REMOTE GUITAR LESSONS / ZOOM GUITAR LESSONS
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GUITAR LESSONS FOR AGES 8+
Absolute Beginner Guitar Program
The Absolute Beginner Guitar Program (Stage 1 and 2) is based on Sanel's Authentic Guitar Method. The Authentic Guitar Method is a method that leads the guitar student from knowing absolutely nothing about guitar to gaining the knowledge and technique to read music and interpret music compositions (repertoire).
Absolute Beginner Stage 1
In Stage 1, the focus is on developing a strong core foundation with the right hand connection, reading rhythm and musical notation.
You will learn:
How to tune and all the necessary knowledge of guitar anatomy
How to hold the guitar properly with an aid of a guitar support
How to relate the musical staff to the open strings on the guitar
How to correctly connect with the right hand to the strings
How to write musical notation
How to read rhythmic notation
How to read musical notation
How to read preliminary dynamics and explore them with the right hand
To explore the guitar timbre (sound colour) with the right hand
How to play along with backing tracks
An introduction on how to isolate a problem spot and practice properly
Absolute Beginner Stage 2
In Stage 2, the focus is on developing a strong core foundation with the left hand connection, rhythm, musical notation and dynamics
You will learn:
How to correctly establish the left hand position
To explore the Vth (5th) fret position on the fretboard
How to correctly connect and press (fret) on the string with the left hand
How to relate each note on the fret board to the music staff notes
How to read more dynamic markings and how to use them in your own compositions
How to start phrasing a melody
How to play along to a backing track and start making your own backing tracks for practice
How to read and write more complex music compositions (melodies)
To explore the Ist (1st) and open positions on the fretboard
To explore how to practice with presence
This will all be done with compositions already prepared. Also, the students will have the opportunity to compose their own melodies and exercises that they’re proud to share with their family and friends.
Students are encouraged to explore exams and performance opportunities after their absolute beginner core foundations are done.
Beyond Absolute Beginner
Additionally, Sanel also teaches up to Grade 6 RCM (Royal Conservatory of Music) and up to Advanced Theory. For more information about these extra programs and how they can meet your specific needs please contact Sanel here.
THE AUTHENTIC APPROACH
What Are Authentic Guitar Lessons?
Authentic guitar lessons are guitar lessons focused on developing correct guitar foundation for beginner kids and adults.
Students are able to incorporate this foundation into whichever style they choose to pursue later on (blues, jazz, country, etc.).
There is NO chords and there is no strumming.
And there is no playing with a pick.
Connection to the guitar is very tactile with both left and right hands, and fingertips.
The guitar becomes an extension of student's expression. They get to establish their own authentic connection to the guitar.
This creates an awesome way to learn and benefits the student by helping to build self-confidence and self-expression!
SKYPE GUITAR LESSONS / ZOOM GUITAR LESSONS
Remote Guitar Lesson Requirements
For an excellent experience, a high-speed internet connection is best.
Remote Video Software
Webcam and Microphone
A webcam and microphone are required.
Please be located in a quiet space for the lesson (i.e. minimal background noise).
A Classical Guitar with nylon strings is the best guitar for beginners as it is easier on the hands and fingertips.
If possible, please tune the guitar prior to the lesson.
Parent / Adult Helper (if applicable)
Children must be accompanied by an adult during the first few lessons (and to help with setup).
See my blog post for more information: How Parents Can Support Their Child In Online Guitar Lessons
The parent may be asked to assist the child throughout the online guitar lesson.
Some worksheets and lesson materials will need to be printed.
Payment must be received prior to the lesson.
Contact Sanel here.
AUTHENTIC GUITAR LESSONS
Mission & Values
My mission is to encourage each student's natural abilities,
self-confidence, and curiosity while learning the guitar so that they're able to authentically express themselves through the guitar.
Cultivate Integrity | Embrace Authenticity | Serve
Create | Encourage Patience | Foster Presence | Enrich Expression
WHAT CLIENTS ARE SAYING
Parent & Student Testimonials
Wes F. (parent), Canada
“I would like to extend to you a personal thank you for being a terrific mentor, coach, teacher and role model to [our son].
The study tools you have given him extend to all aspects of his life.
This past year we have really enjoyed watching [our son] transform as a person, and we are grateful for your influence on him.”