FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
I have no musical experience. Is this course going to be too difficult?
Not at all. This course starts at the very beginning (holding the guitar, tuning, plucking a string, etc.) and teaches you every step until you can play your first classical pieces!
All of the video lessons include a speed dial and I encourage students to slow the piece down if they are having difficulty keeping up or even pausing and practicing for fifteen minutes.
Will this course make me a "Pro" since that word is in the course title?
While this is a BEGINNER course, it is actually Volume #1 of a series of courses that I am currently working on. Volume #2 will be out shortly.
My goal is to eventually have enough course content online in this series (and perhaps supplemental mini-courses) to cover everything you'll need to know to play like a professional.
For what age range is this course intended?
This course is ideally designed for people aged 9 and up. There is no such thing as being too old to start enjoying the wonders of the classical guitar! Children under 9 can benefit from this course but I'd recommend having an adult view the course with them as a guide.
I already play electric guitar, is this the right course for me?
Absolutely. This is the course that will teach you how to easily read music in standard notation, shape your nails and play with good technique in only 6 hours. I myself transitioned from electric to classical guitar and I wish I could have had a course this in-depth and fun to guide me.
I don't have a classical guitar yet. Can I use my steel string guitar?
Yes. While I do think having a nylon-strung classical guitar is the best instrument for this music, yes you can take this course on a steel-string acoustic guitar or even an electric guitar.
What will I be able to play at the end?
Classical guitar favorites like Malagueña, Greensleeves, the opening theme from Asturias Leyenda, beautiful études by Carulli and Aguado, the melody of Romanza, a duet version of Bach's Bourée in E minor, and much more!
What if I don't like the course?
If you take my course and you honestly feel it did not improve your classical guitar playing, there is a 14-day money-back guarantee. However, I put all of my knowledge gained from two degrees, thousands of lessons taught, and running an online music school into this course. I really think you'll like it!
Please note: This is a BEGINNER course designed to teach you introductory pieces, good technique, and how to read music.
Aren't one-on-one lessons better?
While I'm a big fan of one-on-one lessons, not everyone can afford them or have an hour a week to dedicate to in-person lessons. This course is designed for those who want to learn at their own pace and everything I teach in this course comes from the way I have taught thousands of lessons. Plus you will get personal feedback from me in our private Facebook group.
Lastly, you will get a 20% discount to sign-up for my online music school Arpeggiato where you can take one-on-one lessons with one of our teachers after you've finished this course.
What are the next steps after completing this course?
As soon as I'm able, I plan to release an intermediate and advanced course that serves as the perfect next step to this beginner course. In the meantime, when you buy this course you get 20% off one-on-one Zoom lessons at my online music school Arpeggiato.com. I'd recommend taking advantage of that and working with one of our expert teachers for direct feedback on what you've learned.
I'd also recommend an intermediate technique book like "Pumping Nylon" by Scott Tennant and an anthology of music to learn such as the Library of Easy Guitar Classics.