Guitar Campers will participate in guitar ensemble where we will play fun and exciting music with many layers including chords, melody, and harmony. We will also explore new techniques and guitar playing styles including finger picking, strumming patterns, classical playing style, shifting, harmonics, and alternate tunings.


Ever wondered how bands jam or people make things up without sheet music? Then take intro to music improvisation. In this class you will learn the basics of how to improvise music on your instrument…no sheet music required!

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The 2017 MYS Summer Guitar Camp will be held June 26th through the 30th, 12:00pm to 3:00pm on the grounds of Trinity Church located at 2130 E. University Dr, in Mesa (just east of Gilbert Rd).

There will be a free concert on Friday, June 30th at 6:30pm.

Guitarists should have completed at least a semester of guitar at either a junior high or high school level before registering. Knowledge of common chords is expected. Knowledge of how to read music on strings 1-4 is preferred but not required.

Enrollment is open to students who will have completed 7th through 12th grade in 2016-2017 and who have/can provide their own acoustic guitar.

A graduate of Northern Arizona University, Gregory Nichols is in his 6th year as a music educator with Mesa Public Schools and Director of Orchestras at Taylor Junior High. In addition to his work at the junior high level, Mr. Nichols has had the pleasure of working with Mesa High as the Assistant Director of Orchestras and ran the Guitar program at Mesa High. He is also currently working at the elementary level with Lehi and Johnson Elementary Schools.

His successes as an innovative music educator have not only lead to positive festival ratings for his junior high orchestras and growing programs, but they have brought him recognition from his peers in music as well. Mr. Nichols is currently serving as the Vice-President of Elementary and Junior High Orchestra Activities for the AZ Band and Orchestra Directors’ Association, and still finds the time to adjudicate in the valley. He also performs around the valley with various performing groups

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Camp fees - $140

$40 non-refundable deposit postmark deadline June 5th


After June 5th you must add a $20 late fee to deposit payment

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