Guitar - Beginners

Course code: QCXR502P

Subject area: Music Technology

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

5:00pm - 6:30pm


17th Jan 2022 - 4th Apr 2022

Oxford Adult Learning Cowley

Contact details

01235 555 585

This course is aimed at beginners with a little bit of experience and is designed as a jump-start into performing some simple tunes and to help overcome the most common challenges. Join this entertaining, informative and inspiring course and get your guitar playing going in a friendly group setting.

On this course you will learn the basics that you need to play simple tunes on a guitar.

You will further develop these skills:
• Correct hand placement and posture
• Tuning an acoustic guitar
• Introduction to music notation (mainly TAB and chord diagram – some information on music staff reading)
• Basic guitar chords
• Basic techniques

By the end of this course you will be able to:
• Play along with some modern songs
• Read TAB music and chord charts
• Have an understanding of the guitar fretboard
• Have a basic understanding of music theory

Please note, you will need to bring your own guitar. There will be no teaching sessions on 21/02/2022

Abingdon and Witney College is subject to Ofsted regulation and is required to work with all its students to make sure they understand Government initiatives around Safeguarding, Prevent and Fundamental British Values. Information on these matters will be shared with you during your course.

You will also be asked to complete monitoring paperwork, which helps us to deliver course content to the highest quality.

This course leads to Guitar - Improvers
This course is aimed at beginners with a little bit of experience. There are no formal entry requirements for this course. All welcome

Please note - you should be 19 years old or over at 31st August 2021 prior to starting the course.

Courses can fill fast, so please enrol early to avoid disappointment. Decisions on whether a course is to run are made two weeks prior to the start date - an email will be sent to you should there be changes to your course or if it is cancelled. Please check your inbox leading up to your course, including the junk folders. For anyone without an email account, our Admissions team will phone you instead.

For the first week of the course you will need to bring a valid form of identification; this includes passport, driving licence, debit/credit card, Birth Certificate or National Insurance card.

Please note - you should be 19 years old or over at 31st August 2021 prior to starting the course.
Courses offered by the college are fully or partly funded by the Government and the published fee takes account of this funding.

Before starting a course, the College is required to check you meet conditions relating to that funding, e.g. age, residency status within the UK/EEA, prior qualification level and employment status. In some circumstances (such as with online enrolments), these checks can only be completed after you have enrolled and paid.

If you are unable to pay in full for this course at the time of enrolment, and the course tuition fee is £300 or more, an instalment plan is available. If this is your preference, please do not enrol online but rather call the Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to enrol.

Once enrolled, Admissions will take the first instalment payment from you and pass on your details to the Finance team who will email you to set-up your payment plan. Please return a fully completed instalment plan to Finance as failure to do so could result in being withdrawn from your course.

The rules on fee reduction are complicated, we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to discuss these options. You can find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.

16 - 18 Fee

19+ Fee

Tuition Fee: £90.75
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £90.75

19+ Reduced Fee

Tuition Fee: £54.45
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £54.45

As this is a non-accredited course, there is no formal qualification. However, you will be asked to complete activities that demonstrate how you are progressing on your course.
A variety of teaching and learning methods will be used on this course, including demonstration, practical, one- to-one tuition and group work. As this course is unaccredited informal methods of assessment will be used. This could include discussion and observation. Your tutor will give you informal feedback. There will be some paperwork to complete.