Skills to Learn from Our Guitar Class

  • Proper posture. Proper left hand, right hand alignment and tension.
  • Shaping right-hand fingernails for nice tone.
  • Music reading and music theory.
  • Essential techniques – rest stroke, free stroke, scales, blocked chords, arpeggios and two-part music.
  • Learning to play music of Bach, Sor, Giuliani and contemporary composers of various styles.

Intermediate to Advanced Level 

  • Essential classical guitar techniques including bar chord, pull-offs, hammer-ons, slides and grace notes.
  • Right hand finger planting techniques to facilitate arpeggio playing.
  • Rasgueados – Spanish guitar strumming techniques.
  • Fast Scales and Tremolo techniques.
  • Building a repertoire of pieces including music of Bach, Sor, Albeniz, Tarrega, Villa-Lobos and other contemporary composers.