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Progressions: Bluegrass Guitar is a four-month immersive learning experience where beginning guitar players learn to become more intermediate musicians. This specific cohort will focus on the acoustic guitar and playing bluegrass music and its subgenres with an emphasis on serving the song. Students will join a small cohort that will meet multiple times a week and over 30 times throughout the program, covering such topics as:
Comprehensive measures will be taken by the instructor to see that the personal, professional, and artistic goals of the students are being met with regular instructor access as well as collaboration with guest instructors and industry professionals.
Students will be challenged, but not overwhelmed. This program was designed for students to receive personalized help from the teacher at multiple weekly junctures. Curated practice plans will be built for each individual students’ advancement.
Monthly performance opportunities as well as a release of a finished product demonstrating writing, recording, and teaching are part of Progressions.
The Spring 2024 Progressions: Bluegrass Guitar Cohort, with Martin Gilmore, is limited to 6 students. A minimum of 3 students is needed to run a cohort. The deadline to apply is January 19th, 2024 and interviews with prospective students will be conducted during the two weeks following.
This cohort of Progressions meets online on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8:00 PM MT (for one hour each) with options for potential occasional in-person meetings, performances, and jams at Swallow Hill.
Interested students may apply through registering with an application fee (to be applied course fees). Progressions tuition is $1700, or $425 a month. Possible students may include (but are not limited to):
Applicants will need:
If you have any questions about the program, or would like to discuss if it is a good fit for you, please reach out!
GUITAR, MANDOLIN, SONGWRITING
Colorado | influenced by bluegrass and folk | singer-songwriter | host of the Front Row podcast at Swallow Hill | lived in Egypt | founding member of Long Road Home | member of The Semaphores
Martin is a bluegrass musician, multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, and music educator based in Denver, Colorado. He is a founding member of the bluegrass band Long Road Home, an acclaimed solo performer, and band leader for The Martin Gilmore Trio.
He has performed all over the United States, as well as in Europe and Africa. He is also a highly respected music educator, teaching at the University of Denver Enrichment Program, his own private studio, and right here at Swallow Hill Music. In 2017, he joined the faculty at the University of Northern Colorado teaching folk and bluegrass guitar.
A refundable deposit of $100 is due at the time of application. This will be refunded to you if you are not accepted into the program. If you are accepted, an additional $400 for the first month of the program will be charged on 9/1/2023, $400 for the second month will be charged on 10/1/2023, and $800 for the third and final months will be charged on 11/1/2023.
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