Trinity Laban's guitar department is led by internationally renowned recitalist and recording artist, Graham Devine. The department has a reputation for excellence and attracts talented young guitarists from the UK and around the world. Trinity Laban guitar students are offered a wide range of lessons to fully support their development for entry into the music profession.
All Guitar students, both postgraduate and undergraduate, study a broad range of solo repertoire in Individual Tuition lessons and take part in group tuition sessions, in which students from all years study together.
View the guitar teaching staff.
Every undergraduate student is additionally entitled to eight hours of Principal Study Enhancement (PSE) sessions throughout the year. You can choose:
- Technical development with your Principal Study teacher;
- Period Instrument Lessons including Lute, Vihuela or Theorbo; or
- Associated or complementary instrument instruction. This can also include lessons on an instrument useful to your career such as piano.
Weekly departmental classes cover a wide range of topics from orchestral etiquette, audition preparation, sight reading, improvisation and period performance practice, to teaching techniques and key business skills for musicians.
The Guitar Department benefits from regular visits from some of the most distinguished guitarists in the world. Recent public masterclasses have been given by:
- Roberto Aussel
- Jose Antonio Escobar
- John Mills
- Eduardo Catemario
- Jason Vieaux
- Philippe Villa
- Carlos Bonell
- Sven Lundestad
David Kenedy is the Strings Chamber Music Coordinator for all Strings and works together with Graham Devine to create an exciting Chamber Music programme for all guitarists. Together they organise Strings chamber music and liaises with chamber music coordinators in other departments to develop mixed ensembles.
Royal Greenwich Guitar Festival
The annual Royal Greenwich Guitar Festival features recitals by established guitarists and students from Trinity Laban’s Guitar Department, masterclasses, and a classical guitar course.
Read more about the Royal Greenwich Guitar Festival.
Facilities and Location
Our truly magnificent location – the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich – is the envy of the world.
We are just a short journey from the centre of London, one of the leading musical centres of the world, yet situated within the “village” atmosphere of Greenwich, allowing for an escape from the busy city.
Our exceptional facilities include numerous well-equipped practice rooms, a suite of recital spaces, a recording studio, award-winning library and extensive IT.
And perhaps the most important thing of all is the atmosphere here at Trinity Laban. You’ll find yourself surrounded by colleagues – both students and staff – who are extremely dedicated, and hard-working but also friendly and supportive.
Many students who come to Trinity Laban after studying at other conservatoires around the world tell us that there is nowhere better to help you unlock potential, and complete your journey into the professional world.
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