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Self-isolating? Learn Guitar Remotely!

Times are extremely challenging at the moment and we find ourselves hiding out and being faced with ongoing uncertainty.

As a small business we have also been faced with some challenges in response to covid-19 and will continue to do so.

But! in the spirit of adapting and overcoming hardship, we are now trialing remote lessons. Like skype, only without the skype software.

We are now trialing online lessons, delivered remotely by our tutors for anyone who wishes to distance themselves during these difficult times and still have a guitar lesson.

This could help relieve some of the working from home boredom and cabin fever from prolonged isolation.

If you’re interested in giving our online lesson service a go then get in touch for more info and to make a booking.

We are currently offering a 15% Discount for this service as an introductory offer.

Lessons are currently only monday to friday and booking is required.

Stay safe out there! 

Guitar Academy

Learn to Play Day 2019

This March the 24th 2019 We will be taking part in national learn to play day!

Come and take part in one of our Guitar lesson taster sessions completely free!

If you do not have a guitar you do not need to worry, we can provide one for your to use in lesson.

The event will take place between 10am and 2pm on Sunday. Booking is required at this link:

All customers get a free 50% Off voucher for their next lesson. If you sign up to lessons on the day you also get a free tuner!

Guitars for Beginners

What Guitar should you buy?

We always get asked from customers for advice on what Guitar they should buy as a beginner. So here are some tips to help you get the best Guitar for your budget.

  1. Look for build quality.

    There are loads of Guitars available online and in local stores. However not all of them are great. One thing to really look out for is build quality. Does it look well made? do all the parts line up? are there any marks? Make sure you check out every part and judge the quality. If in a store compare it to other instruments in a similar price range.

    Is it easy to play?

    You might not play Guitar yet but its worth checking that you can get your hands around the neck comfortably to be able to play it. All Guitar necks have different profiles. This is simply referring to the size and shape of the neck. Make sure you can get your hands around the neck and try out the Guitar before you buy it. We recommend for most beginners an electric guitar. Simply because the neck on electrics are slimmer and easier to play. Acoustics have larger necks and thicker strings. Classical guitars have larger necks also. We find most stores sell classical guitars to younger students. We personally feel this is wrong! Classical guitars do not suit smaller hands, especially beginners!

    Stick to a brand name

    Not always the case but we find the following budget guitars made by these brands are typically good quality. Squire (by fender) Epiphone (by Gibson) Ibanez and Yamaha.

    Can you push down the strings?

    Check you can push down the strings comfortably. Check the heigh of the strings from the fretboard is also not too high.

So there are a few tips to help you choose the right guitar. If in doubt then feel free to get in contact with us. Even if you’re not a student.

Summer Activities – Guitar Lessons

Looking for something to do this Summer?

Why not start learning the Guitar! Learning to play Guitar is fun and rewarding and helps build confidence and creativity.

This Summer Guitar Academy in Petersfield is offering one to one lessons to all ages and abilities who want to learn Guitar for the first time or develop their skills.

All lessons are tailored to suit the learners needs and musical aspirations. Whether you want to learn Guitar and develop your skills to pursue a career in music or just wanted to have some fun and jam out your favourite tunes.

If you’re looking to do something fun and develop some new skills this summer then get in touch with us at Guitar Academy in Petersfield on 01730 858 219 or email



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