Beginner Guitar Camp

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BEGINNER GUITAR CAMP

 


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PROGRAM OVERVIEW

This one-week workshop for beginners will cover the basics of guitar playing and prepare the student for individual lessons or a school guitar program. Guided by Mason Community Arts Academy Teaching Artists, students will learn the basics of guitar notation forms, how to play melodies, and strum chords. An acoustic guitar (nylon strings recommended) is required.

 

Ages:  8 – 12
Dates:  June 21 – 25, 2021
Times:  9:00 am – 12:00 pm (M-F)
Tuition:  $250
Location:  Mason Community Arts Academy Building in Fairfax, VA
*After Care not available

 

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PROGRAM FACULTY


 

Andrew Cote Music Composition Classes
Instructor: Dr. Andrew Cote
Mason School of Music Faculty
Read about Dr. Cote

As a composer of acoustic and electronic music, Andrew Cote’s compositions have been performed and recorded across three continents. His works have been featured at the 2017 Navy Band International Saxophone Symposium, the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic, the 2015 World Saxophone Congress, the North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial National Conference, the Tutti New Music Festival, and many more. His latest album, Ulterior Motives: The Saxophone Music of Andrew Cote, was released in December 2016 and is available on Itunes, Amazon, and most other online retailers.

As a rock and popular music artist, Dr. Cote has recorded with several groups including Aaron Tinjum and the Tangents, Winterstar, Marijke, The Double Yellow, The Dino Monkeys, Armaniche’s Architects, Famous Ladies, and several more. He is an active studio drummer, recording on several albums each year. Andrew currently teaches orchestration, aural skills, and popular music history at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. Andrew also is the Staff Arranger and Director of Choirs at Truro Anglican Church, also in Fairfax, VA.

Dr. Cote earned a Doctorate in Music Composition from George Mason University, a Master’s degree in Music Composition from Central Michigan University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from the University of New Hampshire. His former composition instructors include Mark Camphouse, David R. Gillingham, Andrew Boysen Jr., David Hollinden, Jay Batzner, and Michael Annicchiarico.

www.andrewcotemusic.com

 

 

 

TESTIMONIALS


“I like learning to read music and the exposure to different types of music” – Beginner Guitar Summer Camp 2020 Participant

“My daughter loved everything about the program. The time of the class was perfect.” – Beginner Guitar Summer Camp 2020 Parent

“I really appreciated the half-day nature of the program, the book as part of the package, the one-on-one time between student and teacher, and the performance at the end.” – Beginner Guitar Summer Camp 2017 Parent

 

 

 

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