The Registry of Guitar Tutors was established in 1992 with the aims of improving the status and profile of guitar teachers, and helping to ensure their professional recognition within the mainstream of music education, by the establishment of an accredited range of comprehensive and well structured teaching programmes.

RGT organises internationally recognised examinations in electric, classical and bass guitar - from total beginner to Diploma level - in partnership with London College of Music Exams (one of the world's most respected music examination boards, established since 1887) and certificated by Thames Valley University. All RGT graded exams are accredited by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA), and UCAS points are available for grades 6-8.

All styles of music are covered and you can study from home (using RGT course handbooks) or with a local guitar teacher. The courses are suitable for ALL ages and exam centres are spread widely across the UK and overseas.

The electric guitar exams focus on practical music making and the skills you need to play in a band. If you can learn to play chords, rhythm and lead solos - then you can take one of these exams!

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