Welcome to the Arts High School Guitar Program! This four-year major is filled with opportunities for you to gain access to many different styles of guitar playing. Guitar will be a foundation for playing in a wide variety of styles. Students will learn both the melodic side of the guitar as well as how to use the guitar as an accompaniment instrument. Areas of concentration include: correct posture, note-reading, aural skills, rhythmic patterns, chord study, finger-picking styles, melody construction, musical forms and performing experiences.

Each year is designed to assist students in mastering the guitar. Students will receive guidance and direction in solving problems related to playing the guitar on all levels and will learn many of the different styles, skills and techniques required to become a successful musician.Guitar Department Handbook
Curriculum Pacing Guide

Abel Carlevaro’s Cuadernos ​”Right-Hand Preparatory”Abel Carlevaro’s Cuadernos “​Scales”Abel Carlevaro’s Cuadernos ​”Left-Hand Preparatory” Abel Carlevaro’s Cuadernos ​”Left-Hand Movement”

Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
Sight Reading for Classical Guitar,​ Part 1 Sight Reading for Classical Guitar,​ Part 2 Sight Reading for Classical Guitar,​ Part 3 Sight Reading for Classical Guitar,​ Part 4
Jazz Chords and Rhythms, ​Part 1 Jazz Chords and Rhythms, ​Part 2 Jazz Chords and Rhythms, ​Part 3 Jazz Chords and Rhythms, ​Part 4
Segovia Scales Pentatonic Scales Berklee Scales J. Sagreras Techniques
Ensemble Pieces Ensemble Pieces Ensemble Pieces Ensemble Pieces
Solo Repertoire – Classical Solo Repertoire – Classical/Romantic Solo Repertoire – Classical, Romantic, and Baroque Solo Repertoire – All eras
Junior Recital Senior Recital
Important Links:

Copy of Guitar Department Handbook

Guitar Faculty:

Mr. Jayson Martinez –

Notable Alumni