What advantage will online classical guitar lessons give me?
We hear this from many students when we recommend that they augment their regular guitar lessons with classical guitar study—online or in our studios. If you already play the classical guitar, you know how much classical training can help guitarists of all styles.
For those of you who are still skeptical about the advantages of taking classical guitar lessons online or in our studios, a word of explanation is in order.
Classically-trained guitarists excel in any style
In a nutshell, learning to play the classical guitar grounds you in both right-hand and left –hand technique on the guitar, giving you a firm technical foundation, as well as a basic command of musicality and interpretive skills. Classical guitar technique forms the foundation that every other guitar style is based upon. With the intricate solos, harmonic sophistication, and technical expertise required to succeed even in rock and pop music industries today, guitarists of all styles need classical guitar lessons to give them an edge over the competition in their chosen genre.—even in country, blues, and rock!
The knowledge of chords, music reading, intervals, harmonic and melodic structure that you will learn th will make songwriting, arranging , and performing a breeze. Classical training is essential if you want to tackle film scoring or composition.
Making Classical Guitar Study Convenient
The musicians who founded Los Angeles Guitar Academy back in 2005 had a lofty mission: to teach people all over the world to play the guitar. They wanted to make classical guitar instruction accessible to everyone, regardless of income or location. The time to make that musical dream a reality has now arrived. If you want to learn to play, but cannot afford live lessons from a classical guitar maestro, LAGA Classical is the solution for you! If you cannot come to Los Angeles—and your schedule does not permit webcam guitar lessons, we may just have the perfect solution to your quest for the best classical guitar instruction online. Our amazing teachers have found a way to deliver online classical guitar lessons to those who cannot study with us in person –a video course which streams from our Los Angeles guitar studios straight into your home—24/7!
Making Classical Guitar Study Affordable
LAGA Classical is not the usual bottom-barrel collection of guitar tricks and tips masquerading as cheap guitar lessons. Far from it. Los Angeles Guitar Academy delivers consistently high quality classical guitar instruction at a price nearly everyone can afford. The very same instructors who teach at our Los Angeles studios lessons also teach our video lessons. The course of study is the very same as we teach our private guitar students. While online classical guitar lessons cannot provide hands-on guitar instruction or immediate feedback, they can get you off to a very good start. In fact, we have provided our online students the opportunity to receive personalized feedback once per month from the very same faculty members who teach their lessons. If you are on a budget or have a schedule that cannot accommodate live webcam guitar lessons, our LAGA Classical can provide a viable alternative for you.
Making Classical Guitar Study Enjoyable Through our Quality Classical Guitar Instructors
Thomas Foster is completing his doctorate in guitar performance at USC’s Thornton School of Music. USC’s guitar program is one of the most comprehensive guitar courses in the world. A student of both Aaron Shearer and the late James Smith, Thomas has performed for John Williams, one of the finest classical guitarists in modern history. Certified in the Suzuki method, Thomas has a passion for communicating complex musical concepts in a way that even children can understand, drawing on his training in the Suzuki method to produce a positive teaching style that reaches all generations of guitar students.
Emre Sabuncuoglu earned his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music. Also a student of the late James Smith, Emre has studied with some of the finest classical guitarists in the world, including the guitar maestro Pepe Romero. Adapting his online classical guitar lessons to accommodate all students’ personal learning styles, Emre has a welcoming, presence that gives both the beginning guitarist and experienced musicians the confidence to excel.
Our Quality Classical Guitar Curriculum
Since these lessons are not in a live format, you must motivate yourself to practice on a daily basis and remember to learn new material each week. Our classical guitar instructors make it easy to remember. In fact, you might find yourself hurrying to get home just so you can practice. Los Angeles Guitar Academy Online teachers make playing the guitar as easy on your hands as it is on your budget—eliminating the sore fingers and repetitive stress injuries that make playing the guitar a chore for other students.
Even the beginners’ classical guitar lessons make learning fun.They eliminate the kiddie tunes and the rehashed pop songs from a decade ago, instead opting to teach classical guitar by a sampling of some of the finest folk tunes from around the world. You will not be able to contain your enthusiasm to master these songs once you discover the joy of playing along with one of our classical guitar faculty members, a critically-acclaimed concert guitarist!
The excitement does not stop there. Our guitar teachers have designed a program that can take a student all the way through advanced classical guitar.
Our online classical guitar lessons simplify complex techniques by a systematic, step-by-step process that ensures success by helping students master one topic before moving on to the next.. Instructional guitar videos are easy to follow, even if your native language is not English, since much of our teaching involves watching the teacher play, then imitating his movement on the guitar’s fingerboard. We supplement these video guitar lessons with exercises, illustrations, narrated tips from your teacher, written instructions, and more.
At the intermediate and advanced levels, LAGA Classical employs a systematic, conservatory-style classical guitar curriculum, combining a traditional approach with our unique kinesthetic rote method, which helps all kinds of learners succeed! LAGA’s online classical guitar lessons make sure that students master one technique before tackling the next challenge—so good habits build upon each other to give students a firm foundation.
These comprehensive course begins with the basics and ends with virtuoso artistry. In addition to covering the standard classical guitar repertoire, students will learn music theory, instrument care, mental preparation, and exercises, all which combine to make learning even difficult concepts seem easy. Our instructors select just the right pieces to give you a solid foundation in both intermediate and advanced classical guitar. Don’t miss out on the advantage that online classical guitar lessons can give you. Sign up for your free 3-day trial guitar lessons today!
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