This course is designed to give you the knowledge you need to play the guitar and teach the instrument to students. The course is taught in the same way you would teach your class, covering the same topics in a class-based progression. In order to develop a multi-year class you will be given tools to develop a continuing guitar class, a class that develops the same ensemble skills and advanced musicianship that band, choir, and orchestra provide to students.
Throughout the course you will learn how to play and teach fingerstyle technique, picking technique, note reading, chord playing, and basic soloing. Images and videos will be used to demonstrate proper left and right hand placements on the guitar.
Lance Beaumont is the head of the music program at Northwest Christian University in Eugene, OR and Adjunct Professor of guitar at Howard Payne University in Brownwood, TX. In addition to heading the music program, Lance teaches courses in music history, music technology, and worship leadership. He is the author of the best-selling book, The Capo Chord Book, published by Mel Bay Publications. Lance is endorsed by Alhambra guitars, Shubb Capos, and is a Hill Guitar Co. artist. He is a graduate of Texas Christian University, holding a BM and MM in classical guitar performance, and a DMA in Music Education from Boston University. His areas of specialty include guitar pedagogy, popular music pedagogy, sociomusicology, and music aesthetics.