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Simply Guitar for Young Beginner Players - Part 2

In this 6-week multi-day guitar beginner course, students will learn how to play their favourite songs by using basic-simplified chords, learning a few strumming patterns while becoming more and more confident with each class.
Bella Ely - UK Teacher
303 total reviews for this teacher
Completed by 3 learners
25 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 6 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does a "Multi-Day" course 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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Available Times

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Fri, Dec 9

Dec 9, 2022 – Jan 13, 2023 (6 weeks)
11:30 – 11:55 AM

Tue, Jan 10, 2023

Jan 10 – Feb 14, 2023 (6 weeks)
1:00 – 1:25 PM

Sat, Feb 18, 2023

Feb 18 – Mar 25, 2023 (6 weeks)
4:30 – 4:55 AM
Outside 6am-10pm in your local time.

Thu, Mar 30, 2023

Mar 30 – May 4, 2023 (6 weeks)
12:00 – 12:25 PM
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Class Experience

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, G major, G7 and Am);
~  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: "Animals Freeze Dance", "Gummy Bear", "Bingo", "Old Mc Donald", "The Animals In the Ocean", "She'll Be Coming 'Round the Mountain", "The Wheels on the Bus" and "Shake It Off".

♪  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 check out the welcoming message upon enrolment, that explains to you how to tune your child's guitar. ➡️ 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.
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.


Bella Ely - UK Teacher
Lives in the United Kingdom
Give your child the gift of expressing themselves: Sing - Create - Play
303 total reviews
545 completed classes

About Me


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... 
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