SPMA Guitar Project


Welcome to

“The Sacramento Preparatory Music Academy Guitar Project”

 The 2017/2018 SPMA Guitar Project  will run for a total of 40 weeks of the year divided into 4 sessions:

1st Session (Thursdays): Aug 3, 10, 17, 24, 31.  Sept 7, 14, 21, 28. Oct 5.

2nd Session (Thursdays): Oct 12, 19, 26. Nov 2, 9, 16, 30. Dec 7, 14, 21.

3rd Session (Thursdays): Jan 11, 18, 25.  Feb 1, 8, 15, 22.  March 1, 8, 15.

4th Session (Thursdays): April 5, 12, 19, 26.  May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31.  June 7. 

Beginning Guitar 101                                                                                                                         Prerequisite: None. Classes limited to 16 students                                                                             Course Description: Beginning instruction on the guitar with emphasis on the fundamentals of music as well as basic guitar chord technique and accompaniment figurations.                    Please use the YouTube Channel as a resource to practice at home!                                  Sessions schedule:                                                                                                                                       Thursday 3:30pm to 4:15pm                                                                                                                     Thursday 4:15pm to 5:00pm  (This class for students who have taken previous sessions)

Sundays 3:30pm to 4:15pm 

Guitar Project Ensemble – Limited Space (12 Students)                                                                   Prerequisite:  Students should know all of their basic open chords: A, A7, Am, Am7, B7, Bm7, C, CM7, C7, D, D7, Dm, E, Em, E7, Em7, F, FM7, G, G7. (Students should be able to read and strum chord changes on basic song charts of music written for guitar.)                                                     Course Description: The Guitar Ensemble class will study and learn at least one or more songs per class; we may also use class times to play through as many songs as we’ve learned. The class will study various Beatles Songs, Beatles Albums, folk, classic & oldies rock standards that can be played on the guitar and also sung. The students will learn concepts in: chord progression, transposition, rhythm guitar, melody, & finger picking.                                                    Schedule: Thursday 5:00pm to 6:30pm (The Guitar Ensemble: “The Yellow Submarine,” runs month to month, throughout the entire year.) 

To Register & Enroll For Guitar Project

1st) RSVP by sending an email to: sacprepmusic@gmail.com Include the students name, Contact Info & tell us what session you plan on attending, and if you’re planing upon applying for Financial Aid.  We will reply to confirm you’re in the class.

2nd) Download and fill out the SPMA Guitar Project Enrollment Forms . This includes: Guitar Project Info, Enrollment forms, Financial Aid Application, Instrument Checkout Forms and more.

3rd) Please fill out all forms and Sign the Liability Waiver Release. Bring the completed packet to the first day of your Guitar-Project Session.  You cannot attend any class before signing the Lessons/Policies + Liability Waver Release.

 Note: [If you are applying for Financial Aid, you must provide the necessary information and turn in your Financial Aid Application one week before the 1st class of the session you plan on attending. All scholarships are presented “as needed scholarships.” through our Sponsor Sacramento Guitar Society.]

All Classes Have Limited Space!!! You Must RSVP to Join GP!

Please use the YouTube Channel as a resource to practice at home!  Students should be practicing their guitar chord book a minimum of 20 to 30 minutes every day in order to keep up with the class. SPMA recommends the youngest age of Guitar Project Students be at least 8 years old (a perfect age to start playing guitar!)  Students younger than 8 years of age should be able to attend and sit patiently, and behave themselves, for a 45 minute guitar lesson each week for 10 weeks, and be capable of practicing their instrument for the recommended time each day. (Young students, must be told to practice at home every day by their guardian.)                                                                                           

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