BEGINNER GUITAR SUMMER CAMPS
This one week workshop for beginners will cover the basics of guitar playing and prepare the student for individual lessons or a school guitar program. Guided by Mason alum/ Potomac Arts Academy Guitar Teaching Artist Chris Jenkins, students will learn guitar notation forms, how to play melodies, and strum chords. An acoustic guitar is required (with nylon strings recommended).
We have two separate groups: one for kids and one for teens!
Ages: 8 – 12 years | 13 – 18 years
Dates: July 17 – 21, 2017
Times: See below
Location: Mason Potomac Arts Academy Building in Fairfax
Teens can make a day of it by registering for Intro to Music Composition, which runs 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
More advanced teen guitarists should enroll in our Summer Classical Guitar Workshop, July 31 – Aug 4, 2017!
Director/ Instructor: Chris Jenkins
Email questions to email@example.com
Read about Mr. Jenkins
Since 2009, Christopher and Brett Floyd have been performing together as The Coda Duo. The duo has performed dozens of concerts and also won first prize in the UTB/TSC Classical Guitar Ensemble Competition in Brownsville, Texas. Brett and Christopher released Sonata Andaluz in 2010, which included a new three-movement work dedicated to The Coda Duo. In early 2014, the duo will release their second album, Spaces Between. Their work can be found online at CDBaby, Amazon, and iTunes.
Christopher has performed in masterclasses for greats such as Pepe Romero, Martha Masters, Gilbert Biberian, Gallardo Del Rey, and Joaquin Clerch. Of special note, he has studied in a series of classes and instruction by renowned guitarist and composer Roland Dyens. In July of 2006, he studied classical guitar in Granada, Spain at the Interpretation of Spanish Song Festival where he appeared in concert at El Ladron de Agua Hotel. Christopher’s teaching interests lie in the study of guitar pedagogy, both in the private music studio as well as the classroom.
Christopher is a Hannabach Strings sponsored artist and performs on a guitar by Baltimore luthier Ross Gutmeier. He resides in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia with his wife and daughters. Christopher is also co-owner of Faithbrooke Barn and Vineyards.
Teaching Assistant: Talha Mirza
- Be sure to check our policies and procedures regarding withdrawals, refunds and more for summer programs.
- All students will receive a Beginner Guitar Camp Welcome Letter 2017 via email at least 1 week before the program starts with all necessary details including drop off, pick up, what to bring, etc. Feel free to call the Academy office with questions at 703-993-9889.