Group Guitar, Tuesdays at 5:30pm
Location: New School of Music
Room: Room B
Jan 3-Mar 20, 2012
Meets 5:30 PM-6:15 PM
Level: Ages 10 - 14
Status: This class is completed
Group Guitar class is great for beginners ages 10-14. Learn everything you need to know to start playing guitar, including how to hold your guitar and pick, how to strum notes and read basic music. Follow that up with a few fun songs, and you’ll be singing along with family and friends in no time. This class is ideal for both acoustic and electric guitar players. Invite your friends, and start playing today!
- No class on Tuesday, February 21st (Public School Vacation Week).
Instructor -- Chris Jenkins
Chris attended Berklee College of Music as a performance major, receiving the Berklee Achievement Scholarship. He studied with Kenny Werner, Jon Damien and Hal Crook., and had masterclasses with Pat Martino, Mike Stern, Joe Lovano, and Pat Metheny. Chris has performed with Phil Wilson's Rainbow Band, Jon Damien, Christopher Holliday, Billy Bowker, Rob Bargad, in many theater productions, and has had an annual gig at film star John Travolta's New Year's Eve party. With over 10 years of teaching experience Chris is a former faculty member at the Gainesville Guitar Academy and Academy of Music and Art in Gainesville, Florida, and current faculty at the Music & Arts Center in Peabody, Ma.
Chris brings a jazz background to his teaching style with emphasis on ear training, theory, improvisation and their application to all styles of music. He is equally comfortable with the beginner to advanced of all ages and styles, including jazz, rock and blues, on both acoustic and electric. Many of his students have won scholarships to the nation's top music programs.