Hello. We’re The Guitar Social. We’ve taken the traditional guitar class and turned it on its head with a range of group and one-to-one lessons, courses, jams and events that have entertained and developed thousands of guitar players, just like you.

We aren’t just about scales, theory and solitary practice (although we do encourage all of those things), we’re about the magic that happens when musicians meet.

Everything we do is done from our bar/music venue in Bethnal Green, smack bang in the middle of Shoreditch, Dalston, Hackey, and Bow in East London. We also stream all of our guitar classes online so that people all over the world can still take part.

All our learners get to know each other. Our purpose-built venue in East London is our hub where we host classes, run events, serve food and drinks and make musical connections. View our venue.

See you in a session soon.

Connecting people through music

All our learners get to know each other.

We meet in the pub, we jam in the park, many of us have holidayed together and plenty of us have formed bands. We’ve put beginners centre stage in pubs in Camden, we’ve had entire bars singing with us in countries across the world, we’ve played songs of adventure as we’ve sailed the Mediterranean and we’ve brought seasoned players out of their rut and onto better things.

We’re a multifaceted rock and roll secret society that will take you wherever you want to go, whether that be from the bedroom to the studio or from the class room to the other side of the world.

Rocking in the Real World

Experience tells us that learning is more fun when it’s enjoyed alongside other people. Learning in a group also increases the likelihood of you continuing to play past your first year by a wide margin.

All of our learning is based around practical application, so we don’t just learn a scale; we learn a scale and then get a group jam going based around that scale. We don’t just learn a chord-group; we learn that chord group and then jam songs that use those chords.

Learning is nothing without practical application. Every riff needs to be heard, every song needs to be shared.

We also do online

If you don’t live in London you can still get involved by attending our online program of live classes with our lead tutor Thomas Binns.

It costs just £20 a month and is accessed by taking our tier two Patreon membership. Aside from the classes, you’ll also be given access to loads of video tutorials like this one.

To deliver the best online experience we have invested in huge monitors so we can see what your hands are doing along with some of the very best technology to deliver an online class that doesn’t feel like an online class.

It’s not quite the same as attending in person, but that’s why it’s a lot cheaper and for our many friends across the country this has worked perfectly.

Holidays & Events

There’s nothing better than playing guitar, apart from maybe going on holiday so we’ve combined these two cornerstones of good living in The Guitar Social retreat’s schedule. We do holidays overseas and we do holidays at home.  It’s Rock and Roll but with sun screen on.

Of course,  unless you have the budget of Mick Jagger you can’t be on holiday all the time, so in the down months we do guitar events. These are jams, themed parties, talks and quizzes, all in place to link you with the many musicians around you who, just like you, want to meet, jam and play.

Real world jams, musical experiences, adventure and connection. These are the founding principles of The Guitar Social.

We’re on Patreon

Access to classes, podcasts, videos, tabs all events and the inside track for £10

8 week Wednesday January Intermediates guitar – East London Course Duration: 8 Weeks Cost: £220 if paying in full or 2...
8 week Tuesday January Beginners guitar – East London Course Duration: 8 Weeks Cost: £220 if paying in full or 2...
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Home recording 4 week course Your Tutor: Alex – Alex does all of our sound engineering at our events and...
8 week Wednesday January Improvers guitar – East London Course Duration: 8 weeks Cost: £220 if paying in full or 2...
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Some of the people who support us:

stevie wonder
It is really important to make music accessible to all. This ground breaking World record guitar lesson attempt is a great initiative, and is a small stepping stone on the way to enabling visually impaired people to learning an instrument.
Stevie Wonder
The Cure
The Guitar Social’s world record breaking attempt is all about spreading the joy of Music to communities that are forgotten in the arts world. Good luck, keep doing the good work.
The Cure

From the Guitar Social Community

The Guitar Social is unique, vibrant, edgy, always fun and uplifting. Where else could I get top quality guitar teaching alongside a jam in the park, fun Zoom guitar based games or an inspiring and sociable camping trip.
Helen, Devon
The lessons are great fun, the resources are excellent and I’m learning more than ever before. On top of that, there are loads of opportunities to get together and play with other students. Best guitar lessons I’ve ever had.
Stevie, London
The class is run by a group who really understand the principles of learning and the reasons for doing it! Also we are given sensible and realistic targets and outcomes coupled with very helpful practice schedules.
Lindsay, London
Thanks to The Guitar Social , I am living my dream after years of longing to play the guitar but feeling too scared to go for it. I am loving it. The classes are so enjoyable.
Beverley, Birmingham

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