WHAT EQUIPMENT DO STUDENTS NEED?
Students will need a guitar, footstool and a music stand to practise with at home.
½ & ¾ size Classical Guitars are best suited to Key Stage 2 students and beginner students. Equipment can be purchased from your local music store costing £90-£115 depending on the make of guitar purchased.
Makes of Guitar
Yamaha CS40 (3/4 size)
Used or second-hand guitars will need to be re-string before lessons commence.
It is essential that all students purchase a gig-bag (padded case) for their guitars.
All students will need a foot stool to obtain the correct sitting position taught.
Guitar students require a music stand to keep at home for practising. The sheet music must be up right in front of the student when practising.
Beginner guitarists start on Frets & Fingers (available only through Guitar in Schools).
Following Frets & Fingers are The Guitarist’s Way books 1 & 2.
Trinity College London Grade 1 is then introduced at pg8 of The Guitarist’s Way book 2.
Plectrums/Picks and Capos (optional)
When students are learning and playing chords it is a good idea to have some plectrums (picks) to hand for strumming. A Capo is fun to use for changing the key of the song/chord progression.