Join Classical Guitar Academy

We’ve been teaching people how to play the classical guitar for almost 20 years and have devised a method of teaching that has helped former pupils gain entry to music college/conservatoire and begin their own careers in the music industry.

Many pupils who take guitar lessons with us simply want to learn for fun, and that’s great too!

We teach all ages and abilities. Part of our mission here at Classical Guitar Academy is to offer world class guitar tuition to anybody who wants to access it. We bring conservatoire quality tuition and experience to all classical guitar enthusiasts, not just those who are lucky enough to study at music college. We do all of this in a fun and engaging way, helping you to progress as a guitarist and enjoy the journey along the way.

Whether it’s a one off session to get feedback on your playing or a programme of weekly lessons with bespoke practice plans, we can help.

Book a lesson with us and find out how we can help you!

Guitar Lessons in Derby and Online

In Person

Guitar Lessons at Classical Guitar Academy

The perfect learning environment

Our private studio is the perfect place to learn to play the guitar. We are fully equipped with everything you could possibly need, from guitars, music stands and foot stools, to a library of guitar books, accessories and everything in between.

You’ll also benefit from our dedicated classical guitar shop on site, selling everything a classical guitarist will ever need.

Our studio is the idyllic environment in which to learn to play the guitar.


Guitar lessons with CGA wherever you are!

We offer guitar lessons online, so no matter where you live, you can learn with Classical Guitar Academy.

Online guitar lessons work in much the same way as our in person lessons. Same teacher, same great quality tuition.

We use various platforms, including Zoom and Skype, so feel free to login using whichever platform you prefer.

Classical Guitar Lessons

In Person and Online

Expert classical guitar lessons tailored specifically to your needs


Guitar Workshop

“I taught Ed Peczek whilst he was a student at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music (now the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland).  He is a fine musician and guitarist. He has a natural empathy, and a keen musical insight which are the hallmarks of high quality teaching.”

Phillip Thorne, MBE

“Since starting lessons less than a year ago I have acquired a varied repertoire, overcome several technique issues, and successfully auditioned to study music at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.  As an aspiring professional guitarist I make a demanding student, but Ed’s ability to bring out your strengths as a musician makes his teaching style highly effective.”

Kenny Cormack, Buchanan Duo

“I’ve been going to Ed for lessons for over a year.  I feel Ed is an inspiring teacher and can see what’s needed in response to each difficulty that arises.  I can’t wait to practice what I’ve learned after each lesson”

Angela McAlinden

Studio Location

The CGA studio is ideally located near the main commuter routes for Derby. Located just minutes from the A38 and A52, we are in easy reach of Burton, Lichfield, Ashbourne and Nottingham.

Some students travel from as far as Chesterfield and Mansfield to take guitar lessons at Classical Guitar Academy’s studio.

We also teach online students from all over the world!

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