Guitar Ensemble Class (Continuers)

This class is limited to 8 students.

“Music es un Voyage” - connect to the music within you

Bring your guitar to this fun and inclusive learning environment for both acoustic and electric guitars. 

Receive support and structure to build the foundations of music with the guitar in an ensemble learning environment suitable for all players: from complete beginners to intermediate. 

Students will progress towards preparing and performing a repertoire of songs as an ensemble, specially arranged by Luis with individual parts for both beginner and advanced players.

Music choices are based on popular choices from the group, and will reflect the mix of ages and interests: from jazz to contemporary rock.

The beginners and continuers groups run for 1.5 hours each, but cross over in the middle: 

Continuing players start at 10am with a half-hour session as a full ensemble with the beginner players. 

From 10-10:30am, experience a half hour of immersive, ensemble playing: applying your existing knowledge and the techniques you are learning through preparing and performing as an ensemble with the beginners group.

From 10:30am, in the Continuers class, Luis will facilitate more advanced learning, applying the techniques you know and learning new skills to develop your musicality further. 

[Continuers are those students who already know the key positions, chords and basic tablature reading (level 2 beginners to intermediate)].

**Please note: Luis will contact you on signing up to this class, to find out your previous level of experience, if any, and ensure you are placed in the right group. As well as your experience level, the dynamics of the group who sign up in each term may also affect whether you will place better within the beginner or continuer groups, so a little flexibility with your start time may be required.

Continuers Course structure:

Week 1. Rhythm concepts. Strumming patterns. Chord Progressions.

Week 2. Major scale. Left hand techniques. Improvisation concepts.

Week 3. Chord-Melody practice - 2 voices concept.

Week 4. Arrangement reading - Chord-Melody practice.

Week 5. Repertoire song 1. Students choice. We’re going to start preparing one of the songs of the course. Full arrangement: Melody, chords, Rhythm.

Week 6. Song 2 introduction (Students choice). Applying all the concepts learnt in this second new song. Melody, rhythm, chords.

Week 7. Bar chords. Repertoire song 1 and 2 practice.

Week 8. Repertoire song 1 and 2 practice

Week 9. Warm up, rehearsal and little performance with video recording.

*During COVID: We ask students to assist their tutor in a post-course clean down of surfaces and equipment they have used during this time. Thank you for helping us ensure the safety of our entire community.You can find more about our COVID safety procedures at

Materials List

An acoustic guitar with new strings and a guitar pick.  A folder and music stand if you have one.

Tutor: Luis Reys

With more than 20 years of career playing guitar alongside artists of various nationalities, Luis Reys also has a solid academic career and has taught guitar and music theory classes since 2000. Luis completed his master's degree in Music Composition at the Australian Institute of Music (AIM) in 2017. For 8 years Luis taught guitar at the Berklee Music College partner in South America (Conservatorium Souza Lima, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, one of the most renowned music schools in Latin America) and was the artistic and pedagogical coordinator of the Vocational Program of arts for the Sao Paulo council, being in charge for planning and overseeing the music department in schools in the city. In 2019 Luis released his first solo album, “The Enjoyner”, inspired by his video project “Music es un Voyage” which since 2017 has taken Luis to meet and collaborate with more than 90 musicians in 20 countries around 5 continents. These videos can be found on the “Music es un Voyage” Youtube channel.