The Acoustic Apprentice course is an introductory programme that will focus on developing your playing skills as an individual with opportunities to play as part of a group if you so choose. You will learn a variety of basic playing skills and techniques 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, know your instrument, body posture and finger placement, holding a plectrum, and 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
  • Common Chord Changes
  • Simple Rhythm Strumming Patterns
  • Tapping Your Foot and Keeping Time
  • Fundamental Scales (Major, Minor, Pentatonic)
  • The Twelve-Bar Blues (I-IV-V Progression)
  • Shuffle and Swing Rhythms
  • Palm Muting
  • Simple Finger Picking Patterns (PIMA Technique)
  • 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 selection of early stage songs will be taught to enable you to get to grips with your instrument. If a song is not featured on the list below and you would like to nominate a song of your choice please let us know and they will accommodate 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
  • Ain’t No Sunshine – Bill Withers
  • 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 – request your song!


This is a weekly one-on-one lesson 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:

  • Weekly (£17.50)
  • 4-weeks (Monthly; £70)
  • 6-weeks (Termly; £105)
  • 10-weeks (Full course; £175)

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

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

August 1, 2020