When: Wednesday Evenings (Feb 5 – Apr 16)
Class Length: 6-7:30pm or 7:30-9pm
Levels: First eight weeks are Beginner classes. Last two weeks are Master classes.
Guitar: Must bring your own guitar
Instructors: DB Leonard and Mark Dziuba
When: January 27-29
Time: 10am – 4pm
Location: 301 Diana Center
Cost: Only $75
Payment Form: Check or Credit Card ONLY
In a relaxed and supportive environment, learn the basics of playing the guitar. Through an all original curriculum of Picking Patterns, Strumming Patterns and Chord Progressions, we will expand your music vocabulary to the point of playing and singing songs by your favorite artists. We will also learn the basics of reading music, tablature and playing notes.
For this class, no previous experience is necessary. Please bring a guitar, case, pick and tuner to class.
Mark Dziuba, director of the Jazz Studies Program at SUNY New Paltz, will teach the first 8 sessions of the semester. DB Leonard, veteran songwriter, will teach the final 2 Master classes- focusing on elements of the Song.
MARK DZIUBA directs the Jazz Studies Program at the State University of New York at New Paltz where he serves as a tenured professor. His workshops on guitar styles and improvisation have been featured at the International Guitar Festival (Bath, England) the acclaimed National Guitar Workshop for 25 years (various US and European locations) and the Crown of the Continent Guitar Festival (Montana). He has had the opportunity to teach and perform with a who’s who of guitarists including Julian Lage, John Scofield, John Abercrombie, John Jorgeson, Tal Farlow, Larry Carlton, Trey Anastasio, Reeves Gabriels...
DB LEONARD has been a teacher at the 92nd Street Y School of Music in Manhattan, Barnard College, the Castle School in Cambridge and the New England School for Little Wanderers. He has taught the widest range of students how to find their voice through a wholly original method incorporating the guitar and voice. “…Often quietly dazzling, Leonard has emerged from the Woodstock woods with an intriguing collection of beautifully languid songs that possess the power to haunt and heal long after they have faded…” Ian Fildes, Americana UK, 2010