Players: Those interested in performing please sign up in advance on the forum (just write your name and what piece you are going to play)
Listeners: You are very welcome to watch and ask questions if you like, no need to play or even use video.
Use this Link to access all performance seminars: https://zoom.us/j/7241793547
About the live sessions
CGC Live Events bring our community together in a wonderful way, here are some instructions so that you can join in.
Before you even read ahead I want to answer a hesitation that everyone seems to have…
If you are uncomfortable being on camera in the group or playing in front of others, that is totally ok! You can simply turn off your video feed and watch passively. You can even send in chat comments if you like. Point is, you are very welcome and you can use your camera/audio at your own discretion. No pressure at all. I guarantee you that the buzz from seeing me and others will be a great motivation to study and practice.
To partake in the session you will need to download software from Zoom. It is a small program, very similar to Skype and can be used on desktop, mobile and tablet.
Download the program here: https://zoom.us/download
- The aim of these sessions is to allow people to practice their pieces in a live setting. It is a great way to test out your performance in front of a supportive and like minded group while also getting the adrenaline rush of a live performance!
- There will be six available performance slots of ten minutes each. Performance slots are on a first come first serve basis and you can sign up in the Live Events Forum
- If you would like to audit passively you can. You can even turn of your video feed if you wish to relax and just watch.
- I will offer some feedback to people who play and if time permits we can talk about some related technique.
*Recording and Replays*
Please note the session will be recorded and re-played for other members on the site. If you are not comfortable with having your image on the recording, please either make sure you turn off your camera or you can decide not to partake.
Making progress on the classical guitar can often feel like a turtle race: it’s a long road that takes discipline and daily work. However, it’s also important to set smaller, more achievable goals to keep you motivated and on track to reach your more long-term goals. To that end, CGC Academy hosts member challenges each season. These challenges only last for three to four weeks, giving you the opportunity to set and stick to small, achievable goals. Each challenge has a different focus: for instance, scales or left-hand arpeggios. All info (including sign-ups) and all past challenges are accessible here.
Coaching Calls are live teaching sessions where you are welcome to ask for help on whatever you might be working on. These sessions will be scheduled regularly throughout each week and you can drop in at any time during the Coaching Calls.
You are welcome to listen to the sessions without participating, with or without your video.
Coaching Calls require a Coaching Membership
Schedule your session here.
CGC Summer School
The CGC Summer School is an annual summer workshop held at Endicott College in Beverly, Massachusetts in the USA and brings together dedicated amateur guitarists from around the country (and around the world!) to work on their technique, theory, musicianship, ensemble skills, and general musical understanding. There are group ensembles, individual lessons, workshops, large ensemble, musical analysis, and socializing with other guitarists over the course of a week. The CGC Summer School brings in world-class teachers and performers for you to work with on both a one-on-one and group basis.
Find out more here!
Whenever Simon and Dave travel we often try and meet up in person with members of CGC Academy. These are chances for us to hang out and get to know one another and generally are informal and don’t involve playing guitar. Look out in the Forum for meetups in your area!