The classical guitar is an amazing instrument. It can be intimate, passionate, powerful, subtle while only being manipulated but two hands. I love the classical guitar, and I love teaching the classical guitar and in order to share some of the knowledge I have gained over the past 20 years I have developed this site which includes free lessons, ebooks, and video courses.

I live in New York City and I run the New York Classical Guitar Studio. NYCGS provides private tuition in person or over Skype and also runs Guitoberfest, a month long intensive guitar workshop in the heart of New York City. If you would like to study with me please send me a message.

The site is divided up into several components with different levels. Technique, repertoire, and musicianship are all covered in a systematic curriculum designed to provide steady progress and build a strong foundation in classical guitar technique. I also endeavor to make this site fun and relaxed, music is many things, but I don’t think it needs to be stressful or intimidating.

So, if you are keen to learn classical guitar please enjoy exploring the site and start with the appropriate level. I would love to hear from you if you have any questions.

What people are saying:


Your online videos allow me to have an instructor ANYTIME!, I really really love your calm demeanor, your comment when you’re demonstrating a technique (i.e. the finger planting exercises) – and you buzzed – it allows me to know that it’s OK to buzz, just go back and focus on correcting THAT the next time. I’m doing your exercises for intermediate to advanced daily and really really enjoy them. I need structure – I can get in WAY over my head and have to back track to focus on excellent execution and technique. I find that after I watch your instructional videos, I have a calmer demeanor and am less stressed when I practice – so great job!


As a “recovering” folk song guitarist at 76 years of age I wish to send you kudos for your excellent Fundamentals and Level One courses.


Hey Simon, I am a classical guitar student who is immensely grateful  to have discovered your website while searching the vast universe of stuff out there in cyber land.   I can only imagine how much effort and time goes into a making the most organized, methodical lessons out there.   So thank you!<
I have purchased several of your workbooks and hope to start working on Lagrima soon. Please keep those video lessons coming.


What a beautifully constructed lesson. i feel i have hope i might get my old fingers around this piece…………with lots of practise!  thank you