This course takes a very simple approach toward learning guitar. Students learn basic chords and strumming patterns as they play both traditional and modern folk songs from around the world. Students listen to recordings, watch and imitate the teacher, and practice on their own with guitar tabs provided by the teacher. During the course of the lesson, students may ask questions, problem solve difficulties in their own practicing, learn new techniques, and enjoy the music!
Based on student levels and needs, this course may also cover the basics of finger-picking. Each student will be met individually at his or her own level.
Previous experience is helpful, but not required. Students should have their own guitar (of course), access to a webcam for better individual instruction, a guitar capo, a tuner, and a guitar pick.
"Mrs Sharpe makes learning guitar easy. Students learn strumming patterns and chords in the context of simple and engaging folk songs which makes the whole process a lot of fun! It's a big help that she checks in with each student individually to assess their progress. She is very positive and has a great voice too!" --
Shelly C, California
Instructor: Clare Sharp, B.A.
Age Level: 11 years - Adult
Grade Level: 6 and above
Minimum Enrollment Required: 3
Maximum Class Size: 12
Class Meets: Mondays, 12:30 - 1:15 PM Pacific
Folk Songs of England, Ireland, Scotland & Wales:
Students should have their own guitar (of course), access to a webcam for better individual instruction, a guitar capo, a tuner, and a guitar pick.
Fall enrollment is closed. Students may be able to enroll with the instructor’s permission. Please contact email@example.com. Spring registration opens Oct 18th.
Clare Sharp, B.A.
Clare Sharp received her B.A. in Liberal Arts from Wyoming Catholic College, a small Great Books-based college in the middle of the beautiful Wind River mountains. This education gave her not only a love for classical learning, but also a love for experiential learning – learning through experience and immersion in the beauty of nature. She taught for four years at Great Hearts Academies in San Antonio, Texas, teaching 2nd grade, kindergarten, and 6th grade both as an Assistant Teacher and as a Lead Teacher. When she is not teaching or learning, she loves spending time with her husband and baby daughter, wrestling with her dogs, playing piano and guitar, reading a good book, and baking yummy food.
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