Guitar Fundamentals - 13 and up beginner lessons
This beginner’s guitar class is designed to help you get to know your guitar and get playing! We’ll go over some basic techniques for care and maintenance of your instrument as well as how to tune your guitar and change the strings. We will also learn simple chords and strumming patterns as well as some introductory music theory to help develop a musical vocabulary. Beyond that the exact path of the course material will be determined by the interest and skills of the group but potential topics could include: scales and melodic patterns, singing and playing simultaneously, group/ensemble playing or song writing techniques. There is plenty to learn we just have to get playing first!
Students will need to bring their own acoustic guitar.
Hi! I am a native of Franklin County and a St. Albans resident since 2010. I have been playing guitar and singing in bands for just over 20 years. I currently play as a solo artist and as the singer/guitarist in the rock group Near North. I graduated from Berklee College of Music with a focus in songwriting, arranging and production. As a guitar teacher I promote practical musicianship which to me means getting students to love playing and cultivate a sense of musicality that allows them to effectively communicate musical ideas regardless of their technical ability.
- Each participant must have their own guitar.