FAQ

Picking a guitar teacher isn’t easy, especially if you are a beginner or a more advanced player looking for a teacher with the right skills and knowledge to help you progress. Here are some common questions that prospective students might have.  Please get in touch if you have any questions which aren’t covered on this page, you can contact me here. 

What is your style of teaching? My approach to teaching is always centred around the individual, your music tastes and most importantly how you learn.  I am able to adapt my approach to ensure you achieve your goals on the guitar. A big aspect for me is helping you learn how to practice effectively. Every student I teach has different musical influences and aims and as a result every lesson I teach is never the same! Some students are happy just playing their favourite songs, whereas other students I teach are keen to learn more about music theory and the way music works.  I teach a wide range of abilities from beginners to advanced players and lessons cover the essential elements to help you become a rounded musician. The best way to find out more is to see what my students have to say about their experience of lessons with me on my testimonials page. 

Where do lessons take place? Lessons take place in Stonehouse. There is a car park which free nearby.

What styles do you teach? I teach a wide of genres including:

  • Pop
  • Rock
  • Blues
  • Jazz
  • Indie
  • Acoustic/travis picking/fingerstyle
  • Basic classical
  • World music

How much do lessons cost and what payment methods do you accept? Lessons cost £20 for 30 min, £25 for 45 min and £30 for an hour. Bank transfer is my preferred method, but cash is ok if you don’t use online banking. I’m afraid I no longer accept cheques.

Do you teach acoustic and electric? Yes, I teach both electric and acoustic.

Do you teach children? I am experienced at teaching children and currently work in a primary school. I recommend 7+ as a starting age (Year 3). Parents can sit in on lessons if they wish. A lot of children learn nursery rhymes on the guitar, whereas I prefer to try and teach them more contemporary music and go with any musical interests they might have.

What do I need to bring to lessons? Just your guitar and plectrums (if you use them). I have an amp and lead for you to use if you are an electric player.

Do you teach grades?  For students that are interested in taking grades I teach the following syllabuses:

  • Rock school (electric and acoustic) Grades Debut-Grade 8
  • RGT Acoustic Guitar grades 1-8
  • Trinity Classical
  • Trinity Rock and Pop grades 1-8

I have a 100% pass rate with the majority of my students achieving distinctions in their exams. I am experienced in preparing students thoroughly for exams to ensure you achieve your goals. I am also able to help students prepare for entrance tests for University level music courses. 

What if I can’t make a lesson?  I require 48 hours notice for any cancelled lessons, otherwise the full lesson cost is charged.

Do you teach bass guitar? Yes! Although I would call myself a guitarist first, I do play and teach bass. I started playing bass soon after taking up guitar. I’m no slap player though!

Do you travel to students?  I’m afraid I will only do this if a student has a health condition which prevents them from getting to me.

Please get in touch if you have any questions which aren’t covered on this page, you can contact me here.