When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Alistair Pope
  • Course Code K23MCAB01C
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

Learn acoustic guitar in a small group setting at a fraction of the price of one-to-one tuition. If you are an absolute beginner, or if you have learned a few chords already, this is the course for you. After learning how to tune your guitar, you will learn your first chords, scales, rhythms and songs, and develop your technique for playing open chords and simple melodies including strumming and picking patterns in folk and pop songs. The Acoustic Guitar Beginners class is a good, fun, dynamic group learning experience for all ages.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • A variety of simple strumming patterns to accompany well known songs: - including Rock n Roll and AOR rhythms
  • Establish plectrum skills
  • Establish rhythm skills
  • Understanding basic music theory
  • Ability to play a lead riff


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Class format and activities

    Talks, listening assignments, demonstrations, note taking, practical workshops, group work, in-class group performances.

    Entry requirements

    You will have a strong interest in acoustic guitar playing and a desire to improve.

    What you need to know before you enrol

    Homework will be given every week and students must be prepared to spend time doing the given assignments and preparing tunes for performance in class.

    What you need

    You will need to bring your guitar to lessons. Amps will be provided if/when needed. Manuscript paper, notebook, writing materials and earplugs.

    What you can do next

    Continue enrolling on Acoustic Guitar Beginners until you feel confident and ready to join “Acoustic Guitar Intermediate”.