Guitar & Ukulele


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Our model continues to be a combination of virtual lessons, occasional in-person lessons and classes, as well as hybrid options. We are following the safety guidelines as set by the CDC and local agencies, as well as parent requests and comfort level. For information on returning to our campus, please visit jccotp.org/faqs. We look forward to having you join us on this musical journey!

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Virtual Music Theory for Guitarists

Ages 10+ (including adults)
Ever wonder why it helps you as a musician to learn music theory? Does the stuff you learn in music theory seem like it has no relevance to learning the guitar? In this class, you will learn how music theory relates to what you play on guitar - for example, how to construct major, minor, augmented, diminished chords, and seventh chords and then figure out how to use this information to find chord shapes in various positions on the fingerboard. Students will do harmonic analysis of Suzuki guitar pieces and then talk about how this information helps shape our musical interpretation.

For intermediate and advanced guitarists (Suzuki Guitar Book 2+). Prerequisite: Students must be able to identify notes on staff, clefs, time signatures and rhythms, and know how sharps and flats work.

This class will be taught by faculty member Jonathan Trotta. Read more about Mr. Trotta by clicking here.

Classes are on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:00 to 5:45 pm except for July 5.

14 times
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
On dates: Jul 7, Jul 12, Jul 14, Jul 19, Jul 21, Jul 26, Jul 28, Aug 2, Aug 4, Aug 9, Aug 11, Aug 16, Aug 18, Aug 23
Music Theory for Guitar
Stand alone class
Register
$315.00 Member
$350.00 Public
50MTFG01S1

Music Theory for Guitar
Stand alone class

14 times
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
On dates: Jul 7, Jul 12, Jul 14, Jul 19, Jul 21, Jul 26, Jul 28, Aug 2, Aug 4, Aug 9, Aug 11, Aug 16, Aug 18, Aug 23


Register
$315.00 Member
$350.00 Public
50MTFG01S1


Taken with private lessons
Register
$248.00 Member
$275.00 Public
50MTFG02S1

Taken with private lessons

Register
$248.00 Member
$275.00 Public
50MTFG02S1

For information, please call 201.408.1466.

Virtual Ukulele Class

Ages 9+ (including adults)
Beginner and Beginner/Intermediate level
If you’re looking for a fun and easy instrument to learn, the ukulele is the perfect choice.  Students learn the basics of ukulele playing including strumming patterns, proper technique and finger movements, fingerpicking patterns, chords and efficient chord changes.  Students can contact the instructor regarding purchase of ukuleles, electronic clip-on tuners, and other items.  Families welcome to join together.  Class size is limited to 6.

This class will be taught by faculty member Jonathan Trotta. Read more about Mr. Trotta by clicking here.

Classes are on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:00 to 3:45 pm except for July 5.

14 times
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
On dates: Jul 7, Jul 12, Jul 14, Jul 19, Jul 21, Jul 26, Jul 28, Aug 2, Aug 4, Aug 9, Aug 11, Aug 16, Aug 18, Aug 23
Ukulele Class
Stand alone class
Register
$315.00 Member
$350.00 Public
50UKGC01S1

Ukulele Class
Stand alone class

14 times
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
On dates: Jul 7, Jul 12, Jul 14, Jul 19, Jul 21, Jul 26, Jul 28, Aug 2, Aug 4, Aug 9, Aug 11, Aug 16, Aug 18, Aug 23


Register
$315.00 Member
$350.00 Public
50UKGC01S1


Taken with private lessons
Register
$248.00 Member
$275.00 Public
50UKGC02S1

Taken with private lessons

Register
$248.00 Member
$275.00 Public
50UKGC02S1

For information, please call 201.408.1466.

Virtual Basic Popular Style Guitar

The guitar class will be a beginning and beginning-intermediate level guitar class (not classical style); for roughly ages 10 and up. The class will cover the ABCs of guitar playing, with emphasis on correct sitting position and finger mechanics through simple technical exercises. Students will be playing actual songs, mainly classic rock/popular songs, such as Sweet Home Alabama, Dust in the Wind, Landslide, Heart of Gold, Wish You Were Here, Over the Hills and Far Away, Hotel California, and so forth (subject to change depending on the whim of the instructor each day). Students will need a guitar, an electronic clip-on tuner, and flat picks.

This class will be taught by faculty member Jonathan Trotta. Read more about Mr. Trotta by clicking here.

Classes are on Mondays and Wednesdays from 2:00 to 2:45 pm except for July 5.

14 times
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
On dates: Jul 7, Jul 12, Jul 14, Jul 19, Jul 21, Jul 26, Jul 28, Aug 2, Aug 4, Aug 9, Aug 11, Aug 16, Aug 18, Aug 23
Basic Popular Style Guitar
Stand alone class
Register
$315.00 Member
$350.00 Public
50BPSG01S1

Basic Popular Style Guitar
Stand alone class

14 times
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
On dates: Jul 7, Jul 12, Jul 14, Jul 19, Jul 21, Jul 26, Jul 28, Aug 2, Aug 4, Aug 9, Aug 11, Aug 16, Aug 18, Aug 23


Register
$315.00 Member
$350.00 Public
50BPSG01S1


Taken with private lessons
Register
$248.00 Member
$275.00 Public
50BPSG02S1

Taken with private lessons

Register
$248.00 Member
$275.00 Public
50BPSG02S1

For information, please call 201.408.1466.

Young Artists Programs

Available for brass, percussion, piano, strings, winds, and voice, the Young Artists Programs include opportunities for monthly recitals and celebrations. Note: Suzuki guitar requires eight parent education workshops.  Students taking private lessons for the first time can take a lessons-only program, but are encouraged to add one or more classes or ensembles. After the first year, all private lesson students are required to add one or more classes or ensembles to their program. 

Choose a 30-, 45-, 60-, 75-, 90-, or 120-min. private lesson per week.
(Note: 60, 75, 90, and 120 min options can be divided into two lessons per week. Beginning students in violin, cello and piano are required to take two 30 min lessons per week.)

ADD ONE OR. MORE CLASSES AND/OR ENSEMBLES:

  • Musikgarten or musicianship class
  • Instrumental group class
  • Performance ensemble (by audition: choruses, orchestras, jazz ensemble chamber music group, percussion ensemble, flute ensemble)

  • ADD A SECONDARY INSTRUMENT
    For students already enrolled in a Young Artists Program at Thurnauer, additional private lessons on a secondary instrument or voice may be taken. Private lesson in music theory and composition may also be taken.

    To learn more or to make an appointment with the director of the school, contact Robyn Searles at rsearles@jccotp.org.

Call For Info
50YACP01W1


Call For Info
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For information, please call 201.408.1466.