Acoustic Guitar for Improvers for Adults

Course Code: Q271758

Key Information

  • Course type

    Hobby & Leisure

  • Campus:

    Highbury Campus

  • Start Date:


  • Duration:

    10 weeks

  • Attendance:


  • Fees:


Acoustic Guitar for Improvers

This is a non-qualification course where students will learn all aspects of acoustic guitar playing, with exercises and complete pieces backed up by written material.

Styles will cover folk, blues with some pop, jazz and classical. Improvisation is also covered in this course.

Paul Vickers is an experienced musician and teacher of acoustic guitar in colleges and schools. He is an active professional musician, who will enjoy welcoming you to his class.

The course is for those who want to develop upon their existing skills and techniques. To join this class you will need to have knowledge of all chords and harmony and have already completed the basic ability course (or a minimum of 20 hours equivalent teaching).

Monday evenings, 7-9pm at Highbury Campus, Cosham. All students are expected to attend all of their timetabled sessions on time, unless prior agreement has been made and agreed with their tutor. If a student arrives more than ten minutes late for class they may be asked to leave. If a student is absent for three consecutive weeks without notice they will automatically be withdrawn from the course.

This is a non qualification course

School Leavers under the age of 19 do not have to pay fees on any full time courses, though may have to pay for their second year if turning 19 during their studies. If you’re aged 19 or over you might qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan. It’s easy to apply for and you won’t have to pay anything back until you’re earning over £25,000. If you are studying a part-time course and you receive one of the following benefits, or you depend financially on someone who does, you may be entitled to have your tuition fees waived: Job Seekers Allowance, Income Support. You will, however, have to pay any awarding body/assessment fees (unless you are on a first full level 2 course). * If you are in receipt of Working Tax Credit or receive other allowances, you may be eligible to claim concessionary rates. If you are entitled to a fee concession you will be asked to provide proof of your entitlement. It is essential that you inform us if your entitlement changes at any time during your course.

The outcome will be mastery of right and left fingering, chord construction, treble and base lines, as well as tuning procedures and general instrument care.

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