GROUP GUITAR LESSONS
For beginner to intermediate guitar players.
Some places still available for Tuesdays 2024.
Making Live Music is offering group lessons to self-motivated guitar players. You will learn how to play the guitar by playing songs together! You will learn songs from start to finish so you can just pick up your guitar and play. We will listen to music, figure out what to play and practice the guitar parts that we love. We will focus on musicality, technique, musicianship and having a great time.
We are open to Youth players, Adults and Seniors. If you love the guitar, just come along and play.
90 MINUTE SESSIONS
8 Tuesdays per term
ABOUT THE LESSONS
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 lessons 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 or 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 notes and/or 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.
The lessons are valued at 55 AUD per lesson. You will be invoiced twice per term.
The fee consists of 2 parts:
a fee for joining the lessons for a term
a participation fee per lesson attended (minimum 6 out of 8).
The total price will be between 385 and 440 AUD per term (including GST).
Bespoke arrangements may be arranged on a case by case basis.
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 @ 55 AUD, inclusive of GST.
CANCELLATIONS, REFUNDS & COVID
You can cancel prior to the start of each term without notice.
When you miss a lesson, I 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.
Tuesday: 8a HAMILTON ST, GISBORNE
Gisborne Community Centre