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Lou Warde Rm: 310


Wilson has one of the largest and most unique guitar programs in the area. The curriculum, which was designed and created specifically for Wilson's guitar program, equips students with a very high level of skill and proficiency in three distinct areas: rock, classical, and ensemble playing. Students not only learn how to play, but actually play. 2nd - 4th year students perform in the Wilson Guitar Ensemble, a large "guitar orchestra" that performs concerts throughout the school year. 


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CSUDH Guitar Festival, April 21, 2018
CSUDH Guitar Festival, April 21, 2018

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Mr. Warde designs and directs the guitar program at Wilson and is the author of the method books used in the program. Additionally, he also teaches song writing and piano at Wilson and has written method books for both the beginning and advanced piano classes. 

Prior to teaching at Wilson, Mr. Warde taught extensively at the college level, where he taught upper division theory, composition, orchestration, guitar and piano.  Mr. Warde holds a bachelors degree in choral conducting, with an emphasis in classical guitar, and a masters degree in composition. He is active as a composer and his works are performed and recorded throughout the United States and abroad. In 2014, an entire concert of his works was performed in Vancouver, British Columbia.