an acoustic guitar on a wooden chair

Acoustic Guitar:

Once the chords flow and the buzzing notes stop, there is nothing like it!

Acoustic Guitar Lessons: Have fun learning how to play the songs you love and take the guess work out of your guitar playing.

The acoustic guitar – seriously is there anything like it?

It’s just 6 strings and a wooden frame, but the emotion and sound that comes out of it is phenomenal.

From the smooth, laid-back songs to the energised chords when you strum with a pick, the acoustic guitar has a range that many other instruments could only hope to achieve.

While we know you can make a guitar sound like this, it isn’t easy at the beginning.

Believe me, I know. All those buzzing chords and the clipped strings. The chord shapes that your hand just doesn’t seem to want to make no matter how much you try. After weeks of practice you still can’t seem to change chord any faster.

It can make you feel like giving up.

The acoustic guitar is an amazing instrument, but I think we can all agree it can try your patience at times! Every student I’ve taught has struggled at times. I know I did when I was learning.

It seems like there is just so much to learn!

YouTube is full of videos about guitars. It even has guitar lessons on there. But do you find that there’s bits missing? The person in the video makes it look so easy, but something sounds off when you try and play it. The problem is you’re not sure what that something is. So you look for something else, but there is just so many options… which one is right?

I remember spending hours playing the guitar trying to get it to sound the way it did in the song. As weeks went by I just didn’t seem to be getting the progress I wanted. Although some parts were getting better, there was always other bits that just didn’t work.

With the help of a teacher I realised I had to focus on the specific parts of guitar playing. Not only to play the guitar how I wanted, but to get there in the fastest possible way. I also learnt that some things were core elements and some were more specific to the style I wanted to play.

Once I realised this, it wasn’t a chore to practice anymore. It was actually fun!

Playing with other musicians and learning to play in a band was something I had always dreamed of doing, and now I could.

I got my Grade 8 from RGT and I learnt how to memorise and write my own songs.

Even jamming with any musician – even if we didn’t know any of the same songs – became second nature.

This isn’t because I am a prodigy (far from it). When I started, my rhythm was terrible! I had no idea how to improvise and I would have never thought I would be able to play along with my favourite songs.

I want you to be able to play the guitar like your favourite musicians. Plus I think the world needs more guitar players, don’t you agree?

WANT TO TAKE YOUR GUITAR PLAYING TO THE NEXT LEVEL?

Build your confidence!

Become more confident in your ability to play the guitar.

Provide you with a roadmap to YOUR goals (not someone else’s!)

We will focus on what your goals are and make sure everything you are practising will get you there. I’ve got no interest in making you play exercises just for the sake of it!

Give you feedback on what to work on (taking out the guess work)

I’ll explain to you what you need to do to improve and teach you the quickest way to do it.

Stop you from wasting time practising things that you don’t need

Every guitarist has their own goals. While some skills are general, others are stylistic. Don’t waste your time trying to perfect something that you aren’t going to use.

Show you how to play the songs YOU love (not what you’re ‘meant to like’)

If you’re like me you want to learn to play songs that mean something to you, not just what the teacher wants to teach. If you have some favourite songs we will work them in to your lessons.

Teach you how to learn multiple parts of guitar playing all at once

Learning to play guitar isn’t linear. You can learn many techniques all at once – so you won’t be stuck playing through a book focusing on things that won’t help you.

BUT ARE THESE ACOUSTIC GUITAR LESSONS REALLY FOR ME?

I don’t have time to practise every night, can I still benefit from guitar lessons?

Absolutely! You don’t have to commit to practice every single day for the next 10 years, but you do need to be able to spend at least a few hours a week at home going through what you learnt in your lesson. I will show you how you can fit your practice around your busy schedule even when you think you don’t have the time.

Do I need a guitar teacher, can’t I just learn it off YouTube for free?

YouTube has loads of videos about how to play guitar. The problem that most of my students have found though is there is no direction. While I’m sure you can learn guitar from YouTube, do you really have time to go through the trial and error of finding what works and what is no use to you? Wouldn’t it be better to speed up the process by having a roadmap to your goal and get rid of all the other stuff that won’t benefit you? A big difference between YouTube and a guitar teacher is you can ask questions. Many students have told me that this has saved them hours of their time. Sure, they could leave a comment but would they ever get back to them? Would anyone get back to them — and would the answer even be right?

I think I might be told old to learn now… I wish I’d learnt when I was younger…

In many ways you are at an advantage when it comes to learning guitar if you are an adult as you will be able to understand complex ideas such as rhythms. Also your hands will be stronger. Plus you truly want to be able to play the guitar!

I tried to play guitar/another instrument before and I just didn’t get it, but I really want to play!

It’s true that some people take to an instrument faster than others. That doesn’t mean you can’t learn it. If you really want to play and are willing to put the time in it may have been that you just weren’t practising the right things in the right order. We can fix that.

These acoustic guitar lessons are for you if:

You genuinely have a desire to play guitar and are excited about it!

You are willing to find at least a few hours a week to practice (I know some weeks are busier than others but you will benefit far more if you can usually find this time per week)

You are ready to be challenged (if you are happy playing the same 4 chords you can already play you aren’t going to get much out of these lessons)

These acoustic guitar lessons are not for you if:

You aren’t able to practise at all between lessons

You’re not ready to be challenged

You only want to play 1 song / songs you can already play

I want you to be the best guitar player you can be.

While I wish I could help everyone, like most people, I only have limited time. This means I can only work with students who are ready to be challenged, are happy to find time to practice and who truly want their guitar playing to advance.

This doesn’t mean you have to be a naturally talented musician by any means. It just means you are excited about the journey to become a better guitarist.

Due to there being limited time in my schedule, from time to time I have to stop accepting new students. This is because I want to make sure that my guitar students are getting the most out of their lessons.

If you think that these lessons will benefit you, please fill out the form at the bottom of the page.

FIRST 30 MINUTE LESSON IS FREE

Your first guitar lesson is a free 30 minute lesson so you can see if these guitar lessons are for you. Come and try out the guitar lesson and see if guitar tuition is right for you – if not, no hard feelings! Of course, you are still welcome to use the free learning material on this website.

LESSON PLANS

30 Minutes One to One Lessons
a calendar month*
£75
Great for beginners
Half an hour a week, one-to-one tuition
Free 30 minutes trial lesson
30 minutes one-to-one private weekly lesson
A tailored road map to your specific goals
Use of studio quality equipment
Learn the songs you want to play on the guitar
Save time and have fun learning how to play this awesome instrument, rather than getting frustrated and bored of scrolling through YouTube
A dedicated teacher who you can ask all your guitar related questions to rather than getting conflicting information online
Sign Up!
45 Minutes One to One Lessons
a calendar month*
£112.50
Great for beginners to intermediary
45 minutes a week, one-to-one tuition
Free 30 minutes trial lesson
45 minutes one-to-one private weekly lesson
A tailored road map to your specific goals
More time to get techniques and skills right before you go away and practice
Use of studio quality equipment
Learn the songs you want to play on the guitar
Save time and have fun learning how to play this awesome instrument, rather than getting frustrated and bored of scrolling through YouTube
A dedicated teacher who you can ask all your guitar related questions to rather than getting conflicting information online
Sign Up!
60 Minutes One to One Lessons
a calendar month*
£150
Ideal for intermediary to advanced students or adult students of any level
60 minutes a week, one-to-one tuition
Free 30 minutes trial lesson
60 minutes one-to-one private weekly lesson
A tailored road map to your specific goals
More time to get techniques and skills right before you go away and practice
Use of studio quality equipment
Cover more in each session. This is especially useful if you are an intermediate player.
Learn the songs you want to play on the guitar
Save time and have fun learning how to play this awesome instrument, rather than getting frustrated and bored of scrolling through YouTube
A dedicated teacher who you can ask all your guitar related questions to rather than getting conflicting information online
Sign Up!

Sign up for your FREE 30 minutes acoustic guitar lesson

* monthly payments refer to calendar months so each month is the same cost no matter if there is 4 or 5 weeks in the month.
Your first monthly payment will be adjusted if it is not a complete month and to cater for your free half hour lesson.
Full details will be given at your free trial lesson about payments and terms and conditions.

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