Guitar for Beginners St George & Sutherland Community College

Guitar for Beginners

Have you ever dreamed of learning guitar but have been putting it off because you are worried that learning a new instrument would be too difficult, too intimidating, or you just didn’t know where to start? Then this is the perfect course for you.

The Beginners Guitar Course at SGSCC is designed for beginners who have never played guitar before and for those that tried to learn when they were younger but never followed through with it. No formal music knowledge or previous musical experience is required. Just a strong desire to be able to play guitar and a love of music.

Join your enthusiastic, patient, and supportive tutor in a fun, relaxed and intimate group with like-minded people. Meet new people, unleash your creativity, and most importantly, enjoy yourself, all while learning the fundamentals of guitar.

Course Outline:

During the course you will:

  • Explore various guitar methods and styles
  • Learn how to tune your guitar
  • Learn basic chords
  • Learn to read chord charts
  • Learn to read guitar TAB
  • Learn rhythm and strumming patterns
  • Investigate song structures and their various elements

Learning Outcomes:

  • Tune your guitar
  • Read and utilise chord charts and guitar TAB
  • Play a variety of chords
  • Understand rhythm and strumming patterns
  • Play basic arrangements of several recognisable songs
  • Have a strong foundaton in guitar

What to bring:

  • Guitar
  • Pick
  • Pen and paper
  • Display folder for class notes

About the Tutor:

'Learning guitar is the smartest move I have ever made. It has provided me with so many great opportunities and rewarding experiences in my life. As a young man I had the thrill of performing songs I have written in front of crowds of strangers. As I got older I had the privilege of performing love songs for my partner and lullabies for my son.

In the past I have had the opportunity to pass on my knowledge and share my passion by teaching guitar to many children. My current day job is in the SGSCC disAbility section where I have the privilege of facilitating and performing with the music group which is one of the most rewarding things I have done.

When it comes to playing and teaching music my enthusiasm and passion are infectious, whilst my caring, patient and supportive nature make learning a pleasant, easy, and enjoyable experience.

Please join me in the Beginner’s Guitar Course and let me help you start your own musical journey.' Matt

Other Information:

  • To ensure resources are ready for you at the start of your course, we ask you ideally enrol at least one week before the course commences.
  • All courses need a minimum number of students to run ("we try our hardest to get those") . If your course does not have enough students it will be cancelled before the commencement and you will be informed.

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.