Advanced Guitar Description

This is a group course for those students who possess a solid foundation in guitar performance, have completed Beginning/Intermediate KEYS courses, and have a strong desire to perform at a higher level. Students will study advanced techniques in picking, strumming, and finger techniques. They also will go deeper into the Nashville Number Systems, practical music theory, and learn various chord inversions, modes, lead techniques, and improvisation. In addition, students will be introduced to how to tone shape their electric instruments, getting the most out of their equipment, using effects, and more. Students will play various styles of music ranging from Praise & Worship, Rock, Indie, Blues, Country, and other genres they desire. Students will be introduced to other members/genres of the guitar family and playing with others. Advanced Guitar students must bring their guitar to class and are expected to practice daily. Advanced Guitar Ensemble will perform at the KEYS Winter and Spring Samplers and two in-class recitals.

Textbooks and Supplies

Guitar Grimoire - Scales & Modes // Guitar Grimoire - Chords & Voicings Guitar, case & strap of choice Clip-on styled tuner of choice Capo of your choice Guitar picks of choice Folding Music Stand Metronome (iPad/Phone is sufficient for use at home) Black Binder: section labels with practice logs, music sheets, resources, handouts, homework, and classroom notes. Please have paper as well. Pen & pencil Ringed pencil/supply pouch that is kept with the binder to store supplies Electric Guitar & Amps encouraged Guitar Grimoire - Scales & Modes Guitar Grimoire - Chords & Voicings All The Chords - Jeffrey Kunde (Provided) How I Play Guitar - Jeffrey Kunde (Provided) Music Theory For The Music Industry - Jeffrey Kunde (Provided)


Successful completion of KEYS Beginning and Intermediate Guitar or by permission of the instructor.

Class Information

Parents are responsible for purchasing all textbooks and supplies before the first day of class.

Supply fees are due to each teacher on the first day of class. This fee covers materials, lab supplies, and other expenses incurred by the teacher. They are a one-time fee.

Please note the grade level for this class. Students younger than the recommended grade levels need special permission before signing up for the class. Please contact the office for more information.

What happens if a class is full? You may email to be waitlisted.

  • Category: Fine Arts
  • Subject: Guitar
  • Days: Tue, Thur
  • Times: 2:30 pm-3:25 pm
  • Grade Level: 7-12
  • Teacher: Allen Bays
  • Monthly Tuition: $52
  • Supply Fee: $15