Kick start your musical journey with local musicians from Evergreen Music for a free two-session online adult beginners guitar course as part of our Create at Home – Music program.
You can sling it over your shoulder and take it anywhere; a person with a guitar is like a walking jukebox! While this instrument requires some fine motor skills and dexterity to play, it's also one that you can launch straight into. You may find yourself playing some of the most famous guitar riffs in history quite quickly! Learn a couple of chords and unlock hundreds, if not thousands of potential pop / rock / folk songs to play.
Participants will learn
- Technical skills: How to play the guitar, including hand / wrist position for fretting and strumming, posture, correct use of fingers and holding a pick
- Musical Theory: At least one scale, open chords and their shapes, major and minor tonality
- Repertoire: At least two pieces of contemporary music
Morning Course (One class each week)
- Tuesday 21 and Tuesday 28 September, 2021, 10am – 10:45am Or
Afternoon Course (One class each week)
- Thursday 23 and Thursday 30 September, 2021, 4pm – 4:45pm
Ben Marshall & James Daley
In these Create at Home – Music classes you will be taught by multi-instrumentalists Ben Marshall (co-director of Evergreen Music), and James Daley (from Sydney Bluegrass band, The Morrisons). Both coaches are Music Education graduates of The Sydney Conservatorium of Music and have been actively performing and teaching music for over 10 years.
Evergreen Music is based in Brookvale and their teaching team is made up of experienced professional musicians who are also extremely passionate music educators and community minded people. “We believe that engaging with music is one of the most enjoyable human experiences. It’s clear to us that people have an innate love and appreciation for music. We support music in our society, not just as an art form but as a part of culture and life.” – Evergreen Music.