About Ed Peczek

Ed Peczek is the founder of the Classical Guitar Academy; the leading provider of classical guitar lessons in Derby and the only dedicated classical guitar shop in Derby. In addition to teaching the guitar at the CGA, he also performs as a solo guitarist regularly around the UK and has teaching posts at Repton School and Denstone College.

2018 Review

By |2018-12-07T13:48:48+00:00December 7th, 2018|News|

2018 Review 2018 has been a very busy year, with a number of new things being introduced to run alongside our usual services. New Classes: The new workshops and performance classes were a big hit, so we will be running these again next year (with a slight twist). Student Concert: The student concert [...]

How Much Should You Spend on a Classical Guitar?

By |2018-12-17T14:05:33+00:00November 2nd, 2018|Advice, News|

How Much Should You Spend on a Classical Guitar? Guitars vary massively in price, so it can be difficult to know how much you should spend on a classical guitar. In this article, I’m going to discuss approximate budgets based on the ability level of the player, along with their medium-term [...]

Open Studios 2018

By |2018-10-30T10:27:00+00:00November 1st, 2018|News|

Visit Us During Open Studios Classical Guitar Academy are taking part in this year's Open Studio event at Banks Mill Studios. We'll be opening our studio doors to the public for the entire weekend from 23rd-25th November 2018. Come along and find out exactly what we can offer to all classical guitar enthusiasts. Enjoy [...]

Why Buy From A Classical Guitar Shop

By |2018-10-30T11:37:31+00:00October 31st, 2018|Advice, News|

Why Buy From A Specialist Classical Guitar Shop? The internet can be a wonderful thing, offering consumers more choice today than at any other point in time. But all of this choice comes at a cost – both in the short term (I.e. your purchase) and serious long-term effects too. Specialist classical [...]

When To Upgrade Your Classical Guitar

By |2018-10-30T12:05:48+00:00October 30th, 2018|Advice, News|

When To Upgrade Your Classical Guitar We live in a world where we are constantly bombarded with advertising. Someone is always trying to sell us something, whether we actually need it or not. The marketers and businesses behind the ads may not know you personally. They therefore don’t know about your specific [...]

Classical Guitar Shop Now Open

By |2018-07-02T12:19:12+00:00July 2nd, 2018|News|

CGA Guitar Shop In addition to providing private classical guitar lessons, the Classical Guitar Academy is now also Derby's only classical guitar shop. The CGA stocks a range of fantastic classical guitars, from beginner guitars to concert grade instruments. We also have a range of classical guitar cases, gig bags, strings and [...]

Guitar Concerts in Derbyshire: James Rippingale

By |2018-04-28T08:06:44+00:00April 24th, 2018|News|

Classical Guitar Concerts in Derbyshire: James Rippingale Renowned Derbyshire classical guitarist James Rippingale will be giving a number of performances and workshops in the Derbyshire area in the forthcoming months.  James has a great reputation as a performer and teacher, so it’s well worth booking your ticket to see him play. 10thMay [...]