Beginners Guitar Lessons

Beginners guitar lessons

Beginners Guitar Levels 1-2

Learn guitar, live guitar, love guitar
You can do it! You can learn to play guitar!

  • Fun! Learn to play great songs by artists such as Eric Clapton, Green Day, Paramore, Jason Mranz, Coldplay, Guns ‘n’ Roses, The Beatles, Sublime and many more with self confidence, competence and, above all, by tapping into your full creative potential.
  • Effective! Hundreds of my students have successfully learned to play guitar.


  • 10 classes ,10 hours, $315 in group lessons

Group lessons

All group lessons lessons are limited to five students. Absolutely no prior musical experience is required for absolute beginners, all materials are included. The course consists of ten weekly one-hour sessions at $315.00

Should I take private lessons or a class?

All classes provide a fun, social atmosphere for learning. The private lessons allow the student to receive a focused one-on-one attention from the guitar instructor. I think that, as a beginner, you’ll be happy either way, so please call me and let´s have a discussion about your goals and how best to meet them.



“I’m an absolute beginner and getting started was a challenging experience. Thomas was in sync with my needs getting the best  out of me. His humble but insistent style kept me making constant progress. He makes you learn and also participates actively in the process. ”

Henry J Felch, Fitzroy

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Guitar 1: Guitar for Absolute Beginners

This is where your guitar career begins-the most effective guitar class for beginners. Classes at Thomas’ Guitar School will give you a structured, step-by-step approach in a friendly, supportive atmosphere. If you have the desire to play the guitar, you will be successful upon completion of this course.

Q: Can I actually learn to play the guitar in the 10 week Guitar For Absolute Beginners Course?

A: YES, you can.  If you  are able to practice 20 minutes a day, during the course, then your success is assured!

Guitar 2: Guitar for the Near Beginner

In this course you will achieve further mastery, confidence with basic chords and strumming, developing at the same time your creative output. You will learn to  play simple melodies of great songs from artists such as Cold Play, Tom Petty, Guns ‘n’ Roses, Jack Johnson, Elton John, Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Cash, Janis Joplin, John Lennon, the Eagles, Green Day, Nirvana and many more. This course is designed for those who have completed  the first level,  or who are otherwise familiar with basic open chords, strumming, but are not yet comfortable in their performance.

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Payment and cancellation conditions:

  • Payment is accepted by pay pal or bank transfer.
  • If you are in a group and you miss a class, you may attend if available, another similar group lesson, only in the same week of the original class, or you may access online, the video of the missed class.
  • Private lessons. If a student misses his class, he or she may (subject to the teacher´s availability) make up the class within the same week of the original class but paying the difference between the cost of the class booked, and the cost of the full hourly rate of 90 dollars per session.
  • Private one on one courses are fully refundable up to two  weeks before they start. Once the course has started, a 50 % refund will be available at any moment of the course.

Course Content

Beginners level 1

The student upon completion will be able to:

  • Strum in subdivision, following a tempo and create intensity throughout the accompaniment.
  • Play a full diatonic melody, in one scale at a solid tempo – (Verse Chorus).
  • Play along with a recording.
  • Analyse the structure of a song identifying: verse, chorus, introduction and endings.
  • Read with numbers a melody.
  • Read notes in the first position.
  • Read and write rhythms: Pages 1 to 10,  Paul Hindemith.
  • Play scales with articulation: soft, loud and accents.
  • Play triads in open position, creating bass lines and generating symmetries.
  • Plays scales in various keys, and the chords generated.
  • Tune without the need of a tuner.
  • Transcribe a simple melody.
  • Write an 8 bar melody with numbers.
  • Explore the modes in major scale.

All above topics create a solid foundation of a course, that proves to be the best way to learn guitar, if you wish to play with others and understand what music is all about.

Beginners level 2

The student upon completion will be able to:

  • Strum in tertiary subdivision, following a tempo and create intensity throughout the accompaniment.
  • Play a full diatonic melody in one scale, at a solid tempo and in two octaves (Verse Chorus).
  • Read whole notes, eight notes and corresponding silences in first position.
  • Read and write rhythm: pages 10 to 20 Paul Hindemith.
  • Play scales with articulation: soft, loud, accents and patterns 1 and 2.
  • Play sevenths chords in open position, creating bass lines and generating symmetries.
  • Plays scales in all keys, understand and produce the chords generated.
  • Play major, minor pentatonic and blues scales in all keys.
  • Play triads, open strings with inversions.
  • Transcribe a simple melody.
  • Write a 32 bar composition: chords and melody.
  • Play Romance Anonimo.
  • Play major and minor (E and A shaped) triad bar chords.
  • Perform two songs to choose from selected repertoire in the styles of: Jazz, Rock, Blues, Folk, Latin and Flamenco.

These are the 6 levels of  learning at the Creative Guitar School 

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