A guide to membership. What is it and how to book
Hey Rock Star
Thank you for taking out or looking to take out a membership with The Guitar Social. We can’t wait to see you in one of our workshops or at one of our events very soon.
We’ve put your schedule together with loads of love and tonnes of care based on years and years
and thousands of hours of teaching.
We know what works, and we know what doesn’t and the result of our knowledge is the timetable
you’re about explore.
Membership isn’t just about courses. It also gets you access to free member events and throughout the cold winter months, 30% off drinks at our bar
Here’s your guide for navigating your membership with The Guitar Social. We hope it answers any
questions you might have, but if it doesn’t, just come find us.
See you soon
Choosing which membership is right for you
We offer two membership types – workshops + events for £80/month OR events only for £30/month.
Both membership options get you free access to events and 30% off drinks in our bar in Kings Cross.
The £80/month membership gets you access to all events plus our Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday evening and Saturday, Sunday day time courses and one off jams across our East and Central locations.
The £30 or £35/month membership gets you access to all Thursday through to Sunday evening events plus a Monday day-time jam.
Some events are open to members only and other events are charged at £5 to non-members
£80/month membership – Choosing your workshops by level
Beginner: Someone who has never played before or has very little playing experience. Please do
not sign up to this course if you can do barre chords and scales
Improver: Someone who can play open chords, read tab and chord boxes and feels fairly
comfortable playing a few songs and changing between chords. You are now ready to learn barre
chords, licks, riffs and theory.
Intermediate: You can play E type barre chords and perhaps some/all A type positions. You can
play a few scales and have been using them either to improvise or play solos, licks and riffs. Your
knowledge of the fretboard is good.
Advanced: You feel like you’ve got it. You’re looking for a challenge and can pick up and adjust to
new ideas quickly.
Booking onto one off workshops and longer courses
First you need to take out a membership here once you’ve done that you’ll need to head to the Student’s Corner page of our website where we store all of your learning material, plus the course sign up spreadsheet. You’ll need to request and be given access the first time you enter, which can take a few hours, so I recommend you request access as soon as you sign up to membership. Once in Student’s corner you can sign up to up to 2 courses and 2 one off workshops a week, wherever there is space, through the member’s course bookings spreadsheet.
Keep checking our courses page because we regularly add new workshops and courses and they sell out fast.
The Songs You’ll play in the workshops
We have between ten and fifteen new songs that we work with every term. It may well be that you play the same song twice, or more, in a seven day period, but that’s kind of the point. Repeated practice makes us sound better.
Getting ready for your session
Within the Student’s Corner page on this website you’ll find a number of links that will take you to videos, playlists and resources related to your session.
In your session and what to bring
You just need to bring a guitar, a pen, a plectrum and a capo.
Events and the perks of being a member
Many of our events are for members only and they take place from our member’s bar in Kings Cross. You can view these on the events page and remember, you get 30% off drinks throughout winter at our venue
You’re part of the biggest community of musicians in London.