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Studio Updates & Group Guitar Class Schedule

Hello, Fellow Guitarist!

The rains are coming, and it's the perfect time to lock into a solid practice routine. Imagine the guitarist you would like to be in 6 months, when the clouds begin to part. Do you see yourself playing at an open mic, recording original music, taking your first jazz gig? With a clear vision and a realistic and steady plan to get there, you'll be amazed at what you can accomplish in a short amount of time.

Along with private lessons, I teach beginning, intermediate, and advanced level small group classes at my guitar studio on Capitol Hill.

GUITAR CLASSES ON CAPITOL HILL:

These 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 each week of their assignments so I can offer personalized attention; I have found this to be super helpful for students!

The way I categorize students is purely based on a student’s understanding and application of fundamental guitar skills, and students are asked to complete a self-assessment questionnaire so I can place them in the class that best matches their experience, interests, and goals. These questionnaires also help me develop the curriculum for each class, which is why the descriptions here are general.

Classes begin when 4 students who share similar experience, interests, and goals have completed assessments and submitted payment. Small group classes are limited to 4 students, ages 16 and up, who have their own acoustic or electric guitars.

 Email to sign up: LeadCatPress@gmail.com

 

4 WEEK BEGINNING LEVEL SMALL GROUP GUITAR CLASS
Sundays or Thursdays, TBD  $200, includes textbook (a $40 value) 
Since I group students according to their shared experience level, sometimes this class is full of absolute beginners, and sometimes it's just guitarists who have been playing for a few years but never learned the fundamentals as well as they'd like to know them. Our specific lesson plan will be determined after I receive student questionnaires from enrolled students, but will generally include concepts in years one and two from my online course.

4 WEEK INTERMEDIATE LEVEL SMALL GROUP GUITAR CLASS
Sundays or Thursdays, TBD  $200, includes textbook (a $40 value) 
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, but will generally include concepts in years three, four, and five from my online course.

4 WEEK ADVANCED LEVEL SMALL GROUP GUITAR CLASS
Sundays or Thursdays, TBD  $200, includes textbook (a $40 value) 
Students who have mastery of the skills presented in all 5 years of my online course can suggest topics they would like to study.

"PAY WHAT YOU CAN" SMALL GROUP GUITAR CLASS
Sunday, October 6th, 3:00pm – 4:00pm   Suggested donation: $30
This month will be a crash course in music theory for guitarists. We'll cover the chromatic scale, major scale construction, chord construction, harmonized scales, common chord progressions, and more, if there's time!

 

ZT'S JAZZ CLUB AMP
I've been a fan of ZT's Lunchbox amps for years because of their rugged, compact, and powerful construction, and when I heard the company had a new amp specifically designed for jazz, I had to get one into my studio. I love it so much, and I'm making myself available to folks who would like to check it out in my studio, by appointment only. Learn more here, and check out my Instagram for some videos (of the amp, and of my new puppy!)

 

I hope you have a great month, and I look forward to hearing from you!

Susan Palmer
Founder of Lead Cat Press, LLC