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Acoustic Guitar Lessons

''I ensure that everyone
who studies with me
has a thorough
technical
and theoretical
grounding
as a prerequisite to
more advanced work
''

Tuition is available  in
my home studio, as
well as online lessons
on Skype or Zoom.
 
To book your lesson
just give me a call, or
send me a message via
my contact page. 

click here 

These are exciting times for solo acoustic guitarists. Innovators like Michael Hedges and Pierre Bensusan have re-written the rule book on what can be achieved by solo acoustic guitarists. The development of new methods of amplification and digital technology have placed acoustic musicians on an even footing with electric players in a way that they could have previously only dreamt about.

The acoustic guitar is also the ultimate song writer's tool. Its extensive use in Rock, Pop, Blues, Folk and World music continues to reveal new musical possibilities from this beautiful, and endlessly adaptable instrument.

Students have the option of studying both fingerstyle and plectrum techniques. I ensure that everyone who studies with me has a thorough technical and theoretical grounding as a prerequisite to more advanced work. Subjects covered range from song writing and accompaniment through to solo and ensemble playing and reading skills. (Standard notation and/or TAB) - with a strong emphasis on practical hands on performance during lessons. I also encourage the use of the many excellent 'play along' tracks which are an invaluable aid in developing confidence when playing with other musicians.

More advanced students might expect to study altered tunings, improvisation, composition as well as in depth study of their chosen style through analysis and learning to play transcriptions of  recordings by leading acoustic guitar virtuosos. The eventual goal for any creative player is to create their own individual voice. Students are encouraged to pursue this through acquiring a thorough grasp of their own specialised area of interest as well as an overview of innovations and developments in other areas of music.

''Students have the
option to prepare for
and enter RGT@LCM.
Acoustic Guitar Exams
through to grade eight,
and continuing on, up
through the various
levels of Diploma.
Alternatively students,
if they prefer, can
choose to pursue a
more individual course
of study in keeping with
their own aspirations
and goals.''

Acoustic Guitar Lessons Offered by Paul Costello | Merseyside & Wirral UK