Centre Opening Times

We are delighted to be able to partially reopen Colwell Arts Centre from the 26th April 2021 on a strict appointment-only basis. To collect, return or exchange an instrument, please contact us at glosmusic@gloucestershire.gov.uk to make an appointment.

Return to face-to-face rehearsals!

We are delighted to be fully restarting our rehearsals in September, click here to sign up!

Guitar

  • Acoustic - steel strung Classical or nylon strung (preferable at Primary level)
  • Electric - steel strung (played with a plectrum or 'pick')


When to start:

From Year 3, or earlier at teacher's discretion.


Costs:

Hire:

We charge (acoustic guitar) £11.60 per term, plus VAT where applicable. Find out more about hiring from us.

Buy:

From about £75 but ask your teacher for advice before buying. You may want to consider hiring in the first instance. Cheap guitars are often of poor quality and hard to keep in tune so avoid the lower end of the market. Guitars are not expensive, so it's often better to buy new rather than second-hand.

Other:

Replacement strings - from £6 a set.


Pros/cons:

Pros:

The guitar can be a solo or group instrument. Opportunities exist to play in folk, rock and jazz groups, or as a member of a guitar ensemble.

Cons:

Playing the guitar isn't as easy as it looks, and, like any other musical instrument, requires regular practice.

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