• Intermediate Guitar



    Dr. Michael Murphy

    E-mail: michael.murphy@lcps.org

    Phone (main office): (703) 957-4400



    Will be provided by instructor.


    Students will be required to provide:

    Classical Guitar (for practice at home)

    One extra set of strings (for your guitar at home)

    Footstool (for practice at home)

    Tuner (optional)

    Picks (thick or heavy preferred)

    One black three-ring binder (very important, must be black)


    Course Description:

    This class will cover a variety of styles including classical, flamenco, rock, blues, and jazz. Students will learn to read music and they will learn basic music theory. Good technique (sitting position, hand position) will be taught and used in the performance of all styles of music.




    Grades will be based on 4 minor summative assessments and 4 major summative assessments.  Minor summative assessments will count for 5 percent each and will total 20 pecent of the quarter grade.  Major summative assessments will count as 20 percent each and will total 80 percent of the quarter grade. 


    Class Rules:

    Students must display an attitude of respect to the teacher and to fellow students at all times.

    No profanity.

    No gum.

    No food or drink other than bottled water.

    No phones during class time.

    When the teacher is addressing the class there is to be no talking or guitar playing.

Last Modified on August 28, 2020