Gitaarclub Amsterdam, Gitaarles in Amsterdam Centrum West.
Rhythm Guitar, Strumming chords and Playing popsongs.








Eric Clapton at his best during his MTV ‘unplugged’ session. Here he shows how important the rhythm is. Without ‘the groove’, music is just not working. This song is a joy to play yourself. Of course I can teach you a version less complicated.
Eddie Vedder performing ‘Guaranteed’. He is using a picking pattern that is very common in American Bluegrass- and Folk-music. It may look a bit difficult, but in fact it’s pretty easy.
Norah Jones playing ‘Sunrise’. Her guitar player is using a 4/4 strumming pattern with a beat on 2 and 4. This rhythm is used by many guitar players because it sounds great.
Gitaarles Amsterdam
Gitaarles Amsterdam
Gitaarles in Amsterdam

Guitar lessons in Amsterdam

Do you want to play pop songs yourself? Then you’ve come to the right place.
Let me teach you everything about, Playing chords, Strumming patterns
and finger picking.

I have over 17 years of experience. More than 40 students take private lessons.
Both beginners and experienced players are welcome.


Neil Young with ‘Needle and the Damage’. Young’s guitar style is characterized by very subtle hammer-on’s and half-muted strokes and will always be a real challenge for any guitarstudent.
David Bowie performing ‘Rock’n’Roll Suicide’. Bowie called himself a ‘very basic’ guitar player, but he very well understood how to play guitar. He is singing while keeping the rhythm without any effort.
‘City Of Stars’ from the movie ‘La La Land’. This song is composed for a piano, but it can work just as good on guitar. You can start by playing a simple version and make it as complicated as you like.

Who am I

My name is Vincent Francois. I give private guitar lessons to more than 40 students. I enjoy working with beginners, but I also work with performers who are familiar with small and large stages, such as Paradiso and Ziggo Dome. Together with them I arranged and rehearsed guitar music.
Through years of experience I find it easy to sense what you want to learn and how I can convey that tot you as well as possible. So give it a try. Bring some motivation and a good mood with you. Then you are most welcome.

Playing a song

My approach is simple and well proven. Playing guitar begins with a basic song and a few chords. Step by step I will show you how beautiful and sophisticated pop-music can be.

You don’t need to reed music notation.
Guitar players work with Chords or Tab’s.

My Testimonials

How often a lesson

– EVERY TWO WEEKS (most popular)

50 minutes guitar lesson € 38,-
Trial lesson € 10,-
Rates Include VAT


Norah Jones with Bob Dylan’s ‘I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight’. Her guitar player is picking a slow shuffle that works really well. Not as hard as you may think, and without any bar chords.
‘Jenny Wren’. Paul McCartney tuned his guitar down and is using his thumb and index finger. Notice the same strumming in ‘Blackbird’. As soon as you master this rhythm, you will love to play it.
Paul Weller is playing without his band ‘You Do Something To Me’. An impressive performance, I think. As soon as you understand the structure of this song, it is not too difficult to play it yourself.

Leave your guitar at home

If you want, you can bring your own guitar, bu you really don’t need to. Leave your instrument safely at home and play on one of my guitars. (also for the left-handed player)


Mobile: +31 6 26554209
Email: info@gitaarclubamsterdam.nl


Gift Voucher

Order a gift voucher for a trial lesson. Let someone find out for themselves how much fun guitar lessons can be. You can stop by and pick-up the voucher yourself, or I can send it to you by mail.