Guitar: Beginners Level 1 - Northern Beaches Community College

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Guitar: Beginners Level 1

Course Outline:

This guitar course is designed for those whose knowledge of guitar ranges from zero to less than five chords. Students will learn to play the primary chords in the most commonly used keys, develop an understanding of the principles of simple rhythm reading and learn to read and write music in both chord chart and tablature forms. Each week we will learn to play a new song using the appropriate strum techniques. For Mosman classes please bring a plectrum and a capo. Download a free smartphone tuner in advance if possible.

What to Bring:

  • Guitar and pick
  • Pencil
  • Notebook

About the Tutors:

Brenton White

Brenton is a guitarist of many years' experience. Involved in workshops and seminars at the Conservatorium of Music in the late 1970s, he played music professionally in clubs, backing artists and at band gigs.
In the early to mid-1980s Brenton toured with many artists and bands, including; Roberta Flack, Renee Geyer, Leon Berger Band, Doug Parkinson, Marcia Hines, Julie Anthony, The Seekers, The Sydney Symphony Orchestra with James Galway and many others, while at the same time working as a session musician for jingle and record producers in Sydney. He has been involved in composing/producing music for Advertising and TV for the last 30 years. Brenton has experience teaching beginners through to professional level electric guitar and acoustic guitar

Mark Broughton

As a lead vocalist and guitarist of many years Mark is a true professional and a proven performer in live venues large and small throughout Australia. In addition for the past decade he has successfully taught a number of different groups from complete beginners and beyond with Northern Beaches Community college. His classes always remain very popular with an emphasis on the fun and enjoyment people receive from creating music.

$175 Limited inc GST / $157.50
Guitar: Beginners Level 1

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Note: No class on Wednesday 7th August, class has been extended by 1 week.
$175 Limited inc GST / $157.50
Guitar: Beginners Level 1

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Course testimonials:

  • Enjoyed course more than I was expecting. It has inspired me to continue learning. Teacher made it very pleasant and not a chore. Would definitely recommend it to a beginner.
  • It was very easy to follow the classes and learn. :)
  • Learning in a group environment with no pressure, just lots of encouragement from our teacher Mark.
  • MARK IS A BRILLIANT TEACHER. I'm coming back next term!!!
  • All good. Mark is a great professor.
  • A very proficient teacher who introduces students to a good selection of well known tunes with simple chord patterns that the students build upon each week. Each student made steady progress and by lesson 8 there was a clear improvement by all.
  • Really excellent introductory course
  • The teacher was very knowledgeable, explained all aspects to be taught very well. The teacher was flexible and understanding.
  • The teacher is excellent. So knowledgeable and so encouraging. Learned so much in just one term! Looking forward to stage 2 next year :)
  • Great teaching style, lots of resources provided. Really fun beginners class.