Do you want to get started with flamenco guitar?
Even though becoming a world class guitarist can be challenging, you can get to a decent level of skill in less than what you think.
You might have found lots of resources online and videos on YouTube. What I have found is that though these videos can show you basic techniques in a rather specific way, they fail to give you the basics. This basic information is very important because it will help you avoid develop bad habits that will make your progress slow. This is the main reason why so many people become frustrated and give up the dream of wowing their friends and families with beautiful flamenco.
Enter my beginners programme
My main goal as a teacher is to help you become an independent learner as fast as possible. With that in mind I have developed a beginners' flamenco guitar programme that will show you the following:
1. Body position
The single most important thing when you start to play flamenco guitar is your body position. Your correct anatomical position can prevent potential injuries that will determine your future as a guitarist.
2. Right-hand techniques
The second ‘step is to get familiar with right-hand techniques. The study of the right hand is fundamental in developing the sound and expression of flamenco music. The correct position of the hands will help you learn faster and better.
Once understood the right-hand techniques, we will jump into learning different exercises applied to different flamenco styles. In this part, we will use both hands and will increase the difficulty level until reaching the real execution.
Melodies and accents
After this, we will work on the nuances of the melodies and accents until you get the biggest possible accuracy.
The goal of this process is to assimilate the correct technique until this becomes natural.
Once you reach this point, the rest is practice and learning without limits. Guaranteed!
Join hundreds of flamenco students
I studied flamenco guitar with Álvaro during a long stay in Madrid. As a teacher, he finds a balance between rigorous and careful technique and the emotion and joy of the music. He not only helped me establish a strong foundation as a player, he joined me on a day trip to Seville where he helped me find and select a beautiful flamenco guitar. He is a wonderful teacher and a delightful person whom I now think of as a friend.
Peter Schireson - California, United States.
I have been getting flamenco lessons for over ten years and never met a teacher like Álvaro Antona. He is absolutely unique in that he combines a full understanding of Flamenco and its roots, he has the swing of a naturally born Flamenco musician, but most importantly and unique, Alvaro has developed a rigorous teaching method that I have never found in any other Flamenco guitar maestro". He applies his method with utmost professionalism and discipline. An eye opener for me. My only maestro
Antonio Rodriguez-Pina - Madrid, Spain.