GUITAR PROGRAM

MI ONLINE

 

Associate of Arts in Music Performance
Certificate of Music in Performance
Los Angeles, CA

The Online Guitar Program at Musicians Institute is designed to help students develop their professional level technique and musicianship through performance-intensive classes. The pre-recorded guitar classes are taught by leading professionals and students will get trained in the basics of guitar playing, including performance, ear training, melodic soloing along a huge variety of contemporary styles.

MI Online offers online students the chance to complete an Associate of Arts in Guitar Performance and a Certificate in Guitar Performance, all online.

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WINTER SCHOLARSHIPS
APPLY BY DECEMBER 31st
OPEN HOUSE
NOVEMBER 16th
WINTER REGISTRATION
BEGINS DECEMBER 23rd

THE LEADER IN GUITAR INSTRUCTION

In 1977, the Guitar Institute of Technology (GIT) revolutionized contemporary music education with the first full-time program to offer hands-on professional training for the electric guitarist. Over three decades later, MI remains the leader in guitar education, besting other colleges for guitar players, with a unique system that combines technical, creative and professional development in a performance-based program.

With MI Online, you learn from a proven curriculum taught by the best guitar instructors in the world, with lessons from some of the greatest players in contemporary music. At MI, you will find your creative voice, and get the training you need to become the player you have always dreamed of being.

DEGREES OFFERED

 

AA

 

ASSOCIATE OF ARTS OF MUSIC IN PERFORMANCE

The intensive A.A. curriculum prepares musicians to perform in any professional situation, along with learning professional development skills such as basic computer use, EPK creation, resume and bio writing, and social media as a tool for business and networking. The Associate of Arts Degree is intended to equip students with the knowledge and training needed to become professional performers in today’s music industry.

 

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CERTIFICATE OF MUSIC IN PERFORMANCE

Students can earn a Certificate in MI’s Performance Studies program for Guitar. With an innovative 360-degree approach to music education, MI Certificates are centered on Harmony, Theory and Ear Training, with core subjects in Reading, Technique and Performance. This Certificate program provides students with a broad foundation of knowledge and practical experience, encouraging the rapid development of skills in preparation for a range of professional music performance situations.

CAREERS

In addition to the many general music-related classes and electives offered at MI, the Guitar Program provides grads with the essential knowledge and skills that lead to such options as:
PERFORMER
ACCOMPANIST (STUDIO OR LIVE)
ARRANGER
BAND MEMBER
SONGWRITER
MUSIC DIRECTOR
TRANSCRIBER
COPYIST
MUSIC SUPERVISOR
PRODUCT REP
GUITAR TEACHER

PROGRAM DETAILS

WHAT WILL I LEARN?
  • Trains students in the full spectrum of contemporary guitar skills, with core classes including Guitar Technique, Guitar Performance, Guitar Reading, Harmony/Theory/Ear Training
  • The best guitar music school for guitar offers extensive stylistic and conceptual electives including Funk Guitar, Guitar Effects, Metal Guitar, Recording Guitar, Rock Rhythm and Lead Guitar, Modern Jazz Concepts, Guitar Workout, Melodic Soloing, Country Guitar, Shred Guitar, Advanced Groove Concepts, Blues Guitar and Acoustic Guitar.
COURSE CATALOG
For a detailed look at all of MI’s program offerings, you can find the course catalog here.
ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: CERTIFICATE
Musicians Institute programs are fast paced and certain fundamental musical skills are required before you can begin your program. If you meet entry requirements and are accepted, a one-on-one performance evaluation and placement testing will be held during registration to determine whether you qualify for advanced placement in any area of course work. You are evaluated based on the content of your submission. For more info, please see the MI Course Catalog.
SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Musicians Institute offers many opportunities for scholarships in all of our programs. Please visit our Scholarship page for more information.
FINANCIAL AID
Please visit MI’s Financial Aid page for all the details on how you can qualify.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
International students make up nearly one-fourth of MI’s total student population, representing more than 50 countries throughout the world while creating a unique and diverse learning environment, full of endless opportunities in Hollywood and beyond. For more info, please visit the International Students page.

SUCCESS STORIES

FACULTY SPOTLIGHT

Our music school for guitar boasts of an outstanding staff of Los Angeles guitarists who bring practical, up-to-date experience directly to the classroom. Regular concerts and clinics with top guitarists from around the world.

ARTUR MENEZES
CREDITS: JOE SATRIANI, BUDDY GUY, TEDx
ANDRE NIERI
CREDITS: GUITAR IDOL, VIRGIL DONATI
ALLEN HINDS
CREDITS: RANDY CRAWFORD, GINO VANELLI, ROBERTA FLACK
SCOTT HENDERSON
CREDITS: TRIBAL TECH, JOE ZAWINUL, CHICK COREA
DEAN BROWN
CREDITS: BILLY COBHAM, BRECKER BROTHERS, MARCUS MILLER
JAMIE FINDLAY
CREDITS: ROBBEN FORD, DON MOCK, FRANK SINATRA JR

STUDENT CONSUMER DISCLOSURES

BACHELOR PROGRAMS

Bachelor of Music in Performance

Bachelor of Music in Performance With Minor in Music Industry Studies

Bachelor of Music in Performance With Minor in Audio Production

CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

Certificate in Performance

ASSOCIATE PROGRAMS

Associate of Arts in Performance

Associate of Arts in Performance/Combined Emphasis

PART-TIME PROGRAMS

Associate of Arts in Performance Combined Emphasis

Associate of Arts in Performance

Certificate in Performance

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