gitaar leren spelen

Learn how to play guitar

Are you an absolute beginner, or have you been playing for a while and do you feel like you are no longer making any progress? Or maybe you just want to learn a different music style? Learning guitar at POORTER is done step by step, in a structured manner and at your own pace.

Schrijf je  Here for the lessons.

Tailor-made lessons
Whether you take group lessons or prefer private lessons, they are tailored to your profile.

The lessons follow a clear and logical structure, with your prior knowledge, pace and learning style taken into account.

Group or Private
At POORTER you choose how you want to learn. Group lessons are preferred by those who want to play together and who want to learn from each other by exchanging tips & tricks.

In a private lesson there is more time to work on specific topics you want to learn. Click Here for more info concerning fees.

Beginners and advanced
Guitarists of all levels are welcome. Both absolute beginners and advanced, and every level in between.

Good to know: if you choose group lessons, you will always be placed in a group of people who play guitar at your level. During a trial lesson, we take a look at what level fits you best.

Structured Course
At POORTER you learn much more than just how to play some nice songs.

Through a structured series of lessons you will gain insight into your instrument and you will learn all you need to know about the techniques and music theory, necessary to master the guitar. So in the end ... you won't need a teacher ever again 😊.

Reading notes is not necessary
Don't know how to read notes? No problem. At POORTER you don't need them.

Everything is explained with easy-to-read tablature of songs you like. I bet you will learn a lot more this way?

All music styles
At POORTER you can study many different music genres ... both in group as private lessons.

Of course rock and pop are on the menu, but also roots genres such as swing jazz, manouche, blues, country and bluegrass.

Roots Academy

Bij POORTER kan je naast gitaar leren spelen – op alle niveaus en in de meest uiteenlopende muziekstijlen –ook lessen en workshops volgen in mandoline, banjo en ukulele. Momenteel worden deze instrumenten enkel in privélessen aangeboden maar op termijn ook via workshops en als lessenreeks in groep. 

Deze lessen verlopen net zoals de gitaarlessen:

  • Je krijgt lessen op maat …
  • Met een gestructureerde cursus …
  • Je hebt geen voorkennis van notenleer nodig …
  • Zowel gevorderden als beginners zijn welkom …
  • Je kan les volgen in verschillende stijlen

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Choose how you want to learn:


Weekly class

If you choose the weekly course, you'll have a lesson of 1 hour every week at the same time. You can choose between group or private lessons.

You in advance for the lessons you'll take (per month). And only for those lessons: you do not have to register for a semester or an entire school year. You can also register any time of the year.



Woon je te ver om fysiek aanwezig te zijn? Schrijf je dan hier in voor lessen via skype. Net zoals de gewone lessen krijg  je wekelijks les op een vast moment. Een les duurt 1 uur en is altijd privé. Het cursusmateriaal krijg je per mail bezorgd. 



In addition to the regular classes, workshops are also regularly scheduled. Keep an eye on this site or register for our newsletter and be the first to receive new dates!
Good to know: you do not pay any registration fees at POORTER.
Je betaalt enkel per maand voor de lessen die je volgt.

Want to know more?

Before registering, you probably want to know:

1. if the lessons are really your thing

2. how we teach

3 how much a lesson costs

Fill in the contact form below to request more information or to schedule a FREE trial lesson.

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    • WHO

      De lessen worden gegeven door mijzelf, Tom De Poorter.  MUSICIAN op gitaar maar ook op andere snaarinstrumenten zoals banjo, mandoline en ukulele. Ik ben gepassioneerd door rootsmuziek (swing jazz, manouche, blues en country) and I play in different bands like Little Kim & the Alley Apple 3, LENA, The Rusty Zippers, …

    • WHAT

      Bij POORTER kun je in de eerste plaats gitaar leren spelen, op alle niveaus en in de meest uiteenlopende muziekstijlen. Daarnaast zitten ook lessen in mandoline, banjo en ukulele in het aanbod, momenteel enkel als privéles maar op termijn ook via workshops en als lessenreeks in groep. Vraag Here for more information!

    • Where

      The lessons take place in het Meetjesland, in Adegem (part of Maldegem). This is located between Ghent and Bruges and a stone's throw away from the Dutch border. Contact us for the precise address.

    • When

      You can register all year round. You decide when you want to start, so you really don't have to wait until the start of a new semester or school year.