You can learn for enjoyment only or take up the exciting challenge of doing grades. Either way, students will greatly benefit from following a structured approach or graded syllabus even if they choose not to take the exams.
RGT - LCM (University of West London) Acoustic grades: Up to grade 8
Acoustic Guitar Topics Taught (dependent on the needs of the student):
Development of Rhythm
Popular finger-picking styles: Contemporary Acoustic, Folk, Blues, Alternating Bass, Classical.
Music Theory for Guitar
Developing good Fretboard knowledge
Sight Reading skills and methods to speed up reading
Using Visualisation in playing, memorising and sight reading
Along with some selected topics taught with the Acoustic guitar the following syllabus is used:
RGT - LCM (University of West London) Classical Guitar Grades. Up to grade 8.
Repertoire: Renaisance through to Modern (includes music from around the world)
Scales and Arpeggios
Sight Reading (including tips and exercises to speed up reading)
Trinity College Classical Guitar Grades. Up to grade 8.
RGT - LCM (University of West London) Ukulele Grades. (Up to grade 4)
Picking techniques: melodies and accompaniment