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Fall 2022 MECA

Continuing Education Courses

Online

Solving the Guitar Mystery

Date

September 19-December 9, 2022

Course Code

7072

Credits

3 Graduate Credits

Tuition

$1,065, due in full with registration

Overview

Having trouble starting your guitar class? Have you been teaching guitar for a while but need a boost to your current approach? Have you been asked to teach a guitar class but you are uncomfortable with the instrument? Are you looking for a guitar curriculum that includes classical, blues, rock, pop, and folk repertoire? If you answered yes to any of these questions, Solving the Guitar Mystery is for you. Previously titled Guitar for the Music Educator I, this course will enhance your confidence and expand your practice, guiding you through material that you will surely use with your students. All students will submit videos playing through various songs and exercises. Instructor will provide feedback on performance and give tips and insights on how to get your students reaching their potential and playing their best.

Requirements

Chat Session

None

Prerequisites

None

Required Text(s)

http://www.introtoguitar.net/purchase

Software/Hardware Requirements

Schoology is a learning management system that allows you to interact directly with your instructors, fellow students, and members of the greater VanderCook community.

Soon after you register, be on the lookout for an email from Schoology with log-in instructions. Once you receive credentials, visit www.online.vandercook.edu to login. 

Some courses have specific online chat meeting times (please see course descriptions), while others have a flexible meeting schedule. You can expect all courses to meet together in a live online chat. If a live meeting time doesn’t work, you can work with your instructor to make other arrangements.

More information about Schoology can be found at www.schoology.com

Online course grades are available within two weeks of the course(s) completion.  If you need a transcript, please CLICK HERE to access the online transcript request form. For a faster turnaround time, please submit the transcript request to the registrar prior to the end of your course(s).

Instructor

Matt Hudson

Matt Hudson

Matt Hudson (MMEd ‘10) is a jazz guitarist from Erie, PA, currently teaching guitar and band at Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences. Hudson began his formal music studies at the University of Pittsburgh in 1999. He won the Mellon Bank Jazz Scholarship, which gave him the chance to study with saxophonist Nathan Davis and world-renowned guitarist Joe Negri. Hudson has a voracious appetite for jazz improvisation and studied many eras of the form with a particular emphasis on blues and bebop. He became a regular fixture at jam sessions in Pittsburgh and by the time he graduated in 2003, he was performing in many top venues with artists such as Gene Stovall, Reggie Watkins, The Marvelettes, Jay Willis and Curtis Fuller. By the end of that year, Hudson decided to settle in Chicago to pursue creative opportunities that blended r&b, hip hop, jazz and rock. This began a fertile period for Hudson marked by collaborations with William Kurk Enterprise, Siji, Aaron Getsug, Scott Hessy and Karl E.H. Siegfried. In 2006, Hudson met producer and DJ Anthony Nicholson and his son Quincy Nicholson. This began his affiliation with the jazz recording group Scientific Map. Over the course of five years, this group recorded and toured in support of releases for the Imaginary Chicago Records label.
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