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Learn Classical Guitar With A World Class Teacher

A structured curriculum, committed teacher, and a community of like minded guitarist to help you improve.

Does any of this sound familiar?

  • You are excited to study guitar and improve your playing, but you don’t know where to start or how to make progress.
  • You feel frustrated and overwhelmed with so many things to learn and no order to learn them.
  • You have some understanding of guitar but your musical knowledge has gaps that leave you stuck.
If it does, then you will find the solutions to your problems here at Classical Guitar Corner.
Classical Guitar Corner has high quality materials that are organized and structured so that you can learn in a comprehensive way. You don’t have to feel stuck or frustrated anymore as you will have all the materials provided for you, with a simple and clear path forward.

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.

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 $203 in membership fees and get all of the bonus material.

Membership Includes:

  • All Courses

  • Live Coaching

  • Forum Access

Plus Annual Member Bonus Features:

  • All Course Books (over $100 value)

  • All Masterclasses from Guest Teachers

  • Certificate Courses with Personal Feedback

Meet your teacher, Dr. Simon Powis

Simon Powis
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.

 

BenVerderySimon Powis is the rare combination of a virtuoso guitarist and a thoughtful, forward thinking pedagogue. – Ben Verdery, Yale University.

 

huff-postSimon displayed outstanding sensitivity and a musical maturity that was worthy of any professional concert platform. – Huffington Post

What’s in Your Membership

Bonus Materials in Your Annual Membership

Course Books

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.

Certificate Courses

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.

A Message From the Members…

“I’m having a phenomenal time and I cannot recommend it enough anyone”
“I would highly recommend this site to anyone who is approaching guitar as a beginner, intermediate, or even advanced player.”
“Simon has a structure that brings students up to a level they never thought they would achieve.”

I’ve just got to say I love your website, the sense of community, the podcasts and more importantly for me I’m really making progress. I took lessons 30 years ago, however, I realise I was never taught how to practice and this is making a huge difference.– Paul

CGC Member 1I’m so glad that I have found this unique site. Often times one can find so much dubious content in the internet but CGC seems to be the perfect place to learn classical guitar online.– Jan

CGC Member 2I’ve seen a lot of change in guitar pedagogy in my life and I think that the clarity of your teaching as well as your expert use of technology provides enormous value to guitar students at all levels. I still value the work of the dedicated educators whose work has helped me develop some degree of critical thinking (Emilio Pujol, Christopher Berg, Aaron Shearer, and Scott Tennant) and I’m quite sure that your teaching is serving the needs of guitar lovers world wide who are becoming the players that they want to be. Thanks for the high quality and tireless effort! – Lou

CGC Member 3I am now 56 years young and it took a lot of trial and error trying to learn on my own and jumping from one you tube channel to the next without any clear path for progression until I came upon Simon’s page! I listened to his introduction and sensed his knowledge, professionalism, but most of all, his passion! – Chris

Choose Your Membership

Please note there will be a price increase on April 5, 2017. Current members will not be affected.

Monthly Membership

$50per month
  • All Level Courses
  • Forum Access
  • Live Coaching Sessions
  • N/A
  • N/A
  • N/A

Annual Membership

$397per year
  • All Level Courses
  • Forum Access
  • Live Coaching Sessions
  • Guest Masterclasses
  • Certificate Courses
  • All Course Books Included
  • Save $203

(On the next page you will set up your user account and enter payment details)

FAQ

Yes!

The Notation & Sight Reading Course for Level 1 is included in all of the memberships. This course takes you from the very beginning and guides you through step by step to reading your first guitar pieces.

Yes, absolutely! The courses start from the very, very beginning. You will learn how to hold the guitar, how to tune, and also how to read music without any prior knowledge.

You might be surprised to know that while members at CGC are both young and old the majority of members are 40+. We even have some members who are well into their 80’s and are making great progress. All are welcome here at Classical Guitar Corner.

I would recommend either the annual or monthly membership for you as you will likely need to access a wide range of lessons. As you have already played guitar before you will have skills in some areas but other areas that need improvement. Having access to the entire curriculum with be the best way to “fill in the gaps” You can still progress in a structured manner but you can skip parts you don’t need.
This site is for you. I am quite passionate about teaching dedicated amateur guitarists because I believe that music has a wonderful effect on quality of life. It can bring joy, passion, goals, and focus along with a skill that you can share with others. I believe the dedicated amateur will get the most out of this site with its supportive and motivating atmosphere. You are certainly not alone here at CGC!
The Annual Membership includes all of the course books you need and are available to download on your account page.
The memberships at CGC are never discounted, nor are there sales on the prices.

There are two reasons for this:

#1 I want to be fair to paying members of CGC
#2 I believe the membership rates are already representing exceptional value. The equivalent cost in private one-to-one lessons would be well into the thousands each year and there simply isn’t a price you can put on the quality of the materials and the community on this site.

It is quite simple, if you are not satisfied with the membership I will give you your money back. I am very confident in the quality of these courses and lessons so I am happy to offer this assurance.
The materials in the membership provide years of study and they go up to an intermediate level. Intermediate/Advanced (level 4) courses are in production and will be added to your membership as they come out.

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