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Private Folk Guitar Lesson For One

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A one to oen folk guitar lesson with The Stranglers' ex-guitarist, John Ellis.

Now that we are going all 1970’s with the clothes and decor, isn’t it about time to get out the guitar and start to bring a bit of folk music back into our lives. When he wasn’t performing with The Stranglers, our blues guitar maestro John Ellis had a definite soft centre when it came to folk music, and now he is starting a folk guitar workshop. Think Woody Guthrie, Joni Mitchell, Baez and Dylan, the great poets and storytellers.

The class is aimed at beginners, but the more you know the more you're likely to get out of it. Participants must know the following chords: G, C, D, Em, Am and bring your own acoustic guitar.

In this workshop you will be learning the basic techniques to play a variety of folk music styles, strumming, flat and finger picking, and taking a look at the theory behind the basic chord progression used in folk music.

This is a great workshop for beginner songwriters (just remember doom, gloom and drink are buzz words especially when it comes to love). You will be learning 3 folk song classics, and something that John calls a ‘Slur’.

LOCATION: At your home (if in London) or at a mutally agreed location (a private room in a pub is ideal). This voucher does not include room hire fee.

DURATION: Two hours.


Vouchers are valid for 12 months

Important: Guitars are not provided – you'll need to bring your own accoustic on the day.

Participants must know the following chords: G, C, D, Em, Am . The more you know the more you will get out of the class.

The class takes place at a time and date convenient to you and John.

Minimum age 16 (though please contact us via the 'ask seller a question' button above if your recipient is younger).


Contact information for booking a place on this experience will be provided on your voucher.


If you would like somewhere to stay after your experience select The Indytute's beautiful Canal Boat from the options menu.

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An e-voucher will be delivered to your registered email address once your order has been accepted by the seller (usually within 24-48hrs after purchase). If you choose an optional voucher pack, this will be sent by post to your chosen delivery address; see the top of this page for estimated delivery dates. Your pack will contain a printed gift envelope, wallet and printed voucher.


The optional voucher gift pack measures approximately 18x13cm.


To ask a question or find out more about this experience, get in touch with the seller directly via the ‘ask seller a question’ button above.


Vouchers must be redeemed within 6 months and booked on a date within 12 months


General shopper terms and conditions apply. Bookings are made subject to availability; for best availability, we advise booking within 28 days of your order being accepted. For refunds, a 28-day cancellation period applies.

If you wish to reschedule your booking, the seller requires at least 14 days' notice. The seller reserves the right to reschedule dates or alter venues due to unforeseen circumstances (eg teacher illness), or if fewer than the minimum required number of places are booked for an individual session.

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