Not only will I be addressing the mechanics of holding the instrument, tuning, playing chords & keeping time, but we’ll also be look at the psychology of learning and the unhelpful thinking which can distract us from our goal!
I’ll be taking you through reading chord charts, different rhythms & time signatures and more. We’ll be learning an eclectic bunch of songs from different genre’s including folk, pop & chanting styles. Some will be covers and some of my original songs!
We’ll be travelling together and going slow and steady, building confidence as we go … so we’re able to ensure your success! Just one little bite at a time. Your time commitment will be just one hour a week! That’s a 15-20 minute lesson, and only 5 mins of practice a day!
I am not formally trained and I’m only just learning to read music but my strength is years of playing live with lots of different people in a multitude of instruments… Guitar, Uke, Harp, Percussion & Voice. I don’t play tunes or concert pieces… not my specialty! But for me these things were never needed to get to where I am now. If you’d like to learn these things, I can refer you to someone who can help when we’re done. I’ll get you playing and singing on the folk club blackboard though!
“I’ve followed Kate as a muso for many years, and was keen to take advantage of her online course. I’ve been teaching myself & using a free app for awhile so I thought that while the introductory course might be a little below my current skills, the discipline of enrolling in lessons would be helpful.
Well, wasn’t I in for a treat?! Not only is this talented musician an excellent teacher, but the lessons were instructive, helpful, supportive and HEAPS of fun! AND you get to repeat them in your own time – very handy for island strumming, which I still haven’t mastered! Thanks Kate, for the fun learning! I really enjoyed it and my skills have improved significantly, even from where I was.” Jennifer, Annerley