Access Portal: You will be given private access (username & password) to the diploma course portal. You will receive 1 session every week. The session will come in the form of a combination of a recorded video, theory content (if any), audio reference (as required) & notations/exercises/supporting docs (if any).
Diploma in Acoustic Guitar
Your only place to gain comprehensive knowledge in Plectrum Guitar.
Incomplete knowledge used to be a fate for guitar seekers but not anymore.
There was a time when if someone wanted to be a guitarist, it not only used to be a journey of
time & money loss but also loss of life’s only opportunity, age & chance.
BUT, it is no more the case now.
Right Guidance illuminates & removes ignorance.
Right Experience solves & removes the barriers.
Right Mentor hand-holds & walks along the path.
Do you know?
Who is it for?
About the program
Diploma in Acoustic Guitar is India’s first complete plectrum-guitar learning program. It emphasizes the professional development of Plectrum Guitar Playing, which is an unmatched, unbeatable talent of an Indian Guitarist. It also helps you discover a new and highly enriched musical journey via its’ professional repertoire, unlocking your guitar playing potential and achieving a much wider success and greater musicianship. With Diploma, you can touch all the dimensions of plectrum guitaring. It can raise your potential into that rare percentage of successful guitarists where most Indian guitarists don’t reach.
Diploma course can empower you to
Become a Teacher
Open Your Own School
Do Live Concerts
Syllabus Structured learning comprises of both Technical Development & Compositions' study.
There are a total of 8 levels in Diploma in Acoustic Guitar course. Levels are classified as Prelude, Level 1, 2, 3 for Year 1 & Level 4, 5, 6, 7 for Year 2. Where each level is of 2.5 months, comprises 10 sessions including theory & practical exam.
To further tune the learning, we have added an overview of subjects like Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar, Mandolin & Ukulele. These additional subjects are for other string’s family exposure.
Not just limiting your learning to one-dimensional exposure using western repertoire. Diploma in Acoustic Guitar also comprises Indian specialty subjects as Ragas on Guitar & study of legendary music composers from Bollywood to Folk.
Special sessions for technical development on Scales & Tremolo Picking technique in Diploma in Acoustic Guitar course.
Diploma also includes studio exposure assistance and Launchpad
A total of
- 9 exams: 8 exams at 8 levels & 1 final exam at the end.
- 120+ sessions: 80 sessions (in 8 levels) & 40 sessions for other subjects.
Course Tenure: 2 years
Exam Extension: Up to 3 years
For more details about the exams, syllabus, marking parameter & further guidelines click here
Above fee is for Indian residing in India
Hence, Total Fee for 2 years is
1,29,500 + 28,000 = Rs. 1,57,500
Besides the western music dimension of the guitar, the diploma course also offers exposure to Indian Classical Music Study and various other Techniques/Studies such as Tremolo, Scales along with exposure to other family subjects i.e. Bass Guitar, Mandolin, Ukulele, Electric Guitar for a professional perspective and understanding.
When you register for Diploma, you get in touch with Kapil Sir & team for the next 2 years to assist you with the learning.
for 2 years
Fee for Indian Residing in India
For NRI/Non-Indian/Foreign National
@ Rs. 6500*
(with select credit & debit card)
Frequently Asked Questions
How will I receive the sessions?
Is this an interactive learning / Can I interact with the teacher?
Yes, Kapil Sir & team is available full-time to answer your all doubts/questions raised anytime, throughout the course. You can ask ‘n’ number of questions/doubts in the forum or under the relevant topics they have doubt about.
When you register for Diploma, you get in touch with Kapil sir & team for the next 2 years to assist you with the learning.
When will my course start ?
Once you will enroll you will receive the acknowledgment email within 24 hours. After your reply to our acknowledgment email, your course will start within 24-48 hours only.
What is a 'Session' ?
A session comprises a list of topics/lessons in an organized format to be completed by the student.
Frequency: One new session will be released every week. And you will have 2 weeks’ time to access that particular session from the date of its scheduled release. You can access that session anytime within its 2 weeks, based on your availability.
Examination at every level.
All Diploma students are included with an examination (comprising both practical & theory exam) at every level, which will be checked, and both marks, feedback will be shared with you. The exam is also an assessment of the student’s current competence, practice routine, and motivating him/her to be with the rhythm of the program.
Do you provide certificate at each level?
Based on your clearance of level-wise exams, you will be issued a separate level-wise certificate, and if you clear the final exam (at the end) then you will also be receiving a diploma. For more details, you can refer to marking parameters.
Can I re-appear for the exam if I get failed in it?
It is understood that at times, the student has lesser practice or they may need to revise & demonstrate it better. It is why the student is provided the laxity to re-appear for the exams. Diploma Course is of 2 years (24 months) but re-examination you can apply till 3rd year (36 months).
The respective re-examination fee will be applicable. To know more about exam related info & guidelines, click here.
Are clearing 8 grade exams equivalent to diploma qualification?
The diploma is a separate qualification which also includes the 9th examination besides the 8 grades. In other words, diploma students are provided with both 8 grades and diploma certificate. This 9th examination comprises other areas of studies for holistic professional development. Many learned professional guitarists (having 2, 3, 4 decades of guitar experience) might pass grade exams but it can’t be ascertained whether they are qualified to teach or are they privy to holistic musical knowledge and exposure, which is being provided in the diploma course.
What is the technical structure of the course?
Besides, compositional study, you can check the level-wise technical outline of the 8 levels by clicking here
Can I directly opt for Grade Examination?
Independent Grade Exams can also be opted for certification by expert guitarists or to re-appear by Diploma students. Please Note – Grade Exams doesn’t give training but only provide you with specified sheet music to perform accurately along with a moderator to check and mark your performance. It is only recommended to professional/learned guitar players/diploma students, who are well trained with notations/sheet-music reading and techniques of guitar and have good finger dexterity. It’s only for skilled guitarist.
Will I be getting any placement assistance?
Yes, you will be provided placement assistance.
Have more questions ?
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Exams & Marking Parameter
Apart from the 8 level exams as listed in the standard examination guidelines page, there is a final exam at the end in Diploma (refer details below).
You can refer marking parameter below.
Each level exam is of 100 marks. Candidate scoring minimum passing marks (as mentioned above) in both theory and practical exam, as well as collectively scoring at least 70% marks per level exam, will be considered as passed in that level exam.
Total marks : 8 levels are 8 X 100 (800 marks) + Final Exam (200 marks) = 1000
Candidate must be passed in all independent level exams as well as the total diploma score should be a minimum 70%, to get a Diploma.
DIPLOMA RANKING PARAMETER
Note: By applying/enrolling in our program you acknowledge that you have accepted the Program’s Terms & Guidelines.