Programs

Acoustic Guitar

The GCNW Acoustic Guitar syllabus comprises a comprehensive approach to steel string playing, and is intended to encompass the precise needs of the individual student. Everything from basic chord and strumming technique, to advanced fingerstyle, …

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Classical Guitar

The Guitar Conservatory of Northern Westchester program in Classical Guitar is a comprehensive method for learning guitar that is appropriate for beginners ages 7 and up, as well as students with any amount of prior experience. Similar to …

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Electric Guitar

Our program in Electric Guitar is a comprehensive course of study that includes instruction in all aspects of electric guitar playing, including rhythm, lead, improvising and beyond. The electric guitar playing course is suitable for all students …

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Guitar For Children

The Guitar for Children program is a curriculum designed for teaching guitar to children ages 7-13. Skills developed in the program include ear training, theory, sight-reading, and instrumental technique. This unique program combines aspects of …

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Suzuki Guitar

The Guitar Conservatory of Northern Westchester's Suzuki Guitar program is a curriculum designed for teaching guitar to children starting from age 3. Skills developed in the program include ear training, theory, sight-reading, and instrumental …

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Jazz Studies

Students seeking to study Jazz Guitar will find that GCNW is a great place to develop all the skills needed to gain proficiency and confidence in the world of Jazz music. Each student is given one-on-one instruction with an accomplished professional …

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Lute

Our program in early plucked strings typically begins with study of 8-Course lute. Other instruments are available such as Vihuela, Archlute and Baroque Guitar (please inquire). Following a traditional curriculum that centers around Diana Poulton's …

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Electric Bass

Our program in Electric Bass is suitable for teens, adults, and kids ages 13 and older. Skills developed include reading, improvising bass lines, following chord charts, scales and arpeggios (and how to use them), modes, and technique. Students are …

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Ukulele

Ukulele lessons are fun and relaxing way to experience music through your own hands. Ukes are small, easy to carry, inexpensive and sound great. Typically there are no music notes to read, and most of the focus is on developing a facility with Uke …

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Banjo

The Banjo is a classic American instrument to learn – it's great fun and has a signature sound. Many guitarists are obliged to double on Banjo, as it holds a place in not only folk, Irish traditional and bluegrass music, but also in early Jazz and …

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Mandolin

The GCNW program in Mandolin covers melodies, chords, rhythm, and reading, tremolo picking and more. It is suitable for all levels of mandolin students, and we typically use the Hal Leonard Mandolin method. Once the student is proficient at …

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Ear Training, Theory & Composition

Regardless of which instrument you play, and whichever style of music you like, Music Theory will help you to understand what makes music work and how to write your own. Topics covered in the theory program include key signatures, scale spellings, …

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