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Guitar Workshop Handout

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The foundations of guitar theory and how to apply it in a worship setting.


Modern voicings, lead lines, and more.


Learn how to use pedals effectively and get advice on your next steps in your rig.

Here’s a little bit of what you’ll learn:


Chris Bellamy

Chris is a guitarist and saxophonist in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia.  He majored in Music Education and Performance at Old Dominion University.  For 7 years he performed with the Virginia Symphony along with many world renown artists.  He left the symphony to become Worship Director at International Christian Church in Virginia Beach where he is currently serving.  Chris has been teaching guitar and saxophone for over 15 years and is on staff at Norfolk Academy.  Most recently he has been the guitarist for Virginia rock band, City Voices, and recording artist, Nicole Michelle Aponte.  He puts on multiple workshops for worship musicians each year and has a heart for equipping leaders in his area.  Chris resides in Virginia Beach with his wife, Susan, and their border collie, Sam.

Jon Carolino

Jon currently leads worship at Riverbend Church in Chesapeake VA. He is a Virginia Beach native along with his wife. He has been playing guitar since the age of 11 and since he was 19 has been leading worship dedicating his gifts to bring glory to the Lord.

Ryan Loche

Ryan is the founder of The Church Collective and will field questions submitted during the workshop. Ryan serves at Shelter Cove Community Church in Modesto, CA and has been a guitar instructor for 14 years.

Ben Borman

Ben is the cofounder of The Church Collective and will be serving as moderator of the workshop.

Gearwire // Dustin Barrow

Hi, my name is Dustin and I live in Lakeland Florida. What people may not know is that I assumed the Gearwire page shortly after it was started. Since then I've managed to see it grow tremendously. Out of the Instagram page came the launching of a website made to give musicians another platform to buy, sell and trade their used gear. Also, as apart of the Instagram page we participate in giveaways to promote companies and have a guitar lick that's posted every Monday for guitarists to learn and make their own. We call it learn that lick Monday. I'm extremely thankful for all of the support we've had with Gearwire of the time I've had it. I'm greatly looking forward to the future of Gearwire


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