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Guitar - Beginners

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St Faiths Adult Education Centre, Maidstone
Mixed Level
18:45 - 19:45
10 weeks

This course will be held at St Faiths Adult Education Centre, St Faiths Street, Maidstone ME14 1LH

This Guitar (Beginners) course establishes a foundation of both knowledge and skills required to play the guitar at a beginner level - broadly comparable to a grade Initial standard. You will learn how to read TAB and simple note values, whilst learning a repertoire of common beginner - level chords.

It concentrates on introducing melodic and chord-playing skills, contextualised through individual and ensemble performances of well-known pieces of popular music.

By the end of the course, you will have a good grasp of the fundamentals of melody playing and performing using chords.

To benefit fully from this course, students are advised to practice the exercises and pieces in their own time.

This course will be taught by Gareth Heritage. Gareth is the director of F#9 (Qualified Music Tuition), a Kent and S.E. London itinerant music school specialising in graded examination preparation. He is the guitarist and bassist for two bands currently performing across the South East, and a former examiner for Trinity College London.

Gareth has had a comprehensive career in music education, teaching in the primary, secondary and higher/further education sectors.

How will I be taught?

Students will be taught both as a group and one to one, with opportunities to perform and practice individually, in duets and as an ensemble. The tutor will give detailed instructions and demonstrations.

What do I need to bring with me?

You will need to bring an acoustic guitar to the lessons.

What can I do next?

Students can progress to the Guitar (Improvers) class.

What do I need to join the course

Everyone is welcome to join this course. No previous experience or knowledge is required.

Getting to your course

Find us

St Faiths Adult Education Centre
St Faiths Street
ME14 1LH

If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code MAI/123395/M/NC.