Play for fun | Guitar | Intermediate Level

The Intermediate Level Play for Fun Guitar is for students is for students who are serious about their playing and want to take it to the next level!


OVIMA works with its students in a holistic way developing the individual, and not just the students, artistic and musical skills.

This class is offered once a week for 60 minutes. Students learn to tune their guitar, continue to learn the various sections of the instrument, and technique to play any genre of music. Students continue to focus on alternate picking upwards and downwards across multiple strings while reinforcing their open chord skills; continuing the inside/outside picking technique; and continue to mix up their picking skills.

While continuing to identify single notes on a Tab Sheet, learning basic intervals, two note power chords, chord cleanup, and the Major and Minor Arpeggio, students are now introduced to the Dyad, Triad (non-formal), commond dyadic chords, and triadic chords, as well as the Major Scale. In their first exercises they work on alternating between 2 different strings, the same string and climbing between different strings. They also start to work on soloing patterns and improvisation.

Students do warm-up exercises, and scales pertaining to the specified area of technique. In a Session period, students must learn at least 1 Classical, 1 Light Rock, 1 Blue Grass tune. Pieces are assigned by the teacher at the beginning of the Session.

Course Format

Student / Teacher Ratio (Online)
3 Students: 1 Teacher

Student / Teacher Ratio (IN-PERSON)
15 Students : 1 Head Teacher & 1 Assistant Teacher

Student / Teacher Ratio (HYBRID)
10 Students : 1 Head Teacher & 1 Assistant Teacher

10-12 weeks | 60 mins per week

Instrument / Area of Study
Group Class

Age Group
7-11, 12-17, 18+ Years


Students who want to learn the Guitar. They should have completed the Elementary Level in order to be in this class. Classes are divided into batches according to age groups: 7-11 Years / 12-17 Years / 18+ Years

Participants are expected to be committed members of the class and attend as many meetings as possible. If a student wants to be successful, then he/she must attend their classes regularly as participation and practice are two major components for success. Students / parents are required to notify OVIMA Global and the instructor in advance of any absences. For Play for Fun Guitar Classes there is just one assigned day each month in the Session for Make Up Classes. Students are NOT PERMITTED to miss more than ONE class in the Session. If a student is missing a class the OVIMA office must be informed 24 hours in advance.

Students must have the following for their class:
– Laptop / Desktop preferably NOT ipad, tablet, phone
– Good Broadband Connection
– Have the Zoom app downloaded to their computer
– Microphone enabled on their computer

Students should follow through on the warmup exercises every day to receive the most benefit and strengthen their technique and playing of the Guitar.

The teacher will provide lists of pieces to choose from, and lyrics for every piece. Participants are welcome to forward lyric to pieces that they would like to perform with the class.

Students receive a Progress Report at the end of each SESSION indicating the progress they have made from the beginning to the end of the session with respect to technique, performance, class participation, practice, and attendance.


– Basic Open Chords
– Dyad
– Triad (non-formal)
– Common Dyadic Chords
– Common Triadic Chords
– Major Scale
– First Exercises
– Alternating Between 2 different Strings
– Alternating on the same string
– Climbing through different strings
– Soloing Patterns and Improvisation


– One-on-One Instruction in a Group Class
– Learn by Listening
– Repertoire from Various Genres
– Good Instrumental Technique


– For students to have some understanding of at least 1-2 areas of technique per session.
– To be able to play effortlessly, any genre of music.
– To introduce and expose students to various genres of music including, Folk Tunes, Country, Light Rock, Light Jazz, Pop, Blue Grass, Classical, etc.
– To make sure students are prepared to play from memory, and in full performance mode, 1 Classical, 1 Light Rock, 1 Blue Grass tune.
– To learn by listening.


– Build Confidence
– Play any Genre of Music Effortlessly
– Connect with your audience
– Enjoy Playing the Guitar
– Believe in Yourself!

Performance Platforms

At the end of each Session, students must perform 3 pieces at the culminating performance. Pieces are to be performed from memory, in concert attire, and with expression, connecting with the audience. Family and friends are welcome for all performances.

Students are additionally provided other platforms to perform. Additionally, OVIMA Global has numerous performing platforms it has made available to students to promote our constant effort in developing CONFIDENCE & SELF-EXPRESSION in students.

– Jam Sessions
– Seasonal Concerts
– End of Session Performances