'If there is something to be changed in the world, then it can only happen through music'

(Jimi Hendrix)

Learning Guitar at ETSS Wicklow

The guitar short course is one of our own inventions at ETSS Wicklow. We have a number of staff members who love music and play the guitar and they want to share their wonderful gift with the students of this school. 

It is a course that benefits student well-being in giving students an opportunity to express their creativity and interest in music and it is also giving them the opportunity of developing a life skill which can bring them joy long into the future. 

Students studying the guitar short course in ETSS Wicklow are introduced to the fundamentals of guitar playing. Through studying this course, they learn to read and understand basic guitar tablature and how to tune a guitar both manually and through using digital tuners. Pupils will learn a list of beginner guitar songs, including songs of their own choosing.

Many of these young guitarists partake in school performances, a practical example of the social benefits of playing guitar.