Certificate in Guitar

Learn all the basics and build the muscles needed to play the guitar confidently.

Ready to begin your guitar journey? Learn With Confidence at Esom School!


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.

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.

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.


  • No Prerequisite

Entry Requirements

Our guitar program does not have any requirements for enrollment. Your educational background is not a concern to us.

Guitar Scales and Modes

Scales are enjoyable when you know how to use them to generate music, which is what you will learn when you enroll in esom school! Esom School students will grasp how to make the most of their scale studies. Prepare to hone your guitar skills and begin creating music, jamming, and improvising!

“We strive to cultivate and maintain an inclusive environment at Esom School that actively affirms and is respectful of the identities of all people, regardless of gender, ability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, or ideological perspective, and one in which self-reflection, honesty, and accountability are practiced and modeled.”

— Agatha Nansubuga, Academic Registrar, Esom School of Music

Guitar Chords

Are you looking for certain chords or new grips to try? At Esom School, you will study important beginner chords, the CAGED system, and how to prepare for many chord adventures!


In their own words, students describe how helpful it was for them to come and learn at the Esom School of Music.

We at the Esom School of Music strive to create a vibrant, warm, and welcoming campus environment that extends beyond the classroom walls.

Our instructors discusses the advantages of attending Esom School of Music and pursuing a certificate in the field of guitar.

At the Esom School of Music, Johnny G and Shallom demonstrate how the same chord progression can be utilized for a variety of tunes using the same chord pattern.

Guitars, Amps & Effects

Everything about guitar gear! If you like electric guitars, Esom School of Music will teach you about effects, pedals, amplifiers, and much more. You'll learn about guitar accessories and have your curiosity satisfied.

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 – Sun
Group Intakes Feb and Aug
Private Intake Open

Ready to begin your guitar journey? Learn With Confidence at Esom School!

  • 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

Ear Training

Ear training improves your musicianship. Period. At Esom School, our instructors will teach you ear training, and our students will improve their playing and relationship with music. With entertaining and practical instruction, students will be able to realize their full musical potential. Students will learn to hear specific aspects of a song, recognize notes and chords, and much more!

Private Tuition Per Term (30 Minutes Lesson) UGX 288,000
Private Tuition Per Term (45 Minutes Lesson) UGX 354,000
Private Tuition Per Term (60 Minutes Lesson) UGX 486,000
Group Tuition (Per Term) UGX 180,000 (Full payment)
Requirements UGX 105,000
Term of Payment: Full Payment or First installment – 60% of Tuition
Payment Modes: Bank, Mobile Money, Cash


Looking for a place to stay while attending Esom School of Music? It may appear difficult, but it is not as difficult as you might think, especially with our experienced accommodation partners on hand, as well as Esom staff and fellow students who are available to assist you by providing advice, contacts, and information to help you find your perfect place to live as quickly and easily as possible. While we do not organize your accommodation, if you have any queries about the location to choose, the cost of living in Kampala, or any other questions regarding accommodation, please do feel free to contact us by phone (+256706530317) or email ([email protected])

Frequently Asked Questions- Guitar Lessons

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.
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.
A Guitar graduate can be employed in one of the following: 1. Bandleader 2. Concertmaster 3. Adaptive Arts Teacher 4. Church Musician 5. Session Musician etc.
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
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At Esom, students are excited about the idea of learning more about the guitar through practical application.

As a result of their participation in the guitar program at ESOM, students use the skills they have gained for their future activities and find new things that they were previously unaware of.

Every one of the guitar classes that we develop at Esom is tailored to the exact needs and interests of the students who take them.

As a result of their guitar training at ESOM, students gain a tremendous amount of confidence.

When you attend Esom, you will get a wealth of useful information and techniques, and your guitar playing will improve significantly as a result.

The guitar instructors at Esom are excellent, and they make learning to play the guitar a pleasurable and fun process.

Esom Graduation

At the Esom School of Music, we believe that music should be a part of every student’s life. The Esom courses are extensive and cater to a diverse range of interests and abilities. At the beginning of August, you can enroll in our Music education Programs. Why not join us so that you can participate in our next graduation ceremony?

Don't Miss out! Now is the time to enroll in our Music Education Programs, which will give you a head start on enjoying the future of music with Esom. Our programs provides graduates with a competitive edge in the growing music industry.

At Esom, we are most thrilled to see our students succeed, and there is no better way to prove your success than graduating. We congratulate all of our students who graduated in previous years and wish you nothing but the best for your music career path.

PHIONA DHIK NANZIRI - Guitar Instructor

Naziri Phiona is a professional female guitarist and pianist who also teaches guitar and piano lessons to everyone else. A significant part of her expertise as a musician has been gained through performing and instructing, and she possesses both theoretical and practical skills. In the past, she was well-known as a band musician, but she has since broadened her repertoire to include employing her soothing qualities as a solo performer. Numerous others have benefited from her teachings, and she has served as a role model for a generation of aspiring musicians.

BRIAN ALIDDEKI - Guitar Instructor

As a musician and instructor, Aliddeki has made significant contributions to Ugandan folk music, and he is considered a pioneer in the field. He is a Ugandan musician who is well-known for his world afro-jazz fusion songs and contemporary jazz guitar style.

ABBEY MBABAZI - Guitar Instructor

Abbey Mbabazi, better known by his stage name Cassonava, is a talented musician who sings and plays the guitar, as well as writes songs, directs music, and leads worship in various settings. His most well-known work in the Ugandan music business is Ayagala Balasi, a chart-topping song that features former Ghetto President Bobi Wine. As a musician, he has achieved considerable success in the country's music industry.

What People Say About Esom School

Mungu Jakisa

Certified Piano & Guitar player and Audio Producer. Esom is the ultimate best at anything musical and I encourage anyone with a dream of pursuing a career in music to join Esom. You'll be grateful you did.

Mungu Jakisa / Guitar Student
Betty Namata

Oh my sweet school with such a cool and nice environment which encourages us to go on producing nice Songs... Oh, Esom trainers who are always organized and so professional in what they are doing... Especially my Vocal teacher and my guitar trainer thank u so much...long live Esom School of Music

Betty Namata / Guitar Student
Ika Eddy

I am Ika Eddy first-year student of guitar who had completely no Idea about guitar but was interested in learning and playing it. Esom school of music 🎶 made it perfectly easier for me to fast no what a guitar 🎸 is and the parts etc. I am now pleased that I can play the guitar now. Bravo Esom school of music bravo my instructor.

Ika Eddy / Guitar Student
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14:55 04 Mar 22
I am by the name of Basiima Edward Collins and would like to share a few things I know in Esom School Of Music. I am a term one student but what I have had in this wonderful school is mind blowing because I am learning so fast more than I was before joining Esom School Of Music. The courses I offered are; Audio production and Piano, this is giving me an easy and quicker way to make beats since my desire is to become a best producer in the world and trust me, I am achieving that as I am talking. There are also a variety of other courses you can take e.g Video production, sound engineering, vocal training, saxophone playing, Violin, Guitars (acoustic, solo and bass) Drums, to mention but a few. So if anyone out there is looking for a best music school, simply come to Esom School Of Music because all your music desire will be fully achieved. Thank you and may God bless you.
Johnny KJohnny K
14:22 23 Feb 22
ESOM School of music is a dream come true institution. I enrolled for Audio production and piano lessons and I found the school awesome with qualified and friendly instructos who are ready to deliver at your convenient time.It becomes more easier for you as a student to inculcate ample time for personal practice since all it takes to practice on is readily available as the saying goes "practice makes perfect" whether you're studying in a group or private classesPRACTICE!!
jonah jordanjonah jordan
11:25 23 Feb 22
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A-alvin LegaceA-alvin Legace
09:12 22 Feb 22
Am a student in a video editing class at Esom School of Music and this is my first term there. We've so far covered a few lessons because the term has just started but as far as I had known about video editing, my skills have developed so fast and am grateful for that. Can't wait to graduate 😁👍👍
Hannah MunarHannah Munar
16:40 21 Feb 22
I Personally believe n have had great experience at the school.Teachers and staff are amazing.Thank you. Keep Up the great Work.
Maria A. LarsenMaria A. Larsen
09:38 05 Feb 22
It's a good school with brilliant teachers. However, most of the active teaching focuses on the practical side of music, while the theory side of things is largely left to the student as self-study. A structure for the teaching, assessment and feedback regarding music theory as its own subject should be developed and then the school will really shine and produce knowledgeable musicians with a true mastery of their art. The location is a bit inconvenient, being in the middle of town, but the classes are worth the journey. In general, yes to Esom.
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