A-G & HS Electives

Guitar: All Levels

3-5 students A-G & HS Electives Composition General General Guitar/Banjo/Ukulele Instruments Music Appreciation Music Theory

This class is for beginners or intermediate students. This course is ideal for students who are looking to get started on the instrument or need to brush up on or refine their skills.

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Class Schedule(s)

Feb. 2, 2022 - Feb. 23, 2022

Cost $80

Grades 9-12

Meets One time for 4 weeks on Wednesday

Time 11:00AM - 11:55AM PST

March 2, 2022 - March 23, 2022

Cost $80

Grades 9-12

Meets One time for 4 weeks on Wednesday

Time 11:00AM - 11:55AM PST

March 30, 2022 - April 27, 2022

Cost $80

Grades 9-12

Meets One time for 4 weeks on Wednesday

Time 11:00AM - 11:55AM PST

May 4, 2022 - May 25, 2022

Cost $80

Grades 9-12

Meets One time for 4 weeks on Wednesday

Time 11:00AM - 11:55AM PST

Class Description

Below are some examples of what we cover. I actually will customize the curriculum based on who signs up, how many people sign up and their personal interests and goals. With that said here is a summary of some things to expect. We will go over technique, reading, rhythm, chords, theory, scales, and songs! By the end each student will have a solid foundation for the instrument, with good habits for future progress. They will learn a new riff every week and will be able to play full songs from start to finish. I will assess the general level of the students on the first day and then I will create a specific curriculum based on the needs of the class. Here is a general outline of what will be covered:


Week 1

-Parts of the instrument

-how to hold the instrument

-establishing effective strumming and picking technique

-an introduction to the the musical alphabet

-how to read tablature

-setup Music Prodigy

-some fun riffs


Week 2

-the five open major chords

-the three open minor chords

-how to listen to the chord changes and form of a song

-natural notes

-new riff


Week 3

-Each student will choose an open chord song to work on and we will compare the form and chords of each persons songs

-introduction to rhythm: whole, half, quarter, eighth, measures

-accidentals

-We will also reinforce the topics covered in the previous weeks

-new riff


Week 4

-work on the intro/verse of the song

-further develop a sense of rhythm

-learn power chords

-reinforce previous topics

-new riff


Week 1b

-Work on the chorus/bridge of the song and transitioning

-introduction to standard notation

-reinforce previous topics

-new riff


Week 2b

-put the song together as a whole

-reinforce previous topics

-new riff

-new reading example


Week 3b

-address any sticking points with the song

-reinforce previous topics

-new riff

-new reading example


Week 4b

-show how they can apply what they've learned to other songs

-reinforce previous topics

-new riff

-new reading example

This class may be considered for elective credit for high school students. Please submit to your charter school for final approval.

Additional Information

Class size 3-5 students
Supplies

Students will need the following items

  1. A device with a webcam
  2. wifi
  3. A guitar
  4. Zoom
  5. Create a Music Prodigy account
Prerequisites Access to a guitar.

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About the Instructor

Mike Georgia

I love meeting new students and seeing them progress. It is always a pleasure to help them learn a skill that they will enjoy for their lifetime.

For the last 20 years Mike Georgia has been an accomplished professional musician doing performance and production work in Los Angeles. Specializing in guitar excellence, Mike’s passion for music spills into music education where he proudly created the Rock Prodigy instructional curriculum, packaged with Fender products, sold and distributed through Guitar Center. He is also a major contributor to the Music Prodigy practice and assessment tool widely used in major school districts. Mike is a graduate of the Musician’s Institute.

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