- TutorHazel Buller
- LevelAll Levels
Thu 11 Jan, 4pm – 6.30pm; 7pm - 9pm | 10 wk Term £150 (£135) | 6+/adult | All Levels
A course designed to develop a wide variety of musical skills while learning to play the guitar in a style of your choosing.
Note: These are individual 30 min sessions with the tutor. You will receive 25 mins teaching and the remaining time for arrival and pack up. The tutor teaches back-to-back sessions, students should arrive 5 mins before their lesson starts to tune their instrument and late comers will lose lesson time. If the tutor is running more than 5 mins late make up time will be offered on another occasion.
Who is this course for?
This course is open to both children aged 6+ years and adult learners and students of all levels. It is suitable for complete beginners with no previous guitar playing experience and more advanced students e.g. those who may have reached grade 5 or 6.
The course may be accessible for people with disabilities. You need good upper body and manual dexterity. Students can be accompanied by their own carer or support worker and the room is wheelchair accessible. Please contact us to discuss your specific situation and needs.
What will you learn on this course?
On this course you will learn to play the electric guitar in a style of your choosing from rock, pop, blues, metal and funk. This course will cover guitar techniques tailored to suit each individual from beginners to advanced. The tutor can also teach beginners acoustic or classical guitar.
Learning will include different elements such as:
- Listening skills
- Rhythm training
- Finger exercises
- Musical scales
- Basic improvisation
- Chord knowledge
- All while playing in a style of your choosing.
In addition you will be learning and playing repertoire, often playing along with the tutor or backing tracks. The content of lessons will vary depending on your goals e.g. whether you are working towards sitting a guitar exam. The tutor offers preparation for Rock School examinations where students have excellent pass rates with good results.
Sessions are tailored to suit each individual. Bring your own music and receive feedback and support in developing your guitar playing skills. All lessons are one-to-one and the teaching style is influenced by the Music Marks’ Common Approach.
Students can expect to learn to play guitar pieces to performance standard and develop their musicianship and technical skills alongside an enjoyment in making music.
In order to progress students must be prepared to practice between lessons and need access to an instrument to do so.
Do you need to bring anything?
The tutor will initially provide some music but you will need to bring your own music books as advised by the tutor and your own guitar.
Are there any additional costs?
Music books must be purchased at your own expense through the tutor or easily ordered online or from music shops.
Students must come to the first lesson with a guitar. It is important to have a suitable instrument to play, and, in the case of younger students, it is extremely important that the guitar is the right size. We recommend that you go to a reputable music shop where an experienced guitarist will match your needs with a suitable instrument. You should expect to pay at least between £100 and £200 on a kit that will include a guitar, amp, gig bag and possibly other accessories such as a tuner and guitar strap. Please contact us for more information.
Who teaches this course?
Please note: Terms run wc Mon 8 Jan 2018 | Half Term break (no session) wc Mon 19 Feb 2018 | End of Term, Final sessions wc Mon 19 Mar 2018 *
*We advise participants to keep the day and time of the course free for Half Term and the week following the end of term free for replacements sessions that may be required due to tutor illness or exceptional circumstances.
Our enhanced Safeguarding Policy recommends that we hold emergency contact details for all learning and participation activities (including courses), for children and young people under 18 years old and for supported or vulnerable adults. These are to be completed and signed by parents/carers except young people aged 16-18 and supported/vulnerable adults who are able to sign for themselves.
Completed forms must be handed in to our Sales and Information Team prior to the start of the course.