Learn to read music, improve your technique, and play beautiful pieces. Prepare for your college audition. Or make the switch from tab to reading music!
1/2-hour ($30) and 1-hour ($55) lessons are offered weekly or biweekly.
I am a guitarist and teacher with over 30 years experience, specializing in:
Beginning Flamenco Guitar
French Baroque Guitar
Spanish Renaissance Vihuela
Are you an adult beginner or perhaps returning to the guitar after many year’s absence? Whether you’re an advanced player or a dreamer whose guitar has been sitting in the corner gathering dust, I can help you achieve your musical and artistic goals.
Adult students only, please.
CONTACT me at: email@example.com
Recommended books for my classical and flamenco guitar students:
For my beginning students, or students moving from tablature to notation, we’ll start with the Sagreras Method: Guitar Lessons, Books 1-3 by Julio Sagreras
After a month or two of lessons, we’ll want to work on developing your technical skills. These three books are standards in every classical guitarists library. Learn to love them!
Diatonic Major and Minor Scales by Andrés Segovia ; Slur Exercises, Trills, and Chromatic Octaves by Andrés Segovia; Pumping Nylon: The Classical Guitarist’s technique Handbook by Scott Tennant and Nathaniel Gunod
Eventually we’ll want to add some etudes. An etude is the Italian word for a “study” or a “lesson,” which is a composition that focuses on a certain technique. However an etude can also be a beautiful piece of music! I introduce my students to etudes by Sor, Carcassi, Giuliani, Aguado, and Brouwer.
20 Studies for the Guitar by Fernando Sor, ed. Andrés Segovia; 25 Melodic and Progressive Studies by Matteo Carcassi; Etudes Simples (Estudios Sencllos) by Leo Brouwer
Anthologies (collections) are terrific sources for getting a large amount of music at your fingertips to explore and practice sight-reading. You can’t go wrong with the Frederick Noad Anthologies (Hal Leonard Corp.). The material is graded from easy to difficult, and each anthology includes information on the style period and composers, techniques, and ornamentation. Plus, you get a ton of music for your dollar.
The Renaissance Guitar; The Baroque Guitar; The Classical Guitar; The Romantic Guitar
For my beginning flamenco guitar students, these two books will get us started:
First Lessons: Flamenco Guitar by Gohar Vardanyan; El Arte Flamenco de la Guitarra by Juan Martín
Classical Guitar Lessons, Fort Collins, Northern Colorado