September Newsletter for Susan Palmer's Guitar Studio
Hello Fellow Guitarists!
Summer has a few more weeks for us, but I wanted to get a jump on September's Classes because I'm going to be taking a vacation from the internet, emails, and texts from August 22nd - August 26th, so if one of the classes interests you, please be patient as you wait for me to reply!
Last week, I had a blast performing with The Blood Moon Orchestra at Fred Wildlife Refuge. This was my first time meeting and playing with these musicians, and I loved the format of composing songs on the spot, with title suggestions given to us from the audience. I posted a clip on Susan Palmer's Guitar Studio Facebook page, and I do plan on performing with this group again on September 13th at the Parliment Tavern in West Seattle. We go on late, somewhere between 11pm and 12am.
If you're a jazz player, I wanted to let you know that The New Real Book, "C" Version is on sale right now in its digital format, so take advantage of that today because at $13, it's a really fantastic value.
SEPTEMBER GUITAR CLASSES
The beginning and intermediate level 4 week classes offer students structure with clear assignments during the course, and I also provide direction for how to practice (and what to practice) after the class ends. Throughout the course, students are encouraged to email videos of specific assignments so I can offer personalized attention; I have found this to be super helpful for students!
Email to sign up: LeadCatPress@gmail.com
I encourage you to sign up ASAP because class size is limited, and a class may be cancelled if I do not receive completed questionnaires and payment from all interested students in time.
4 Week Beginning Level Small Group Guitar Class
Sundays: September 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th 10:30am – 11:30am
We’ll cover the basics from general guitar maintenance to playing some easy songs. Students will be introduced to reading rhythms and notes in standard music notation, as well as chord and scale exercises to use in our jam sessions. Our specific lesson plan will be determined after I receive student questionnaires from enrolled students. Class is limited to 4 students (ages 16 and up) who have their own acoustic or electric guitars. $200, includes textbook (a $40 value)
4 Week Intermediate Level Small Group Guitar Class
Sundays: September 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Students will be taken through a course of study to help fill in gaps and provide a clear path leading to the next level of playing. Our specific lesson plan will be determined after I receive student questionnaires from enrolled students. Class is limited to 4 students (ages 16 and up) who have their own acoustic or electric guitars. $200, includes textbook (a $40 value)
“Pay What You Can” Small Group Guitar Class
Sunday, September 1st 1:00pm – 2:00pm
This month will be a class for absolute beginning guitarists. We'll go over the parts of the guitar, a warm up exercise, basic chords, and an introduction to notes and rhythms in standard music notation as well as tablature. Class is limited to 4 students (ages 16 and up) who have their own acoustic or electric guitars.Suggested donation: $30.
If you'd like to make a donation to my scholarship fund, please email me directly. Most of the funds generated from my Amazon Storefront also help folks who cannot afford guitar lessons, so please bookmark the page for when you many *any* purchases from the site.
I hope you have a safe and happy few weeks of summer, and I look forward to working with you in September!