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Beginning Guitar 1: Learning Guitar Basics (Ages 10 - 12)

Learn the basics of the guitar; string names, strumming, basic chords, songs, and more, in this small group, 4-week class!
Meredith Smith
167 total reviews for this teacher
2 reviews for this class
Completed by 11 learners
  There are no upcoming classes.
Class
30 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 4 weeks
10-12
year olds
1-6
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Class Experience

Learners will be introduced to the basics of the guitar, including strumming, basic chords, transitioning between chords, and reading chord charts. 
I have two bachelors degrees in music (BA in Music and BM in Music Therapy). As part of my music therapy program I spent a lot of time with my guitar (it is easy to transport and great to accompany singing!). I enjoy playing the guitar and teaching young learners to be excited about the guitar as well! 
Homework is highly encouraged. Learners will receive pdf documents with information and songs each week of class to help guild their practice time. Even 5 minutes of practice each day will help foster improvement in their skills! 
Learners should bring a guitar to class (classical, acoustic, electric). They should be sitting on the floor or in a chair without arms to allow them to hold the guitar properly. It is also helpful if I am able to see their hands, especially the left hand, to be able to monitor proper finger placement and offer feedback. 
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
30 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.

Teacher

Meredith Smith
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
Educator. Learner. Wanderlust
167 total reviews
199 completed classes

About Me

Ciao ciao! 
I'm Ms. Meredith and I live in northeastern Massachusetts. I consider myself to be a lifelong learner, and I hope to motivate others, especially young learners, to become lifelong learners as well! I aim to encourage young learners to... 
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