Guitar Lessons For Beginners


by Gerry Pineda

30 Years Experience

Recipient of two critic's choice awards known as Sammies, for the best bassist in Sacramento.

US $42 per class |

for 1-on-1, 30 mins class

Pay as you go, 2 classes at a time

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Instruction Language

: English

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. 

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Teacher's Profile

Gerry Pineda

Experience: 30 Years

From: United States

  • Teacher Skill Keywords

    Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Electric Bass
  • Education

    B.M. from California State University Sacramento

    M.M. from California State University Sacramento

  • Work Details

    Music Professor/Jazz Studies - University of the Pacific

    Music Professor/Jazz Studies - California State University Stanislaus

    Music Professor/Jazz Studies - California State University Sacramento

  • Online live sessions completed

    This particular teacher is already a hit among our students.
  • About the Course

    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.

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    World-class masters as teachers

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    Course studio that amplifies passion learning

    Access to global creative community

    Pay as you go - 2 classes at a time

    Milestone-based learning for best results

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    The earlier guitar was constructed from wood with its strings made of catgut. Catgut is a type of cord which is prepared from the natural fibre found in the walls of animal intestines. Sheep, goats, cattle, hogs, horses, mules, or donkeys were the animals used for this.

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    Pay as you go

    Pay as you go

    No long-term commitment. Pay for as few as 2 classes at a time. When you can't make it for the class, you can mutually reschedule with ease.