Guitar lessons from Valentin Spasov
Welcome to my webpage!!!
As you may already guess I am a classical guitar teacher. I do this full time since 1989. I teach classical guitar to children, adults, beginners, advanced and pro to pro as well. On this website you will find general information about my activities as a teacher, composer and performer. The teaching format that I use is “one to one” in general, plus groups ensembles and orchestra.
My teaching methods are conventional, I don’t promise to do something extraordinary. If you are my student you will find that some time you will be offered exercises or music pieces that I wrote for you. I love doing that because I believe that everyone is different and writing an exercise or a piece considering the student’s musical ability and personality is of a great value for the student themselves and for me as a teacher.
Another thing that I love to do is, to write original compositions or to do arrangements for guitar orchestra. Over the years I found it very hard to find scores for my ensemble that will match the skills of all players. This provoked me to start writing. Over the years I have done a great number of arrangements and original compositions for guitar orchestra at the moment I am in a process of editing them and soon they will be added here.
Teaching adults is something that I do with passion. I teach adults in groups using a system that I developed called Classical Guitar Course for Adults. Long ago I was against teaching adults at all, however with the time I met great aficionados and guitar lovers who are willing to learn guitar not only for fun but also to become teachers or professional musicians.
In addition to the conventional teaching I also do guitar lessons online using Lessonface. This is a platform which connects teachers and students from over the world. The advantage of that is that the one doesn’t spend time to actually attend the lessons all happens in your house or wherever you are. All you need is a computer and a guitar. Many people think that this is not as good as the actual “one to one” session but I will suggest first to try and see. In fact this way of teaching is as interactive and productive as the contact lessons. The teacher explains and shows the new things, the student shows what they have understood, then the student practices on their own until the next lesson where they present the result of their work alone…
Who can study guitar with me? Basically, everyone who is interested and loves this instrument can join one the appropriate teaching programs that I offer. I encourage the potential students to have a trial lesson, before they make their final decision.