The classical guitar is a nylon strung acoustic instrument originating from Spain. It has evolved over hundreds of years to its present form which appeared at the end of the 19th Century. Despite its name, a wide range of music is played on the instrument. In Spain and Latin America it is the folk instrument of choice. The classical guitar makes a warm, rich sound and is played solo or in ensemble.
Learning to play the classical guitar
Lessons can take place in small groups or individually. During lessons students will learn correct posture and a secure technique in both hands. The classical guitar is played exclusively with the fingers and not a pick. Students will learn how to read and interpret music from a wide range of genres and periods.
Benefits of learning the classical guitar
This instrument demands great skill in both hands so will help to develop coordination. It will also improve memory and concentration and you will be introduced to a wide range of cultures. The softer strings of the classical guitar make it the ideal starting point for young children
Is it the right instrument for me?
The classical guitar is ideal as a solo or ensemble instrument. As it is able to self-accompany it is an ideal instrument for those who like to solve problems by themselves. It is also portable so the complete musical experience can be taken wherever you go. It is a great introduction to the guitar family
You can start to learn the classical guitar in our low cost group lessons.
Find a classical guitar lesson
Lessons are available in schools or at music centres after school and at weekends.
Hire a classical guitar
There’s no need to invest in an instrument as a beginner – you can hire one from us to play at home.
The guitar is a small orchestra. It is polyphonic. Every string is a different colour, a different voice.