Guitar Faculty

Classical Guitar Faculty
William Riley
Zaira Meneses

Jazz Guitar Faculty
Jamie Stewardson

Certificate Programs

Certificate of Merit and Professional Studies certificates are available in classical guitar.  A Jazz certificate is also available for jazz guitar.  Check out our Certificates page for more information.

Private Lessons

Private classical and jazz instruction is offered by highly qualified and experienced faculty. Lessons range from 30, 45, or 60 minutes. Lessons are open to everyone and you can enroll at any time. Teacher placement is made by the Continuing Education Office at 617-585-1701 or ContinuingEducation@necmusic.edu Please contact our office for more info and a placement interview.

Ensembles

These courses are a rewarding way for guitarists to make music with other people while improving their own musical skills. A fun alternative to the private lesson format, playing in a group can be less challenging in some ways, and more challenging in others! Small group size encourages interaction, and allows for individual attention when needed. Ensemble work is an excellent way to sharpen your fundamental musicianship, while also enjoying the dynamics of playing in a group setting.

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Guitar Ensemble I


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William Riley, Instructor
1 credit or non-credit: $650
OFFERED FALL AND SPRING SEMESTERS
Begins Week of 9/3

 

Ensemble I will study, prepare, and perform music for guitar trio or quartet. The group will play literature from all stylistic periods, with emphasis given to developing good ensemble skills – dialogue, critical listening, non-verbal communication, and timing. When possible, other instruments may play a guest role. The class will take a progressive approach towards the development of sight-reading skills, though the primary goal will be on prepared music and assignments. For early-intermediate players, who can read some music but are not fluent at sight-reading.

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Guitar Ensemble II


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William Riley, Instructor
1 credit or non-credit: $650
OFFERED FALL AND SPRING SEMESTERS
Begins Week of 9/3

Ensemble II will study advanced repertoire from all stylistic periods for classical guitar trio or quartet. The course is for classical guitarists who are comfortable sight-reading music, and who want to play in a small ensemble that explores more challenging literature written for guitar, as well as transcription of works for other instruments. Participants will work on ensemble communication, concentration skill, timing, and musicianship. Emphasis will be on developing an ensemble which prepares and performs several of the more important works for multiple guitars. For intermediate to advanced guitarists.

For more information and placement interview, please contact the Continuing Education Office at 617-585-1701 or ContinuingEducation@necmusic.edu

2014-08-18

 


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