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Optimum Leverage: Part 1

  • Milwaukie Chapel Theater 4107 Southeast Harrison Street Milwaukie, OR 97222 United States (map)

Level: Intermediate to Advanced/Professional

We will supply handouts and packets for the class as well as Starbucks regular coffee and some snacks. Please feel free to bring water, food, and/or anything you may want. 

What To Bring:
- Guitar
- Footstool or guitar support
- Music Stand
- Pencil or Pen

Classic Guitar Boot camp

In this series of monthly, three-hour workshops we will provide organized tools focused on building confidence in performance skills and practical knowledge of the fingerboard. A perfect regimen for the aspiring classical guitarist performer.

Optimum Leverage: How to Achieve Maximum Results

We're all so busy and have limited time. How do you achieve maximum results in less time? We will discuss this topic and provide a detailed framework to support your goals of attaining and sustaining core repertoire.

Search and Destroy

What is the biggest impediment to EVERY facet of guitar playing, including the physical aspects, to being able to effectively sight read, memorize pieces, and to producing a convincing interpretation of your music with confidence?

Harmonic Road Map

Why do I need to know what all these shapes are? We will provide exercises tailored to fill in the gaps in your knowledge of the fingerboard and increase your rate of recall.

Technical Dominance: Drills Drills Drills

A significant amount of time is going to be devoted to drills designed to work out stiffness in joints, weakness in slurs and arpeggios, and master all Major and melodic minor scales and refine their techniques. Our goal is to have you leave our class feeling motivated with the feeling that “my hands have never felt this good.” “I feel as if I could play anything right now.”