- Hourly rate £25
- Response Time 4h
- Number of students 20
Bristol Based Guitarist offering bespoke music lessons in Electric and Acoustic Guitar, Music Theory and Sight Reading
- at their home
- By webcam
We host the best tutors. Quality of their profile, experience in their field. Tristan will be happy to arrange your first Guitar lesson.
About the lesson
My approach to teaching the guitar is to dig deeper into the enjoyment and interests of the individual student, I believe that in order for a student to make good progress, they must have useful and enjoyable applications of the content that they are learning. I will tailor lessons to the individual, and draw on professional resources and teaching methodologies to ensure effective progress whilst keeping things fun!
Whether you are a beginner who is just picking up the guitar for the first time or an advanced player looking to focus on specific areas such as improvisation, I can guarantee you will make good progress under my guidance. Due to always prioritising the student's interests in my lessons and spending the time to carefully prepare new material for each meeting I have had many happy students who have made great strides in their guitar playing.
I also teach music theory and sight reading.
** I have a 24 hour cancellation policy, any cancellations made within 24 hours of the lesson time will still incur the lesson fee.
- Acoustic Guitar
- Electric guitar
I am a Music Graduate with expertise in a wide variety of contemporary musical styles, my main passion lies in playing the guitar and I have experience performing live in pop, rock, blues and jazz contexts. I hold a distinction in grade 8 electric guitar awarded by the Rockschool board and a Degree in Music Production and Sound Engineering.
I have tutored guitar to both beginner and intermediate students. I also have experience working with children.
Perfect! An encouraging tutor who shares lots of knowledge and delivers enjoyable lessons. Really noticed myself improving and developing an understanding of musical concepts!
Perfect! Good mix of theory and technique
- Tristan's response : Alice puts great care and attention into her practice, as a result she has already made significant progress in developing her right hand technique and furthering her understanding of music theory.
Perfect! Very good teacher. Super knowledgable and can easily react and adapt his lesson to any question's you may have or directions you want to go. Gives challenging tasks to suit individual ability and teaches in a holistic way in order to develop the student in to a more rounded player. Would highly recommend.
- Tristan's response : Zac is a creative guitarist who picks up new techniques quickly due to his drive and determination.
Perfect! Tristan is a knowledgeable and passionate teacher that is helping me reach my guitar playing goals. Every lesson I've had has felt tailored to my level and style. Learning about music theory can be a struggle but, he explains concepts in a way that helps me understand them.
- Tristan's response : Billy is an experienced and able guitarist with an interest in a diverse range of musical styles.
Perfect! He’s so clear and encouraging and knowledgeable:) winner!!!
Perfect! Tristan's a really friendly and understanding teacher. He works with your musical interests and incorporates them into each lesson. He knows his stuff too and has helped me learn guitar theory in an accessible way that works for me. I've learnt a lot already - would recommend!
- Tristan's response : Rukshan is an enthusiastic and eager student who will make great strides in furthering his ability as a guitarist.
Perfect! Tristan has an excellent grasp on jazz concepts and how to implement them. Would highly recommend to anyone wanting to expand their ability within guitar playing!
- Tristan's response : Alasdair is a competent guitarist looking to further his knowledge of composition and harmony, he is quick to grasp new concepts and is a great student to teach!
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I have worked with Tristan on several projects, including writing music and playing gigs together.
He is a versatile guitarist, with a deep understanding of music theory and proficiency across multiple genres.
Tristan is very professional, polite and has an incredible love for music and for guitar. I have absolutely no doubt that he makes for a great tutor.
Tris is a patient and easy going teacher with a lot of knowledge to share and a passion for music! He teaches you what you actually want to learn which makes lessons fun. Definitely recommended for all abilities!
Tristan and I know each other well through the Bristol music scene! Top player and great knowledge of styling- also sound knowledge of music theory. I can whole- heartedly recommend Tristan for any teaching/ playing work- great guy to work wiht and to learn from!
Tris is reliable, approachable and highly skilled guitarist. I’ve had the joy of playing with him for a few years now and we are currently in a band together, his dedication to music is impressive and I’ve learned a lot from working with him. He is great at explaining concepts and is always improving on his craft - both a great player and teacher
I would highly recommend Tristan as a guitar tutor. His advanced technical skills and extensive music knowledge alongside his professionalism, patience and huge commitment and hard work in making each lesson engaging and tailored to the student's ability and interests will guarantee success, enjoyment and a sense of achievement.
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- 5h: £125
- 10h: £250
Find out more about Tristan
When did you first develop a passion for music and your favourite instrument?
I've loved music ever since I can remember, I grew up listening to a range different musical styles. My mother has always played a lot of folk music, I would spend hours in the car listening to her Nick Drake CD's and so naturally I fell in love with the guitar. For those of you haven't heard Nick Drake's music, I encourage you to do so. I've never heard anyone play the guitar quite like he did.
Is there a particular type of music or artist that you listen to on a loop without it driving you crazy?
I'm a big fan of ambient music. Some of Brian Eno's ambient works and William Basinski's 'Disintegration Loops' are some of my favourites. I enjoy listening to this kind of music in more of an unconscious, meditative way. I'll also spend hours listening to Miles Davis and Bill Evans recordings.
Explain to us the most difficult or riveting course you could personally give to a student of music.
A course in how to learn music by ear and analyse its harmonic and melodic content. I encourage all of my students to learn some of their practice material by ear. Developing a sharp musical ear will help any student progress much more quickly on the guitar.
One of my favourite solo's is Wes Montgomery's solo on 'Days Of Wine And Roses', there are so many nuggets of music theory goodness here. I could spend quite a few lessons dissecting it!
What do you think is the most complicated instrument to master and why?
I think the drums are one of the hardest instruments to master. Drummers are really holding down the time for the rest of the band, they keep the band together. They also in charge of in injecting a song with energy or bringing the mood and dynamics right down. The drummer must be able to do all of these things whilst doing them in style and with great rhythmic feel. For this I really admire drummers and their craft as musicians.
What are your keys to success?
Regular and structured practice of your instrument.
An openness and humbleness to learn from anyone.
Keeping yourself inspired.
And most of all, having a positive, optimistic mindset.
Name three musicians you dream of meeting in your favourite bar in the early hours of the morning. Explain why.
Grant Green - I'd quiz him on his approach to improvising. He is so funky! Antonio Carlos Jobim, his compositions are some of my all time favourites, I'd want to pick his brain on how he composes. Aretha Franklin - just being in her presence for a moment, I'm sure I would learn something.
Provide a valuable anecdote related to music or your days at music school.
I played a gig outside of a Fish and Chip shop once, my band was asked to play there in celebration of the restaurant's 3rd year in business. It turned out to be a really amazing gig, with crowds of people gathering on the pavement to watch us. It has taught me to say yes to any musical opportunity or adventure however big or small it may seem, a lot of good will come from just saying 'yes' to things.
What are the little touches that make you a Superprof in music?
I regularly take the time to learn new music for my guitar students. I take a genuine interest in their musical preferences and will work with them to formulate a unique course for learning the guitar. Another one of my main focus points as a music tutor is to encourage students to play with other people. I help my students to build the necessary confidence needed to take their passion for music to the next level, which could be joining a band, performing at an open mic night, or recording a song.