Learn Classical Guitar Online at CGC
Study with a world class instructor
Progress through a structured and comprehensive curriculum for beginner to advanced players
Share your experience with over 600 other guitarists
Finally learn how to read music!
Have fun making music part of your life
How it works.
Everything you need
As a member of Classical Guitar Corner you will have access to an incredible suite of learning tools. From robust technique courses to video tutorials on a specific piece of music, you will be amazed at the amount and quality of material available to you.
To guide you through the lessons you will be using step-by-step curriculum that is structured and goal oriented. There are four levels (Level 1, 2, 3, 4) that take you from complete beginner material through to intermediate and advanced lessons. Each level is divided up into sections :
- Technique & Musicianship
- Theory & Analysis
- Solo & Duo Repertoire
- Notation & Sight Reading
The combination of quality content and a structured curriculum has allowed hundred of guitarists to improve their playing without getting frustrated or stuck.
Two Types of Membership
There are two types of membership: Monthly and Annual. Both memberships get full access to the core curriculum, community forum and live teaching sessions.
Annual members receive three important bonuses in their membership:
- All course books are included in their membership
- Access to the Masterclass Series
- Access to the certificate courses
As an Annual member you save $240 in membership fees and get all of the bonus material.
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
How Much Does it Cost?
Private Lessons are Expensive!
A private lesson with a teacher ranges from $50 to $100 per hour, which can amount to over $4000 per year. Skype lessons will cost a little less, averaging around $60 for a one hour session. These figures can add up if you want weekly or even bi-weekly guidance. Similarly, one single course from larger institutions like Berklee will run into the thousands ($1,200 for guitar chords 101 to be exact), and that is just one course.
Annual Membership at CGC is priced at only $360 and includes everything!
With a comprehensive curriculum, an entire suite of books, masterclasses from international teachers, and live coaching… $360 for an entire year is an amazing amount of value.
Plus Annual Member Bonus Features:
All Course Books (over $100 value)
All Masterclasses from Guest Teachers
Certificate Courses with Personal Feedback
As an Annual Member you will have access to all of the course books that are normally available for purchase in the online store. You can download the books as you need them and you will find they are an invaluable resource to your studies.
Technical Routines, Repertoire Books, Scales Sets, Giuliani Right Hand Studies… they are all included in your Annual Membership.
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 teaching Recuerdos de la Alhambra and Kevin Gallagher teaching Llobet’s El Testament D’Amelia.
Annual members can take advantage of the Certificate Courses. These courses walk you through step by step, lesson by lesson through the entire curriculum. At the end of the course you can submit your playing to receive a certificate of completion. A wonderful way to set goals and map your progress.