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Guitar Summer School 2017


Introduction to guitar.
Learn to tune the guitar, basic chords and strumming. Play the Peter Gun and Smoke on the Water riffs.  Learn picking techniques, simple chord shapes and strumming rhythm.  Minimum age requirement 7 year old.

Advancing Guitar Beginner: Learn some of your favourite Rock licks like Led Zepplin’s Black Dog and songs such Hello by Adele and My Friends by the RHCP. Pana will cover bar chords and some scales and exercises beyond the basic blues scale.

Pana Watson is an experienced Rock/Contemporary guitar teacher and performer. He teaches guitar at the Newcastle Conservatorium and performs regularly at venues such as The Basement, Twin Town’s, and the Byron Bay Hotel. One of his bands, the Low Flying Hippies was played on the ABC Triple J by Sarah Howls on the program “roots and all”.  
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Term Dates

The Central Coast Conservatorium operates to NSW Department of Education School Gazetted Term dates

Term 1
Tuesday 28/1 to Thursday 9/4 
(Saturday Strings concludes 4 April)

Term 2
Monday 27/4 to Saturday 4/7 
 (Saturday Strings concludes 27 June) 

Term 3
Monday 20/7 to Saturday 26/7 
(Saturday Strings concludes 19 September) 

Term 4
Monday 12/10 to Saturday 19/12
(Saturday Strings concludes 12 December)

Mission Statement

We seek to inspire our Central Coast community to engage in and value music as an integral part of life through comprehensive music education and artistic endeavour.