Guitar Classes 2018 to 2019
Welcome to Mr. Fletcher's Guitar class page! As we prepare for the coming 2018 to 2019 school year, below are some recommended supplies and other requirements for the course. A syllabus will be available by the start of the school year.
- A folder (3 ring binder or paper folder with three metal tabs) to hold handouts and songs
- [Optional] Guitar picks, tuner
Regarding instruments: Generally, owning a guitar is not required to take the course - I have a number of acoustic guitars for use while students are at school. However, we anticipate a large number of students enrolled in the class this year and there may be a shortage of instruments - if your child has their own guitar already I would encourage them to bring it with them. If you would like to wait and see, no instruments will be needed on the first day of school. If you would like purchase an instrument, a good beginner acoustic guitar costs around $150, and should be purchased from a reputable instrument vendor, NOT stores like Walmart or Best Buy. Local vendors I would recommend include Portman's Music, Rock Bottom, Center Stage, 440 Instruments, and Jay's Music. If you want to purchase an instrument online, I would recommend Sweetwater.
After School Programs: I plan on running an after school program this year one or two times per week to give students more opportunities to practice as well as to hone our ensemble performance skills. Students need not be enrolled in the course currently to participate, but some experience is recommended if the student is not enrolled in the course.