Buy a Gift Voucher
In-person course

Guitar for beginners at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)

Guitar for beginners at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)

About the Course

Ideal for complete beginners. Learn to strum a tune in your first session and build confidence and skills throughout the course. You will need your own instrument - tutor advice available, see full course description for details.

Who is this course for
This course is suitable for complete beginners. No other experience necessary, just a desire to try out a fun & simple, yet versatile musical instrument. The course will be taught in the context of pop, rock & blues.
Ability to read music is helpful but not required

What does this course cover
The course is a practical introduction to playing the Acoustic Guitar . We will cover good positioning, technique and how to tune the instrument, whilst learning a repertoire of songs and chords.
As we progress through the course you can expect to learn more advanced techniques, such as barre chords and melody playing. Reading chord charts and making simple notation will also be introduced to aid the learning of songs. All of this will be done in a supportive group environment.
Towards the end of the course you will have the opportunity to perform what you have learnt.

What you should be able to do by the end of the course:
- Play the songs and exercises as recommended by the tutor, solo or in an ensemble
- Demonstrate good technique and positioning
- Refer to a range of chords
- Read a chord chart and understand chord symbols for Guitar
- Demonstrate an understanding of Acoustic Guitar tablature (simple notation)
- Tune the Acoustic Guitar
- Demonstrate a developed confidence with singing and playing simultaneously.

Mary Ward Centre is an adult education centre with a difference. We provide a wide range of subjects for people at all levels and run courses during the day, evening or weekend to suit your timetable. Get inspired and enjoy excellent teaching in an environment where each individual’s learning experience is valued. That’s what makes Mary Ward Centre ‘the friendly place to learn.’

Please get in touch via the links above for more details or to book your place.

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.


Reception Team at Mary Ward Centre
1 Rushworth Street
Greater London
See more from this course organiser All reviews for this course organiser
Gold Badge
What does this mean?

This craft course provider has been awarded Gold status for receiving 10 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.

The Students' Choice award ensures that course providers get recognised for their efforts in the teaching and practice of UK craft.

They also allow tutors to gain valuable feedback on their courses and for new students to find the course that's right for them.

Suitable for

  • Public transport
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Wheelchair users

Available as a gift

Learn about gift vouchers




12 evenings

Available dates:

Review this course


Please note that email addresses added here are not published. Contact information will not be shared or used for marketing unless you opt to receive our monthly newsletter about UK creative courses. You will be notified by email within two weeks if the course provider responds to your review.

Have you done this course?