Group Classes

This list is for people interested in joining a beginner or intermediate guitar class. The classes are one hour long from July 6th until July 27th.

The cost classes is $100 for a month of weekly, one hour lessons.

If you'd rather sign up for one-on-one lessons, send me a note, or select a time on the calendar..

Available Classes

  1. Beginner Guitar Group Classes

    Objectives: Learn parts of guitar, play at least 15 chords, read simple chord charts, understand chord diagrams, tune a guitar, simple strumming and a bit of finger-picking.

    1. Week 1:
      • Terminology;
      • Tuning your guitar;
      • First 'Cowboy' Chords A, E, G, Am, Em;
      • Reading chord diagrams;
      • First Strum Pattern;
      • First simple song;
    2. Week 2:
      • More Strumming Patterns;
      • Rest of common chords C, D, F, Bm, Dm, F#m;
      • Chord chart system of music;
      • Two more simple beginning songs
    3. Week 3:
      • Explanation and learning of 7ths and suspended chords
      • Learning another song with these chords
      • Open Time for Student's Questions and Goals
    4. Week 4:
      • Finger picking approach
      • Bass note strings for each chord
      • Another song
  2. Intermediate Guitar 1 'Neck Logic' Group Classes

    Requirements: Students should have a solid knowledge of strumming and most open string guitar chords.
    Objectives: Find major, minor, 7th, sus chord anywhere on the neck, understand the relationship between chords, understand the circle of fifths,

    1. Week 1:
      • Explanation of the numbering system;
      • Pentatonic vs Western Major Scale;
      • tones and semi tones (T T S T T T S);
      • circle of fifths;
      • relationship between notes in scale;
      • practical application;
      • E shape and A shape major and minor chords
    2. Week 2:
      • Review of numbering system;
      • circle of fifths reference;
      • E-shape tonic system compared to A-shape tonic system;
      • playing through some sample songs using method;
    3. Week 3:
      • A-shape tonic system;
      • octaves and 'chess 5th and double chess 8ve,' move;
      • finding alternate chords on the fly;
      • real world applications;
      • trying it
    4. Week 4:
      • 'Home Row' root (tonic) on 5th scale;
      • Reference to other scale with root on 6th;
      • principles of melody and patterns;
      • 12-bar blues and blue notes, (equal temperament implications);
      • opportunity to make some melodies together

Now Booking

Lessons will be starting next month - it's important to book your spot early to avoid disappointment.


What People Say

Nathan Michaud

My son is taking lessons with Jason and he really likes his method of teaching. He specifically enjoys learning to play actual songs as a way to learn notes. This method keeps him engaged. As a parent I am pleased with his patience, kindness, and talent.
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