Guitar Beginners Ensemble

  • All participants who enrol must be fully (double) vaccinated by the class start date to be able to join classes on site (as per public health orders): 
  • NO refunds or transfers for anyone who enrols and is not fully vaccinated by the class start date

“Music es un Voyage” - connect to the music within you

Bring your guitar to this fun and inclusive learning environment for both acoustic and electric guitars. 

This course offers beginners the support and structure to build the foundations of music through the guitar. From the basic positions and posture to learning the notes, chords and rhythms, we are going to give you an immersive musical experience applying the basic techniques you have learnt. Your learning will progress towards preparing and performing a selected repertoire of songs (based on popular choices of the group preferred bands/singers). The course content and teaching will be easy to follow and accommodates all levels of beginners.

Week 1. Rhythm concepts. Right hand techniques. Tablature reading

Week 2. 5 note scale. Left hand techniques. Improvisation concepts

Week 3. The 5 main major chords. The 3 chord songs repertoire practice.

Week 4. Minor chords and the “4 Magic chord progression” repertoire.

Week 5. Repertoire song 1. Students choice. We’re going to start preparing one of the songs of the course. Full arrangement: Melody, chords, Rhythm.

Week 6. Song 2 introduction (Students choice). Applying all the concepts learnt in this second new song. Melody, rhythm, chords.

Week 7. Bar chords introduction. Repertoire song 1 and 2 practice.

Week 8. Repertoire song 1 and 2 practice

Week 9. Warm up, rehearsal and little performance with video recording.

Music is a journey of connections; between musicians, listeners, through time and across the world. Visit the links below to see the journey Luis has been travelling to connect with other musicians. 

Even as COVID brings geographical travel to a halt, music still offers adventure, exploration and connection: Sign up for this class and you’ll be joining the journey.

“Music es un Voyage” - connect to the music within you:





*During COVID: Students studying on-site at NSCC will be expected to assist their tutor in a post-course clean down of the room & anything used during this time. Please understand we are putting in strict protocols across the board to ensure the safety of our entire community.

Materials List

An acoustic guitar with new strings and a guitar pick.  A folder and music stand if you have one.

Tutor: Luis Reys

With more than 20 years of career playing guitar alongside artists of various nationalities, Luis Reys also has a solid academic career and has taught guitar and music theory classes since 2000. Luis completed his master's degree in Music Composition at the Australian Institute of Music (AIM) in 2017. For 8 years Luis taught guitar at the Berklee Music College partner in South America (Conservatorium Souza Lima, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, one of the most renowned music schools in Latin America) and was the artistic and pedagogical coordinator of the Vocational Program of arts for the Sao Paulo council, being in charge for planning and overseeing the music department in schools in the city. In 2019 Luis released his first solo album, “The Enjoyner”, inspired by his video project “Music es un Voyage” which since 2017 has taken Luis to meet and collaborate with more than 90 musicians in 20 countries around 5 continents. These videos can be found on the “Music es un Voyage” Youtube channel.