NEW: GROUP GUITAR LESSONS
Starting from May 2022 for beginner to intermediate guitar players
Making Live Music is offering group lessons for adult* guitar players. We will focus on learning how to play guitar in the context of music. We will learn how to listen to music, to figure out what to play and to practice guitar parts that we love. We will focus on musicality, technique, musicianship and having a great time.
*Independent and self-motivated youth players are also welcome.
90 MINUTE SESSIONS
8 Saturdays per term
ABOUT THE COURSE
WHY GROUP LESSONS
By playing in a group we can practice multiple parts of a song with different levels of complexity. We learn to play together, communicate music and develop skills at our own level and area of interest.
Group lessons also allow us to inspire each other, share ideas, tips and tricks.
Ultimately, we aim to have a good time.
We will start with investigating everyone's musical interests and aspirations.
We will choose songs to break down, understand and practice.
Per term we will also create a song together with various parts to practice.
WHAT WILL I LEARN
The course will help you to:
Develop a musical ear
Learn how to play parts of songs
Learn techniques like strumming, finger-picking and solo-ing
Some practical Music Theory
Keep the beat and get into the groove
ACOUSTIC OR ELECTRIC
I love both, so I won't discriminate. Many songs use both. Depending on everyone's needs we can do acoustic and electric guitar sessions or combine the two. This will depend on the participants, but we will make it work to our advantage.
WHAT DO I NEED TO START
A guitar, capo, pick, tuner and slide
A grasp of basic major and minor chords (but don't sweat over it)
You do not need books. We will use our ears and creativity. I will make recordings to help you practice. There may be opportunities to perform, but this is entirely optional. The point is to learn and have a good time.
To support the lessons I have created an online music community for fellow musicians. It will have a group lesson section to share notes and recordings. By participating in the lessons, you get access to the community page. All you have to do is to create a log-in.
352 AUD per term (including GST).
You will be billed at the start of each term or pro-rata when starting mid-term.
Pay-per-session is possible for concession card holders @ 44 AUD per session.
Trial lessons are possible. During trial lessons you are immediately participating so that you get a good sense if the format works for you. Viewing is not possible because not everyone is comfortable being watched.
Trial lessons are billed per session @ 44 AUD, inclusive of GST.
CANCELLATIONS, REFUNDS & COVID
You can cancel prior to the start of each term without notice.
When you miss a lesson, we will make sure that you are on track with the group.
COVID rules apply as per the venue we are using. Please stay home if unwell and look after each other in the group.
If you miss a lesson due to illness, you can request a credit lesson for the following term (one per term).
12 HAMILTON ST, GISBORNE
The Macedon Ranges Further Education Centre