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Getting Started on Guitar - Introduction (One-Time Starter Class: Ages 14-18)

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In this starter lesson, students will find their way around the guitar, learn how to sit, hold and tune the guitar properly, and will play their first two chords to strum along to a song.
Mr Darby - guitar tutor, qualified UK teacher
Average rating: 5.0Number of reviews: (2)
year old learners
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Meets once
45 minute class

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Students will be familiar with the parts of a guitar and know how to sit correctly, hold the guitar properly and place fingers in the right place to form two chords. They will gain experience of strumming in time to a song.
It has been my privilege and joy to teach guitar for over 35 years and to teach and work with children and young people for a similar amount of time. I am a qualified UK Primary School Teacher but currently work as a church pastor. I have a BEd (Hons.) degree in Primary Later Years (Expressive Arts). I enjoy playing music in rock, pop, folk, blues, jazz and classical styles, and also play piano, drums and bass guitar. I like to help students build knowledge, skills and confidence step by step, and above all to enjoy learning.
Following the lesson, students should practise each day for 10-15 minutes, changing between two chords and using the practice video to play along to a song.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
45 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
The GuitarTuna free app (from https://yousician.com/guitartuna) can be downloaded from Apple App Store or Google Play onto a mobile phone, tablet or similar device. It requires an account but no payment is needed. The device's microphone has to be enabled in order to use the app. The age restriction for the app is 4+ so the content is deemed suitable for children over that age. The settings can be adjusted so that social features are disabled. The Yousician Privacy Notice can be viewed at https://yousician.com/privacy-notice for details of how the app uses personal data.

Meet the teacher

Mr Darby - guitar tutor, qualified UK teacher
Average rating: 5.0Number of reviews: (2)
I am a qualified UK teacher. I taught all subjects as a Primary School Teacher but with expertise in Expressive Arts. I have a passion for teaching music and performing arts. I have played guitar for over 40 years and have taught guitar for over... 
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