Adult Guitar Level 1

Adult Guitar Class Fairfax VA - Guitar Level 1

Guitar Level 1

Adult 18+ 

 


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OVERVIEW

Our beginner adult guitar class is for anyone interested in playing guitar, whether a beginner or a somewhat experienced player that wants to further their skills. Using a pick, playing fingerstyle, playing and strumming chords, and using a repertoire of all musical styles makes this class fun for everyone.

This class can be repeated several times until the student (in consultation with the instructor) feels ready to move on to Level 2. If you are unsure about placement, please contact Glen McCarthy glenmccarthy@aol.com.

Note: Students are required to bring own guitar (nylon strings preferred)

 

Ages:  18+
Time:  6:30 – 7:30 pm
Dates:
September 19 – week of November 21 (10 weeks)
Tuition:  $285 + $15 music fee
Location: Mason Community Arts Academy Building in Fairfax, VA

 

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PROGRAM FACULTY


 

Guitar Lessons Fairfax VA

Glen McCarthy
Academy Teaching Artist
Read about Mr. McCarthy

Glen McCarthy teaches guitar classes, required of all music education majors and guitar pedagogy at George Mason University. He has been a guest lecturer, clinician and adjudicator at festivals, conferences and workshops both nationally and internationally. He is the past chair of the National Association for Music Education Council for Guitar Education, the past chair of the American String Teachers Association Guitar-in-the-Schools Committee and director and clinician for Teaching Guitar Workshops.

He teaches guitar classes and private lessons at the Mason Community Arts Academy. His curriculum is different for each student, “Guitar is so multi-faceted. What a student wants to learn is the cue I need to develop that student’s potential.” He also teaches class guitar at the Hylton Center to Veterans and first responders.

Mr. McCarthy retired from Fairfax County, Virginia after 30 years at Robinson Secondary School where he developed a multi-level guitar program. Robinson was the first recipient of the Guitar & Accessories Marketing Association’s award to recognize innovative guitar programming in the United States. Under his direction, the Robinson Guitar Ensemble performed in numerous venues and was consistently awarded superior ratings at adjudicated festivals.

In 2014 from over 32,000 nominees the Grammy Foundation recognized Glen as one of the top ten music educators in the United States. He continues to perform in numerous venues and genres.

 

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