Limited Time Promotion
Closes December 2nd, 2019
Start an Annual Membership and Get Two Spiral Bound Print Books for Free!
High Quality Spiral Bound Books Mailed Anywhere in the World
These two books contain print editions of the practice routines and repertoire used inside the Academy. This offer adds $70 value to your membership and we will mail it to you wherever you live!
- The Full CGC Curriculum with Courses, Lessons, Exercises, Duets, Sight Reading, Theory, and Musicianship.
- Live Seminars
- Member Challenges
- All Course Downloads
Plus Annual Member Bonus Features:
All Masterclasses from Guest Teachers
- Grade Exams with Personal Feedback
I am a guitarist just like you and I am excited to share my knowledge and experience. I was awarded a doctorate from Yale University, performed in Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, taught in international universities and masterclasses and I maintain an active performance career. I say this only to convey that I have passion for both performance and education and through this site I have been privileged to help hundreds of guitarists like you to improve their playing.
Simon Powis is the rare combination of a virtuoso guitarist and a thoughtful, forward thinking pedagogue. – Ben Verdery, Yale University.
Simon displayed outstanding sensitivity and a musical maturity that was worthy of any professional concert platform. – Huffington Post
The Masterclass Series
I have invited some of my colleagues to conduct masterclasses just for the CGC members. These in-depth masterclasses focus on repertoire and their associated techniques. The pieces chosen are from Level 3 through 5 and represent and intermediate to advanced level. Current masterclasses include Gohar Vardanyan, Laura Snowden, Rene Izquierdo, Andrew York, Ben Verdery, Fred Hand, Kevin Gallagher, and Connie Sheu.
Annual members can take advantage of the Grade Exams. These exams happen twice a year and offer an excellent goal for you to work towards. Upon submitting your exam you will receive personal feedback and assessment from the CGC Academy Faculty.