Group leader: Ruud Maarsman


  • Beginners Acoustic Guitar on Wednesday morning
  • Intermediate Acoustic Guitar on Thursday afternoon
  • Advanced Classes (Electric Guitar) Thursday morning – individual lessons

Venue: Private home in Benissa Costa (short drive from Moraira)

Contribution: 6€ per person for collective courses, individual courses 20€



Ruud Maarsman, the group leader, is a well respected local musician offering U3A members guitar lessons.

– Lesson duration will be one hour max

– Lesson days can be Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

– There can be beginner, intermediate and more advanced groups

Contact Ruud for further information.

A few words from Rudy on the Guitar Group

Just a bit more information for you on these classes. My name is Rudy I have been playing guitar for 45 years and have a teaching degree, which basically means that I have some idea of how people learn stuff the best. I believe that when you are learning the guitar, the experience should be fun. That’s why we call it guitar playing, not guitar working! Here are details about the group classes for which you need to be a member of the U3A:


  • Beginners Acoustic Guitar on Wednesday mornings from 10:30 – 11:30 in Benissa Costa (just a short drive from Moraira).

This class is for beginners and for those who already know a few chords but have not played for a while and need a refresher course. The focus will be on learning to play songs. There will be a minimum of music theory and note reading is not required. The contribution will be 6 euros per person and this includes refreshments and all the learning material/print outs. Just bring your acoustic guitar and pen and paper to take some notes. Please note that the minimum number of participants will be 3 and maximum 6, for didactic reasons.

  • Intermediate Acoustic Guitar on Thursday afternoon from 14:30 – 15:30 in Benissa Costa.

This course is for those who have played guitar for at least a few years and would like to brush up on their skills, learn new techniques and songs.

Note reading is not required but there will be a bit of music theory when essential to learning the songs. The contribution will be 6 euros and includes all the lesson materials and a refreshment. In June when classes stop for summer, I will organize an evening where you can perform to an audience to show off your new skills to family and friends, but of course, only if you want to! Please note that the minimum number of participants will be 3 and maximum 6, for didactic reasons.

  • Advanced (Electric Guitar) Thursday mornings – individual lessons

Advanced classes are also available on Thursday mornings but are only one on one private lessons for those who are serious about learning jazz, bossa nova, blues and latin styles. You do not need to read notes but there will be a bit more focus on the essential music theory. For these private advanced classes I charge 20 euros per hour which includes all the learning materials and printouts.

If you are interested in any of these guitar classes, you can give me a call at 966 497 040 or contact me using the form below, with your contact details and your current skill level.

I look forward to welcoming you to the ever fascinating world of guitar playing!


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