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Classical Guitar Lessons

For those students interested in classical guitar, we have teachers with degrees in classical guitar performance.  Our classical guitar teaching incorporates an emphasis on reading music, technical accuracy and a functional understanding of music theory.  We use the following texts, methods and materials:

  • Julio S. Sagreras Method for Classical Guitar

  • Pumping Nylon by Scott Tennant

  • Christopher Parkening Guitar Method

  • Aaron Shearer Guitar Method

  • Segovia/Sor Studies

  • Etudes by Carcassi, Carulli, Giuliani

  • Standard Guitar Literature by Villa-Lobos, Tarrega, Sor,

  • Pop arrangements of the Beatles, acoustic rock songs, Broadway tunes, Finger-style Jazz

  • Music Theory Workbooks

Jazz Guitar Lessons

For those players interested in jazz guitar, several of our teachers have a strong background in teaching and performing jazz.  Our approach to teaching jazz starts with an understanding of chord theory and reading music.  Jazz students must have a prerequisite knowledge of basic chords & bar chords  and rudimentary rock or blues soloing.  We use the following texts, methods and materials:

  • A Modern Method for Guitar by William Leavitt

  • Supplements to the William Leavitt Guitar method

  • Jamie Aebersold jamming cds

  • Jamming cds from Hal Leonard and Mel Bay

  • Collected materials from Howard Roberts' Seminars

  • Reading Rhythm Section Charts

  • The Real Book

  • Music Theory Workbooks