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.

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Diploma in Acoustic Guitar Journey

Who is it for?

Diploma in Acoustic Guitar Course - 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

Recommended Videos

Mr. Sambit Patra narrated a beautiful story of life, inspiring budding people to come out of their comfort zones. He explains it by giving an example of the guitar. So make choices in life when it matters most before it’s too late.

Do watch 1000s of year old Perspectives on Ragas

Can Music be a part of Sadhna (Meditation) – Part I?

Part II –
Can Music be a part of Sadhna (Meditation)?

Syllabus Structured learning comprises of both Technical Development & Compositions' study.


Diploma in Acoustic Guitar Plectrum Style - 8 Levels
8 Levels

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 module comprises 10 sessions including theory & practical exam. The tenure of Prelude module, Level-1 module, Level-2 module and Level-3 module is of 2.5 months each. Whereas the Tenure of Level-4 module, Level-5 module, Level-6 module and Level-7 module is 5 months each.

Diploma in Acoustic Guitar - Additional Subjects Study
Exposure to 4 Subjects

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.

Ragas, Indian Film & Folk Music
Ragas, Indian Film & Folk Music

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.

Scales & Tremolo Picking
Scales & Tremolo Picking

Special sessions for technical development on Scales & Tremolo Picking technique in Diploma in Acoustic Guitar course.

Studio Exposure Assistance & Launchpad
Studio Exposure Assistance & Launchpad

Diploma also includes studio exposure assistance and Launchpad

Exams, Sessions & Tenure
Exams, Sessions & Tenure

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 extendable up to 3 years.

For more details about the exams, syllabus, marking parameter & further guidelines click here

Fee break-up

Diploma In Acoustic Guitar - Fee Other Subjects
 Above fee is for Indian residing in India

Above fee is for Indian residing in India

Hence, Total Fee for the program 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 in acoustic guitar course, you get in touch with Kapil Sir & team for the next 2 years to assist you with the learning.



Fee for Indian Residing in India

US 3999$

For NRI/Non-Indian/Foreign National


Monthly Instalment

@ 6500*
(with select credit & debit cards)

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About The Mentor Mr. Kapil Srivastava

Reviews & Testimonials

Thank You Sir!

Performance at Level -2

Performance at Level -1

Journey from Prelude to Level -1

Who are we?

Guided more than
1 lakh music seekers

More than 15000 students
completed up to 4 levels

Brought 1st Bachelor 
Degree in India – 2015

Brought India’s 1st music
education franchise model

India’s own 8 levels’
guitar examination system

India’s largest chain of
guitar schools

Founder of World’s 1st
on Guitar Course 
(students from 40+ countries)

Winner of state & many corporate 
honors for guitar excellence

100s of students
became teachers / musicians

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How will I receive the sessions?

    Access Portal: You will be given private access (username & password) to the diploma course portal. In the case of Prelude, Level – 1, Level -2 & Level – 3 module course you will receive 1 session every week whereas in  the case of Level – 4, Level-5, Level-6 & Level-7 module course you will receive 1 session every 2 weeks. 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).

  • 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: In the case of Prelude, Level – 1, Level – 2 & Level – 3 module course, one new session will be released every week. And you will have 2 weeks of time to access that particular session from that session’s scheduled release date. Whereas in the case of Level – 4, Level-5, Level-6 & Level-7 module course, one new session will be released every two weeks. And you will have 4 weeks of time to access that particular session from that session’s scheduled release date.

  • 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) which is extendable up to 3 years (up to 36 months). Within that  period you may apply for re-examination.

    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.

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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.

exam marking parameter

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.


Note: By applying/enrolling in our program you acknowledge that you have accepted the Program’s Terms & Guidelines.