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Learn classical guitar from an incredible line up of dedicated and experienced teachers.

Dr. Simon Powis
Dr. Simon Powis
Founder of CGC and head teacher of the Academy, Simon holds a doctorate from Yale University and has performed around the globe.
Ben Verdery
Ben Verdery
Yale Professor Ben Verdery teaches phrasing and musicality in his own composition “Let Go”.
Andrew York
Andrew York
Composer and performer, Andrew York shares insights into his own compositions.
David Belcher
David Belcher
Dave Belcher is the Community Manager and Teacher at CGC Academy.
GOHAR VARDANYAN
GOHAR VARDANYAN
Virtuoso guitarist, Gohar Vardanyan teaches tremolo and rasgueado techniques.
Rene Izquierdo
Rene Izquierdo
Virtuoso Cuban guitarist, Rene Izquierdo teaches the Brouwer Etudes.
Dr. Connie Sheu
Dr. Connie Sheu
Dr. Connie Sheu has a doctorate from USC and is the General Manager of the Guitar Foundation of America.
Fred Hand
Fred Hand
Teaching “Lesley’s Song”, Fred Hand covers right hand tone production and practice approaches.
Nicoletta Todesco
Nicoletta Todesco
Italian guitarist, Niki Todesco holds a Masters in performance from the Yale School of Music.
Dr. Noa Kageyama
Dr. Noa Kageyama
Performance psychologist and faculty at the prestigious Juilliard School, Dr. Kageyama teaches memorization and performance anxiety strategies.
Kevin Gallagher
Kevin Gallagher
GFA laureate, Kevin Gallagher has provided coaching calls and a masterclass on El Testament D’Amelia.
Gary Lee
Gary Lee
Professional luthier, Gary Lee teaches guitar care, repair, and mechanics.
Evita Powis
Evita Powis
Professional dancer, Evita teaches stretching routines for guitarists.

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Thousands of guitarists from around the world have worked through the CGC Academy. Come and discover what real practice feels like, how powerful an online program can be, and what it feels like to be supported by a community of peers.

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Classical Guitar Corner Reviews and Testimonials

“Simon Powis is the rare combination of a virtuoso guitarist and a thoughtful, forward thinking pedagogue”

Simon Powis is at the vanguard of classical guitar pedagogy. By following his method, one can build a solid classical guitar foundation and much more. I have been using and recommending his scales and arpeggio book for years now and find it to be one of the very best available. Simon presents all of his material with great enthusiasm, clarity and authority. He is the rare combination of a virtuoso guitarist and a thoughtful forward thinking pedagogue.

Benjamin Verdery

Professor of Guitar, Yale University

“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.”

Classical Guitar Magazine

Editor, Blair Jackson

“I am very pleased that I can now read a sheet of music without having to stop and pencil in the notes!!”

Reading Music – I had fallen into the habit of using tablature to learn new songs. This had been drummed into me from day 1 when, at 11 years old, I took my first guitar lesson. No music, only tab. I had grown comfortable with this so having to back up an learn music again was really tough. I am very pleased that I can now read a sheet of music without having to stop and pencil in the notes!! The structure of the course really helped me to do this and the advice on how to practice (slow and constantly) plus how to structure my practice time really helped.

Michael Mallen

CGC Academy Member

“Simon provided me with the many tools necessary for me to improve my playing and prepare me for a Master’s degree in guitar performance. ”

I had the pleasure of studying with Simon as an undergraduate at Yale University.  Simon played an influential role in my development as a guitarist and my interest in pursuing a career in music.  Prior to studying with Simon, I had been playing guitar for many years but had never received extensive training in technique and efficient practice methods.  Simon provided me with the many tools necessary for me to improve my playing and prepare me for a Master’s degree in guitar performance.  It was through Simon in which I learned the importance of practicing scales and working on technical exercises, as well as how to be my own teacher so that I could understand what methods of practicing worked for me.  In addition to giving me many helpful ideas and tips, Simon constantly pushed and encouraged me to strive for improvement and explore new opportunities, such as entering a competition and giving my first solo recital; as a result, I gained a deeper passion for guitar.  Through Simon’s guidance, I realized that I wanted to pursue guitar as a career.

Koh Kazama

Masters of Music (Yale) Doctorate of Music (Stony Brook NY)

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