Welcome to the CGA
Derbyshire’s only dedicated Classical Guitar School and Classical Guitar Shop.
The CGA is dedicated to providing the best private guitar lessons in Derby. Our comfortable teaching studio is located at Banks Mill Studios on the edge of Derby city centre. We teach all ages and abilities, so please do get in touch if you’d like to take lessons.
Our Classical Guitar Shop also stocks a great range of guitars, strings and accessories. Being a small studio, visits to the shop are by appointment only. This means you’ll have exclusive access to our range of classical guitars and can try them out in total privacy.
Professional Guitar Teacher
When searching for a guitar teacher in Derby, you will find several options. But how do you know which tutor is best for you?
Our principal guitar teacher, Ed Peczek, is a professional tutor with over 13 years of teaching experience. He graduated from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in 2009 with a BMus (Hons) degree in Classical Guitar studies. He has taught hundreds of students, some of whom have gone on to study at some of the best music conservatoires and universities in the UK. Other former students have successfully launched their own careers in the music industry as teachers and performers.
In addition to providing private tuition at the CGA, Ed is also the classical guitar teacher at world-renowned Repton School in Derbyshire and Denstone College in Staffordshire.
Ed is a member of the European Guitar Teachers Association and the Registry of Guitar Tutors. These organisations keep him up to date with the latest teaching practices.
Discover Our Lessons
We specialise in lessons for the classical guitar and can cater for people of all ages. Adults and children are equally welcome at the CGA. We also cater for all ability levels, from complete beginner to advanced. As long as you’ve got a guitar, we can teach you.
If you’re interested in passing a graded exam, we can certainly help. Students at the CGA have a 100% pass rate. Many achieve either Merit and Distinction. Alternatively, you can learn for fun at your own pace. Whatever your aspirations are, we’re here to help you make them a reality.
We teach on weekdays from 4-9pm. Lessons outside this time may be arranged on request but are subject to availability.
Book a FREE trial lesson and find out why the Classical Guitar Academy is one of the best places to learn to play guitar in Derby.
By Age Group
By Ability Level
- Beginner (Initial – Grade 1)
- Intermediate (Grade 2 – Grade 6)
- Advanced (Grade 7 – Post Grade 8)