Learn to play your strings!
This introductory course, Chicks with Picks – Beginner Level 1, will teach you the fundamentals of acoustic guitar including open chords, strumming, rhythm patterns, and how to read tablature. Stick with acoustic guitar or branch out with an opportunity to learn the basics of ukulele, bass guitar, 12-string guitar or electric guitar.
- Date: Thursdays, October 3 – November 21 (8 weeks)
- Time: 6:00-7:00pm
- Venue: Maury Young Arts Centre
- Cost: Arts Whistler Member: $119 / Non-member $132
- Ages: 18+
- Bring your guitar
Course material and accompanying audio this 8-week course will be available at the first class. Get an idea of what to expect in the coming weeks and familiarize yourself with the songs ahead of time.
Results-oriented instruction from an experienced, professional musician with over 40 years of experience.
INSTRUCTOR: Sue Stearns
Sue Stearns grew up in a musical family with a house full of pianos, drums, trumpets and guitars. She has been playing the guitar for more than 45 years.
In 2003, Sue founded the Chicks With Picks program at the Pemberton Community Centre and has since coached more than 600 students of all ages in the Sea to Sky corridor. Sue believes that playing the guitar should be fun. Her teaching method is both encouraging and results-oriented, and allows students to learn basic and recognizable songs so that they are able to see tangible results in a short amount of time.
These days Sue and her musical partner, Don, perform acoustic rock (with a twist) as B. Daddy & the Coconut. Sue and Don have been writing and performing original music for more than 20 years and have a full show of original songs, inspired of course by the incredible beauty of our local surroundings and life’s up and down experiences.