Guitar Ensemble
Tutor: Chris Depoian
Length: 2nd Semester only Class Period:  Thursday, period 3(12:30 - 1:30 p.m.)

Description: This ensemble is for those who play guitar, bass, ukulele, and mandolin. Chris will prepare a set of music for the band to rehearse together over the semester and perform at the end. Music style will vary but may include rock, pop, modern worship, and/or classical. Percussion, singing, and piano may be incorporated in the songs, but each student should have the minimum requirement on one of the four stringed instruments.

 There is no supply fee included in the price of the class, but the purchasing of sheet music may be required for some songs.

Students will perform at the Spring Showcase.

Tutor: Chris Depoian grew up hearing his dad play guitar around the house and at live shows. He “caught the bug” around age 13 in 1999 and hasn’t stopped playing since! Right around that time he encountered God in a real way and has been a Christian ever since, as well. He’s been teaching guitar and other instruments since 2003 and received his Bachelor of Arts in Music at North Central University in 2008 where he studied jazz, blues, rock, classical, songwriting, and worship leading.

He’s taught nearly 1,000 lessons a year since 2011; from beginner to advanced, hobbyist to college-prep or gig-ready, from age 5 to retiree. He specializes in blues, rock, improvisation and songwriting. What he loves most about teaching is being able to pass on everything he has learned and continues to learn on his journey as a musician, helping students take step after step to achieve their musical goals.

As an active musician, Chris plays lead guitar for a blues-rock band, is a part of his church's worship team, and is writing new music of his own. 

Cost: $137, $147, $157 per semester (depending on the registration date)
Grades 8-12

Prerequisite: 2 years of private music lessons
Homework: 3-5 short practice sessions a week
Supplies: Student's instrument