SMARTS Advanced Guitar, Grades 5-12


SMARTS Advanced Guitar, Grades 5-12 (Simon Kenneally)


The guitar is among the most popular instruments in the world. The iconic guitar sound can be heard in most music genres including rock, jazz, funk, soul, metal, pop, bluegrass, country, and many more. This class will build on the basics taught in Guitar 1A & 1B, to help you build the skills to play unique riffs and more challenging songs. We will work through music theory, advanced chord progressions, inversions, compound and irregular time signatures, scale patterns, and improvisation. The learning goals will be personalized to the needs of the class and the individual students. SMARTS has a limited number of guitars available for students who do not own a guitar. There will be SMARTS Guitar Practice Cards issued and each student must practice a minimum of 4 days a week, 20 minutes each day. All music students in lessons are scheduled and placed manually by SMARTS staff according to ability level and availability. Enrollment prioritizes students currently taking lessons at SMARTS, then students on the waitlist, then new students.


Wednesday @ 5:10 – 6:10pm

Sept 20, 27

Oct 4, 11, 18, 25

Nov 1, 8, 15

SMARTS Family Dinner November 21