Classical Guitar Lessons in Seville

Intensive, one-on-one instruction in classical and Spanish classical guitar

Classical guitar lessons are a great way to musically enrich your visit to Seville

Classical guitar lessons in my home studio, within a 30-minute walk from anywhere in Seville center. The map shows approximate walking times from a few landmarks. See larger map here.  I'll provide exact address and detailed directions when you book.

classical guitar teacher Leah has been performing and teaching for 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.  

Spanish and classical guitar lessons in the center of Seville

Concert in Arles, France August 2019. I have been teaching and performing classical guitar for over twelve years.

If you want to continue your classical studies after your visit to Seville, online lessons at Lessonface are a great option. 

Seville has a vibrant art scene that will inspire your classical guitar studies

Classical and Spanish Guitar Lessons in Seville

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New online group classes in flamenco guitar begin Sunday May 9th!   

Rhythm and Rasgueos for All Guitarists (Sundays 12:30pm EST starting May 9th, 2021) 
  • Rasgueos are terrific for strengthening your right hand technique, regardless of the genre you play.  Learning them improves your sense of pulse, accents, and subdivisions, and well-placed rasgueos add a lively twist to any style of guitar music.  

Exploring Bulerias (Sundays 1:30pm starting May 9th, 2021) 
  • For guitarists looking to deepen their knowledge of flamenco’s most energetic and diverse palo.  You’ll learn classic, catchy falsetas for three variants of Bulerías, improve your grasp of compás, and meet friendly flamenco enthusiasts from all over the world

*use coupon code leahgroupclass for $30 off either group class (or both if you choose!)*​

Enroll using the links or get in touch with questions at leah.kruszewski@gmail.com.  
See you there!
Leah​

Classical guitar lessons in the heart of Seville

**SPRING 2021 PROMOTION**

Free 30-minute private lesson online
in flamenco or classical guitar

use code LEAHFREE at booking

Contact

Questions?  Ready to book classes?   Get in touch using the form below or by email at leah.kruszewski@gmail.com

Solo performance in Casa Ensamblá, March 2019.  Seville has a vibrant art scene that will inspire your classical guitar playing.  

Learn classical guitar in Seville, Spain
Visitors who take classical guitar lessons in Seville can continue their studies online

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. 

LEAH KRUSZEWSKI​

Learn classical guitar in the center of Seville

​​​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. 


Location

All private guitar lessons take place in my cozy top-floor home studio in the center of Seville (see map at right). It is within a 30-minute walk from anywhere in the city center.  See a larger map here, and I will provide the exact address and detailed directions when you book.

IMPORTANT: My studio is on the third floor and there is no elevator. If you can't climb stairs, please let me know.  We may need to arrange another location for the classes.


Pricing

​40€ per one-hour class

  • great for students who will be taking many lessons over the course of several weeks


​50€ per 90-minute class

  • recommended for students who will just be taking one or a couple classes, or who want a very intensive experience


Payment Methods

  • For one or a few classes, please plan to pay in cash on the day of the lesson(s). 
  • If you'd like to reserve a series of intensive lessons in advance, I may ask for a deposit, which you can pay via bank transfer
    • I recommend Transferwise for international transfers
    • ​standard transfer in Euros from any EU bank
    • or Paypal, for a 5% transfer fee 
    • Once you arrive and begin classes, you can pay the remainder ​of your balance via cash or transfer (your choice)


Student Discount
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!


Guitar Rental

​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.  It is a Yamaha classical guitar (CG-151S) that is set up for flamenco and is very comfortable and easy to play.  The cost of rent is 30€ per week, plus a 300€ cash deposit that I return to you when you return the guitar.  Please check in advance on availability!


Frequent Questions

​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:

  • ​Promúsica (Calle Cardenal Spínola 3)
  • Casa Tejera (Calle Feria 75)


If you're looking for a higher budget handmade guitar, try:​

  • Guitarras José Luis Postigo (Calle Hernando Colón 34)
  • Guitarreria Alvarez y Bernal (Calle Hernando del Pulgar 20)
  • ​Juan L. Cayuela Craft Guitars (Calle Zaragoza 4)


Besides a guitar, what else do I need for classical guitar lessons?

  • Clip-on tuner - a good idea, especially for beginners
  • Footstool - helpful for classical guitar posture
  • Music stand - helpful for intensive practice!
  • Sheet Music and Books
    • Students with some experience playing who want to work on specific pieces with me - please bring your own sheet music for those pieces.  
    • Beginners - don't worry bringing music with you.  I'll help you get started and select a method book if appropriate.


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: 

  • Two 90-minute classes per day, one morning and one evening, for two weeks
  • One 90-minute class per day for six weeks 


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:  

  • Daily one-hour classes
  • Three to four 90-minute classes per week


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 zone '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.   If you plan on practicing guitar a lot during your stay, please check with your host that it won't be a problem.