Young, experienced guitarists ages 8-10 in the Youth Track will receive instruction from SGI faculty as well as opportunities to play in ensembles with their peers. The ability to read standard notation at a basic level (all six strings in first position) and experience playing on a nylon string classical guitar are prerequisite. It is suggested that students have had at least one year of private study and prepare one or two pieces for performance. Additionally, students should plan to prepare the ensemble music they receive in advance of the SGI week. All interested classical guitarists who meet these requirements are invited to take part in what will be an enjoyable and educational program.
Note: we do not require a playing sample for youth track participants, however this program is for students who have previous experience studying classical guitar.
9:00 am: Morning technique class/warm up
9:45 am: Break
10:00 am: Master Class or lesson
10:55 am: Break
11:00 am: Ensemble rehearsal
12:00 pm: Lunch
1:00 pm: Ensemble sectional or individual practice
1:45 pm: Game/luthier class
2:30 pm: Rock and pop guitar class
3:15 pm: Sectional
4:00 pm: Dismissal