One of the most popular instruments young people want to learn is the guitar as it is a very diverse instrument that can be approached and learnt in different ways.

The acoustic guitar generally refers to a steel strung guitar that historically comes from a folk background of America, and this developed into the electric guitar.

The classical guitar comes from Spain and has nylon strings: this involves learning to read music from a music score and requires a disciplined approach in order to lay a good foundation in playing technique.

At what age can you learn to play the guitar?

Getting the correct size and quality of instrument is imperative for the younger student. The nylon strung classical guitar is much kinder to the beginner student and this can be further aided by a guitar foot-stool to ensure a good sitting posture. Students may be able to learn the guitar from Year 2.


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