I offer a professional home based tuition service that caters for all ages and abilities. Lessons are structured around your personal musical style choice, and artist interests. I can help you reach your goals quicker, by developing the basic core skills needed to help improve your Guitar Playing and build your confidence, in pursuit of your musical aspirations.
So if you're just starting out, or want to play like your guitar heroes, then take a closer look!
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
If you want to learn in the style of your choice, from Acoustic, Classical, or Electric Guitar, and Electric Bass Guitar, and want to progress at a pace that suits you best, then contact me today!
- Tell me about your qualifications.
Every Style, from beginner level to advanced Classical, Acoustic, Electric, and Bass guitar skill developed over 20 years as a full time Professional Guitar Tutor, Covering every age group and level of personal musical development. I've studied at the Guitar Institute in Acton London (with Ian Scott, Shaun Baxter, Dave Kilminster) and studied with Paul Galbraith (Classical Guitar)
In 1991 I was Mentioned in the Editorial of the UK's Guitarist magazine for first "Guitarist of the Year" competition.
I was Guitar demonstrator for the Patrick Eggle Music Company at the 1992 Scottish Music Fair in Glasgow.
- How much do you charge?
All lessons require a 48 hour period in advance to cancel or re-arrange the lesson booked, otherwise the late cancellation will require full payment for the lesson booked. Although every attempt is made to avoid this, and a positive conclusion is preferred.
Lesson costs are:
£30 per hour, and £16 per 1/2 hour.
Lessons paid by standing order are:
£28 per hour, and £15 per 1/2 hour.
Lessons over taken 46 weeks are divided by 52 weeks and paid by standing order in full each calendar month are: £25 per hour, (x 4 lessons per month) and £13 per 1/2 hour, (x 4 lessons per month)
These 46 lessons allow for a 6 week break throughout the year and any other time that students require off are at the students loss, without prior arrangement with myself.
- Where do you teach?
Lessons are held in the student's own home.
- When are you available?
Lessons Monday - Saturday
All lessons are booked for the convienience of the Student/Parent and are within my already booked lessons area that I travel to.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
All ages from 6 years to 60 years
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
The most important qualfication the student MUST aspire to, is enjoy the journey in their chosen style albeit Acoustic, Classical, Rock, Blues, etc.
To have FUN doing what they want to learn. Exams are the buy product of healthy focus and a musical and emotional positive self esteem through study, analysis, and creative judgement with future development in mind.
- Do you have a personal message for students?
Contact me to discuss your interest in the Guitar, and any challenges you are facing, and ask for help you feel that you need.
I'll do my best to point you in the right direction, and help you move toward your guitar playing goals. :- ))
- What kind of experience do you have?
I have had over 30 years playing experience and 20 years as a professional guitar tutor both in schools and colleges and private tuition in Beds, Bucks, & Northants.
With a wide range of playing styles from Classical and Acoustic guitar through to Rock, Blues and Death Metal. He has motivated hundreds of pupils to make the progress they desired, and helped them enjoy the journey in becoming more accomplished.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Since leaving the education system provided by local authorities and Music Educational Services in 2003 to pursue the demand for Private home tuition, my CRB status can't be updated without a Local Educational Establishment doing the check on behalf of schools.
- Tell me about some of your current students.
Shannon (15) Rock/Indie
"I feel my playing has progressed better than in my previous experience in a class of many people with varied skills. The one - one tuition is much more helpful and I enjoy the freedom of choice towards what style and specific artists and songs I want to learn to play." "I would recommend Dennis to anyone that's considering to take up guitar that also enjoys flexibility and having the opportunity to learn in a way that suits them best."
Gary (45) Acoustic
"I am proud of what I have achieved in the last 15 months, but the truth is none of it would have been possible without the professional approach and expert tuition provided by the Guitar School." "The thing that struck me straight away about Dennis was his calming influence and reassuring manner he has with a student, which for myself was vitally important. Dennis has a very good explanatory manner and I find his instruction very easy to follow."
James (13) Rock Style
"My experience of guitar lessons with the Guitar School have been an insight to the guitar world and they are fun and memorable." "Dennis's sheer experience in guitar lessons just shows how reliable his teaching technique is and is reflected by his advanced knowledge of exercises for developing skills and theory. The best part is comes to your door - I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND him!"
Scott (30) Rock/Pop Style
"Lessons with the Guitar School took me from a nervous beginner guitarist through to someone who now has the confidence to play and sing live in front of hundreds of people. By combining the teaching of songs I wanted to learn, and musical theory, this provided me with a strong foundation that lead to me being accepted to the Institute of Contemporary Music in London." "Dennis also used practical examples from my guitar idol, Brian May, to demonstrate the theories that we had discussed. These tailor-made lessons were enjoyable and best of all took place in my own home at a time to suit me."
Frances (17) Acoustic/Rock
"I found the guitar easy to pick up and play when I first started, and I got to know the basic chords, finger picking and strumming which really helped to improve my technique and ability to progress and play the songs I enjoy. I like songs which vary in style, and all have different ways to play them, and use different skills." "I play three instruments; piano, flute and guitar and for me the guitar is my favourite because the lessons are fun and focused on what I like to listen to instead of a set piece of music or style. I really enjoy the variation and choice and it does not feel like a chore to practice because I'm playing my favourite songs."
John (45) Acoustic
"Lessons with The Guitar School made what appeared very difficult, seem more achievable. Using several teaching methods such as, joint playing, and video's to break down the learning. With an affable manner and a sense of humour, which often helped me to overcome my frustrations, Dennis understood what made me tick as a learner to my own experiences, and it made it more accessible, and fun." "Dennis' passion for the guitar and for music generally is very clear to see and feel. That does inspire you to want to progress. I know that he is trying to share his passion with more people through internet technology and I think that will bea good thing for a lot of people."
• 20 years experience in Private, Schools, and Colleges in Beds and Bucks
• Covering all styles and levels of ability, ages from 6 - 60 years
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