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6044 Beginning Guitar Skills

An ideal course for music teachers who want or need to play the guitar. Basic accompaniment techniques and fundamentals of the instrument will be addressed. At the conclusion of the course, students will be able to perform simple songs, accompany singers, and teach beginning guitar. No guitar experience is necessary! 
 
Students should bring their own guitar and an extra set of strings to class. Students are strongly encouraged to begin playing and experimenting with the guitar before class begins.

Instructor: Michael Miles 

Michael_Miles_Headshot_2012Michael J. Miles has taught guitar at Villanova University and VanderCook College of Music for 20 years. He is an author for Mel Bay Publications and Publications International. He has served as President of The Folk Alliance (1990-1993) and Program Director at the Old Town School of Folk Music (1984-1998) where his instructional programming brought the school international acclaim. A renowned banjo player with five highly acclaimed CD's, his one man show, “From Senegal To Seeger: Stories of the American Banjo, as well as his concert performances have been featured Kennedy Center, the Smithsonian Institution, Ravinia Festival among others. Multi-instrumentalist, writer & composer Miles has earned critical acclaim and professional collaborations with Bela Fleck, Pete Seeger, and the Philadelphia Orchestra’s dePasquale String Quartet. Theatrical works created by Miles include Chicago Rhythm & Rhymes; America 1941, How Africa Met Ireland In American Song, The Magic Banjo, America 1968, Songs of the Earth, & Transcontinental, America 1957 and the Tin Pan Alley Times. After many years as a self taught musician, Miles earned an MA Music degree from Northeastern IL University.

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Course Information

6044 Beginning Guitar Skills

3 graduate credits
Location: De La Salle Institute Band Room

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Tuition: $900 (includes $75 resource fee)
A $75 deposit is required at time of registration. Tuition balance is due in full by the first day of class.

OPEN ENROLLMENT
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July 7-11
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

 
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