MESA PUBLIC SCHOOLS GUITAR PROGRAM
Students may choose to begin guitar instruction in the 7th grade.
Beginning Guitar (offered at the junior high and senior high levels) introduces the guitar and playing techniques for the instrument. The course includes reading notes and rhythms. Students play basic chords using examples from folk and classical music.
Intermediate Guitar (offered at the junior high and senior high levels) includes a review of basic guitar skills. More advanced chords, rhythms and harmony techniques are studied. Students learn to perform in popular and classical styles.
Advanced Guitar (offered at senior high) is a continuation of Intermediate Guitar. Emphasis is on advanced note reading and rhythms, use of upper positions and solo playing. Individual and group studies are included. Public performance is a possibility.