exercises. The goal of the class is to develop an appreciation for the guitar through this introduction class. An acoustic string guitar is recommended.

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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My First Guitar

FOR AGES:
8-12 years

LOCATION:
Palo Alto Campus

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TUITION:
$490 (12 sessions)
(Includes registration and materials)