This introductory course will teach you the fundamentals of the acoustic guitar including open chords, strumming, rhythm patterns, and how to read tablature. Although guitar is the focus, you will also get the opportunity to learn the basics of ukulele and bass guitar as well as 12-string guitar and electric guitar if you would like to broaden your musical knowledge further.
What you get!
Course material with accompanying audio for all 8 weeks will be available at the first class – get an idea of what is coming up in the next week and familiarise yourself with the material ahead of time.
Opportunity to suggest songs for the group to learn.
Results-oriented instruction from an experienced, professional musician with over 40 years experience.
Sue Stearns grew up in a musical family with a house full of pianos, drums, trumpets and guitars. She has been playing the guitar for over 45 years.
In 2003, Sue founded the Chicks with Picks program at the Pemberton Community Center and has since coached nearly 500 students of all ages. Sue believes that playing the guitar should be fun. Her teaching method is both encouraging and results-oriented, and allows students to learn basic and recognizable songs so that they are able to see tangible results in a short amount of time.
April 5-May 31 (No class April 26) | 6-7pm | Maury Young Arts Centre
Prices: $119 Arts Whistler member | $132 Non-member