Guitar Group Lesson
Tutor: Chris Depoian
Length: Semester class Class Period: Wednesday, period 3 (12:30 - 1:30)

Description: In this class, students can come in knowing little or nothing about music and the guitar and leave having learned some fun melodies and songs to play! We'll build the foundation along the way with technique, note-reading and music theory while keeping in mind that we learn those elements so that we can better play and enjoy music! The class will be mostly group oriented but each student will have regular "check-ins" with Chris to ensure he or she is on track.

Note:  This is a 60-minute class and the class size is limited to 6 students.

Covid - 19 Contingency Plan - In the event that we are forced to transition to online classes at any point in the school year, this class will continue to be held at their regularly scheduled time. 

Tutor: Chris Depoian grew up hearing his dad play guitar around the house and at live shows. He “caught the bug” around age 13 in 1999 and hasn’t stopped playing since! Right around that time he encountered God in a real way and has been a Christian ever since, as well. He’s been teaching guitar and other instruments since 2003 and received his Bachelor of Arts in Music at North Central University in 2008 where he studied jazz, blues, rock, classical, songwriting, and worship leading.

He’s taught nearly 1,000 lessons a year since 2011; from beginner to advanced, hobbyist to college-prep or gig-ready, from age 5 to retiree. He specializes in blues, rock, improvisation and songwriting. What he loves most about teaching is being able to pass on everything he has learned and continues to learn on his journey as a musician, helping students take step after step to achieve their musical goals.

As an active musician, Chris plays lead guitar for a blues-rock band, is a part of his church's worship team, and is writing new music of his own. 

Cost: $355, $365 or $375 per semester (depending on registration date)
Grades 7-9

Prerequisite: none
Homework: Practice for 3-5 days a week for at least 20 minutes
Text: (to be purchased by parents)  Hal Leonard Guitar Method Book 1 (ISBN #978-0793533923) (Can be purchased at and Guitar Technique Packet (free download)
guitar (consult Chris if you don't have one yet), guitar picks, Snark tuner, (if electric guitar, add amplifier and instrument cable)

Hal Leonard 1