Course Offerings

Guitar I :

Guitar I is an introduction to the guitar.  This class covers all of the basics of guitar playing including strumming chords, playing simple melodies and basic music theory.

Classroom Expectations:
1. Students will be in class on time with instrument, music, books, notebook and a pencil.
2. Students will work diligently at their stations each day.
3. Students will follow the teacher directions at all times.
4. Students will not eat or drink in class.
5. Students will not indulge in any behavior that disrupts other students learning.


Note: Out of class practice is encouraged.

Grading Procedures:
40%- Daily Practice Grades
You must be in class practicing or working in order to receive credit for daily practice. Excused missed class time will require make up practice to receive daily points.

40%- Playing Tests
Frequent playing tests will be given on classroom assignments.

20%- Theory and other written work

Materials Needed:
  ~ Guitar students must have their own acoustic guitar for in class practice.
     (If you are unable to provide your own guitar, see Mr. Beazley to make arrangements)
  ~ Jerry Snyder's Guitar School Book 1 $10.00
  ~ Guitar Theory 1 $ 6.00
Total: $16.00
Books are available as a course pack in the PCH School Store.


Guitar II:

Guitar II is for intermediate / advanced guitarists.  Guitar II applies all the skills learned in Guitar I through more advanced repertoire in a variety of styles.  Intermediate and advanced techniques are learned including classical / folk fingerstyle, barre chords, moveable chords / scales, lead guitar melodies and advanced music theory.

Classroom Expectations:
1. Students will be in class on time with instrument, music, books, a notebook.
2. Students will work diligently at their stations each day.
3. Students will follow the teacher directions at all times.
4. Students will not eat or drink in class.
5. Students will not indulge in any behavior which disrupts other students learning.

Note: Out of class practice is encouraged.

Grading Procedures:
40%- Daily Practice Grades You must be in class practicing or working in order to receive credit for daily practice. Excused missed class time will require make up practice to receive daily points.

40%- Playing Tests Frequent playing tests will be given on classroom assignments.

20%- Theory and other written word Each student will be required to purchase workbooks for this course.
Books are available as a course pack in the PCH School Store.

Materials Needed:
  ~ Guitar students must have their own acoustic guitar for in class practice.
     (If you are unable to provide your own guitar, see Mr. Beazley to make arrangements)
  ~ Jerry Snyder's Guitar School Book 1 $15.00 (same book used in Guitar I)
  ~ Guitar Theory 1 $6.00 (same book used in Guitar I)
  ~ Supplement materials are also used in class.
Total $16.00 (if not already purchased in Guitar I)