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Absolute Beginner to Guitar: Basics & Fundamentals for Classical & Flamenco Guitar

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Ages

Adult

Dates

Wed, Jan 5, 2022 - Mar 2, 2022

5 classes remaining
Time

6:00pm - 7:00pm EST

Location
Capacity

8 students


Class Experience

Learn the basic fundamentals of guitar through the beautiful styles of Classical & Flamenco Guitar. At the end of this class, you will know how to play 5 right-hand techniques: arpeggio, picado, pulgar, rasgueo and tremolo through full solo guitar songs. Flamenco styles such as Rumba, Malagueña, Solea & Classical styles such as Vals and Milonga will also be introduced. Learn to play songs that we specially designed for absolute beginners along with songs by other renown classical & flamenco guitar composers.
After the 8 sessions students have the option to continue on to our beginner-to-intermediate level courses.
Students are given a score for every song taught in class. Classes are recorded and available for students to reference as a practice tool. 
Students will have the opportunity to perform at our biannual student show.
Here is a link to a video sample of the Rumba: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BzXl2fj_Ik8. Here is a link to a video sample of the Malagueña: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmMy-I1kCRE.

Notes

This is an online class. It is currently scheduled to be taught via Skype to allow ease of recording and messaging for all students and teachers. If you do not have Skype we can easily change the format to be Zoom or Google Hangouts upon your request. 

Other Things To Know

Holiday Schedule
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How To Participate

You will receive an email 30 minutes before class starts with a link to the class and access instructions.

Reviews for New York Guitar Academy

5.0 out of 5

Based on 7 provider ratings

Jennifer C.

Oct 21, 2021

Loved:

I love that we are able to learn a new piece every week. Jason is a wonderful musician, guitarist, and is super professional. He divides class time very well and gives individual attention while keeping the class challenging and at just the right level for everyone. That takes skill!

Improvements:

Can’t wait for live lessons

Intro to Classical & Flamenco Guitar
Location: Remote Online Class

Naomi D.

Oct 21, 2021

Loved:

Jason's enthusiasm and focus on structured learning was a real highlight for me. His ability to provide individualized attention in a class of three students allowed me to progress very quickly. I was very impressed at how he could identify details of my fingering & strumming technique on video. I'm thrilled that after only four classes there are five songs in my repertoire! I appreciate how each song was designed to teach specific skills that will build on each other as we progress.

Intro to Classical & Flamenco Guitar
Location: Remote Online Class

Julian B.

Jul 2, 2021

Loved:

The instruction and the positive feedback.

Improvements:

This is not an improvement, but more of a suggestion. Perhaps provide a goal at the beginning of a semester of a song that the students will be working towards would be nice.

Beginner-to-Intermediate Classical Guitar & Flamenco Guitar
Location: Remote Online Class

Ryan H.

Jul 2, 2021

Loved:

I loved learning new styles of playing and the piece selections. I feel I have really been improving as a guitarist.

Improvements:

Not too big a fan of Skype.

Intermediate Classical & Flamenco Guitar
Location: Remote Online Class

Patricia V.

Feb 4, 2021

Loved:

I have progressed more than with other instructors. It’s been fantastic. I have learned so much and feel more confident in my playing.

Improvements:

Nothing

Absolute Beginner to Guitar: Basics & Fundamentals
Location: Remote Online Class

About New York Guitar Academy

New York Guitar Academy's guitar program offers small group classes and private lessons in a wide range of styles for the acoustic, classical and electric guitar. We offer classes for kids, teens and adults. We introduce students to all different styles of music, allowing them to get a well-rounded sense of the many ways to play the guitar. Students are given opportunities to perform, build repertoire and become a confident guitarist. Philosophy and curriculum designed by graduates from the Music and Music Education department of Columbia University Teachers College.

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