Guitar Class Info/Syllabus

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Download the 2016/17 Syllabus

Franklin HS Guitar Studio 2016/2017

To: Franklin HS Students and Parents

From: Stefan Schyga, Franklin HS

It is with great pleasure that I look forward to another year as the guitar studio director at Franklin High School where I intend to build on the success this organization has had in the past and continue and grow during the in the 2016/2017 school year.

This syllabus will provide you with some useful information. Please read it and sign the last 2 pages which should be returned to me.

All assignments, schedules dates and events will be on our guitar website:

All of the lessons will be published in OneDrive and available through the web site.

If you miss a day please check this site so you will always be current.

I'm available for tutoring (Room G 152):

8:15 am-8:45 am
3:50 -4:15 pm.  

I'm not available  Tuesday and Friday 

The Franklin Guitar web site includes all the instructional materials for the Guitar Classes, including audio, video and sheet music. I will also publish concert info and other useful links.

If you have any questions concerning the Guitar Studio or your child please use the contact Mr. Schyga link on the web site.

Thank you for your support and cooperation.




Stefan Schyga





The Guitar Studio Class Room Rules:

  1. If you are not in your seat when the bell rings YOU ARE TARDY.
  2. At the beginning of class take your seat, do not touch the guitars.
  3. You will be assigned a guitar that you will use for the year.  This guitar is shared with 6 fellow students.
  4. You are required to have a Guitar folder to collect all the sheet music.
  5. Absolutely no food, candy and drinks (except water) in the classroom.
  6. Absolutely no foul language in or outside the classroom.
  7. Do not talk to other students unless permitted to do so by the teacher.
  8. I will have a discipline log for each student.

Failure to comply with these requirements may result in any or all of the following:


Verbal reprimand.

Each entry in my discipline log will result in morning/afternoon detention (24 hour notice). If you don’t show up I will notify your parents.

After 3 entries in the discipline log I will contact your parents.

Morning/Afternoon Detention with 24 hour notice.


Equipment & Supplies

We will use the school issued laptop in Guitar Class everyday.

We do provide classroom guitars, so you do not have to bring your guitar to school.

You will still need to own a guitar for at home practice. As we are on a block schedule it is mandatory for students to practice at home. Any guitar will do, but I would suggest a classical/nylon-strung guitar.

For some ideas and online and local resources refer to the buying guide at

I require about 30 minutes of practice per day. If you are not willing to practice at home you might want to think of taking another elective.

Guitars In The Class Room

You will be assigned a numbered guitar.




Seating Chart

The director will arrange seating at his discretion in order facilitate teaching conditions. The director may elect to change seating at anytime throughout the year. The seating chart will be implemented during the second week of school.

Tests and Grades

Students are expected to know their music, and tests may be given at any time. You will receive at least 2 grades per week.


Students who cannot play their music will not be permitted to perform at the concerts, or at any other Guitar Studio event.

Academic Eligibility

Music students in Texas are subject to the No Pass No Play law for competitive events. For this reason it is very important that guitar students maintain passing grades of 70 or higher in every class on their report card so that they can participate fully in all guitar activities.

This syllabus is offered so that you will be well informed in advance as to what the expectations are for all guitar students throughout the school year. This will avoid misunderstandings and save instructional time during the school year. Please hold onto this document to refer to throughout the year.

Preliminary 2016-2017 Guitar Calendar

Franklin Guitars Fall 2015 Concert:

Friday,  December 2, 2016 @ 7:30 p.m.     Fine Arts Theater Franklin HS  

$5.00 General Admission

Franklin Guitars Spring 2016 Concert:

Friday,  May 5, 2017 @ 7:30 p.m.     Fine Arts Theater Franklin HS  

$5.00 General Admission

UIL Solo & Ensemble Competition

To be announced

EPISD Jazz Contest

To be announced

Please sign and return this page.



I have read and received the 2016/2017 Syllabus for Franklin HS Guitar Students/Parents.


Student's Name:______________________________________________

Student’s signature____________________________________________

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Franklin Guitar Studio


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