Hayley and Gerry Judge - Guitar

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Hayley and Gerry Judge are a duo who sing live on stage. Hayley can play the guitar but Gerry would pretend on stage so he decided to start a beginner's guitar class at Merton.

Learning the basic chords and being able to play a new song every week, Hayley was impressed with her husband’s ability to play the guitar so she decided to join the class herself.

Hayley says: “In 2017 I decided I would also join the guitar lessons with Tracy (tutor) as I wanted to gain more confidence and also learn different guitar techniques.  I have generally just stuck to strumming and wanted to brush up on playing barre chords, but also I am now trying to practise the picking technique a bit more.  It is nice that we can both learn guitar as a couple."


If youve a passion for rock and pop music and dream of being able to play your favourite tunes on guitar then this course is a great starting point.

This course is aimed at musicians who have some basic guitar playing experience and will teach you:

  • Chords: for example minor 7th, sus4, as score requires

  • Power chords/barre chords

  • Development of strum pattern rhythms

  • String bending and slides

  • Pop/rock songs

  • Reading tablature

  • Speed and accuracy


If you are bringing an electric guitar please make sure to bring a lead.


Your teacher will give you feedback and advice. There is no final exam.

Next Steps

If music is your passion have a look at some of the other music courses we run at the college, including music production and performance.

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