Beginner Classical Guitar Lessons

BEGINNER

Beginner classical guitar lessons at Edora Music School are perfect for all who wish to learn how to play classical guitar from scratch, and for re-beginners who have decided to resume their training. In this course, attention is mainly paid to learning the proper hand position and correct guitar posture, because these fundamental elements are essential for success in studying at later stages. Moreover, you will learn easy classical pieces and etudes, get acquainted with the basics of rhythmic notation, distinguish note duration and time signature, learn to read sheet music, and much more.

If you do not have a guitar, our teachers will give you valuable tips and advice that will help you choose the right instrument, taking into account your financial capacity.

Please note that the initial period of training is crucial in the formation of a musician’s performance skills. There are many examples among guitarists who at the beginning of their studies did not pay enough attention to the fundamental elements, such as the correct hand position and proper guitar posture, and this subsequently adversely affected their progress in music learning. Control by the teacher is essential at the beginning of the study. Edora Music School recommends that beginners take lessons with a teacher at least two times a week.

TOPICS COVERED

  • Simple melodies, easy classical pieces, and etudes. You will start by playing on a single string and gradually move to play all of the strings. Compositions of such famous guitar composers as Giuliani, Tarrega, Sor, Carulli, etc. If you like to play the well-known masterpieces of Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, or other composers who unfortunately did not write for guitar, your teacher will transcribe the pieces you have selected while referring to your needs, requirements, and music performance level. You will be able to play melodies and compositions from the first lessons!
  • Exercises to improve your right and left-hand technique. You will learn the most effective exercises from the method books of Carcassi, Pujol, Aguado, etc. Scales in two and three octaves and up to three sharps or flats in a key signature.
  • Produce a beautiful guitar tone: basics of apoyando (rest stroke) and tirando technic (free stroke). Formation of pure, clean, and deep guitar sound.
  • Basics of musical notation, the guitar string names and fretboard geography, how to tune a guitar. You will learn to distinguish one musical note from another and determine their duration; learn about music accidentals, pauses (rests), and time signatures; and strengthen and develop your sight-reading skills. You will get acquainted with such musical terms as rhythm and tempo, dynamics and articulation.

Edora Music School is a classically oriented school where the education is organized using modern computer technologies. We provide our students with an opportunity to learn musical instruments with a personal teacher online through Skype.

According to recent research, the effectiveness of education under a teacher’s supervision is 70% higher compared to self-study by online music courses and various YouTube lessons. However, you can learn a guitar on your own, but it would not be worth it especially if you are a beginner. This is because most times, to learn on your own a piece of music effectively takes a few months. During this period probably, you would lose motivation and confidence in yourself.
In other words, various online music courses & tutorials that are promoted on the Internet, despite the growing popularity, will not replace the live communication with the teacher, and would not give you the desired rapid progress.

Besides, self-study does not give you a real assessment and evaluation of your performance level, which often leads to failures and mistakes such as the wrong choice of a musical piece (for instance, an advanced composition that is a few levels higher than your current level). You might even stop playing guitar and lose all interest in studying.

The teachers of Edora Music School will help you love studying and playing the guitar. There are a large number of sites that could provide similar services, but our research has shown us the administrations of these sites have no idea about their freelancers’ competence. Unlike them, Edora Music School arranges labor contracts only with certified teachers whose qualifications we are confident about. All of our teachers possess vast pedagogical experience, have graduated from the best European music academies, and have earned many awards for their performance as musicians. They are able to meet the selection criteria to a very high standard, and we can assure you the best quality of services and professionalism from our team.

By clicking on this link, you can book your first lesson or a trial. The trial lesson will give you a clear idea of how we work and help you understand if our style of teaching suits you. Follow this link for Cancellation and Refund Policy at Edora Music School. On this page, you can also read our teachers’ biographies.