Students in this class will learn the basics of guitar and ukulele techniques. Through fun and familiar songs, short exercises, and supportive group projects, this class aims to provide a solid foundation for future growth. Students will learn chords, melodies, group performance skills, and even songs they choose! No experience is required for this class, and all students who meet the minimum age requirement are welcome to attend.
WHAT TO BRING
Students should bring a guitar or ukulele to each class and will need access to their instrument for at-home practice for the duration of their 8-week session. Please let us know if you would like more information about renting or purchasing an instrument.
Instructor: Wesley Price
Wesley Price is a composer, arranger, performer, teacher and lover of music. He grew up in Olympia, WA, where he studied piano, guitar and voice for over a decade and began his career in music instruction. He moved to Walla Walla, WA in order to pursue a B.A. degree in Music Theory and Composition, which he completed in 2009. Wesley’s desire to continue learning about music brought him to Eugene, OR soon after, where he studied composition at the University of Oregon. He completed his M.Mus. degree in Composition in 2013.
Now comfortably settled in Portland, Wesley is thrilled to be teaching guitar & ukulele with Cathedral Park Performing Arts Collective. He also teaches glee club and ukulele classes at local elementary and middle schools in the Portland Public School District, in addition to private lessons in guitar, piano, ukulele, mandolin and composition/songwriting. He prides himself on working with students of every age and experience level, from Pre-K children experiencing music for the first time to college music students honing their craft to retirees resurrecting long-dormant skills.
Although music instruction has become his primary focus, Wesley is still an active composer. His work has been featured on the national radio program Performance Today and has been performed by ensembles like the Eugene Contemporary Chamber Ensemble, Sospiro, the Seattle Rock Orchestra, Convergence and Grammy Award-winning soprano Estelí Gomez.
Scholarships and payment plans are available! Use our Scholarship Codes at check-out if you/r child qualify for our free or reduced lunch rates. Wondering if you qualify? Visit our Scholarships page to find out: https://cathedralparkarts.org/scholarships/
Free lunch code: freelunch
Reduced lunch code: reducedlunch
This is a zoom class, and high speed wireless or ethernet is required to participate. Zoom link will be sent out 30 min before the class begins to email used at registration.
This class will be hosted on Zoom video conferencing platform. You will receive an email 30 minutes before class starts with a link to the class and access instructions. We recommend you make sure your device is up to date and meets all system requirements before class.