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Jonathan
« I’ve been in education for over twenty-five years and in that time,... More »
Jonathan
« I’ve been in education for over twenty-five years and in that time, I’ve mentored and observed more teachers than I can count. So although I’m not a guitar teacher, I know a good lesson when I see one. What makes Jonathan such a good guitar teacher is that he’s all about personalized learning. What you won’t get is a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach, where everybody gets the same lesson regardless of where they want to go with the instrument. What you will get is a teacher who listens to you – how you play at the moment, what you like to listen to and what kind of music you want to play. After that, each lesson is based around you and your needs. You certainly get the professionalism that you’re paying for. The patience, good humour and enthusiasm you get for free and these are qualities that make all the difference when you’re developing the confidence you need, when learning something new. Jonathan Vipond is a fantastic guitar teacher and I thoroughly recommend his services. And that’s my professional, as well as personal opinion. »
£30/h
1st lesson free!
Tutor profile verified
Response Time 24h
Lessons offered by Jonathan
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at his home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Music reading
  • Guitar
  • Acoustic Guitar
  • Electric guitar
Levels
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Professional
  • Kids

Become The Guitar Player You Want To Be With Bespoke Lessons From A Highly Experienced Teacher

Methodology

In my experience teaching students must be able to understand four key concepts;

1. How to Play - how to physically play the guitar, the techniques involved and how to make the correct sounds with it

2. How to Understand - How to make the connection between the sounds you make and the music theory so that you can use them both to help you make better music

3. How to Practice - How to make the most of your time between lessons

4. How to Learn - How to learn what you need when you need it, therefore eliminating the need for lessons completely!

- Which subject(s) do you teach?

I teach Electric and Acoustic Guitar from beginner to advanced levels. In addition I also teach classes in improvisation, songwriting and music technology to students who wish to record their music and progress. I coach students and other musicians in ensemble classes and I mentor students who wish to have a career in the music industry.

- How much do you charge?

The first lesson is free. I also run specialist programs aimed at the specific needs of students. To find out about specific costs of these classes and the discounts available for group classes, please contact me.

- Where do you teach?

I teach from my studio in North East Bradford and also run group classes from various venues in the Leeds and Bradford area.

- When are you available?

I teach all year round with the exception of the Christmas period and when I am on holiday with my family. I teach daytimes and evening during the week. Specific specialised classes are held at set times so please get in touch if you need any further details. Otherwise I can accomodate for most people's needs. Please contact me for further information on availability of my classes.

- Which ages and levels do you teach?

I teach beginners to advanced players of all ages. My youngest student is 6 and my oldest is 62.

- Do you have a personal message for students?

Are you ready to take the next step and become the player you want to be? Many people are frustrated with where they currently are with their playing. I too felt this way but what I have found is that with specific guidance and tutoring progress towards your own personal goals is possible. My special guitar programmes will be focused around what you want to be able to do, making sure that you only study and learn things that will get you the result that you are after. You can do all this whilst having fun along the way making music with others and recording your achievments.

If you are ready to take the first step contact me now for your free introductory lesson or visit my website to find out more. I look forward to hearing from you.

Background

I am a professional full time private guitar teacher and have been teaching privately since 2005. As well as teaching 60 students a week I have run my own music school which offered group classes, band classes, songwriting and music production. I have taught students of all levels and abilities and from all different backgrounds and have learned a lot about what and what not to do to help students play they want to.

- What kind of experience do you have?

I have been playing guitar since 1993 and have been teaching since 2004. In that time I have taught dozens of students of all backgrounds.

- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?

Yes.

- Where and with whom did you train?

I'm currently studying with my teacher and mentor Tom Hess ((concealed information) and am a member of his Elite Guitar Teacher's Inner Circle and Music Careers Mentoring Program.

- Do you belong to any professional organisations?

I am a member of the Registry of Guitar Tutors and the Musicians Union.

- Tell me about some of your current students.

I have taught people from all backgrounds and levels of ability. Many of my students have come to me as complete beginners and are making incredible progress towards being the players that they want to be. If you would like to know more, please visit the testimonials page at my website.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : £30/h

Details

I charge by the month but can build a flexible program that fits around the student needs and also fits their budget. I offer discounts on block bookings of more than 6 lessons.

Lessons offered by Jonathan
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at his home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Music reading
  • Guitar
  • Acoustic Guitar
  • Electric guitar
Levels
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Professional
  • Kids

5 reviews on Jonathan
  • 5/5

All our ratings are collected by us and are given in confidence, they correspond to a real experience.

5 recommendations

Jonathan

I’ve been in education for over twenty-five years and in that time, I’ve mentored and observed more teachers than I can count. So although I’m not a guitar teacher, I know a good lesson when I see one.

What makes Jonathan such a good guitar teacher is that he’s all about personalized learning. What you won’t get is a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach, where everybody gets the same lesson regardless of where they want to go with the instrument.

What you will get is a teacher who listens to you – how you play at the moment, what you like to listen to and what kind of music you want to play. After that, each lesson is based around you and your needs. You certainly get the professionalism that you’re paying for. The patience, good humour and enthusiasm you get for free and these are qualities that make all the difference when you’re developing the confidence you need, when learning something new.

Jonathan Vipond is a fantastic guitar teacher and I thoroughly recommend his services. And that’s my professional, as well as personal opinion.

C
Clive

I was tutored by Jon for around five years. He's very patient and really adaptable as well as being friendly, so you won't feel pressured. My skills improved immeasurably, and I have no hesitation in recommending him, you won't regret it.

M
Mike

Patience of a saint with the most untalented guitarists, a brilliant player in his own right, and all round nice guy. Great at simplifying and explaining musical concepts no hesitation in recommending him as a tutor.

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