CLASSICAL GUITAR< Back to Instrument Overview
Developed near the Iberian Peninsula (modern Spain) centuries ago, the classical guitar has provided musicians a highly stylistic approach to music in many facets of the world! From Baroque and Spanish to Latin American genres, the myriad works centered around this gorgeous instrument have allowed it to develop an enormous classical repertoire. During your FREE trial lesson, our instructors expose you to the variety of techniques available for the developing guitarist. Our one-on-one Spanish and classical guitar classes build upon these unique approaches by simplifying the techniques to master contemporary practices. Our expertly trained private instructors offer a performance based approach to give you the confidence needed to be an active guitarist.
The classical guitar is acoustic and therefore does not require any additional equipment like an amplifier to play. Its strings are generally made of nylon and silk instead of metal like a regular acoustic or electric guitar, and are plucked with the fingernails, not the fingertips. Often, you’ll see classical guitar players with one one hand’s nails longer than the others for this reason. Music written for this instrument comes from: the Baroque and early Romantic periods, nineteenth-century operas, folk songs, and Latin American or Flamenco music. Held in a seated position that places the right foot higher than the left, the classical guitar produces a wonderfully rich tone and allows for beautiful finger plucking arrangements.