The Rock Apprentice programme is a fun and engaging programme designed to teach young students (5-12 years) how to play the guitar faster than ever before. It can also function as a great supplement for those who have already learned to play guitar and can be used in combination with other lessons or learning alongside a parent.

Learn cool classic rock riffs and chords that keep learners motivated and inspired to play the music that they hear. Clear and simple sheet music handouts ensure their attention remains focused on one concept at a time. This method is suitable for both acoustic and electric guitar.

Rock Apprentice students are also welcome to join our Band LAB sessions at Stage 2 Studios and participate in our annual Student Showcase events at Burdall’s Yard.

During this course you will learn:

  • Learn the parts of the guitar
  • Know the different types of guitar
  • How to hold your guitar
  • How to tune your guitar; notes of the strings
  • Plectrum technique
  • Learn the notes: Musical Alphabet
  • Left and Right hand positioning
  • Read easy tablature (TAB w/ standard notation)
  • Single-string picking
  • Down and Down-Up Strumming
  • Classic Rock Riffs
  • Basic Open Chords (E, A, D, G, C, B7)

Stage 1 (Riffs)

  • 20th Century Boy – T. Rex
  • Peter Gunn Theme – Duane Eddy
  • Another One Bites The Dust – Queen
  • Whole Lotta Rosie – AC/DC
  • Satisfaction – The Rolling Stones
  • Seven Nation Army – The White Stripes
  • Iron Man – Black Sabbath
  • I Predict A Riot – Kaiser Chiefs
  • Sunshine Of Your Love – Cream
  • Smoke on the Water – Deep Purple

Stage 2 (Chords)

  • I Can’t Explain – The Who
  • Wild Thing – The Troggs
  • Louie Louie – The KIngsmen
  • Highway To Hell – AC/DC
  • Warning – Green Day
  • Another Brick in the Wall – Pink Floyd
  • Not Fade Away – Buddy Holly
  • Rebel Rebel – David Bowie
  • Summertime Blues – Eddie Cochran
  • Semi Charmed Life – Third Eye Blind

Stage 3 (Solos)

  • I Wanna Be Sedated – The Ramones
  • Fix You – Coldplay
  • High and Dry – Radiohead
  • Hash Pipe – Weezer
  • Wake Me Up When September Ends – Green Day
  • Monkey Wrench – Foo Fighters
  • Heartbreak Hotel – Elvis Presley
  • Come As You Are – Nirvana
  • Can’t Stop – Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Run – Snow Patrol
  • Zombie – The Cranberries


This is a weekly one-to-one lesson course and is suitable for any beginner student.

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 Rock Apprentice programme.

August 1, 2020