Member of the award-winning band, The Dearing Concert Duo, who have toured throughout the US, Canada, and Europe extensively.
US $90 per class |
for 1-on-1, 45 mins class
Recommended: 1 class per week | 12-16 weeks to level up
Pay as you go, 2 classes at a time
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Over the course of 15 weeks, Steven Dearing will teach students to advance the art of fingerstyle techniques to allow the student to play Classical and Spanish pieces. When playing with the fingers (instead of a plectrum/pick) the player can strike non-adjacent strings allowing for voicing of chords and playing a melody with a chord, as opposed to only strumming across adjacent strings. This allows for a solo effect, where the player can accompany themselves.
Master of Music from Wayne State University
Bachelor of Music from University of Windsor
Adjunct Professor of Music - University of Windsor
Guitar Instructor - Macomb Community College
During this course, the student will learn about technique, tone production, and how to better their reading skills. Students will also learn techniques that require strings to be tweaked with the hands and fingers, which results in optimized ergonomics and freedom of expression. Students will work with Steven on tone production to discover how the ideal sound can be produced. Students will advance their knowledge of score reading and how to better their sight-reading skills. By learning to read music or notation better, students can broaden their range of musical skills which will ultimately improve their ability to play the instrument. By the end of the course, students will be learning and practising a piece of music until it is performance-ready. This will teach them about expression through dynamics, phrasing, etc.
Abut the Teacher: Steven Dearing was raised in Windsor, Ontario, where he began his journey into classical guitar after teaching himself to play the electric guitar. He began studying classical guitar at the age of 21 where he quickly gained a Master's degree in Guitar Performance. Steven was rewarded a full scholarship from the Wayne State University in Detroit, MI, where he was able to further his studies at The Centre for Creative Studies. Steven Dearing has been playing live guitar professionally in the Detroit and Windsor areas for over 17 years and has performed at a multitude of Detroit's most celebrated concert and music hall venues including The Detroit Institute of Arts, Assumption University Chapel, and The Vivace Series at the Birmingham Temple. Steven is also a member of the award-winning band The Dearing Concert Duo - a vocalist and classical guitar duo - who have toured throughout the US, Canada, and Europe extensively.
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Learning a non-tangible subject like music is challenging enough, let alone without a good instructor. Steven has been very fortunate to have studied with world-renowned teachers from both the United States and Canada who have passed their knowledge onto him. He is very passionate about this art form, and his students have achieved the highest distinctions, from placing in the top 3 of international competitions to going onto graduate programs. Many former pupils are now teaching others, which is the highest honour for him.
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Course prerequisites include having a quality nylon string guitar, some previous guitar background, and ideally some notation or musical reading skills.
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