Beginning Guitar students will be using the Hal Leonard Guitar Method. Students will learn the parts of their instrument, how to tune it, simple songs, short ensemble pieces, and how to read both music and "Tab". In addition, students will learn 3 to 6 chords which can be used to play a variety of songs. Guitar 2 students will continue to progress through the Hal Leonard course, add more chords and strumming techniques, and record their own performances for assessment.
Mr. Jeff Navares, a local professional guitarist, has agreed to come in to perform, give professional advice, and assessment of our students intermittently throughout the semester. Mr Navares teaches at both Berkley College of Music and Holy Cross College, while also maintaining a full schedule of performances and private students.