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Guitar Summer Workshop

Dates:          June 18-22; July 23-27

Time:          Monday-Friday 9am to 11:45

Price:          $125

Ages:          9-18

Prerequisites:    Knowledge of basic guitar functions, some or all of open chords. This workshop is designed for beginner and intermediate players. Students will be split by playing ability and maturity level within this course.

Description:       This program is designed to join intermediate students and novice beginners with their peers to truly enjoy a total music experience. DavidŐs Music House summer workshops all include instructional materials, on stage experience, performance recording, individualized instruction and group instruction. We guide students within their comfort zones to let them grow as musicians at their own pace.

The guitar workshop will focus on differing genres that the guitar has been able to accommodate within its long life (almost 4000 years!). Students will learn a short history on their instrument, and be able to truly appreciate its humble beginnings as a tortoise shell and a few gut strings! Practice methods and the process of learning and being able to physically carryout advanced guitar techniques will be taught. Students will be taught exercises to better their dexterity and strumming or picking ability, techniques that are common to certain genres of music, and will also be given free time to practice or ask a teacher about a particular song or project that they are interested in. Each student will choose a goal to work on for the week and will be required to try their best to accomplish it within the week.

Guitar week will culminate with a performance on Friday or Saturday night. Students may choose to perform, or just attend the performance. Each student will choose a goal to work on for the week and will be required to try their best to accomplish it within the week. Recordings of their performances will be available after the class has ended as well.

 

Each Class has a maximum occupancy of 20 students so do not delay! Sign up now to guarantee your studentŐs spot on our coffee house stage in our 2012 Total Music Experience Workshops!

 

There will be a $50 non-refundable deposit due at signup.