teach electric, acoustic and bass guitar lessons either
in my home studio or at the students house, whichever
is preferred by the student. I usually teach 30 or 60
minute lessons. Longer lessons are possible if required
but for most students, especially beginners, 60 minute
lessons are usually enough. The students are free to have
their lessons as frequently as it suits them and are not
obligated to have them at regular intervals.
Small children usually find 60 minute lessons a bit long
and start to lose concentration. My normal advice for
them is to only have 30 minute lessons ideally once a
If I teach at the students home 60 minutes is the minimum
lesson charge and has to be within a reasonable distance
for me to travel. I consider a 15 to 20 minute drive to
a students home to be reasonable. I am prepared to travel
further distances but would obviously have to charge accordingly.
I prefer students if possible to come to my studio for
lessons as it saves me traveling time, therefore giving
me more time to fit in extra students. It also benefits
the student as my studio is equipped with top quality
amps, drum machines and computer programs like Guitar
Pro and Guitar and Drum trainer. Guitar Pro is a guitar
tab program that helps learning songs and allows me to
give the student tab files in PDF form of any songs they
are leaning. Guitar and Drum Trainer is a program that
allows me to slow songs down, re tune them and create
loops for playing along to. All of these benefits make
lessons in my studio far more enjoyable and productive.
tailor my lessons to each students requirements. If they
only want me to teach them how to strum along to their
favourite songs then that is what I do. If on the other
hand they want to learn lead guitar, then I teach them
the scales they need to know and the technique necessary.
personal style is Blues through to Heavy Metal but I can
teach the basics of Rock, Blues, Rock and Roll, Heavy
Metal, Grunge, Punk, 60's Soul, Reggae and most other
types of guitar music.
l can teach the Major scale and its modes, the various
Minor scales and modes and most other scales from the
Diminished to the Lydian flat 7, including when to use
them. I can show how to make and play chords, chord progressions
and various rhythms and rhythmical styles.
I can teach techniques like strumming, picking, hammer-on's,
pull-offs, bending, damping, muting, finger picking, harmonics,
tapping, sweep picking and many more. If on the other
hand you just want to play Twinkle Twinkle little star
or simply strum to an easy song, then that's fine to!
If a student is interested in taking qualifications I
recommend the Rockschool graded music exams and I can
teach them the sight reading and everything they need
to know to enter the exams. These are held at a number
of different venues at regular intervals. For more information
on Rockschool exams there is a link to their website on
the links page. I am also happy to help anyone working
on other grading systems to prepare for their exams.
any other information on what I can teach please contact
me from the contact page.