OUR GUITAR LESSONS AND COURSES
Our 10 week courses are designed to ensure your best possible progress. They are divided into 4 levels – Foundation, Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. The success of the lessons speaks for itself, with 100s of students achieving what they never thought they could! Many of our students are still with us, and have been for more than 2 years, others feel as though they never need any more than the first 10 weeks!
The ideal entry point for kids who want to take up the guitar! Each lesson is tailored for young players covering all the skills they need to progress with their instrument. All the course notes are written clearly and are easy to understand. By the end of the first 10 weeks all our younger students that have taken this course of lessons are able to strum through a range of modern and classic songs, read TAB style sheet music, understand chord charts, understand basic music theory and have a better understanding of timing and rhythm!
The real focus at this age is to take that initial spark and interest that they have for the instrument, and really nurture it! All too often we hear about kids giving up the guitar because they just get bored, frustrated or just simply loose motivation. Our goal is to keep the student motivated, and to do this we find the necessary balance between making sure the student learns what they need to learn to progress and ensuring that they are having a lot of fun at the same time. All of our tutors have had a lot of experience teaching children between this age group and truly understand how to keep them engaged and learning!
The perfect introduction to learning the guitar! Learn all the basic skills you need to competently play through all your favourite songs. Learn in a relaxed, fun and supportive environment that helps guarantee your best possible progress. Our beginners lessons are designed to get the most out of your playing in a short amount of time. In only 10 weeks you will be able to strum along to modern and classic songs, with a range to suit every taste of music. You will be able to read and play TAB sheet music, you will have a better understanding of the guitar and even be able to compose your own songs if you wish! You will be amazed the progress you will make in just 10 weeks, and you will enjoy the ride too!
For a lot of beginners to the guitar it can be extremely hard to know where to start, and how to know if you are learning correctly! Our beginners courses take all the guess work away and ensure that you are only learning what you need to know to make serious progress! The courses provide an integral structure to your learning whilst the extremely talented tutors mould the lessons to suit you. So if you would just love to be able to play Bob Dylan songs, we will ensure that we apply the course content to some of his classic tracks! Equally if you’re a punk rocker and would love nothing more than to play some Clash tunes, we can also apply the content to that, or any style of music! By taking on this approach to teaching we can ensure that you are not only learning what you need to learn to progress, but you are also having a great time playing through songs you never dreamed you’d be able to play!
The intermediate lessons are structured around 5 modules to ensure your best progress…
- GUITAR GYM : Technical Exercises to increase your speed and accuracy
- SCALES : Learn how to improvise and create your own solos! Learn from the best and discover the ‘nuts & bolts’ of classic solos, how they were written and what shapes they used!
- CHORDS : Unlock the whole neck! Our chord module leaves no stone unturned, you will literally be able to play every chord there is!
- THEORY : Our theory module covers all the material you need to have a true understanding of how music works. Essential!
- SONGS : Learn to play and perform classic songs! Discover how classic artists create their sound, what they do and how they do it!
Our intermediate lessons are built in two stages – Firstly we correct any bad habits you may have picked up over the years, and secondly we put the structure back in your learning to ensure you are truly able to move on to the next level of guitar playing!
Want something a bit more flexible? No problem! All of the tutors at Your Guitar Academy Brighton are extremely experienced and can happily put together a custom course designed for you. If you are an advanced player and want to further your skills then we also have specialist tutors who can help you in certain areas. We have tutors that specialise in jazz, rock, blues, acoustic, funk, pop and pretty much any other style you can think of! All you need to do is let us know what you are looking to master and we will make sure you get paired up with the guy who can get you there!
Not only do we have tutors mastering in certain genres, but, with the help of all the tutors, we have courses specialising in certain genres. So, for example we have a ‘funk course’ that has been put together from the combined knowledge of all of our tutors and consists of every advanced funk style there is! We have developed similar course for blues, rock and acoustic guitar! So, when we say that you can literally start from scratch on day 1 and work all the way up to a professional level, we really mean it!
All of these lessons are also available via Skype! All of our tutors are set up ready to go with HD web cams and super fast broadband connections that mean a flawless Skype lesson experience. So if you’ve found a tutor you like the look of but they are out of your area, simply arrange a Skype lesson with them. Click here to read all about our Skype lessons.