The Music Works

A whole tone above the rest!

Group And Private


A whole tone above the rest

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Rocking Guitar lessons for you and your child!

Looking for lessons in Godalming or at a local school? Then read on! If you are more local to Haslemere, please click here for more information.

Whether you have always wanted to learn how to play the guitar or are an experienced musician looking to improve your skills, our guitar classes can help you achieve your musical goals. At our music school, we offer both private and group guitar lessons for both electric and acoustic guitars, using the Yamaha Guitar Encounters course and Rockschool courses, with experienced guitar teachers who can help you develop your technique, music theory knowledge, aural perception, and sight-reading skills.

Our guitar lessons typically start from 7 years old and up, but if you have a keen guitarist in the making that is younger than 7 we would highly recommend they begin their musical journey studying Ukulele using Vuzo’s excellent Beginner Ukulele Course.

The Yamaha Guitar Encounters course is a fantastic way for you or your child to begin your musical journey and are the perfect guitar lessons for beginners. It is regarded as one of the best and most comprehensive courses on how to learn the guitar, because it covers a wide range of genres like Jazz, Funk, and Rock, offering real songs that make learning more fun and enjoyable. In book 1 alone you will learn classics such as:

  • Guns ‘N’ Roses – Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
  • Bon Jovi – Livin’ On A Prayer
  • Metallica – Sad But True
  • Chuck Berry – Johnny B. Goode

Our guitar beginner guitar lessons emphasise the development of essential guitar skills, including technique, music theory knowledge, aural perception, and the ability to read both TAB and standard notation. The course uses purpose-written songs and exercise that are designed to help students improve their musical abilities while also broadening their understanding of guitar playing.

We understand that learners have different goals when it comes to learning how to play the guitar. Some may want to pursue grades and certifications, while others may want to learn purely for fun and enjoyment. Whatever your goals may be, our guitar lessons can cater to your needs and help you achieve your desired level of proficiency.

For beginners who have no prior experience with the guitar, our group classes can be a great place to start. The Yamaha Guitar Encounters course is specifically designed for beginners and offers a comprehensive and well-structured curriculum that covers the basics of guitar playing. Students can learn how to hold the guitar, how to fingerpick or strum the strings, how to read TAB and standard notation, and how to play a variety of musical genres.

Intermediate and advanced students can also benefit greatly from our classes. Our guitar tutors offer customised private lessons that cater to each student’s unique goals and skill level. Our experienced guitar teachers will work with you to identify areas where you need improvement, develop your technique and playing style, and expand your repertoire. Whether you’re looking for electric guitar lessons or acoustic guitar lessons, we can help.

Our guitar tuition caters to a broad age range, so whether you are a child, a teenager, an adult, or a senior, you can join our classes regardless of your skill level. We believe that anyone can learn to play the guitar if they have a passion and dedication for it.

At our music school, we prioritise the quality of education we provide to our students. We strive to make every lesson engaging, informative, and enjoyable, with individualised attention given to each student. We believe that a positive learning experience can help foster a long-lasting love of music and inspire students to reach their full musical potential. Stop searching the internet for “how to play guitar for beginners” and try a free taster lesson with us today!

Our guitar lessons are available either in private or group sessions, depending on your preferences. Private lessons are ideal for students who want to focus on specific areas of guitar playing or require more individualised attention. Group lessons, on the other hand, offer a fun and interactive atmosphere where students can learn from each other while practicing together.

In addition to learning how to play the guitar, our students also have opportunities to participate in concerts, recitals, and other musical activities organised by our music school. These events provide a platform for students to showcase their skills and build confidence in their abilities.

For more experienced guitarists, students can also join our weekly Band Skills sessions, where you will learn and practice with other Drum, Bass, Guitar, Keyboard, Piano and Singing students.

If you are interested in taking guitar classes with us, all you need is an instrument and a passion for music. Our professional teachers will guide you through every step of the learning process, providing you with all the necessary skills and knowledge to become a skilled guitarist.

Overall, our guitar classes are an excellent choice for anyone who wants to learn how to play the guitar or improve their existing skills. With our comprehensive curriculum, personalised attention, and supportive environment, you will be well on your way to achieving your musical goals. So why not sign up for our guitar classes today and take the first step towards becoming a skilled and confident guitarist?

Music lessons your kids will thank you for!

Be Creative!

Music lessons encourage creativity, while our students learn in a safe & friendly environment.

Be Social!

Learning an Instrument can help develop better social & language skills.

Be Academic!

Studies show improved numeracy and language skills go hand in hand with learning music.

Be Organised!

Learning music can help improve memory, develop self-discipline & focus.

Be Relaxed!

Learning music can help children develop better emotional management.

Be Yourself!

Learning music is fun and can help students find their place in the world.

Music lessons your kids will thank you for!

Ready for your free Guitar lesson?

Not quite ready yet? Email or call us and we will be happy to help!


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Keyboard Lessons in Haslemere

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Keyboard Lessons In Godalming

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Guitar Lessons in Haslemere

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Drum Lessons in Haslemere

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Drum Lessons In Godalming

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Still trying to find your ‘thing’?

Maybe it’s music! 🎤 🎹 🥁 🎸 🎶

Still not sure? Here's more info about The Music Works:

  • We have been delivering music lessons in our local area for over 12 years! Through industry experience and by making sure we work with some of the best music teachers in the area, we have grown to see hundreds of students every week for lessons.

  • We are a Yamaha Music School, which means only the best teachers can work with us. Teachers are fully vetted with the usual safety and rights checks (enhanced DBS child safeguarding etc) and are also interviewed by world leader Yamaha, to make doubly sure that they are great at what they do! Once they have passed the interview stage, they receive yearly training to make sure they continue being awesome.
  • We are a not-for-profit company that cares about our students. We want to see every student reach their full potential and are here to guide them if they need our help. If you need any guidance at any point, please get in touch.
  • Every student gets a chance to perform! Throughout the year we are a part of several large scale events, such as Haslemere Fringe, where we give our most promising students the opportunity to get valuable performance experience. You will also see us at smaller events, such as school summer fairs and discos, where we offer our services for free to help our local community. Students can join in with our open mic nights too!
  • Every student can learn how to be in a real, live band! We offer fantastic weekly Band Skills lessons at our Milford Centre and in several Partner schools, where students can learn the ins-and-outs of how to work well in a band setting. They will learn great songs, how to work in a team, build confidence and socialise with like-minded individuals. Every year our bands excel and join us on the biggest stages, where they perform to audiences of hundreds and sometimes thousands of people. It really is incredibly valuable musical experience at such a young age!

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