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Carlos is:
- Senior Professor of Guitar at the Royal College of Music, London
- Director of guitar classes for adult learners at University College London UCL
- Visiting Professor at the Guanajuato University Conservatoire, Mexico


Consultation lessons, preparation for auditions and exams, career advice, lessons to children, students, adult learners and dedicated players.

Directed by Carlos the Monday classes are open to keen players of Grade 7 standard (or equivalent) and above.
Want to try out and perform your pieces every week? Need to improve your technique? Like to play in a guitar ensemble? On 1st April, the last day of term, you can play in a public concert (free admission) with special guest artist. Please see the News panel for a list of previous guest artists.

The UCL Guitar Ensemble in concert at the Gustave Tuck Theatre. UCL, London 11th December 2013

The UCL Guitar Ensemble directed by Joao Loureiro in concert at the Gustave Tuck Theatre. UCL, London 11th December 2013

Try the performance class and begin to take charge of your nerves and not the other way round! Or come to the Ensemble class and have fun playing with other like-minded people, and improve your reading at the same time. Classes run on Monday evenings.

Dates and times
- Term starts on Monday 13th May
- No classes on the Bank Holiday Monday 25th May
- Term ends on 1st July
- (7 sessions in total)
- Performance Class 6.00 - 7.25pm / Ensemble Class 7.35 - 9.00pm

Room 110,
Roberts Building,
Click here for map
(same room as last term)

Nearest underground: Euston Square and Warren Street.
Free street parking after 6.30pm

Fees for whole term of 7 classes
For one class is £105, both classes on the same evening £158. You can also pay as you go for each class individually: one off £20, both classes in one evening £30.

Reserve your place:
Write to info@carlosbonell.com
If you are a new student please describe briefly your playing experience, the pieces you are learning, and sight-reading ability. Minimum level recommended is Grade 7 or equivalent.

For more information send an email to info@carlosbonell.com

See the news page for frequent updates about the UCL classes.

See the Tour dates page for more information about masterclasses and workshops by Carlos.

Carlos teaching in Venezuela

Carlos' students have included some distinguished guitarists and lutenists including Arne Bratland, James Grace, Paul Gregory, Jakob Lindberg, Johannes Moller, Nigel North, Brad Richter, Dario Rossetti-Bonell, Matthew Sear, Morgan Szymanski and Christopher Wilson.

Carlos has published various instruction guides including "Guitar: An Easy Guide" and a series of "Masterclass" articles for the Guitar International Magazine during the 1980's. More recently the Classical Guitar Magazine has re-published some of his articles about technique and musicality first published here in Carlos’ website Blog Page where Carlos has posted many articles focussed on guitar playing, encouraging and inspiring development for the aspirant guitar player. For a complete index to his articles published here at the Blog page click here.

Born of Spanish parents, Carlos Bonell’s history and upbringing are reflected in both his playing and teaching. The breadth of his knowledge and experience, combined with a sharp sense of humour, provide an excellent foundation for the student encouraging and nurturing him to develop his creativity and to follow his individuality.

For more information please write to info@carlosbonell.com

Carlos teaching children in Guanajuato, Mexico