Course Overviews and
Find out what you will learn and how you will learn it
I have developed this course to get you strumming along to popular and iconic songs through a focus on developing 5 fundamental guitar playing skills. These skills are chords, strumming, scales, picking and fingerstyle. The course is made up of 15 units in total and each unit aims to build these 5 skills simultaneously so that you can enjoy a variety of styles throughout the learning process. These skills will also be applied to popular and iconic songs that you will learn throughout the course. Each unit takes an average of 2 months to complete, depending on your aptitude in the particular skill area, and how often you get a chance to practice.
Recreational course Song List and Unit Overview:
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Units 1 - 5
Units 6 - 10
Units 11 - 15
The Graded coursework that I teach is the Trinity College London syllabus for music theory and for plectrum acoustic guitar. Trinity College London offer theory and practical exams for guitar that range from initial grade to Grade 8, and I am currently offering theory and practical lessons up to Grade 6. If you are interested in having a certificate to indicate your level of skill in guitar, or if you would like to apply for a university degree in music, then you might want to consider training for the Trinity College London theory and practical exams.
Trinity College London Grade Workbooks:
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The teaching strategy I use is to breakdown the course units or the grades coursework into lesson plans that are customised to your needs. Each week we will revise the lessons from the previous week, and then work on new skills and songs at your preferred pace. Each lesson will also include exercises and notes for you to take home that will help to structure your practice during the days between your lessons. During the lessons, I try to use a student-centered approach which means that I will make sure that you have enough time during lessons to practice your new skills, reflect on your needs and progress, and ask questions that will help you to understand where you are at.