Class guitar is designed for beginning guitar students who have never played or students who already play but do not read music for guitar. Class emphasizes building a solid technical foundation for solo playing and learning to read music. Basic chords and accompanying styles are also taught.

Elective private guitar lessons are available for those who have completed Class Guitar or by audition for students who already read music for the guitar. Explores different styles of beginning and intermediate repertoire and covers barre chords and movable chord shapes on the fingerboard.

Music education guitar offers private lessons for music performance majors, music industry majors with guitar as their major instrument, or advanced students who wish to pursue performance. Explores different styles and stylistic periods of intermediate to advanced repertoire.

Guitar ensemble is a course that emphasizes learning to play with other musicians in a small group setting. Course also focuses on sight-reading and fretboard theory. Meets for two 1 hr. rehearsals per week.


Guitar Audition Requirements

Submit a Music Major Application

Major scales

A finger-style piece of your choice

Demonstrate ability to sight read in first position.


Students who wish to major in guitar or take guitar lessons should contact Dr. John Ingwerson to schedule an audition appointment. Please keep in mind that instructors may not be available for summer appointments. Please call when scheduling appointments outside the regular fall and spring semesters.



Dr. John Ingwerson