Is there anything else I should know?
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 bringing your own guitar (check with your airline!) or buying a cheap student guitar (around 150€) to use during your classical guitar lessons and practice. If choose the latter option and don't want to take it home 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?
Get in touch with me! 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€. I can point you toward some good sources, and, depending on my schedule, possibly help you decide.
Besides the guitar, what else do I need for lessons?
If you are just here for one or two lessons, you don't need anything else. I have everything you'll need during classes and will provide any music we'll be working on. If you'll be taking classes for several weeks, you may need to purchase sheet music or a method book. Also, you may want the following items to make your practice more comfortable: footstool, music stand, guitar stand, clip-on tuner.
Classical guitar lessons are a great way to musically enrich your visit to Seville, Spain. The classical guitar as a musical instrument developed principally in Spain over the past several hundred years. 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 teach private classical guitar lessons to students of all levels, and I can usually accommodate as few or as many classes your visit allows.
Get in touch using the form below and check out the FAQ that follows to learn more about private music lessons in Seville.
How can I pay and when is payment due?
I accept payment for classical guitar lessons via:
Generally, payment is due in full on the first day of your series of lessons. If you want to reserve many hours for an intensive guitar course, I may require that you pay half the cost at the time of reservation. That way I can be sure of your commitment before I rearrange my regular teaching schedule.
Do I need a guitar during the lesson?
YES! You'll also need one for practice in between lessons.
Do you have a guitar I can rent or borrow?
Yes! If you need to use a guitar during a lesson, you can use one of my extras for free, no problem.
If you'll be staying for several lessons and want to take a guitar with you for practice, I have Yamaha classical guitar (CG-151S) that you can rent if it is available. It is very comfortable and easy to play. It comes with a back-pack style gig bag, and can include a clip-on tuner and capo if needed. The cost of rent is 25€ per week, plus a 300€ deposit that I return to you when you return the guitar. Please check in advance on availability!
Use the form below to get in touch with questions or to schedule your classical guitar lessons. If you prefer, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Do I need to know how to read music? Will you teach me if I don't already know how?
Generally, yes to both questions. Reading music notation is part of playing classical guitar, and you'll have a lot more repertoire available if you speak the language of the instrument. If you don't know how to read notation yet, I will teach you if time allows during your private music lessons. However, if you let me know ahead of time that you're not interested in notation, I can transcribe a few pieces to TAB.
Do you offer intensive classical guitar lessons?
Yes! Just get in touch with me as early as possible, please, so that I can reserve space in my schedule. I can usually offer classes as intensive as you want, as long as you can be flexible and work around my normal class schedule. Past guitar students' have taken: two weeks of daily 2-hour lessons, one month of five one-hour lessons per week, one month of three one-hour classes per week.
Where should I stay? Do you arrange accommodations for students?
I don't typically arrange lodgings for students but am willing to do so if you compensate me for my time. 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 classes, staying in the zone 'Casco Antiguo' (the historic center) will put you close lessons and flamenco nightlife. If you plan on playing guitar a lot during your stay, please check with your host that it won't be a problem.
Where do the lessons take place?
I teach classical guitar lessons in my home studio in the center of Seville (Calle Infantes, see map on the left). It is a 15-minute walk from the Giralda Cathedral, five minutes from 'las Setas' (Metropol Parasol), and five minutes the night-life hotspot Alameda de Hercules.
How much do the lessons cost?
Private music lessons are 30€ for one hour and 40€ for 90 minutes. One hour lessons work best for students who will be in Seville for several weeks and will be taking many lessons. For visitors on shorter stays who just want one class or a couple classes, I recommend 90-minute lessons. That way we'll have more time to give you a thorough introduction.
STUDENT DISCOUNT: If you'll be studying abroad in Seville and plan on taking lessons for a few months, please ask me about my student rates, I'll be glad to give you a discount!
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 will be visiting for just one or two private music lessons, 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 and right-hand arpeggios, you'll be in good shape.
If you are complete beginner and want a crash course in classical guitar, try to arrange a stay that allows you to take daily hour-long lessons for at least a couple weeks. That will give us enough time to cover the fundamentals so that you can return home with some new skills to show off (and, hopefully, continue building on).