BenVerderySimon Powis is the rare combination of a virtuoso guitarist and a thoughtful, forward thinking pedagogue. – Benjamin Verdery, Yale University.

Welcome to my little corner of the internet and thank you for taking the time to look around. I hope that I can offer you some ideas and inspiration to take your classical guitar playing to the next level. Before you continue you might want to consider signing up for the newsletter and email lessons. It is the best way to stay in touch with the site and you will get ideas and lessons sent to your inbox for free.

This site offers online classical guitar lessons for all levels, and it is based around structured courses that has five levels.

Starting with the Fundamentals of Classical Guitar I introduce the instrument and go through basic principles of positions, playing notes (including your first melody) and chords. Following on from there you will go to Level 1 Notation & Sight Reading where I will take you from knowing absolutely nothing about music notation and guide you all the way to playing your first set of pieces from the 10 Progressive Pieces Repertoire Book.

Also in Level 1 is the Technique and Musicianship Course that goes in-depth with core techniques of the classical guitar.

The most recent course that has been released is the Level 2 Technique and Musicianship Course. This is for the intermediate guitarist who already has some experience playing through pieces and wants to take their playing to the next level. Of the seventeen lessons, some include: 2 octave scales, the barre, natural harmonics, scale practice and shifting.

At any time you can access the free written lessons that are available on this site and purchase the technique or repertoire books that are available.

I hope you enjoy the site and find some inspiration here.

Enjoy, and stay in touch.

Simon PowisDr. Simon Powis

p.s. if you would like to know more about me, you can read my story here.