Level description:  

  • The Beginners level guitar course is designed to educate all our learners about the history of the guitar, fundamental principles, playing techniques and detailed musical knowledge.
  • The student is introduced to various musical pieces.
  • Student learns how to play it through step-by-step description and demonstration.

Overview of Beginners level: 

  • Total Duration:  72 – 96 sessions

For individual student, the duration of each grade is 20– 24 sessions. For 2 students, the duration for each grade is 32 – 40 sessions

  • Age – 8 years and above
  • Group Size:  Up to 2 learners 
  • Session Duration: 40 mins (50 Minutes for 2 learners) 
  • Schedule: Once A Week 

The student can appear for International certification in music (Guitar) at every Grade. Sapthora will train the students for the exams. The fee for the exam will be borne by the student.

The Beginners course is from Initial 0 – grade 2.

Prerequisites to join the course:

  • The learner should be 8 years and above. 
  • The learner should have completed his novice level. 

Tools, software and material needed: 

  • Zoom Software
  • A guitar
  • Musical Manuscript
  • Armless chair for seating


  • Grand Staff 
  • Rests & Intervals 
  • Naturals & accidentals 
  • Major Scale formation    
  • Chord Progressions
  • Broken Chords & Arpeggios


  • Reading In bars
  • Playing along with sheet
  • Introduction to ear training
  • Ear training exercises 

Initial Grade  

Technical Work

  • C major or D minor scale up to 5th
  • A minor scale up to 5th
  • Broken chords

Exam Pieces Total – 3

Grade – 1

Technical Work

  • G major
  • A natural minor
  • G major sale
  • Chord progression of I – V 7 – I in C major

Exam Pieces Total – 3

Grade – 2  

Technical Work

  • D major closed and open 1 octave
  • E or harmonic minor
  • A Jazz melodic minor scale 2 octaves
  • Broken chords in minor
  • Chord progression of I – IV – V7 – I in C major and D major

Exam Pieces Total – 3

Outcome by the end of the level:

  • The learner will be able to read the sheet with all its dynamics. 
  • Will develop a good theoretical and practical knowledge. 
  • Develops a good sense of rhythm and pitch. 
  • The learner can play sheet music with a given BPM of 90-100.

1. Do these certifications help my child?

A: These International certificate courses are conducted by the Govt of UK. They possess international recognition and reputation.

2. Who issues these international certificates?

A: The Trinity, Royal or the LCME music universities conduct the examinations and the Govt of UK is the authority with the Queen of UK being the Chairperson. The certificates are issued under the above aegies.

3. I do not know which guitar to buy for my child. Can you help me in this regard?

A: Once the student registers, there will be an ORIENTATION session for the student and the parent. The teacher will clear all your doubts.

4. Can I skip a grade and take the next grade?

A: Usually no, but if the student is exceptionally good at a particular level or has finished the course content of the previous level, but was unable to give the exam, Sapthora can take a decision to assist such students.

5. Can my child play basic simple tunes after the Initial grade?

A: Yes, basic rhymes and popular tunes and some of the student’s choice may also be taught.

How many grades does the Beginner level comprise of?

A: The Beginner level has Initial, Grade 1, and Grade 2.