The Performance Curriculum is perfect for players of all levels who have a wide variety of interests.
- Learn skills including theory, ear training, and fretboard knowledge while learning songs
- Work daily with a rhythm section and prepare to play on stage in a concert
- Attend daily clinics in a variety of special interests
All core students will be assessed and placed in the appropriate class on the first day by the faculty in their chosen concentration.
Performance Courses are offered in the following concentrations:
- Beginner Intensive
Special Interest Clinics
Students studying a Performance course will also take daily Special Interest Clinics. These clinics are 90 minutes in length and students choose a different topic to study each day.
Clinics will vary by campus and instructor and may include:
- Alternate Tunings: Explore open and alternate tunings.
- Building Technique: Chops building for the beginner.
- Chord/Melody: Arrange music for solo jazz guitar.
- Composition: Compose instrumental music.
- Improvisation: Develop techniques for jamming in any style.
- Drum skills: Learn to play and transcribe rhythms by listening.
- Play by Ear: Learn solos from recordings.
- Power Practicing: Learn strategies to maximize the effectiveness of your practicing.
- Scales and Modes: Learn to use scales and modes for improvisation.
- Slide: Slide guitar techniques for rock and blues.
- Technology: Discover computer-based applications that today's musicians use.
- Voice: The basics of vocal technique including pitch accuracy and singing harmony.