Welcome to the Tuscarora Guitar website!


    Welcome!! My name is Matthew Dunlap and I am the guitar instructor at Tuscarora High School.  I am looking forward to working with the students, faculty, and parents of the most amazing learning community in Loudoun County.  This is an exciting time as we build an exceptional guitar program.  I will instruct students in a way that permits them to grow musically and technically throughout their development as both a musician and a guitarist.  In order to achieve this, it is essential for each student to have a strong foundation in the basic fundamentals of guitar technique and music.  These elements include positioning of the guitar, right hand technique, finger style, plectrum, left hand technique, posture, knowledge of musical terms, musicology, theory, and multiple styles of music.  A student that attains all of these skills will be capable of continued growth and development long after the instruction has ended.
    I am committed to offering a program that recognizes and promotes multiple genres of music through both study and performance.  With classical guitar being the emphasis, students will also learn jazz standards, folk songs, blues, rock, and improvisation.
Last Modified on June 17, 2014