Course Duration12 Weeks
Master of Arts from San Jose State Univeristy
California Community Colleges Teaching Certificate, Valid for Life from San Jose State University
Bachelor of Music from San Jose State University
Associate of Arts, Music from Foothill College
Teacher - Daniel Roest Guitar Studio
Teacher - Daniel Roest Guitar Lessons
Artistic Director - Sacramento Guitar Society
Artistic Director - South Bay Guitar society
Once enrolled in this course, instructor Daniel Roest guides students through an introduction to the instrument - With Classical and Fingerstyle. Students begin by learning key subjects such as the anatomy and function of the elements of the acoustic guitar, the history of the instrument, as well as modern-day use. Once a strong foundation has been established, instructor Roest guides students through learning to play chords, scales, arpeggios, and simple songs while implementing proper posture, handling, and practice techniques. To move from Beginner to Intermediate takes different amounts of time for different guitarists, but two to three months would be an average to acquire substantial progress and move out of "Beginner" stage.
As an experienced guitar instructor, Daniel Roest has created a lesson plan to quickly guide his pupils through the beginner stage of basics and into the more intermediate level subjects of rhythm, tone, speed, and balance. Roest’s students also learn to read sheet music, play simple songs, and begin building their own personalized repertoire. The practicing techniques outlined in this course are customizable to the needs of each student.
About the Teacher: Daniel Roest began his musical studies at the young age of six. After mastering the basics, young Roest left to study with guitar exponent Bunyun Webb. As a young adult, Roest began his educational career as a guitar major, resulting in three degrees. Roest now passes on his passion and skill as a teacher himself. Over the years Roest has taught at California State University Stanislaus, De Anza, Foothill, and San Jose City Colleges. Currently Roest maintains a full-time teaching studio in Folsom, CA., while continuing to use his 60 years of musical experience to teach international students one-on-one through his own online guitar courses for beginners.
By the end of the course users will know basics of acoustic guitar playing and the best ways of playing with enjoyment and progress. When completed, students can buy again for more time establishing strong fundamentals or move on to Intermediate level course work.
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.
CLASSICAL / ROMANTIC GUITARIST DANIEL ROEST lives and performs in Northern California. Roest ("roost"), of Folsom, CA, has given countless solo and ensemble performances in nearly every kind of venue. With a broad range of styles to select from, his performances shift gears through continents and periods, aimed at pleasing all ages. With performing, teaching and presenting, he's led a full life in the arts, putting his training and decades of experience to work.
Mr. Roest holds music degrees including Master of Arts - Music, Bachelor of Music With Distinction and the California Community Colleges Teaching Certificate Valid for Life. A lifelong guitarist, he began private and group teaching in college.
"From beginner to expert, I cover what it takes to succeed. From simple to more complex, we make it sound wonderful. I know classical and fingerstyle guitar best, so if nylon-string guitar is what you like best, this is a great match. I teach steel-string as well. I'm very good at ergonomics - what works physically. I offer a well-rounded blend of chords, arpeggios, scales, reading and repertoire. With my coaching, you can move steadily ahead and enjoy playing and performing. I look forward to helping you!"
As a course designed for beginners in mind, students are not required to complete a prerequisite before enrollment. Most educational materials will be provided by the instructor however, students will need a pen and paper for notetaking, access to reliable internet and computer with webcam, and an instrument of their own to use during the course. Students will also need to have the time available to commit to regular independent practice sessions, as well as the weekly 60-minute online guitar courses.