- After School Programme | Melbourne School of Electric Blues

After School Programme | Melbourne School of Electric Blues

After School Programme

After school lessons are taught with young guitarists in mind and are focused on modern rock and pop music. They are 45 minutes long and are offered on a weekly basis.

Where are the lessons held?

After school students are often busy with other activities and have limited access to transport (also known as Mum). To make the lessons as convenient as possible, lessons are held at the students house and the teacher coming to you is included in the lesson fee.

Where do we start?

We start with whatever skill you already have and build on that. Beginners start with the basics: forming chords, strumming, picking and the key principles of music.

As students advance we introduce more guitar theory into the lessons and develop skills such as constructing solos around scales, playing bar chords, finger picking, alternate tunings and song writing.

How much practice time do you need?

The recommended amount of practice time is around 15 – 20 minutes per day, 5 days a week. 15 minutes practice is an achievable amount of time that can easily be worked into the students other obligations.

How are the lessons structured?

The first half of the lesson is spent on theory and playing technique. The remainder is spent putting the theory in to practice by playing songs.

What kind of music is taught?

At the start of the lessons, students are asked what kind of music they like and depending on the level of difficulty, the music is worked into the learning process.

While the after school school programme has been developed from the ground up to focus on what young people want to play, students can also move into blues and slide guitar lessons if they become interested.

How is progress made?

At the end of each lesson you are given a list of tasks to work on before the next lesson. Learning is done in a logical progression, building on the skills you have previously studied.

How much do the lessons cost?

Lessons cost $60 per session. This includes the teacher coming to your house, a 45 minute lesson and all the course materials.

A more economical option is group lessons, with savings of up to 50%. Learning in a group teaches you to play with other people and is a great motivator for learning. Enlist your friends and family today!