Popular guitar lessons in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Learning how to play popular - acoustic guitar is one of the most well known styles for this instrument since the guitar’s roots come from that popular essence.

Within the popular - acoustic guitar repertoire the student will be able to play different type of styles such as: Folk music, Songwriters songs, improvisation in Latin music, sing and play (in the lessons the students do not learn how to sing but how to make accompaniment through the harmony), pop artists, world music, among others.

Learn how to play the acoustic guitar

Popular - acoustic guitar requires a lot of creativity when performing. This style probably doesn't require the same technical skills than classical or electric guitar but still requires attention for playing it and knowledge if the students want to go further with the instrument. For instance, students often ask how to create, produce and compose music as well as make musical arrangements. This style is also suitable for solo guitar improvisations.

Some of the relevant topics the students will learn, are:

  • Arpeggios
  • Chords
  • Music theory applied to the instrument
  • Strumming
  • Independence and stretching exercises
  • Learning how to read properly the music (Tablature)
  • Tunes/songs


Carlos will guide the students in different ways depending on the age and level of the student. The approach of the methods for beginners to medium level will of course change to the ones who are in advanced level.

Reviews from students and parents

  • "Carlos has a great teaching dynamic for adults. Very patient, attentive and funny. You also have the option to take classes in English, Spanish or Danish. I would highly recommend him to anyone considering learning the guitar."

    Naiara Oliveira

  • "Carlos is an extraordinary guitarist who has the talent and the skill to touch your soul through the music. He has the capacity to transport you in an emotional wave when he is playing his guitar. I highly recommend Carlos as a musician."

    Felipe Noval

  • "Carlos is an inspiring guitar teacher-coach who positively connects to the children by catering to their interests in music. My kids Areeb and Zidan are having a wonderful experience and are are able to play guitar for certain full songs now. A and Z have blossomed. Thank you very much Carlos."

    Mohemmad Sadath Mehaboobjan

  • "My 11 year old son, Aryan has been taking guitar lessons from Carlos Barragan for more than 2 years, and it has been a great learning journey so far. Carlos has been very patient and motivating. His knowledge and his style of teaching makes the guitar learning a pleasing experience."

    Vidya Anvekar

  • "Carlos is a chameleonic musician that plays almost all musical styles. Focusing in classical music, he is able to play with astonishing soulfulness any repertoire and lead his students to excel with magically passionate teachings and compositions."

    Carlos Chavez

  • "Carlos has been teaching my son since last two years. He is really a great teacher with lot of patience, and teaches in a very interesting way, such as he also listens to my son's superman stories. My son really enjoys guitar lessons with Carlos. I would highly recommend him to anyone considering learning the guitar."

    Sharmila Mukherjee

  • "Inspirerende, vanvittig dygtig og simpelthen så rar. Hurra for at vi fandt Carlos da min datter ønskede at prøve en ny underviser"

    Tine Lundby Rasborg

  • "Excellent guitar player! His interpretation is amazing. Has a unique view of the music and also as teacher inspires to everyone."

    Andres Mauricio

  • "The best music teacher ever!!! He is very patient and he takes all the time to teach me step by step. I absolutely recommend him!!"

    Pao Casas

  • "Carlos teach our 10 year old boy (French). Super friendly, great listening ability, talented and very professional, mixing technical challenge and fun ! We highly recommand Carlos as a guitar teacher as well as a person !"

    Christel Décatoire

Musical theory while learning to play the popular music

Students will learn ways to play music through the theory as well as create music and understand what they are playing. Rhythm, Melodies, Harmony-Chords, read music score, are some of the relevant topics that students learn along this process and thus feel more comfortable when playing music.

Carlos teaches classical guitar in all of Greater Copenhagen

Would you like to learn how to play the popular guitar, develop your skills and play your favourite songs, learn guitar solos or explore different styles?

Finally there is an international pop school in Copenhagen where all students are not only learning how to play properly the guitar from a professional guitarist but also how to appreciate the meaning of the music and arts.
Students at Barragan guitar school will also be prepared for professional music education. So whether the student wants to become a professional guitar player or play the guitar as a hobby, they will always learn a constructive way to play the guitar and perform with the instrument.

Lessons are open for everyone (children, teenagers, adults). The students are welcome to the lessons from the age of 6.

The guitar lessons in Copenhagen are held at Carlos’ teaching studio (Ørnevej, Copenhagen NV). The studio offers great facilities and is easily reached by students and families from other areas of Copenhagen such as: Frederiksberg, Hellerup, Klampenborg, Vesterbro, Valby, Østerbro etc.

Learn more about Carlos Barragan

Carlos Barragán was born in 1985, in Colombia. Carlos has been playing the guitar since he was 6 years old. He saw an old guitar hanging in the wall of his aunt´s kinder garden and immediately he fell in love with the instrument, since then he had his first guitar lessons and basic music theory.

Carlos started taking classical and electric guitar lessons in different music schools with private teachers while he was finishing his high school. Afterwards he got a place in a university for studying classical music in Colombia. In 2013 he got a place in The Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen where he studied his master´s degree in classical guitar and pedagogy.

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