Guitar is one of the most popular musical instruments - hugely versatile and can be relatively easy to get started on. A massive range of music and musical styles are written for guitar, ranging from classical Spanish artists like Segovia to rock icons like Jimi Hendrix and hugely talented singer/songwriters like Ed Sheeran.

Acoustic guitar

Acoustic guitar is where most students start learning - beginner acoustic guitars are relatively cheap (around £50 for a good quality beginner's instrument) - and are light and portable. You can learn almost any style of music on acoustic guitar: classical, pop, rock, blues, folk, country, jazz. You can learn to read musical notation on guitar, or you can use the guitarist's shorthand - tablature, with simple chord charts. Guitar music is readily available for download on the internet, and from music shops. As you progress in learning guitar, you will also be able to work out chords by listening to music.

Electric guitar

An electric set-up can be a bit more of an investment  - and you'll need an amp, leads etc - but once you're started, the musical options for electric guitar are huge.


The age range we'd advise for guitar is 6/7 years upwards - no upper age limit. You can buy smaller-sized instruments for young learners. Students will need to have some hand and finger strength.

One to one lessons are the quickest way to progress with guitar, but it can also be learnt in shared lessons which can be really fun. Guitar's the lynchpin of most pop bands, and it's great to get into a group and start performing.

When buying your guitar you'll need one or two other accessories, e.g. strap, pick, tuner. We're very happy to advise you on options for buying guitars and accessories in South London – contact us here


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We find awesome guitar teachers for all ages working in the following areas

Southwark  Bankside, Bermondsey, Borough, Southwark, Surrey Quays, Rotherhithe, Camberwell, Peckham, Nunhead, Walworth, Elephant & Castle, Dulwich, East Dulwich, Herne Hill, West Dulwich, Crystal Palace, Honor Oak

Lambeth  Brixton, Clapham, Crystal Palace, Herne Hill, Kennington, Lambeth, Oval, Stockwell, Streatham, Tulse Hill, Vauxhall, Waterloo, West Dulwich, West Norwood

Lewisham Deptford, New Cross, Telegraph Hill, Brockley, Forest Hill, Sydenham, Crystal Palace, Honor Oak, Lewisham, Blackheath, Lee

Greenwich Greenwich, Charlton

Wandsworth Balham, Battersea, Earlsfield, Southfields, Tooting, Wandsworth, Wimbledon

Part of Merton borough Colliers Wood, Mitcham, Wimbledon