These classes are recommended for students between the ages of 6 and 11 with some experience playing guitar.
James Keretses will guide students through a series of fun technical exercises to get their fingers ready for a day of guitar. Elements of ensemble playing with be explored.
James Keretses will coach students through a short piece for guitar ensemble with the goal of introducing students to the basics of playing effectively with other guitarists.
A crash course in electric guitar noise-making aimed for youth track guitarists. Participants will have a chance to try plugging into different amplifiers and changing the sound of their guitars with some of the most used effects pedals (overdrive, delay, wah-wah, phasers, tremolo, etc.)
Youth track guitarists can sign up to play a solo. Students will also have the opportunity to play the piece learned in Youth Orchestra.
These classes and workshops are ideal for students 11 and up.
Peabody Guitar Faculty member Dr. Zane Forshee will lead a warm up for classical guitarists featuring arpeggios, slurs, and left hand synchronization exercises.
Masterclass with Julian Gray for Pre-College classical guitarists. Performers are pre selected, please see registration links to apply. Open to observers.
This workshop will feature a discussion about how to evaluate the playing action and mechanical health of a classical guitar, how the user can make simple adjustments to improve the fit and function, and when to seek help from a professional. Topics will also include how to maintain your guitar for the best mechanical stability and the avoidance of repairs.
Composer and Peabody faculty member Dr. Judah Adashi will share some of his own work and lead a conversation about creating and listening to 21st century music.
Masterclass with Jonathan Zwi for adult classical guitarists. Performers are pre-selected, please see registration links to apply. Open to observers.
These classes are suited for students 11 and up who have some experience playing guitar and interest lies in pop or jazz guitar
Jacob Kohlhas will demonstrate a simple yet effective and satisfying method for arranging jazz standards on the guitar. Students will learn how to harmonize melodies with bass-notes to create instant “contrapuntal” song arrangements. Additionally, the topics of tune learning, chord progressions, and the many textural possibilities of the guitar will be explored.
Peabody Preparatory guitar faculty will give a crash course in electric guitar noise-making. Participants will have a chance to try plugging into different amplifiers and changing the sound of their guitars with some of the most used effects pedals (overdrive, delay, wah-wah, phasers, tremolo, etc.)
A deep dive into some key elements of percussive guitar playing. Participants will learn different and unconventional ways to activate sound on their guitars, including tapping, rasgueados, body strikes, and left/right hand hammering.