Your Personal Guide to Learning the Classical Guitar
Whether you are just starting out, or you are re-visiting the guitar after many years, it is quite possible that the overwhelming amount of content available on the internet has left you confused about where to begin.
Personally, I need structure in order to learn, and that is why I have created a curriculum that is comprehensive (covering theory, technique, musicianship, sight-reading, repertoire, and ensemble playing) but also laid out in a step-by-step format that is easy to follow.
The CGC Academy.
The CGC Academy Curriculum is divided into eight grades that flow on from one another. This allows for goal setting and a sense of achievement as you progress through the courses.
From Beginner to Advanced
The fundamentals start right at the very beginning as a preliminary course and grades 7 & 8 are suitable for advanced players and university students. Grades 1 – 6 bridge that gap with a steady path to reaching your goal.
Even if you are not a member of the Academy you can still access our world class teaching materials. From graded repertoire collections, to practice routines and study guides, you will find a wealth of inspiration from CGC Publishing.
From local meetup to our international Summer School, we host fun events with amazing people.
The CGC Podcast
The CGC Blog
The Classical Guitar Corner Blog has some thought provoking and inspiring articles that delve into a range of topics.
Some highlights so far include:
The CGC Team
Niki is an Italian guitarist with a masters in classical guitar performance from Yale University. She runs all of the events at CGC, teaches, and keeps our projects running smoothly.
Founder & Director
Simon is the head teacher for the CGC curriculum, directs the Summer School, hosts the podcast, teaches students in coaching calls and runs bi-weekly performance seminars. Simon holds a doctorate in classical guitar performance from Yale University.
David Belcher is an experienced guitarist who has performed throughout the United States. At CGC you will bump into Dave on the forum and via email as he helps manage the site and answer your questions.