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The mastery of the techniques taught in this program sets the great guitarists apart from the rest, whether they play rock, jazz, folk, or metal. This certificate program will advance your guitar playing by covering everything from the fundamentals, such as chords and scales, to the nuances, such as improvisational approaches, form, control, and intonation. Few guitarists who have achieved greatness have done so on their own, and Esom’s instructors are unmatched in its ability to provide the individualized training and feedback that will enable you to transform the fretboard into a playground with limitless possibilities.

Certificate in Guitar

Course Overview
Many of Uganda’s most successful guitarists started their careers at Esom School of Music. This made Esom the country’s largest and most important independent music school, as well as the best place to learn about modern music.

Join the thousands of guitarists who began their careers at ESOM and have gone on to achieve success. The weekend, evening, holiday, or any of our programs are all good ways for you to get an education.

The Guitar Department at Esom offers you the most comprehensive guitar education that cannot be found anywhere else. We provide individualized instruction in both electric and acoustic guitars, allowing you to select either of these as your principal instrument.

Become a more well-rounded guitarist by improving your guitar sound. With this course, you’ll learn to play chords and scales in any style, as well as improve your blues, rock, jazz, and funk skills. Make sure you get the professional certifications and skills you need to be successful in your chosen field of the music business.

This Professional Certificate Program will advance your guitar playing by starting with fundamentals like chords and scales and progressing to intricacies like improvisational approaches, shape, control, and inflection.

  1. You will become proficient in reading sheet music and standard music notation.
  2. You’ll discover the names of your open strings in addition to a few additional notes for each string.
  3. By understanding the structure of the music, you will be able to apply that information to each new tune you study, which will hasten the learning process.
  4. Basic Open Position Chords
  5. Learn and invent rhythm styles all through your studies.
  6. Practice picking, finger picking, and strumming patterns

Our guitar program does not have any requirements for enrollment. Your educational background is not a concern to us.
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To find out more about this program, get in touch with an enrollment manager. Or get in touch to learn more about your options if you need assistance choosing the best certificate program or course for you. (0781227712 | 0700132588)

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Study at Esom School of Music

Groups provide you the opportunity to learn and perform ensemble compositions with other people. These are the sections of the song where each guitarist is responsible for a separate component of the song, such as the chords, bass line, riff, and lead melody. This essentially transforms a lesson into a fantastic (yet educational) jam session including your favorite songs from your collection. This has to be the most enjoyable method of learning.
Private music lessons ensure that the student receives the instructor’s undivided attention for the whole duration of the class session. It is possible to study techniques and concepts in more depth because of the particular attention you receive.
A short course is a mini version of our normal course in a private program that lasts for a shorter period of time (normally 6 weeks). In our short courses, a student gets 2 lessons a week and practice throughout the week.
As our students master open triads, 7th chord structures, open triadic shapes, and inversions in a variety of musical genres, your style, technique, and tone will all improve.

Key Details

Course Duration 9 Months (3 Terms)
Duration Per Term 3 Months
Lesson Frequency Once a Week
Free Guided Practice Once a week
Personal Practice Mon – Sat
Group Intakes Feb and Aug
Private Intake Open

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Guitar Lessons

Career Opportunities

  • Adaptive Arts Teacher
  • Bandleader
  • Concertmaster
  • Church Musician
  • Cover Band Musician
  • Cruise Ship Musician
  • Instrument Repair Technician
  • Music Director (Theater and Opera)
  • Performing Songwriter
  • Private Music Instructor
  • Session Musician
  • Soloist

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Fees Structure

Private Tuition Per Term (30 Minutes Lesson) UGX 354,000
Private Tuition Per Term (45 Minutes Lesson) UGX 396,000
Private Tuition Per Term (60 Minutes Lesson) UGX 486,000
Group Tuition (Per Term) UGX 264,000 (Full payment)
Requirements UGX 105,000
Term of Payment: Full Payment or First installment – 60% of Tuition
Payment Modes: Bank, Mobile Money, Cash

Our Expert Instructors

Abbey Mbabazi

Abbey Mbabazi

Guitar Instructor

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Phiona Dhik Nanziri

Phiona Dhik Nanziri

Guitar Instructor / Piano Instructor

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I enroll for Guitar Lessons?

Getting started is as simple as ABC. You need only two(2) things to get started with your Guitar lessons:

  1. Get registered
  2. Pay at least 60% of the tuition


In order to get started with Guitar lessons, you need to provide us with your details, come to the school and fill the registration form or register online. In this process, you also need to pay for the requirements.

  1. Registration and requirements: 105,000 Ugx
  2. After paying the requirements, you need to pay at least 60% of the tuition.


Payments can be made using any of the options below:

  1. Cash or cheque at the school reception
  2. Airtel Money: 0700132588 (Esom School of Music), MTN mobile money: 0781227712 (Daniel Innocent Kiyega)
  3. Centenary Bank: Account name: (Eternity Source of Music Ltd) Account No. 2510301781

What is the fees structure for Guitar lessons?

  1. Admission Fee: 20,000 Ugx
  2. Development Fee (Per term): 20,000 Ugx
  3. Practical theory book: 20,000 Ugx
  4. Library Fee : 20,000 Ugx
  5. ID Fee : 20,000 Ugx
  6. Assignment Book (Per term): 5,000 Ugx
  7. Total Requirements: 105,000 Ugx

Tuition Per Term:

Private: (One on one) :

  1. 30 Minutes Per Lesson: 354,000 Ugx
  2. 45 Minutes Per Lesson: 396,000 Ugx
  3. 60 Minutes Per Lesson: 486,000 Ugx
  4. Group: 264,000 Ugx per term

When are your intakes?
Private (one on one) Guitar students are enrolled throughout the year. Meaning you can enroll anytime you are ready to get started. However, for group lessons, we only have two intakes. First Intake: February Second Intake: August Wondering what is the difference between group and private lessons? Click the link below: Difference between group and private Guitar lessons.
How long does it take to finish the Guitar course?
The Guitar course lasts for one year, which is divided into three (3) terms and each term takes 3 months or 12 weeks to complete.
Do I have to study Everyday?
No. Lessons are conducted once a week. However, Guitar students get one guided practice session with an instructor every week and free personal practice throughout the week. Note that one is free to practice from home, provided they have the necessary equipment for practice.
Do you provide accommodation?
The school does not provide accommodation. However, our long-distance students get affordable accommodation around the school at an average cost of UGX 300,000 per term. Note: Meals are not included in the amount paid for accommodation.
What employment opportunities are available for a Guitar graduate?
A Guitar graduate can be employed in one of the following:

  1. Adaptive Arts Teacher
  2. Bandleader
  3. Concertmaster
  4. Church Musician
  5. Cruise Ship Musician
  6. Cover Band Musician
  7. Cruise Ship Musician
  8. Instrument Repair Technician
  9. Performing Songwriter
  10. Private Music Instructor
  11. Session Musician
  12. Music Director (Theater and Opera)

Is Esom School of Music Accredited?
Yes. ESOM SCHOOL OF MUSIC is accredited by the ministry of education and sports under the Directorate of Industrial Training (DIT). Accreditation number mac/0586
More FAQs.
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Esom Graduation

Graduation is when a student successfully completes all of their certificate audit program requirements.
Esom School of music graduates undergraduate students once each academic year.
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