Beginner classes will teach students the basics of reading music, correct positioning, chords and scales, style specific strum patterns, duet playing, how to tune the guitar, and multiple styles including, blues, country, rock, folk and jazz. Intermediate classes will focus on higher position note reading, solos, and more advanced rhythms; syncopation and dotted 16th. Advanced classes will tackle 16th note arpeggios, diminished and augmented chords, passing notes, keys above three sharps, and advanced technique; hammer ons, pull off, sliding, bending.
Students can learn classical guitar by using the Royal Conservatory of Music book series for guitar. They go through 12 levels from ‘Preparatory’ to the final ‘ARCT’ diploma exam.
Edmonton Academy of Music offers three lesson plan packages that allows you to choose the direction of your musical education—the Explore Package, best suited for the curious mind, the Discover Package, best suited for individuals looking to further develop their skills. We also offer The Young Musician Package for our young piano players aged 5.5 – 6 years.