Mason Summer Guitar Workshop

Summer guitar workshop for teens

MASON SUMMER GUITAR WORKSHOP

SUMMER 2019 INFORMATION WILL BE UPDATED BY JANUARY 15, 2019!

Join the Summer Guitar Workshop at Mason and explore different musical genres such as Classical, Rock and Blues through exercises, theory, and improvisation. Improve your lead guitar skills by implementing scales and arpeggios into Blues and Rock harmonies, and practice, rehearse and perform in a unique guitar ensemble. Guided by Academy Teaching Artist Brian Slaymaker, participants will build on current knowledge and learn new things in a supportive environment. Concluding with a final performance, students will come away with stronger guitar skills and improved confidence! Participants are expected to have at least 1-2 years of previous guitar experience and their own guitar.

 

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Ages:  13-18 years
Dates: July 30-August 3, 2018
Times:  1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. (M-F)
Tuition:  $230
Location:  Mason Community Arts Academy Building in Fairfax
*Aftercare not available for this program

 

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Beginner guitar students should enroll in our Beginner Guitar Camp, July 9-13, 2018!

 

Brian Slaymaker, Guitar Lessons Director/ Instructor:  Brian Slaymaker, Teaching Artist at Mason Community Arts Academy
Email questions to academy@gmu.edu
Read about Mr. Slaymaker

For Brian Slaymaker the love of music came naturally. As a child of two professional musicians, he was exposed to music of all styles and genres. Brian studied piano with his mother, but his passion soon became guitar.

At the age of eleven Brian began studying guitar privately. His teachers were Jeff Ponder and Dr. Kevin Vigil. After extensive involvement performing in rock bands Brian chose to pursue an education in classical music. He holds a Bachelor of Music Degree magna cum laude in Classical Guitar Performance from George Mason University. Brian has performed in master classes with internationally known guitarists Pepe Romero, Carlos Barbosa-lima, Carlos Perez, and Roland Dyens. At GMU, Brian was a student of Professor Larry Snitzler. In addition to teaching Brian is an active performer in the DC Metro area.

Brian’s teaching range includes classical guitar, bass guitar, electric guitar, and steel string guitar. His lessons consist of: fundamentals of technique, music reading skills, music theory, and study of repertoire. Selections may be either those Brian introduces, or student requests. This strong foundation in fundamentals will enable the student to excel in any style their musical interests may lead. Individual creativity is always encouraged.

 

 

 

 

 

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To register by phone or request a paper registration form, please call the Academy office at 703-993-9889.