ASHEBORO (March 13, 2018)
Walter Matthew Hoover, a professional musician and teacher for the past 30 years, will teach a "Basic Guitar" course at Randolph Community College beginning Wednesday, April 4. In this course, students will learn the basics of guitar technique that make a strong musical foundation. Topics covered include use of a pick or plectrum, note reading, fretting notes, and playing open position chords. Easy examples of famous songs will be used throughout to make learning fun and inspiring.
The class (#65421) will meet from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, April 4 through June 6 on the Asheboro Campus. The cost is $150. The textbook, "Hal Leonard Guitar Method Book 1, 2nd edition," is required. For more information or to register, contact RCC's Workforce Development and Continuing Education Division at 336-633-0268.
Hoover holds a BFA in classical guitar performance from Marshall University and a MM degree in classical guitar performance from Appalachian State University. A gifted composer and arranger, Hoover's original works have been performed around the Eastern U.S. by a variety of soloists and ensembles, and he has recorded and released four CDs of his own music as well. He is also well versed in contemporary styles of music, excelling at the electric guitar and ukulele.
Hoover currently resides in Asheboro with his wife and two children.
RIGHT: Professional musician Walter Hoover will teach a Basic Guitar class at Randolph Community College beginning April 4.