After 15 years performing across the UK, US and Europe with acts including The Lightning Seeds, and 10 years tutoring experience, I have the skills to help you fulfill your playing needs. Whether through the graded system, or learning your favourite songs, I can help you reach your learning goals in a friendly and enjoyable atmosphere.

PRICE

£35 / 60 minutes

I currently have a selection of 10 x 1 hour lesson courses priced at £300 in acoustic, electric and bass guitar. All courses are focused on making music and using real examples to bring each topic to life. From the fundamentals all the way through to advanced riffs, these lessons are a relaxed, informal way to get your playing off the ground.

Acoustic Guitar Course 1

10 lessons – £300

This course is designed for beginners who want to learn in a fun way by playing songs from an early stage of their development, whilst still having an understanding of the techniques and knowledge necessary to master the instrument.

The course is always focused on making music, using real examples to illustrate a topic which means that this is a relaxed, informal and fun way to get your playing off the ground!

By the end of the 10 week course you will have learned :

. How to tune the guitar (With tuner and by ear)
. Notes of the guitar
. Understanding Guitar Tab / Chord boxes
. Basic technique (Posture, picking tips, etc)
. Basic open chords (Major / Minor / Dominant 7th)
. Basic finger picking patterns
. Time keeping exercises
. 12 Bar Blues (Rhythm Style)
. How to use a capo and what it does
. Basic riffs

Included are 10 songs selected to help with the techniques learned by artists such as Oasis, Mumford And Sons, Bob Dylan, Laura Marling and Damien Rice. In the lessons the student will perform the songs in a duet with myself, as well as being taught personally tailored practicing techniques to improve the speed of their development when rehearsing at home.

Acoustic Guitar Course 2

10 lessons – £300

This course is designed for players who have covered Acoustic Guitar Course 1 as well as those who have already acquired some basic levels of skill and knowledge in their playing.

By the end of the 10 week course you will have learned :

. Expansion of open chords (Minor 7th, Major 7th, Suspended chords)
. Bar chords (2 positions)
. 12 bar blues (Lead style) – Blues scale and two alternative positions
. Pentatonic Scale
. Major / Minor scales
. Advanced finger picking styles
. Advanced strumming patterns
. Alternative tunings (Folk, blues) and some relevant chord shapes
. Understanding transposition and using it effectively.

Included are 10 songs selected to help with the techniques learned by artists such as Simon and Garfunkel, John Martyn, Nick Drake, Joni Mitchell and Tim Buckley. In the lessons the student will perform the songs in a duet with myself, as well as being taught personally tailored practicing techniques to improve the speed of their development when rehearsing at home.

Electric Guitar Course 1

10 lessons – £300

This course is designed for beginners who want to learn in a fun way playing songs from an early stage of their development whilst still having an understanding of the techniques and knowledge necessary to master the instrument.

The course is always focused on making music, using real examples to illustrate a topic which means that this is a relaxed, informal and fun way to get your playing off the ground!

By the end of the 10 week course you will have learned :

. How to tune the guitar (With tuner and by ear)
. Notes of the guitar
. Understanding Guitar Tab / Chord boxes
. Basic technique (Posture, picking tips, etc)
. Basic open chords (Major / Minor / Dominant 7th)
. The Pentatonic Scale
. Time keeping exercises
. 12 Bar Blues (Rhythms Style)
. Power Chords
. Basic riffs

Included are 10 songs selected to help with the techniques learned by artists such as David Bowie, Oasis, Kings Of Leon, Green Day and The Rolling Stones. In the lessons the student will perform the songs in a duet with myself, as well as as being taught tailored practicing techniques to improve the speed of their development when not in the lesson.

Electric Guitar Course 2

10 lessons – £300

This course is designed for players who have covered Electric Guitar Course 1 as well as those who have already acquired some basic levels of skill and knowledge in their playing.

By the end of the 10 week course you will have learned :

. Expansion of open chords (Minor 7th, Major 7th, Suspended chords)
. Bar chords (2 positions)
. 12 bar blues (Lead style) – Blues scale and two alternative positions
. Maj / Min scales
. Advanced lead techniques (Warm ups, Speed Techniques, Finger techniques)
. Licks and how to apply them
. Advanced strumming patterns
. Alternative tunings (Blues, Country, Rock, Metal) and some relevant chord shapes
. Understanding transposition and using it effectively.

Included are 10 songs selected to help with the techniques learned by artists such as Chuck Berry, The Smiths, Led Zeppelin, Nirvana and Guns ‘n’ Roses. In the lessons the student will perform the songs in a duet with myself, as well as as being taught tailored practicing techniques to improve the speed of their development when not in the lesson.

Electric Guitar Course 3

10 lessons – £300

This course is designed for players who have covered both courses 1 and 2 as well as those who have already acquired high levels of skill and knowledge in their playing.

By the end of the 10 week course you will have learned :

. Different chord positions up and down the fretboard.
. Jazz chords
. 12 bar blues (Lead style) – Further advanced positions.
. Modes
. Advanced riffs

Included are 10 songs selected to help with the techniques learned by artists such as Led Zeppelin, Eric Clapton, Jack White and Jimi Hendrix. In the lessons the student will perform the songs in a duet with myself, as well as as being taught tailored practicing techniques to improve the speed of their development when not in the lesson.

Bass Guitar Course

10 lessons – £300

This course is designed for beginners who want to learn in a fun way playing songs from an early stage of their development whilst still having an understanding of the techniques and knowledge necessary to master the instrument.

The course is always focused on making music, using real examples to illustrate a topic which means that this is a relaxed, informal and fun way to get your playing off the ground!

By the end of the 10 week course you will have learned :

. How to tune the Bass guitar (With tuner and by ear)
. Notes of the guitar
. Understanding Bass tab
. Basic technique (Posture, picking tips, etc)
. Basic 8th notes
. Time keeping exercises
. A ‘Walking’ Bass line
. Basic riffs
. Introduction to ‘Slap Technique’

Included are 10 songs selected to help with the techniques learned by artists such as Chic, Michael Jackson, The Beatles, Parliament and Stevie Wonder. In the lessons the student will perform the songs in a duet with myself, as well as as being taught tailored practicing techniques to improve the speed of their development when not in the lesson.