Sample Lesson Plan & Syllabus
We will begin by discussing your musical goals, then forming a study plan to achieve them!
What specific skills do you want to learn? How long will it take to achieve them and how much practice is required?
Applied guitar lessons and/or theory, composition, and perception are available. You can learn guitar without reading music notation or delve deeper into theory and playing.
You are in control of your learning experience. A sample study plan is provided, and specific songs, etudes, and exercises will be tailored to your goals.
Study Plan - Hands On Guitar Lessons
Practical Applied Gutiar Lesons (Hands on)
We will concentrate on one hand at a time, proper posture, and ergonomics. Students will learn to strum in rhythm, play their favorite songs, accompany others, or sing and play.
Classical Guitar – Practical Lessons
Learn about the ergonomics of holding a classical guitar, filing nails for a classical tone, synchronizing and developing technique for both the right and left hand. Study etudes and songs to establish a strong foundation and develop expressive techniques.
Rock, Folk, Blues
Learn to play songs to accompany the voice, practice playing along to backing tracks, develop lead playing skills, improve your technique and play with others.
Guitar Fret board – lead playing and improvisation
Learn how to connect shapes and scales across the fretboard. The goal is to be able to play melodies and perform with other musicians or backing tracks with minimal preparation.
Study Plan -Theory,
Theory, Aural Perception, Composition
Read notes – (mainly classical repertoire)
This approach will open new abilities and improve your theoretical understanding, composition, sight reading and singing. With 2-4 months of training, basic proficiency can be achieved.
Learn composition assignments on guitar or learn notation software to compose for any instrument, including orchestral pieces.
Theory & Analysis
Explore deeper questions such as: What is a chord, what is a scale, and why different scales evoke different emotions and moods. Analysis looks at musical forms, motifs, and the organization of sound. With 2-3 months of training, basic proficiency can be achieved.
Ear Training / Musical Perception
Enhance your perception of sounds, intervals, and chords. Develop a deeper understanding of the inner workings of music. Especially when paired with theoretical study.