Classical guitar lessons are a great way to musically enrich your visit to Seville, Spain. Much of the instrument's most beloved repertoire was written by Spanish composers and inspired by the many different cultures that have inhabited Spain through the ages. I offer private lessons to classical guitar students of all experience levels, beginner to advanced. My classes are geared towards visitors to Seville who come especially to focus on music, or who simply want to musically enrich their stay with Spanish or classical guitar lessons. Students can take anywhere from one introductory class to several months of intensive classes.
All private guitar lessons take place in my home in Calle Fray Isidoro de Sevilla. It is a 30-minute walk from the Giralda Cathedral and a 9-minute walk from the Arco de la Macarena. I will provide the exact address and detailed directions when you book.
50€ per one-hour class
65€ per 90-minute class
If you are studying abroad in Seville and plan on taking weekly lessons for several months, I may be able to offer you a student discount. Just ask!
If you're visiting Seville, I can loan you a guitar for use during private guitar lessons (no charge!). If you plan on taking several flamenco guitar lessons, you will learn much faster with regular practice between classes. If you don't want the hassle or risk of traveling with your own guitar, I can rent you a guitar during your stay. The cost of rent is 30€ per week, plus cash deposit (50€ or 200€ depending on which guitar). I return the deposit when you return the guitar. Please check in advance on availability!
I'll be in Seville for several months. Can I rent your guitar long-term?
Yes, you can, if it's available, but it probably wouldn't make financial sense. You would be better off buying a cheap student guitar (around 150€) to use during your stay. If you don't want to take it with you, you can give it away (or, if you're lucky, sell it), when you leave.
I want to buy a nice guitar while in Seville, where should I go?
It mostly depends on your budget. You can get a decent factory-made guitar starting around 300 or 400€, which would be fine if you're a serious student on a tight budget. Hand-made, professional quality guitars start around 800€. Be sure to get a sturdy case to protect your guitar while traveling!
If you're looking for a student guitar, try:
If you're looking for a higher budget handmade guitar, try:
Besides a guitar, what else do I need for classical guitar lessons?
Do you offer classical guitar lessons for beginners? Is it okay if I'm starting from zero?
It is perfectly fine if you are new to classical guitar. I teach students of all levels on a regular basis, and you'll be sure to progress and learn some fun and beautiful music. That said, if you'll be taking only a one-off private lesson, it will help a whole lot if you already know how to play a bit of guitar (any style). If you know a few basic chords, you'll be in good shape.
Do I need to know how to read music? Will you teach me if I don't already know?
From a professional point of view, reading music notation is a must if you're a serious classical guitarist. TAB may be quick and easy to learn, but it leaves gaps in your understanding of music.
That said, if you have been learning from TAB and have no interest in learning to read notation, I'll respect that and work with you. Just understand that depending on your playing level, your choice of repertoire may be limited. There is plenty of repertoire in TAB for beginning and intermediate players, but the options dwindle as you advance.
If you're starting from zero and can devote the time to learning classical guitar properly, I strongly recommend learning music notation. If you're taking intensive classes over several weeks, I will teach you! If you're taking just one or a few classes, I will probably opt to teach you by rote or using TAB, so that we can get you playing pieces as quickly as possible.
What duration and frequency do you recommend for intensive classical guitar lessons?
This depends entirely on your goals and desires for your guitar studies in Seville, how much practice time you want between classes, and how much sightseeing and traveling you want to fit in.
Some students want to pack as much lesson time as possible into their stay and arrange schedules such as:
Most students prefer a bit less intensity so that they have time and energy for sightseeing and relaxing. Examples of more typical lesson schedules are:
Where should I stay? Do you arrange accommodations for students?
I do not arrange accommodations for students. Seville is full of hotels, hostels, and AirBnB lodgings, you will have no trouble finding a place on your own. For students who are coming primarily for intensive flamenco guitar lessons, staying in the northern half of the 'Casco Antiguo' (the historic center) will put you close to classes and flamenco nightlife. Check out the small map above right and this larger map on the contact page to help you get a sense of the area and walking distances.
Solo performance in Casa Ensamblá, March 2019. Seville has a vibrant art scene that will inspire your classical guitar playing.
Questions? Ready to book classes? Get in touch using the form below, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by Whatsapp +34 674 660 794.
If you want to continue your classical studies after your visit to Seville, online lessons at Lessonface are a great option.
Students take anywhere from a single one-off classical guitar lesson during a vacation to a several weeks of intensive lessons. If you want to plan a trip around serious classical guitar study, get in touch with me early so that we can coordinate the dates together.
Concert in Arles, France August 2019. I have been teaching and performing classical guitar for over twelve years.
I teach classical guitar lessons to all levels of students, from beginner to advanced. Tell me a bit about your musical background when you book.
Guitar classes take place in my home in Calle Fray Isidoro de Sevilla. The map shows approximate walking times from a few common landmarks. I'll provide the exact address and detailed directions when you book.