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Q. Can I use a steel string guitar for the lessons? A. No, you need to acquire a flamenco guitar or use a classical guitar.
Q. Do I need a golpe on my guitar? A. For the flamenco foundation course (FFC) and beyond, you will need a golpe.
Q. What is an advisory audition? A. Involves a 15 minute zoom call to assess your playing level (fee £10). If, following the audition, you decide to enrol on one of the guitar courses; the audition fee (of £10) will be deducted from your first payment for the guitar course.
Q. Can I change my guitar course? A. You may leave one guitar course and join another, providing the new lesson material is not too advanced for you to catch up. You will only be charged for the remaining lessons on the new course, starting from the date of the change.
Q. Can I enrol on a course after it has started? A. Depends on which course and how many lessons you have missed.
Q. How can I guarantee myself a place on a course? A. You will not be fully enroled on a course until receipt of your first payment.
Q. What is meant by practice time? A. The minimum recommended hours of practice per week: includes lesson time.
Q. How can I best divide my practice time? A. It is best to practice daily or at least try to be consistent.
Q. Will learning flamenco affect my current guitar technique? A. One of the aims of the course is to introduce techniques, or ways of studying, with which you may be unfamiliar.
Q. Is it necessary to learn to read music? A. No, it is not necessary to learn to read music, but you may wish to do so later.
Q. What if I can't attend every lesson? A. If you can't make it to every class, you will still receive all the course materials from the lessons that you couldn't attend.
Q. What if a lesson gets cancelled? A. In the unlikely event that a lesson gets cancelled (for example due to internet outage), the price of that lesson will either be fully reimbursed or deducted from your next payment.
Q. What happens if I decide to leave the course? A. You may quit at any time. You will not be expected to make any further payments.
Q. Can I enrol straight away on the 1st year course? A. If you fulfil the criteria layed out in the course description, then it should be possible. Places will first be offered to students who have successfully completed the foundation course.
Q. Starting as an absolute beginner, how long will it take to reach the Foundation Course level? A. You may need to put in a few extra hours of practice, but it ought to take less than a year.
Q. What if there are more advanced players in the class than me? A. Focus on your own development and the materials you have been asked to study.
Q. Do I need to learn Spanish? A. If you are serious about learning to play flamenco, it is a good idea to learn to speak Spanish.
Q. Do I need to grow my fingernails? A. The nails of your right hand are needed for the technique. The nails of your left hand should be kept as short as possible.
Q. How long does it take to learn to play flamenco guitar? A. With good clear instruction, you can be playing basic flamenco within 6 months. If you use your study time wisely, it should be possible to reach quite a high level within about five years.
Q. Is it possible to repeat a year? A. This should only be necessary if you fall behind. In this case you will be given new material to study at the same level.
Q. Why should I take flamenco guitar lessons? A. A good teacher will guide you in the right direction.
Q. Why is your method different from other teachers' methods? A. It is not! The flamenco methodology comes directly from Paco Peña.
Q. Why does the foundation course start with soleares and bulerías? A. These styles are fundamental when developing a feel for compás and make use of all the techniques used in flamenco.

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