Guitar Courses

This course is aimed at those kids who have either have a guitar, or have expressed an interest in guitar but are not sure if they want to pursue it more seriously. I can provide a guitar for the course if necessary.


Acoustic Guitar


Chord Shapes; Strumming Techniques; Picking out melodies; Reading Tab; Posture


Electric Guitar


Chord Shapes; Right hand picking techniques; Picking out melodies with a plectrum; Understanding the notes on the fretboard; Reading TAB; Introduction to Bar Chords; Posture


Bass Guitar


Understanding the role of the Bass Guitarist; Understanding the notes on the fretboard, Right hand plucking techniques; Posture; Basic Baseline Construction


Course Outcomes


At the end of the course, the student should be able to identify if they want to pursue guitar more seriously, whilst being have a deeper understanding of music.


Cost £85 (At my studio). These lessons are half an hour each for 5 weeks.

These course are aimed at those who have just got their guitars out of the box and want to start learning right away. The courses are tailored to each student, however the following topics will be covered:


Acoustic Guitar


Chord Shapes; Strumming Techniques; Introductory fingerpicking techniques; Understanding the notes on the fretboard; Reading Tab; Introduction to Bar Chords; Posture


Electric Guitar


Chord Shapes; Right hand picking techniques; Guitar Scales (Pentatonic, Major); Blues Soloing Techniques (Hammer-ons, Slides, Bends); Understanding the notes on the fretboard; Reading TAB; Introduction to Bar Chords; Posture


Bass Guitar


Understanding the role of the Bass Guitarist; Understanding the notes on the fretboard, Right hand picking and plucking techniques; Posture; Writing Bass Lines; Arpegios


Course Outcomes


At the end of the course, the student should be able to play identifiable songs, and have the knowledge to identify what to do to achieve Intermediate and above level playing. It is important to note that everyone learns at different speeds, and this has a large impact on the outcomes.


Cost £320 (At my studio). These lessons are one hour each for ten weeks.

Improvers' Guitar Courses (Intermediate)

Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar

Age 16 +

COURSE                      LEVEL               STYLE              HOURS        LESSON         PRICE

Intro to Acoustic           Beginner              Acoustic              10                     60 min.             £320

Intro to Electric             Beginner              Electric               10                     60 min.             £320

Intro to Bass                   Beginner              Bass                    10                     60 min.              £320

Kids Intro - Aco.            Kids                      Acoustic             2.5                     30 min.              £85

Kids Intro - Elec            Kids                      Electric               2.5                    30 min.               £85

Kids Intro - Bass            Kids                      Bass                    2.5                    30 min.               £85

Crash Course - Aco.      Beginner              Acoustic              5                       60 min.               £160
Crash Course - Elec.      Beginner             Electric                5                       60 min.              £160
Crash Course - Bass       Beginner             Bass                     5                       60 min.              £160

Improver - Aco.              Intermediate      Acoustic              5                       60 min.              £160
Improver - Elec.             Intermediate      Electric                5                       60 min.               £160

ACOUSTIC GUITAR  

These course are aimed at those who have been playing guitar for a while (normally three years plus), and are a bit stuck.  Objectives vary person to person; however a typical course would include;


Acoustic Guitar


Music Reading; Advanced Picking Techniques, Chord Construction; Travis Picking, Soloing techniques; Different Keys


Electric Guitar


Bar Chords; Chord Construction; Scales (Dorian, Phyrigian etc); Shredding Techniques 


Course Outcomes


The outcomes vary student to student, and will be determined at the start of the course.


Cost £160 (At my studio). These lessons are one hour each for five weeks.

These courses are aimed at those who just want to dip their feet in. The course is an abridged version of the above ten week courses. The course will be tailored to each student, however the following topics will be covered:


Acoustic Guitar


Chord Shapes; Strumming Techniques; Introductory fingerpicking techniques; Understanding the notes on the fretboard; Reading Tab; Posture


Electric Guitar


Chord Shapes; Right hand picking techniques; Guitar Scales (Pentatonic); Blues Soloing Techniques (Hammer-ons, Slides, Bends); Understanding the notes on the fretboard; Reading TAB; Posture


Bass Guitar


Understanding the role of the Bass Guitarist; Understanding the notes on the fretboard, Right hand picking and plucking techniques; Posture; Arpegios


Course Outcomes


At the end of the course, the student should be able to identify what they need to practice to play identifiable songs. It is not uncommon that at the end of five weeks, the student is able to play recognisable songs. It is important to note that everyone learns at different speeds, and this has a large impact on the outcomes.


Cost £160 (At my studio). These lessons are one hour each for five weeks.

COURSES FOR KIDS 

Five Week Crash Courses (Absolute Beginner/ Beginner)

Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar

Age 13 - Adult

10 Week Courses (Absolute Beginner/ Beginner)

Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar

Age 13 -  Adult

BASS GUITAR  

Course Details

I have created a variety of five and ten week courses that cover the acoustic, electric and bass guitars. 


Each course is a component which can be built into a longer-term, progressive programme of study.


Obviously, with all these courses you get back what you put in, so the more you practice, the more you will take from the course.


Below is a list of courses I am currently running (July 2017 - December 2017):

Kids' Guitar Courses (Absolute Beginner/ Beginner)

Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar

Age 6-12

ELECTRIC GUITAR  

In addition to my teaching, I also offer a variety of one-on-one courses.


These courses are aimed at setting good foundations, polishing up skills and filling in knowledge gaps. They are also good gifts for your guitar playing loved ones (if I do say so myself..).


These are fun, structured and systematic programmes tailored to the style of music that the student wants to learn. Each lesson has appropriate handouts and a post-lesson email that summarises what was covered in the lesson and things to practice.


The focus with all these courses is maximising the time applying the techniques (i.e. playing the guitar!). If you don't have your own guitar, I can provide a guitar for the lesson free of charge.


​Please call for more details on the courses.