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GUITAR

Our music programs are open to all Simcoe County children/youth. They are free for those in need and have a low fee for those with financial means.
Please email sarah@glowingheartscharity.org if you have any questions.

BEGINNER GUITAR (in Barrie)

Location: Season's Centre for Grieving Children

38 McDonald St, Barrie, ON L4M 1P1

Time: Saturday, January 20th-April 6th from 11:00-12:00pm (no class on February 17th or March 16th)

Cost: $50 or free for those in financial need 

Additional Information:

  • This 10-week beginner guitar program is geared toward students in grade 6-8+ (older students are also welcome along with mature grade 5 students). 

  • Includes free loan of a guitar for the duration of the program

  • In partnership with Modern Music Studio

BEGINNER GUITAR (in Midland)

Location: Midland Public Library

Time: Tuesday, January 23rd to March 19th from 6:00-6:45pm

no class during the March Break

Cost: $40 or free for those in financial need 

Additional Information:

  • This 8-week beginner guitar program is geared toward students in grade 6-8+ (older students are also welcome along with mature grade 5 students). 

  • This program does not include the loan of a guitar, but we encourage you to contact Guitar to Kids if in need.

LEVEL 1 GUITAR (in Midland)

Location: Midland Public Library

Time: Tuesday, January 23rd to March 19th from 5:00-5:45pm

no class during the March Break

Cost:  $40 or free for those in financial need 

Additional Information:

  • This 8-week beginner guitar program is geared toward students in grade 6-8+ (older students are also welcome along with mature grade 5 students). 

  • This is not a beginner program. Please read level descriptions

  • This program does not include the loan of a guitar, but we encourage you to contact Guitar to Kids if in need.

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INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC LEVELS

 

Beginner – introduction to the basics of a new instrument. Participants will learn very simple chords and chord progressions.

 

Level 1 – has learned the basics, can play a few simple songs/tunes at a slow speed.

 

Level 2 – has a good grasp of the basics and can play or accompany approximately a dozen songs/tunes at a slow speed.

 

Level 3 – has mastered the basics, can play or accompany many songs/tunes at a medium tempo with ease and proficiency, and has experience learning by ear. 

 

Level 4 – For highly experienced players who can play a large repertoire of songs/tunes at performance tempo with ease and proficiency, and has experience learning by ear. Higher level skills like finger picking chord inversions, and alternate tunings will be explored. Music will be taught more quickly with greater attention to style and technique.

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