Students will have a half hour lesson once a week and to make the most of lessons should aim at practicing daily. For the beginner, several short practices are best to build strength and technique, increasing as ability improves.
Melody (note reading), chords, theory, tabs, vocal/guitar, songwriting and Ensemble playing are taught. A variety of genres are introduced according to interest and is student based.
- Modern guitar – pick or plectrum
- Classical guitar – fingers
Both styles can be played on the 3 types of guitars: classical, steel and electric.
Tuition Books Used
Hal Leonard’s Guitar Method is the general tuition book used but if students already have a book, it can be adapted. Debbie Craknell’s Classical Guitar Method is also used for finger style. A variety of Technical exercises are introducted as needed to assure a good technique developing.
Students who aspire to do exams can do so through Anne generally with AMEB (Australian Music Examination Board), Australian Guildhall, and Trinity Guild of London. Practical and theory exams can be taken.
Students wishing to perform will have the opportunity to gain experience in this at various community events, nursing home visits and concerts.
Workshops with visiting teachers are available from time to time and are encouraged as it gives students the opportunity to interact with others who are learning the guitar, ensemble playing, exposure to professional guitarists and teachers, performances and concerts.