Guitar Lessons For Beginners

First Name
Gerry
Last Name
Pineda
Course Summary

This is an online guitar course for beginners that takes place in weekly 30-minute sessions over the duration of 10 weeks.  No prior experience required. Learn the basics. Have fun learning how to play tunes that you like within only a few weeks. 

Lives In

Sacramento, CA
United States

Course Duration
10 Weeks
Number of Students per section
2
Course Level
Beginner
Instruction Language
English
Taught On
Google Hangout
Individuals
US$42.00

per week per student

1 week =
1
class
1 class =
30
minutes

Educator Profile

Educator Profile

Profile Picture
Instructor
First Name
Gerry
Last Name
Pineda
Number of years of relevant experience
30 Years Experience
From: United States
Teacher Skill Keywords
Acoustic Guitar
Electric Guitar
Electric Bass
Study Details
B.M.
California State University Sacramento
M.M.
California State University Sacramento
Work Details
Organization / Institute Name
University of the Pacific
Organization / Institute Name
California State University Sacramento
Organization / Institute Name
California State University Stanislaus

Course Details

This course is designed as an introduction to the basic fundamentals of guitar playing. Whatever style of music that a student is interested in playing; this course will accommodate. The focus will be on helping the student understand the mechanics of guitar playing. There will be some technical studies and exploration of the student's preferred repertoire (Gerry may make some suggestions along the way). Ultimately, the pace is set by the aptitude of the student. The emphasis is on making learning how to play the guitar a fun experience. It usually take about six to ten weeks to see results, sometimes sooner, but students are not required to commit to either. Students can expect to learn the following:

  • Standard guitar tunings
  • Electric and acoustic guitar styles 
  • The notes on the fretboard
  • How to string and re-string the guitar
  • Basic picking patterns (finger picking and with a plectrum)
  • Reading tablature and standard notation.
  • Repertoire
  • Music theory
  • Ear training
  • Chord symbols and what they mean

About the Instructor: While Gerry Pineda is well known for his bass playing, he actually started his musical journey by playing the piano aged just nine years old. It wasn't until he discovered The Beatles a year later that he decided to switch to playing the guitar. Inspired by Paul McCartney and his catchy bass lines he then switched again to the electric bass guitar, which he played in various rock and jazz bands throughout high school.

At the age of 16, Gerry discovered the double bass, which sparked off a lifelong love affair with Jazz. He was awarded a Bachelor of Music in Jazz studies as well as a Master of Music in Double Bass from California State University in Sacramento. He has also received two critic's choice awards, or "Sammies", for best bassist in Sacramento.  Gerry teaches from his private studio and at both California State University Sacramento and the University of the Pacific.

The ipassio Edge

Students enrolling for this long term course on ipassio can be sure that they receive individual attention from the teacher, as the class strength is limited to 1 student. It also gives teachers the opportunity, to gauge her student's progress in depth and make changes whenever and wherever required, to ensure the student gets the maximum out of this course. Since, long term courses are 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 student and his/her 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
  • Learning how to play a musical instrument can greatly enhance your life. 
  • Learning how to play a musical instrument benefits ones' critical thinking.
  • Increases one's ability to focus. 
  • After you learn a few basic chords you will be able to play tunes.
  • You will be able make music with your friends. 
  • Playing music with people creates a spirit of unification and cooperation. 

 

Prerequites

All you need is a guitar. Gerry will provide all the PDFs

Weekly Schedule

These sections are for individual students.

Click on Enrol corresponding to the Section that matches your schedule.
If none of the above timings work for you, just sign up for a free session and we'll work out the timings. Sign up for a Free Session
SECTION DAY & TIME Available
Section
Section A
Mon 03:00 PM - 03:30 PM America/New_York
2 Seats
SECTION DAY & TIME Available
Section
Section B
Wed 03:00 PM - 03:30 PM America/New_York
2 Seats
SECTION DAY & TIME Available
Section
Section C
Fri 03:00 PM - 03:30 PM America/New_York
2 Seats
SECTION DAY & TIME Available
Section
Section D
Sat 04:00 PM - 04:30 PM America/New_York
2 Seats
SECTION DAY & TIME Available
Section
Section E
Sun 04:00 PM - 04:30 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
Can this course be customized?
Answer
Yes, this course can be customized based on your goals and objectives.
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.

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