• Beginning Guitar 
    •          Guitar Care and Maintenance
    •          Guitar Posture/Position
    •          Tuning
    •          Picking and fingerstyle patterns
    •          Notes of First Position
    •          Open position major scales
    •          Beginning movable scales
    •          Open position simple and full chords
    •          Introduction to barre chords and power chords
    •          Chromatic Scale
    •          Execution of slurs, ties, articulations, and dynamics
    •          Beginning improvisation
    •          Music Theory – note naming, key signatures, time signatures, basic rhythms, symbols and terminology
    •          Compose melodies, rhythms and chord progressions
    •          Introduction of Classical and Rock Literature
    •          Second Position/fifth position pending development
     
    Intermediate Guitar
    •          Guitar Care and Maintenance
    •          Guitar Posture/Position
    •          Tuning
    •          Advancement of right and left hand technique including picking, free stroke, rest stroke, and arpeggios
    •          Second, Fifth, Seventh Positions
    •          Open position one octave major scales
    •          Open position natural minor scales
    •          Open position and movable chords
    •          Movable major, pentatonic minor, and blues scales
    •          Chromatic Scale
    •          Beginning improvisation
    •          Music Theory - Major scales and key signatures, Chords and Triads, Harmonic Progressions 
    •          Compose melodies, rhythms and chord progressions
    •          Explore music technology resources
    •          Solo Repertoire
    •          Ensemble Repertoire
     
    Advanced Guitar 
    •          Guitar Care and Maintenance
    •          Refinement of Posture/Position
    •          Refinement of right/left hand technique and tone quality
    •          Performance of natural and artificial harmonics and effects
    •          Musical phrasing and stylistic interpretation
    •          Second, Fifth, Seventh and Ninth Positions
    •          Open position 2 octave major scales and diatonic chords
    •          Natural minor scales
    •          Movable major and minor scales and chords
    •          Improvisation, the Pentatonic Scale, modes
    •          Two Octave Chromatic Scale
    •          Chord voicings
    •          Performance in mixed and asymmetrical meters
    •          Music Theory - Major scales and key signatures, Chords and Triads (major, minor, diminished and augmented), Harmonic Progressions
    •          Compose melodies, rhythms and chord progressions
    •          Explore music technology resources
    •          Solo Repertoire
    •          Ensemble Repertoire
     
    Artist Guitar
    •          Guitar Care and Maintenance
    •          Refinement of Posture/Position
    •          Refinement of right/left hand technique
    •          Refinement of tone quality through the use of nails
    •          Refinement of economy of motion
    •          Refinement of natural and artificial harmonics and effects
    •          Refinement of advanced articulations such as trills and mordents
    •          Musical phrasing and stylistic interpretation
    •          Mastery of the fingerboard
    •          Closed position 2 octave major scales and diatonic chords
    •          Natural, harmonic and melodic minor scales
    •          Movable major and minor scales and chords
    •          Improvisation, the Pentatonic Scale, modes
    •          Two Octave Chromatic Scale in sixteenth notes
    •          Chord voicings
    •          Perform extended chords
    •          Performance in advanced mixed and asymmetrical meters
    •          Octave transposition on sight
    •          Music Theory - Major scales and key signatures, Chords and Triads (major, minor, diminished and augmented), Harmonic Progressions
    •          Compose melodies, rhythms and chord progressions
    •          Explore music technology resources
    •          Solo Repertoire
    •          Ensemble Repertoire