Course Duration10 Weeks
Master Degree in Music, focus in Guitar Performance from California State University, Fullerton
Certified Teacher of the Alexander Technique from Contemporary Alexander School
Music Teacher - Classical Guitar & Alexander Technique for Musicians - Private Teaching Studio
Guitar Syllabus Committee Chair - Music Teacher's Association of California (MTAC)
Associate Professor of Music - Riverside City College
Classical Guitar Lessons for Beginners will cover all aspects of learning the guitar. In the first 10 lessons, you will learn:
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.
- 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
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.
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.