Classical Guitar Lessons for Beginners

First Name
Amy
Last Name
Hite
Course Summary

Classical Guitar Lessons for Beginners is a course that takes place in weekly 60-minute sessions over the duration of 10 weeks.  Lessons can take place on Skype or Google Hangouts. All lessons are 1-on-1 and tailored by Amy Hite to the level and interests of the student. Students can pursue this course for longer than 10 weeks as the materials for each lesson will build on the last so that you will continue to dig deeper into more complex music.

Lives In

Temecula, CA
United States

Course Duration
10 Weeks
Number of Students per section
2
Course Level
Beginner
Instruction Language
English
Taught On
Skype
Individuals
US$72.00

per week per student

1 week =
1
class
1 class =
60
minutes

Educator Profile

Educator Profile

Profile Picture
Instructor
First Name
Amy
Last Name
Hite
Number of years of relevant experience
15 Years Experience
From: United States
Teacher Skill Keywords
Classical Guitar
Study Details
Master Degree in Music, focus in Guitar Performance
California State University, Fullerton
Certified Teacher of the Alexander Technique
Contemporary Alexander School
Work Details
Organization / Institute Name
Private Teaching Studio
Organization / Institute Name
Riverside City College
Organization / Institute Name
Music Teacher's Association of California (MTAC)

Course Details

Classical Guitar Lessons for Beginners will cover all aspects of learning the guitar.  In the first 10 lessons, you will learn: 

  • Comfortable setup and posture for playing the instrument;
  • How to tune your guitar;
  • Playing technique for both hands;
  • How to create a good quality sound on the strings;
  • The names of the notes and chords as they lie on the guitar fretboard;
  • Scales;
  • Chord progressions;
  • Music theory;
  • Reading music; and
  • Beautiful beginner classical guitar songs.

As Amy Hite continues the course into further lessons, you will learn a wide variety of music from all different time periods from the Renaissance through the modern contemporary 21st century.  We will also dig deeper into musicality, technical exercises, and music theory.  You will learn to read music at a high level and understand the fretboard from the inside-out.  

Many of Amy's students that continue with lessons end up participating in the Royal Conservatory certificate program. This is a graded certificate program in which students take exams to pass levels each year on classical guitar. As the certificate program is offered throughout the United States and even elsewhere around the world, you can take this course online and take the exams locally near you.  Of course, the certificate program is only optional, but it's a great way to stay motivated and on track learning the guitar.

About the Instructor:  Instructor Amy Hite received her extensive musical education from California State University, Fullerton, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Masters Degree in Classical Guitar Performance. She continued her musical education further at the Contemporary Alexander School where she became a certified teacher of the Alexander Technique. Hite has performed at a myriad of events as a soloist, as well as with multiple chamber groups including the Fullerton Guitar Orchestra (2006-2010) with whom she toured throughout California and Bulgaria culminating in a concert at the U.S. Embassy at the capital, Sofia. Hite began her teaching career as an Associate Professor of Music at Riverside City College and she continued to serve the musical community when she founded the Orange County Guitar Orchestra, where she participates as a committee member today. Instructor Hite has also been appointed chair of the guitar syllabus committee for the Certificate of Merit program with the Music Teachers Association of California. Today, Hite continues teaching students across the globe with her online guitar courses.

The ipassio Edge

Students enrolling for this course on ipassio can be sure that they receive individual attention from the teacher, as the class strength is limited to 1 or 2 students. It also gives teachers the opportunity, to gauge their students progress in depth and make changes whenever and wherever required, to ensure the student gets the maximum out of this course. Since this course is detailed, students get the advantage of learning intricate details about this art form. The limited strength of the class also ensures that there is a strong bond between the students and their teacher clearing out any inhibitions that the student might have. The sustained guidance available from the teacher ensures that the student does not deviate from set goals or targets. Learning from a revered, experienced exponent of this art form, through the long duration of this course, keeps the student inspired and motivated to achieve more.

Course Specific Benefits

- One-on-one private lessons from a master guitar instructor

- Incremental learning in which every lesson builds upon the previous lessons

- All-encompassing fundamentals of learning the guitar, from theory to technique to performance preparation

Prerequites

No previous music experience is necessary to take this course.  You will need a guitar, footstool or guitar support, music stand, and required textbooks as recommended by the instructor.  

Weekly Schedule

These sections are for individual students.

Click on Enrol corresponding to the Section that matches your schedule.
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SECTION DAY & TIME Available
Section
Section A
Tue 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM America/New_York
2 Seats
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Section B
Tue 12:15 PM - 01:15 PM America/New_York
2 Seats
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Section
Sectoin C
Tue 07:15 PM - 08:15 PM America/New_York
2 Seats
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Section D
Thu 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM America/New_York
2 Seats
SECTION DAY & TIME Available
Section
Section E
Thu 12:15 PM - 01:15 PM America/New_York
2 Seats
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Section
Section F
Thu 08:15 PM - 09:15 PM America/New_York
2 Seats
+91-97400-50326 for any questions.

FAQs

Question
How much time should a student enrolling for this course practice everyday?
Answer
Students should practice a minimum of 30 minutes every day. If they can devote more time to practice, they will learn better and faster.
Question
What if a student is unable to attend an upcoming class?
Answer
The student is required to inform the teacher about his absence from a particular session, two days prior to the class. In such a case, the teacher will reschedule the class and conduct the rescheduled class on or before the end (i.e. Saturday) of the ensuing week or such other time as may be mutually decided between the teacher and the student. In case the student misses to give two days prior notice about his absence to the teacher, then the decision to conduct another class for that student is completely based on teacher’s discretion.
Question
What if the teacher wishes to reschedule a class?
Answer
In case the teacher is unavailable for the scheduled class, he/she will inform the students two days prior to the class. The teacher will conduct the rescheduled class on or before the end (i.e. Saturday) of the ensuing week or such other time as may be mutually decided between the teacher and the student.
Question
How long will the teacher take to revert to a query raised after class hours?
Answer
The teacher will try to revert back to queries raised after class hours within a 24 hour period.
Question
Can this course be customized?
Answer
Yes, this course can be customized based on your goals and objectives.

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