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Simply Guitar for Young Beginner Players - Part 1

Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(8)
Completed by 38 learners
In this 5-week, multi-day beginner guitar course for young learners, students will learn the basics of guitar playing: basic stumming, some basic music concepts, 2 basic chords, the parts of the guitar and their role and simple, fun songs.
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(438)
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Charged upfront
$12 per class
Meets 1x per week
Over 5 weeks
25 minutes per class

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Class Experience

Beginner Level
Students will improve their musical abilities, in general, and will also learn: 
~  how to play the guitar, sing and strum at the same time;
~  how to hold a guitar;
~  correct playing position;
~  proper hand position;
~  how to count and play chords (simplified versions of C and G major);
~  how to strum.

Other skills children will learn in this class:
- strum at different tempos (fast and slow)
- strum with different dynamics: loud, quiet, from quiet to loud building momentum (crescendo);
- how to follow chord patterns (colours for children who can't read yet);
- how to play multiple children's songs including, 'Humpty Dumpty', 'Row Your Boat', 'Are You Sleeping', 'Ring A Ring Of Roses', '', 'Baby Shark', 'Old Mc Donald Had a Farm'  - using 1 or 2 chords (C and G Major, simplified versions).

♪ My name is Bella and I have been a teacher for 20 years. I love teaching music, guitar and ukulele to young children because it gives them a way to FIND who they are, to EXPRESS their feelings, emotions and thoughts and to LET IT GO!

♪ I have found that young children love playing musical instruments, making up their own songs, creating rhythmic patterns and learning a new musical instrument through story-type lessons. I am building each new lesson on their interests and passion, aiming not only to teach them a skill, but to develop a life-long LOVE for music, to SING, CREATE and PLAY the songs from their hearts!

♪ My classes are fun, interactive, small groups of children where each child finds their voice and shines bright! 
Practising 5 minutes a day will help with the development of the hand and fingers and strengthen the muscles required to play the guitar and press on the frets.

Students can practise the strumming techniques and the chords discussed in class. The teacher will share digital copies of the songs that we learn during our classes, so students can practise those songs as well. 
➡️ Please make sure that students have a TUNED guitar for each class. Please have a look at this video that shows you how to tune your guitar using an app on your phone 

➡️ Learners can use a pick, but it is not compulsory; I actually recommend the use of fingers for strumming/picking.

➡️ In order for me to give feedback and see clearly the learner while playing their instrument, please make sure you position the learners, so I can see their BOTH hands when playing, head to the waist, in a well-lit room (the light coming from their front, not from the back). The young learner can sit on the floor, with their legs crossed. If they are joining from an iPad/laptop, they can also be on the floor or a little stool, it can point straight or downwards.

➡️ Please note that the learner can't sit on an armchair as this will restrict the way their instrument needs to be positioned and also restricts the movement of the learner's arms. A chair with no arms, or a stool are recommended. BOTH learner's feet should be on the floor, not hanging.

➡️ Please bring to the class small stickers (like the ones used for sticker charts: circles and stars): we need a red circle and a green/bright green circle one. 

➡️ Please feel free to send me a message if you have any questions or concerns.

🎵 The teacher will provide the songs and other files (strumming and chords sheets);
🎵 Guitar (classical, autistic, electric plugged into an amp; Standard tuning  E  A  D  G  B  E)
🎵 Guitar Tuner App.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Each student will be informally assessed by the teacher during each lesson and will be given pointers on what to practise, how to correct or what to modify, so their playing technique improves with each session. 
25 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.

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