Acoustic Apprentice

The Apprentice course is an introductory programme that will focus on developing your playing skills as an individual with opportunities to later play as part of a group if you so choose. You will learn a variety of basic playing skills that will address key areas of the guitar and provide you with a solid base upon which to build in the future.

During this course you will learn:

  • The Basics: tuning your guitar, knowing your instrument, body posture and finger placement, holding a plectrum, developing an effective practice schedule.
  • Warm Up Exercises
  • Finger Work-Out
  • Learning the notes on the fretboard
  • How to Read TAB and Chord Boxes
  • The Essential Open Chords
  • Chord Changes
  • Simple Rhythm Strumming Patterns
  • Tapping Your Foot and Keeping Time
  • Funamental Scales (Major, Minor, Pentatonic)
  • The Blues (I-IV-V)
  • Shuffle Rhythms
  • Palm Mutting
  • Simple Finger Picking Patterns
  • How To Use A Capo
  • Basic Music Theory
  • How to put it all together and make music

This course is suitable for both acoustic and electric guitar players.

Choose Your Song

As part of this introductory programme a number of early stage songs will be taught to enable you to get to grips with the instrument. If a song is not featured on the list below and you would like to nominate a song of your choice please let your tutor know and they will accomodate your request.

Here is a list of the most popular early stage songs ideal for beginners:

  • Blowin’ In The Wind – Bob Dylan
  • Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
  • Before You Accuse Me – Eric Clapton
  • Fast Car – Tracy Chapman
  • Mr Tambourine Man – The Byrds
  • Mr Jones – Counting Crows
  • No Woman No Cry – Bob Marley
  • Polly – Nirvana
  • Redemption Song – Bob Marley
  • Save Tonight – Eagle Eye Cherry
  • Three Little Birds – Bob Marley
  • Twist and Shout – The Beatles
  • Wanted Dead or Alive – Bon Jovi
  • Wild Thing – The Troggs
  • Working Class Hero – John Lennon
  • Zombie – The Cranberries

Or choose any song you like. Just request the song to your tutor!


This course is a one-on-one course and is suitable for a beginner level student or an intermediate player who would like to recap the basics before taking that step to the next level.

This course is available in the following formats:

  • 4-weeks (£64)
  • 6-weeks (£96)
  • 8-weeks (£128)

Each lesson lasts for 30-minutes. Longer lessons are available on request.

Please contact us if you would like to sign up to our Apprentice course.