Charlie Barfoot Music

Professional Solo Guitarist

Quality Guitar Instruction

If you’ve always wanted to learn to play guitar or want to improve on your existing skills Charlie Barfoot Music can help you. Whether it’s classical, jazz or pop our teaching studio is the perfect place.

The most important ingredient for learning guitar is interest, as long as that is in place, everything else can be developed. Lessons are made up of four components:

1) Dexterity Development
There are a set of exercises that are finger games to promote lead guitar (melodic playing) as well as rhythm guitar (harmonic playing).

2) Reading
This is the basics of theory RCM (Royal Conservatory of Music) and the Berklee series are examples of tried and true approaches depending upon your stylistic interests. Reading opens new ways to learn and share music and will expand playing by ear too.

3) Chords and Scales
These are the nuts and bolts of music, the tools for playing songs – there are systems and concepts for opening up new possibilities on the instrument.

4) Tunes (or Repertoire)
Songs are what it is all about! What music you are interested in here would determine what songs you focus on. I generally leave this up to the student, although I may suggest some easy songs first to keep things on a success oriented path. Half of the time should be spent on songs until the basics are learned. The structure of the earlier 3 components are designed to assist in the learning of the songs you choose. This is what makes the experience unique to you.

I enjoy teaching all interest student beginner to advanced but I think I have a knack to help experienced rhythm players to expand into lead playing and into composition.

If you’ve always wanted to learn to play guitar or want to improve on your existing skills Charlie Barfoot Music can help you. Whether it’s classical, jazz or pop our teaching studio is the perfect place.

Contact Charlie to arrange your in-person or e-teaching lessons. The first lesson is free! 

t: (709) 697-9611
e: info@charliebarfoot.com

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