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Sample Lesson Plan & Syllabus


First we discuss your musical goals, then build a step-by-step plan!

  • What skills do you want to learn? How long will it take, and how much should they practice?

  • You can learn guitar without ever reading notes, or you can go deep in theory and playing, you're the boss!

  • Applied guitar lessons and/or theory/composition/perception/songwriting are offered.

  • Sample Study Plan below. Specific songs, etudes, and exercises would be the next step.

Study Plan - Hands On Guitar Lessons

Practical Applied Gutiar Lesons (Hands on)


Casual Strumming

We will focus on one hand at a time, good posture and ergonomics. The student will learn to strum in rhythm and play their favourite songs, accompy other or sing and play.


Classical Guitar – Practical Lessons

Ergonomics of holding classical guitar, file out nails for classical tone, right and left hand synchronization and technique. Etudes and Songs to build foundations and expressive techiqnues.


Rock, Folk, Blues

Play songs to accompany the voice, play along to backing tracks, learn lead playing, improve, and playing with others.


Guitar Fret board – lead playing and improvisation

Connecting shapes and scales across the fret board. Purpose is to play melodies, and be able to play with other musicians / backing tracks with minimum preparation.

Study Plan -Theory, 
Composition, Perception

Theory, Aural Perception, Composition


Read notes – (mainly classical repertoire)

This opens new abilities: theory, composition, sight reading, sight singing will become easier. 2-4 months gains basic proficiency. 


Composition & Songwriting

Composition & songwriting assignments on guitar, or we can learn notation software and compose for any instrument, even orchestra!


Theory & Analysis

Answer questions more deeply like: What is a chord, what is a scale, why different scales have different feelings, moods. Analysis looks at musical forms, motifs, and organizing sound. 2-3 months gains basic proficiency.


Ear Training / Musical Perception

Increases perception of sounds, intervals, chords. Deeper understanding of music’s inner working. Esp. when paired with Theory.

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