Guitar: Beginners Level 2 - Northern Beaches Community College

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Guitar: Beginners Level 2

Course Outline:

Level 2 follows on from the beginners' guitar course and is ideal for those who have basic chord playing skills. In this course we cover songs with more complex chord structures, develop more interesting strum techniques, extend rhythm reading skills and learn simple finger picking styles.

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.

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

Course testimonials:

  • Mark is an excellent teacher, knowledgeable, patient and able to draw upon a large repertoire for examples being demonstrated. Accordingly, I learned a lot in a relatively short period of time!
  • I enjoyed the content, course schedule, location, fellow participants and Mark's relaxed coaching style and helpful approach.
  • Mark is an amazing tutor with an encouraging positive outlook who demonstrates numerous styles, provides great choice of songs with chords and notes to help develop a broad spectrum of attendees. I personally found the experience stimulating and good fun.
  • Plenty of material which advanced us each week. Each week brought new things we'd learn about playing with each new idea building on the past. Mark always had time to go though things any of us had particular difficulty with often on a one to one basis.
  • The teacher is very knowledgeable and loves to share his knowledge.
  • Trainer did a great job
  • It is a great course and I may do it again
  • Mark Broughton is very approachable, competent, patient and understands that progress is different for each student.