I like to adapt to whoverver I’m teaching. Each person needs a different methodology, I hope to make music exciting, challenging and inspiring. Hi, my name is Ben I am a freelance musician based in the West Midlands. As a recent graduate from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire I specialise in Jazz Double Bass, but also perform and teach on a wide range of musical instruments.
I set homework at the end of every lesson and will mark it in my own time. I will always go through it with my students in the next lesson and will provide very detailed feedback. I also offer my own revision packs which are full of lots of revision notes, exam technique, questions, and answers.
I base each lesson on the individual goals of each student. By collectively agreeing on set short and long term goals, it will allow us to successfully reach our overall musical ambitions. Everyone wants to do something different musically. For some it is to learn to play in a band for fun, for others it may be to read music or to perform a solo concert.
I am a Double Bassist, Electric Bassist and Guitar teacher based in Birmingham. A recent graduate of the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, I specialise in Jazz Bass, but have experience teaching and performing on other instruments. - Which subject(s) do you teach? Double Bass (Both Jazz and Classical) and Guitar, as well as music theory. - Tell me about your qualifications.
I base my methods based on the students goals looking into what they want to achieve and what needs to be done to attain that goal. Its important for the student to be able to have resources to practise and perfect their skills.
I base my classes on my student's requirements I always ask the students about what he/she wants me to teach him/her as I believe that if I would tell my students what to play, everyone is going to play the same music, which is not right.
I cater my teaching to the student, focusing on their strengths and weaknesses to see how to improve and playing songs they love to engage them and create a positive learning environment
I will teach you guitar ( I am professional Teacher for more than 6 years experience) after 8 months you will be able to play chords and many songs. I start from scratch and do not make you bored. I will make it fun and joyful.
I'm willing to work to any student as long they are passionate to learn. I will discuss with student to understand what they want to achieve in their lesson, and make sure they are enjoying while learning with me. I'm a funny and optimistic tutor, therefore, you shall no feel pressure on the lesson.
What Do I Offer? As a guitar tutor, I offer a modern-day environment to allow people of all ages to learn how to play the guitar. Zaid TeachingIncorporating the digital age, I go two steps further than simply offering one-to-one sessions from my base in Central Birmingham.
I am a 17 year-old passionate guitarist looking to teach young aspiring musicians. I believe the best musicians should aim to play what they want to play, and should not be limited by what they can play, which is reflected in my teaching. I am able to recognise the ability and match the pace of my students, whilst challenging them to push themselves forward.
I will provide a variety of key elements to becoming a successful musician and guitarist. I will have equal focus on: - Scalic patterns - Musical Theory - Personal Sound - Live sound I will also focus on the personal needs of you and what you wish to achieve by the end of the course. I will personally shape lessons to suit you individually and to ensure that you achieve success.
My methodology is based around giving you the tools to have fun and be playing passages and songs that sound musical from day 1 and equipping you with what you would need to start a band, write music and perform live
One to one guitar lessons in the West Midlands from professional musician with over 30 years of playing, recording, touring and teaching experience. - Which subject(s) do you teach? I teach electric and acoustic guitar in all styles but specifically vintage Americana such as blues, rockabilly, rock, rock n roll, country, swing, alternative, punk rock and pop etc.
I approach teaching with a relaxed, but structured approach. Planned lessons are important to ensure progress, however flexibility is just as key to keep the lessons interesting and individual to you. After following a fixed beginner/intermediate lesson plan, an individual lesson plan will be created and modified for you depending on interests and the speed at which you're progressing.
My teaching style is very based on the student - I believe no two students need exactly the same lesson, and I make an effort to adapt to each person I teach in this respect.
Through a unique teaching method that not only gets you playing guitar fast, but also helps improve memory and overall cognitive performance, you will be playing and creating music you love.
Please check out my website (concealed information) for more information! - Which subject(s) do you teach? I teach Electric and Acoustic Guitar all styles. - Tell me about your qualifications.
A musician and teacher who loves helping people to engage with their instruments better and fulfil their musical potential. - Which subject(s) do you teach? I teach all styles of guitar to students of all ages and abilities. Also bass guitar, banjo, ukelele and mandolin. Preparation for ABRSM Music Theory exams too! - Tell me about your qualifications.
I am an enthusiastic, friendly and encouraging teacher, with a real passion for facilitating Classical Guitar tuition. - Which subject(s) do you teach? Classical Guitar Acoustic / Finger-style Guitar Folk Guitar Music Theory - Tell me about your qualifications.
Hi! I have been teaching for six years and have been playing acoustic, classical and electric guitar since I was 11. I am an active performer, both as a solo singer-songwriter and as a bandleader. - Which subject(s) do you teach? I teach acoustic, electric and classical guitar using notation or tab, depending on the student's preference. I also teach Music Theory, Musicianship and Songwriting.
I am a graduate of Wolverhampton University with a degree in Popular Music. My lessons are tailored to meet the needs of individuals of all ages and levels of ability. My main objective is to encourage a love of music and help you constantly improve. I teach electric, acoustic, bass, ukulele, basic keyboards and an introduction to music theory.
I use the ‘Yamaha Technique’ alongside ‘A Common Approach’ to ensure students get more from lessons other than just learning how to play songs. I cover multiple music styles with a large repertoire, knowlege and awareness of syllabi to draw upon.
Hi all! My name is Rakesh and I have over 22 years guitar playing experience. I give lessons to beginners who have little or no experience and intermediate guitarists who are returning or wish to brush up on their skills.
Fun, passion and enthusiasm! A half hour or hour lesson of carefully worked material to accommodate the students needs. The lesson will be packed with fun, informative practice as well as the theory for understanding. Available to teach; Beginner Violin Beginner-Advanced Guitar Beginner-Middle Ukulele Beginner DJ Please get in touch for enquiries.
I understand every body learns at there own pace so I am very patient with everybody and teach as individual at all times
Music is meant to be fun! My main focus for my lessons is for the student to be getting enjoyment out of the instrument. I have taught grades but have found working with the student to find what kind of music inspires them is the best method of teaching. I work one to one in all my sessions.
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“The guitar is a small orchestra. It is polyphonic. Every string is a different colour, a different voice.” Andrés Segovia
On that note, have you ever thought about taking up music lessons? A recent survey conducted by the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM), about 70% of British children currently play an instrument. Enough to make up the next generation of great musicians, we hope!
And why not learn how to play the guitar? There are many types of guitars out there, such as the jazz guitar, the acoustic guitar, the bass, etc. All you have to do is find yourself a guitar instructor and you can become a pro in no time. You can take private lessons at home or find a music school - everything is possible in Birmingham.
Have you always been passionate about music? Well, that’s a very good reason to learn how to play the guitar. Andrés Segovia, whom we quoted above, also famously said, “The guitar is the easiest instrument to play and the hardest to play well.” Easier to learn than the piano, the accordion and the violin, the guitar is a great place to start if you’re only just beginning.
But why should you learn to play the guitar?
The guitar is one of the most popular instruments in the world, both among young people and older generations. For a long time, it has famously accompanied countless great singers and rock bands, so it can be easy to imagine yourself going on tour, guitar in hand, and playing on some of the greatest stages in the world.
But before we get to your successful international career, we have to start with the basics: music lessons.
Whether you’re learning through music theory and sheet music or through tablatures, learning to play the guitar is quite simple. However, you can’t just give up the first time you hit a speed bump.
Once you’ve mastered some simple chords, you’ll be able to tackle some of the greatest British hits or some hard rock. Up to you to decide which style you prefer.
The advantage of choosing to play the guitar is that you’ll easily be able to find the appropriate sheet music.
Guitar tablatures, if you’re not yet familiar with the term, are a simplified notation system that sketch out where your fingers should go on the different strings. This method is quite popular among self-taught guitar players, who were never too keen on music theory. Many amateur guitarists today learn to play the guitar by exclusively using tablatures.
Learning the guitar with a private tutor or in a music class can also help you start composing if that’s something you’re interested in. Like the piano, the guitar can help you find melodies for your new songs.
If your goal is to make it in the music industry as a singer, the guitar may be exactly the instrument you need.
You’ll also probably be able to join a band pretty easily. Even if there are many guitarists in the market, bands without guitarists are quite rare, so there will always be an opportunity for you. You’ll quickly find a group looking for their new rock star.
Guitarists are also often the first to be called to liven up a campfire or any other party.
Rock, hard metal, British folk, jazz, blues, R&B, bossa nova, flamenco, gypsy jazz, and all other styles of music can be played on the guitar. An advantage that should definitely be considered if you like all types of music.
From the Jewellery Quarter to Adderley Park, you’ll find plenty of places to learn how to play the guitar in Birmingham, the second-most populous city in the UK.
Different organisations around the city offer workshops and group lessons that help aspiring musicians acquire the knowledge and technique needed to play the guitar, making music accessible to all. These associations organise workshops, classes, and plenty of other opportunities to play in a group, giving students the chance to practice the guitar in an ensemble.
It’s also the chance to meet other guitar enthusiasts and maybe even, why not, form a band?
Electric guitar, folk guitar, classic guitar, bass guitar - all guitar styles are welcome.
Those who prefer to go down the music theory route, or who are hoping to forge themselves a professional career in the music industry, should definitely check out the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.
There, you’ll be able to benefit from a first-class education by music professionals with plenty of experience playing in orchestras, philharmonics, etc.
Private schools also offer professional guitar lessons. Classes are offered based on your level (beginner, intermediate, advanced, or pro) and goals.
These schools often propose group lessons or private one-on-one lessons, and students can choose to learn the guitar, or they can opt for piano, drums, music theory or even singing lessons.
In Birmingham, we can find Progress Music Academy, Birmingham Music School, and Solihull Music School, among others.
One last option is available to you if you want to take guitar lessons in Birmingham - you can look for a private guitar instructor. This option can be a great choice if your schedule doesn’t allow you to regularly attend lessons.
Just make sure that you choose your professor according to your musical tastes and goals.
Electric guitar lessons, beginner’s guitar lessons, classic guitar lessons, etc. Your guitar lesson will vary according to the instrument you choose. However, there is a common base that is used to teach students the skills they need to spread their wings and fly solo.
The ultimate goal is that students progress.
Classical music, jazz, pop, film scores, rock, and R&B lovers are all welcome in the same class, whether it’s at a music school or at a program organized by an association.
Instructors often use the first class to get to know their students. The goal is to understand the expectations of each student and to start identifying their strengths and weaknesses.
While some students will struggle with music theory, others will have more trouble with the practical aspect of playing the guitar.
Sight-reading, reading a guitar tabs, note dictations... all of these can sometimes get a bit complicated.
However, learning music theory is almost a mandatory rite of passage when you start taking guitar lessons. With some exceptions, most guitar instructors require their students to be able to recognise the different musical notes and keep the right tempo.
Once you’ve learned and mastered the theory, your practice time can be dedicated to repeating simple compositions that are more accessible to beginners.
Little by little, you’ll get used to the notes and the gestures, and your hand and fingers will become more flexible. It’ll soon be a lot easier to pluck your guitar strings and play your favourite songs.
Some instructors also offer their students the opportunity to practice as a group and to prepare an end-of-the-year show. This is, of course, not the case if you decide to take individual guitar lessons.
As the year goes by, the pieces get more and more complicated. After several years of practice, you’ll be given more difficult covers to rehearse, and you’ll even be able to start composing your own melodies if you haven’t done so already.
Rhythm, arpeggio, tempo... perfecting your skills should remain, first and foremost, a leisure activity, meaning that you take pleasure from it.
There are many different ways to learn how to play guitar, whether it’s by taking online classes, at-home guitar lessons, group classes, etc. So, why should you choose to take guitar lessons with a private instructor?
Learning the guitar in a group setting can sometimes be a bit frustrating. You won’t necessarily be learning in the music style that you love, and you must be ready to follow the group’s skill level. This can sometimes be either very boring or very difficult when you decide to take mixed-level classes.
Taking lessons with a private guitar instructor allows you to have your instructor’s full attention and to share your personal goals and aspirations with them. What’s more, a good teacher will know how to help you make fast progress in the field.
Giving private lessons is a great way to get to know your students and to support them through their trouble areas.
By choosing to take private lessons, you’ll also be able to choose your own class schedule with your instructor. Nothing will stop you from following your passion to play!
Musical training, contemporary music, musical awakening, guitar for beginners, private tutors often have more than one string to their guitar!
It’s your chance to learn music theory and to practice reading guitar tabs in the best conditions.
And maybe your tutor will even be able to teach you other instruments (piano, saxophone, bass, cello, flute, harmonica, clarinet, trumpet, etc.).
As the birthplace of many new musical styles, such as Bhangra and heavy metal, Birmingham boasts one of the largest and most vibrant music scenes in the United Kingdom. A great place to start taking guitar lessons!
If you wish to take guitar lessons in a music school, all you have to do is show up and ask for more information on their classes, or just check out their website. These schools often offer other types of classes, if you want to learn to play the drums, the saxophone, or music theory, for example.
To find a private instructor who will teach you the history of the different stringed instruments, or who will give you some great recommendations of good music stores, try checking out small businesses or shopping centres. These stores often have notice boards full of personal ads where you can find independent tutors available for guitar lessons around the city.
You can also find these personal ads online, on websites like GumTree, for example. You’ll find many different instructors with varying levels of experience to help teach you music.
On the Superprof website, you can choose among 21 personal instructors in Birmingham. For an average rate of £22 an hour, you’ll learn the basics of playing the guitar and the overall technique. Folk or electric guitar, it’s up to you.
The first lesson is often offered by the instructor for free.
This “test lesson” can be the chance to test out your private lesson and to ask for some tips to purchase your first guitar (Gibson, Yamaha, Fender, Ib Ibanez). Everything you need to get started with your new music lessons!