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Hi, I’m Simon Powis. Classical Guitar Corner offers a podcast, articles, method books, in-person events, and a world-renowned online Academy. Over the past twelve years I have helped thousands of musicians just like you improve their playing and enjoy exploring the world of music. Welcome to CGC.

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Although he has performed, taught and given master classes all over the world, the talented and personable guitarist is perhaps most widely known these days for his highly regarded online classical guitar pedagogy: Classical Guitar Corner.

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