Glastonbury Guitar Academy – Learn to Play Classical Guitar with James Rippingale

Ever wanted to learn music? Want to play classical guitar but not sure where or how to start?

Glastonbury Guitar Academy is based in Glastonbury, UK and dedicated to igniting the spark of creativity in all it’s members through the love, enjoyment and beauty of the classical guitar and it’s music. Directed by classical guitarist James Rippingale the Academy caters for enthusiastic players of all ages and abilities.

We are happy to teach you

“I’m so passionate about the power of music and this instrument” say James “There is something quite magical about the sound of the classical guitar. It is subtle, delicate and quite beautiful and so versatile with a repertoire of music spanning 500 years. The guitar has something for everyone from Renaissance and Baroque to Spanish classics, arrangements of popular songs and more. My teaching is inspired by players like Julian Bream, Andres Segovia and John Williams and the incredible music they created.”

All are welcome!

“I teach students of all ages, from youngsters taking their first steps to university students, advanced players and adult learners enjoying the guitar in their free time. As a classical guitar tutor at Wells Cathedral School and several other top independent schools I’ve worked with a wide range of people but the thing we all have in common is the love of learning, music and, of course, the guitar! It’s not just about the music, students often report a greater sense of self confidence, enjoyment, self expression and creativity too”.

Learn Online or In Person

The Academy offers online guitar tuition via Zoom and 1 to 1 lessons in Glastonbury, UK (as Covid guidelines allow).

“I follow the MU safety guidelines for in person lessons and also offer online lessons via Zoom so that you can enjoy guitar lessons wherever you are from the comfort of their own home!”.

Book Your Trial Lesson Today!
Spaces are limited as we can only serve so many students each term. You can book your trial lesson by emailing or click HERE for more info

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