Next Term Starts April 8

Private Guitar Lesson Level 9 is an opportunity for you to demonstrate the depth and breadth of the skills you have developed in the Guitar program. Throughout the term you have worked with your private lesson instructor to formulate the repertoire for your performances, so that it aptly showcases your understanding and application of music theory, chord scales, and single-note and chord technique, while creatively applying them to musical settings. In this final level, you will perform two half-hour recitals with an ensemble, either live or recorded, and receive feedback from your instructor.

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By the end of Private Guitar Lesson Level 9, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate mastery of the music theory, scales, triads, four-part chords and arpeggios, covered in private lesson levels 1-8

  • Select repertoire for two 30-minute performances that is representative of the skills you have developed in the Guitar program

  • Further develop and refine your ability to perform the selected repertoire

  • Perform two live 30-minute recitals either live or recorded
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Completion of Private Guitar Lesson Level 8 is required.

No Required Textbooks

Software Requirements

A recording tool is provided within the course that will allow students to record videos of themselves playing for assignment submission. Alternatively, students can use a digital camera, smartphone, or tablet to record assignments.

Mac Users

  • OS X 10.9 Mavericks or higher (click here for system requirements)
  • Latest version of Google Chrome

Windows Users

  • Windows 7 or higher (click here for system requirements)
  • Latest version of Google Chrome

Hardware Requirements

  • Audio interface such as the IK Multimedia Stealthplug, Focusrite Scarlett 2i2, Mbox, etc. See the Student Deals page for discounts
  • A built-in microphone or an external microphone plugged directly into your computer (via built in ports or an external audio interface)
  • 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)
  • 500 MB hard drive space
  • Speakers or headphones
  • Webcam
  • Internet connection with at least 4 Mbps download speed ( to verify or download the Speedtest by Ookla app from your mobile app store)


To learn more about scheduling a Private Lesson with Berklee Guitar faculty, click here.


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