Electric guitar

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The electric guitar is a real icon and one of the most popular musical instruments in the world. It has been in used in all genres from rock, pop, jazz, soul, reggae and beyond. Capable of producing many different sounds it is one of the most versatile musical instruments ever made. Many of the world’s most famous musicians have played the electric guitar.

Learning to play the electric guitar

Lessons can be taught in small groups or individually. Students will learn how to hold it and how to develop a secure technique in both hands, including using a pick. Students will also learn how to set up an amplifier to produce the right sound for a given genre.

  • Benefits of learning the electric guitar

    This instrument requires strength and skill to will help to develop coordination. It will also improve memory and concentration. You can learn a wide range of musical styles, with lots of opportunities to play in bands and develop relevant skills

  • Is it the right instrument for me?

    This instrument suits people who want to learn a wide range of different styles of music. The electric guitar sounds best when played in a band so it is very sociable. It is an ideal instrument for improvising so is good for people who like to express themselves creatively


You can start to learn the electric guitar in our low cost group lessons

Find an electric guitar lesson

Lessons are available in schools or at music centres after school and at weekends.

Hire an electric guitar

There’s no need to invest in an instrument as a beginner – you can hire one from us to play at home.


If you’re going to play lead guitar, get an electric guitar.

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Eddie van Halen

Registering for lessons

Lessons can take place in most schools during the school day or in our music centres across Berkshire. You can choose from group or individual lessons for any instrument. Once you have registered, our team will be in touch with options for lesson times to suit you.

Register here

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