A structured and versatile competency based guitar course that teaches all aspects of guitar playing while allowing you to learn the music you love.


Go From Complete Zero To


The Ultimate Guitar Method is a structured and holistic guitar curriculum that takes you from complete beginner to guitar master.

It makes learning easy by starting at the most basic level possible and steadily progressing to advanced playing.

It includes everything you need to develop essential guitar playing skills, and even contains aspects that many guitar courses overlook such as session guitar practice.

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Competency Based, So You


It’s common for guitarists to “half-learn” content, which is often the result time-based courses.

Ultimate Guitar Method is a competency based curriculum, not a lesson-by-lesson course. Students can learn at their own pace and focus on mastering their songs one at a time.

The Five Fundamental


The Ultimate Guitar Method makes learning structured and easy by breaking down all areas of guitar playing and knowledge into five categories called The Five Fundamental Techniques. Each grade is a benchmark of these topics.

  • 1. CHORDS

    Learn open shapes, bar chords, extensions, alterations, arpeggios

  • 2. PICKING

    Develop skill with exercises, learn scales, solos and build technique for complicated legato or sweeping

  • 3. READING

    Learn how to sight read music notation, guitar tab, chord diagrams and chord charts

  • 4. AURAL

    Develop your musical ear, learn to identify musical concepts and music theory

  • 5. SONGS

    Put your skills to good use by playing your favouritesongs with backing tracks, then learn songwriting and improvising for advanced grades

Flexibility To


There are no set-works, so students can choose their own songs in any music genre to learn.

Our students are often learning Metallica, Slipknot, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Led Zeppelin, Katy Perry, Ed Sheeran, Backstreet Boys, Taylor Swift, The Wiggles, Dua Lipa, Halo Video Game Theme, Mario Theme, Star Wars Themes – and so much more.

Each grade comes with song recommendations for those who want to follow our advice, or aren’t sure what to learn. We typically play these pieces along with the song, backing track, practice video or simply jam them with your tutor or guitar class.

More Than Just


Ultimate Guitar Method follows a logical progression within each grade. It starts at the most basic level possible with simple but useful foundational aspects that all your future guitar playing is based on. It’s a learning path that makes sense.

The content you learn in your grade is reflected in the song recommendations for that grade.

The Learning Resources


Whether you’re learning at our studio, via Zoom or even an online course, all students have access to a range of learning resources and support such as practice videos, instructional videos, practice guides and even playlists for the songs you’ll learn in your grade.

Learn Anything


The Ultimate Guitar Method teaches absolutely everything involved guitar playing, even areas that are commonly forgotten about by other guitar courses and teachers. Students can even write and record their own song as part of the course.

Our students often learn; picking, chords, scales, fingerpicking, percussive finger style, sight reading, music theory, improvising, song composition, guitar layering, sweeping, arpeggios, circle of fifths, tritone substitution, tapping and soooo much more.

Ten Grades In Total, Suitable For

All Ages & Skill Levels

The Ultimate Guitar Method consists of ten grades called Steps. Four Steps are for the Junior Course and six Steps make the Senior Course.


Steps A, B, C & D are the Junior Course, specifically designed to make learning easy for students aged between 3 and 12.

Teens & Adults

Steps 1 to 6 are the Senior Course and are designed for ages 13+. It progresses a little faster than Junior, and includes more topics.

Available At All Of Our Locations

The Ultimate Guitar Method is our very own course, exclusively available here at Ultimate Guitar Academy. It’s included complementary for all of our students and through any of our methods of teaching.

In Person

Private or Group lessons held at our studio or a local school programme.

Video Call

Live guitar lessons through a video call on Skype, Zoom or FaceTime.

Online Course

Learn on your own schedule with a pre-recorded video course.


Students can start Ultimate Guitar Method in their very first lesson. When they become competent in all areas, they move to the next Step (grade).

There are ten grades (called Steps) in total.

Steps A, B, C and D are the Junior Course, designed for ages 3-12.

Steps 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 are the Senior Course, designed for teens and adults.

There are no exams, however students undergo assessment by their teacher when they’re ready to pass a Step. This is usually simply a quiz by their teacher during their weekly lesson.

Absolutely everything to do with guitar. Here’s a list.

Chords, Exercises, Songs, Scales, Music Theory, arpeggios, sweeping, fingerpicking, guitar solos, licks, improvising, songwriting and much more.

They sure do. Ultimate Guitar Method teaches music notation, guitar tablature, chord charts and chord diagrams.

We teach this course at all of our locations, including online Zoom or Skype lessons and our online video course.

Ultimate Guitar Method isn’t a lesson-by-lesson program. It’s a learning curriculum – this means it’s a structured system of content to learn. Students simply need to learn each component one by one, no matter how long it takes. The course is completely self paced.

Ultimate Guitar Method is completely free for our students.

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