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adult guitar programme

LEARN TO PLAY YOUR FAVOURITE SONGS IN LESS TIME, USING OUR PROVEN METHOD FOR TEENS (12+) & ADULTS

PROGRAMME INFO

Teens & Adults

You will be shown everything you need to know to get started on your guitar-playing journey.  

We start with 5 x 30 minute private lessons, where we’ll show you how our method works, get you started and help you set up a practice routine at home.  You’ll receive all learning materials you’ll need for the Adult course at your first lesson.

We are currently offering the first 5 lessons plus learning materials at a special rate of just £79.

After this, you’ll be ready to start attending our small group classes (max. 5 students) so that you can continue learning alongside other students of a similar age & level.  We encourage all students to learn in small groups, as it has been proven to be the most effective way to learn.

  • Designed specifically for teens (12+) & adults
  • Our structured method will give you a sense of progress & accomplishment
  • All our teachers are trained & DBS checked
  • Online support & additional opportunities outside of lessons

HOW DOES IT WORK?

  • Structured Method – Our Adult course is intended as an introduction to guitar & we believe it to be the quickest & easiest way to learn!  Incorporating all the essential skills you will need to get started, you will have the basics down in no time and will soon be playing the songs you love.
  • Checklists – The Adult course includes checklists to keep you focussed.  You’ll know exactly what to work on next so that you can keep progressing without losing sight of your playing goals.
  • Additional Resources & Support – We provide a range of additional resources, including online song charts, helpful practice & motivational tips & a Facebook group exclusively for our students. We are also available via phone & email in between your lessons so that help is always on hand.  
  • Collaborate & Perform We aim to make the learning process fun, which will help you stay motivated on your path to guitar greatness.  And what could be more fun than the chance to jam with others or show off your new skills at our regular performance events?  Learning & playing with others is an important part of any guitar player’s development & we encourage all our students get involved in our community

 

    FAQ’s

    HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO LEARN GUITAR?

    This depends on a number of factors.  All students begin by taking our 5 Week Intro course, which gives us a chance to introduce our method, establish some basic techniques & set up a practice routine.

    At the end of the 5 weeks, most students will have covered the basics & will be well on their way to learning their first song.  It is important to understand, however, that like any skill, learning guitar takes time & persistence, which is why regular practice is essential in order to see lasting progress.  We recommend around 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week for our teen & adult students.

    The first few months will be spent developing core techniques but, providing the recommended practice is being met, you should complete our first level within 6-12 months & be able to play a variety of songs & riffs.

    WHAT TYPE OF GUITAR SHOULD I BUY?

    You’ll need your own guitar to participate in our programme.  What type of guitar you buy depends on the type of music you would ultimately like to play.  If you’re into acoustic singer-songwriter type stuff, a steel string acoustic guitar would probably be best.  For those about to rock, an electric guitar would be the way to go & you can get very reasonably priced starter packs, which include everything you’ll need.  This is a personal decision & there is certainly no requirement to start on one kind of instrument before “progressing” to another. 

    Either way, our best advice is to buy from a local music shop, rather than buy online, so that you know you will be getting a decent instrument appropriate for your budget.  Please contact us if you’d like more information.

    HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

    We start all students on our 5 Week Intro Course, which consists of 5 x 30 minute weekly private lessons.  Here, we’ll show you how our method works, get you started and help you set up a practice routine at home.  You’ll receive all learning materials you will need for the course at your first lesson.

    We are currently offering the first 5 lessons plus learning materials at a special rate of just £79.

    After this, you’ll be ready to start attending our small group classes (max. 5 students) so that you can continue learning alongside other students of a similar age & level.  We encourage all students to learn in small groups as it has been proven to be the most effective way to learn. 

    Group lessons are £79 a month, paid by subscription, and include:

    • Our unique, structured method
    • 4 x weekly half hour lessons
    • Email, telephone & Facebook support
    • FREE attendance at our monthly workshop, exclusively for our students
    • Regular performance opportunities

    WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?

    Our teaching rooms are situated on the 4th floor of The Business Xchange Hub in Lansdowne Road, Croydon.  We are centrally located, very close to Wellesley Road tram stop, local bus routes & a short walk from East Croydon station.  There are also various parking options nearby.  We have a waiting area, free WIFI & tea & coffee making facilities on site.

    DO YOU DO IN-HOME LESSONS?

    We are unable to come to your home & teach you.  All lessons take place at our central Croydon location above.

    HOW MUCH SHOULD I PRACTICE?

    In order to get results & see some progress, you will need to practice regularly.  For teen & adult students, we recommend 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week but the key is consistency and making sure you are practising the right things, in the right way.  

    We have lots of information to help you set up a practice routine that works for you and make your practice fun & rewarding.

    DO YOU TEACH GRADES?

    The method we use will introduce you to all the fundamental elements covered in guitar grades & because of the step by step way in which it is laid out, is actually more effective than grades for getting these core skills down.

    Once you finish our own method, you’ll have all the skills in place to be able to quickly and easily study for grade exams.  Please ask us for more information if this is something you would like to do. 

    My name is Vicki Workman and, here at Croydon Guitar Tuition, my teachers and I have helped many people of all ages get started on guitar.  Guitar is a sociable instrument and you’ll have the most fun and make the most progress learning with others.  Many of our current students started with us as adults and are now regularly jamming together and even forming bands!  We encourage collaboration, not just with other guitar players but also with other musicians, and our students get regular opportunities to perform at special events run by us and in the wider Croydon music community.

    After all, this is what playing guitar should be all about!

    It’s never too late to start learning guitar and nurture your love of music.  It’s a fun and rewarding skill, which will stay with you for the rest of your life.  We look forward to welcoming you into our community of dedicated guitar players 🙂

    SPECIAL OFFER – GET YOUR FIRST 5 LESSONS FOR JUST £79! 

    If you would like to book onto our 5 Week Intro Course  5 x weekly private lessons plus all learning materials – at our special rate of just £79, please fill in the form below & we will be in touch.  Or give us a call on 07980 845688.  We also run similar courses for Young Beginners (aged 4-6) & Juniors (aged 7-11).   

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