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Guitar Continuers

Course Overview

“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. 

Receive support and structure to build the foundations of music with the guitar in an ensemble learning environment suitable for all players, from complete beginners to intermediate. 

Students will progress towards preparing and performing a repertoire of songs as an ensemble, specially arranged by Luis with individual parts for both beginner and advanced players.

This is a group learning environment, where you learn from each other, as well as from the tutor, find confidence and enjoyment playing and making progress as a group. 

Music choices are based on popular choices from the group, and reflect the mix of ages and interests: from jazz to contemporary rock.

The beginners and continuers groups run for 1.5 hours each, but cross over in the middle: 

- Beginner players start at 9am.

- In the first hour with Luis, you are introduced to the basic positions and posture, learning the notes, chords and rhythms. The course content and teaching are easy to follow and accommodates complete beginners to those with a basic knowledge of the guitar.

From 10-10:30am, the class becomes an immersive, ensemble musical experience, applying the basic techniques you have learned through preparing and performing as an ensemble with the continuers group.

Continuing players join the group at 10am for a half-hour session as a full ensemble, before the beginners finish at 10:30am. [Continuers are those students who already know the key positions, chords and basic tablature reading (level 2 beginners to intermediate)].

Please note: Luis will contact you on signing up to this class, to find out your previous level of experience, if any, and ensure you are placed in the right group. As well as your experience level, the dynamics of the group who sign up in each term may also affect whether you are better placed within the beginner or continuer groups, so a little flexibility with your start time may be required.

Continuers Course structure

Week 1: Rhythm concepts. Strumming patterns. Chord Progressions.

Week 2: Major scale. Left hand techniques. Improvisation concepts.

Week 3: Chord-Melody practice - 2 voices concept.

Week 4: Arrangement reading - Chord-Melody practice.

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 (student's choice). Applying all the concepts learned in this second new song. melody, rhythm, chords.

Week 7: Bar chords. Repertoire songs 1 and 2 practice.

Week 8: Repertoire songs 1 and 2 practice

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

Term 2 Dates

Term 2 for Guitar Continuers runs from Saturday 27 April to Saturday 22 June.

Please Note

There will be no classes on Saturday, 30 March due to a public holiday. To ensure you don't miss any class, we have scheduled an additional class for the course.

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

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

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

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Luis Reys

About the tutor

Luis Reys

Hello, I am Luis! I have been teaching Guitar Ensembles at North Sydney Community Centre since 2020.I completed a master's degree in Music Composition at the Australian Institute of Music (AIM) in 2017. For 8 years I 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). I was the artistic and pedagogical coordinator of the Vocational Program of arts for the Sao Paulo Council.In 2019 I released my first solo album, u201cThe Enjoyneru201d, inspired by my video project u201cMusic es un Voyageu201d which since 2017 has taken me to meet and collaborate with more than 150 musicians in 27 countries around 5 continents, including meeting the singer of the Soccer World Cup Main Theme in Qatar 2022. These videos can be found on the u201cMusic es un Voyageu201d Youtube channel and on my website: See you at class!

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(02) 9922 2299
Monday to Friday - 10:00am to 6:00pm
220 Miller St, North Sydney - Back of Ted Mack Civic Park