september, 2023

2023thu21sep(sep 21)7:00 pmthu30nov(nov 30)9:00 pmGuitar Beginners Continuation£145 (£87 Concession). Practical hands on course in a group setting (third term) - not suitable for complete beginners.Coleridge Community CollegeDay:Thursday length of course: 10 weeks


September 21 (Thursday) 7:00 pm - November 30 (Thursday) 9:00 pm


Coleridge Community College

Radegund Rd, Cambridge CB1 3RJ

length of course

10 weeks


Course details

Brief Description

This course is suitable for you if have completed approximately 40 hours of lessons. Techniques and skills will be aimed at preparing you to play any style of guitar music. The course will provide an introduction to reading music and tablature, successful tuning and replacing strings, playing/performance techniques and building a repertoire of songs and exercises. You will need to bring your own guitar to classes.

Previous Experience and Knowledge Needed?

Skills attained in Guitar Beginners 1 and 2

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this course you will be able to:
1. Read music and understand musical terms to the 3rd level
2. Play major, minor and pentatonic scales with a mind to improvise
3. Extend repertoire of songs to the third level
4. Increase knowledge of chords and music theory and it’s use in more challenging material.
5. Develop picking, finger style and strumming techniques through study of new material

Extra costs on the course for example text book, materials or equipment:

Cost of a method book available from the tutor at the first session. Approximate cost £5.50

For the first session you will need to bring:

One working guitar; acoustic, classical or steel string.

On completion of this course, what might your next steps be?

Your tutor will advise you.
The Learn and Train office is able to give course information or search for alternative courses for you.

Try similar courses or maybe look at learning something completely new.
You will find provision on some Saturday and Sundays, you will also find courses available in the day and evening at different venues in Cambridge. Courses vary in length from one-off sessions to 10 weeks or more.


£145 (£87 concession) To book please call the office on 01223 712340 to pay with your card


James FreeJames Free is a multi instrumentalist with over 20 years of experience in teaching and performing music. He gained a BA(Hons) degree in Music from Anglia Polytechnic University, Cambridge in 1998 and a PTLLS teaching qualification also from Cambridge. He has since gone on to perform across the UK, Europe and the United States with a variety of artists and acts at many venues including Glastonbury

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