I focus on the individuals skill level, find out what they do and do not already know, and what their goals are. Then I set out systematic steps so that we can achieve those goals in an agreed time space. I am happy to travel to your house or you can come to mine.
I'm freshly graduated for the IMEP Paris College Of Music (previously known as the American School Of Modern Music) where I learned Jazz, music theory, arrangement, composition and how to conduct an orchestra. I used to teach guitar and music reading and theory in France. I adapt to my students and give them the best advices and tips for the goals that they want to reach.
I like teaching to the students strengths.
Your tutor is a determining factor in your success, it sounds obvious but how much effort is put into understanding what you like, how you learn and what you need to do to get where you want is essential, which is why I design a programme specifically for you, for what you want: to play for fun, play in a band, learn to write songs, become professional one day or simply have fun strumming away in...
I teach both acoustic guitar and electric guitar for all ages at the student's houses, with my own teaching method and books that I consider essential for the learner.
Hi! My name is Brad, and I am a guitarist originally from Lancashire, but now living in Central London. I'm currently studying for a Masters Degree at the Royal Academy of Music and I'm looking to build a good network of students! - Which subject(s) do you teach? I teach classical/ electric/ acoustic guitar. I also teach the mandolin. - Tell me about your qualifications.
Drawing on over twenty five years of performing in many different musical situations and styles, I tailor my lessons to suite the student's musical interests and needs. - Which subject(s) do you teach? I teach electric and acoustic steel string guitar, rock, pop, jazz, Balkan and folk styles. Classical nylon string guitar - beginner to intermediate.
My personal teaching method is called the tree method. A simple method using the word stems and branches to demonstrate the different levels and areas we need to pay attention to in order for the rest of the tree to grow stronger.
Every student is different and requires different approaches.
Inspiring bespoke guitar lessons for all ages from expert tutor with over 10 years experience. - Which subject(s) do you teach? I teach all styles and genres of guitar, with a specialism in acoustic folk fingerstyle. As well as guitar, I teach beginner level in mandolin, ukulele, and bass guitar. I also teach songwriting. - Tell me about your qualifications.
Knowing the pupil first to check what level is at the moment and guide the lessons in a way that they are enjoyable and at the same time help to get the proper tools to find there own ways to understand different types of styles
The most important thing I try to start with is finding out what the student wants to learn and what they find exciting about music. That will determine how flexible I am in my approach.
I offer a fun, empowering approach to singing, guitar, piano or songwriting lessons. I believe you have to believe in yourself; and I help students to do that whilst making it fun. It can be as formal or more informal as you like, I offer both classical training and contemporary and enjoy teaching both.
I am a professional guitarist experienced in most styles of music such as rock, blues, pop, funk, and soul. I am available for lessons in Guitar and Music Theory and I cater to beginners as well as those at an intermediate level and beyond.
I am an experienced teacher giving guitar lessons around what songs and interests the student would like to learn, whilst teaching all the fundamental core techniques and elements of music and playing their instrument, making each lesson fulfilling, fun and enjoyable.
I'm a friendly, dedicated guitar and music theory teacher based in Putney. - Which subject(s) do you teach? I cover all styles of guitar playing. Jazz, Blues and Funk through to Hard Rock, Pop and Finger-style. In each of these styles I teach Improvisation, Technique, Theory and Sight-Reading. - Tell me about your qualifications. I have a BA(Hons) Degree in Music with Instrumental Teaching.
I am Vinnie and I love music. Sharing my passion with my students is very rewarding. I have a MA, 10 years experience of teaching and am a very active musician. Most of my students reach a distinction in their grade exams. I also like lemon cake.
I am a freelance musician, composer, teacher and workshop facilitator who enjoys sharing my passion for music with others. I teach a variety of styles including jazz, funk, world, rock, pop, folk, classical and can adapt to a pupil's needs or tastes. - Which subject(s) do you teach? Alto Saxophone - I teach mostly in a jazz/funk/pop/soul style but am just as comfortable teaching classical sax.
Using either or both pop and classic teaching techniques. - Posture: teaching, encouraging by reminding all the time how that facilitates learning and performing. - Tuning: Using both, tools or simply your ears. - Scales: Importance of how chords are based on scales for either playing or composing.
My method of teaching for the first few weeks is the same for everyone - learn the basics which will be the same for each player. Once a few basic pop songs have been learned (American Pie etc) we can then tailor the lessons to suit the student, if they want to work on jazz, rock, country etc...
My name is Coby, I'm 21 and I'm passionate about playing guitar, teaching and learning along the way. I've been playing guitar since I was 10 years old. I have taught a variety of different students ranging from young beginners to older more experienced players. I believe a lesson should first and foremost be enjoyable and enlightening.
I am adaptive towards the needs of each individual student, teaching complete beginners right up to professionals seeking something new. All of my lessons are structured to contain: Repertoire, Technique, and Musicianship. I also teach according to ABRSM, Trinity, and Rockschool syllabi.
Whether you're picking up a guitar for the first time or are a fully fledged guitar slinger, my adaptable guitar lessons will help take your playing to the next level.
I believe in the power of having a positive tutor particularly in creative pursuits. My approach is to encourage students to practice. I would also like to push my students to begin to search for outlets for their new found expression. I believe a friendly and down-to-earth demeanor is the best approach.
I offer reasonably priced bespoke acoustic and/or electric guitar lessons for players of any ability. I have taught grades before so am more than happy to help players through their graded exams. Or I can simply help students learn their favourite songs as well as teaching key techniques to progress in their preferred genres and style.
I'm an experienced performer across disciplines who specialises in voice work. I work with a holistic approach and I believe different abilities and talents feed into each other, and so I tailor material to each student's individual requirement.
The lessons would be based on dialogues and in-person demonstrations rather than reading off sheet music, so that the student and the teacher can have a constant exchange of feedbacks to ensure constant progress. I will focus on making the student comfortable at improvising and creating his own music rather than simply covering songs, so there would be a lot of jamming in lessons.
Hi there, My name is Calum and i am looking to teach some students the bass guitar! I am 20 Years old and though i am originally from London i am currently living in Manchester and intend on staying.
I'm a professional jazz guitarist with 12 years of experience. Proficient in: semi-hollow, electric, acoustic, classical, baritone and synth guitar. My lessons are for everyone, at any level. From the very basics to very complex topics. The lessons are divided in theory, technique and Improvisation. Each one is tied to the other and will be equally explored.
i will be giving my lessons to beginners to intermediate level guitarists, and my lessons will cover basic music theory and and also, if desired, how to produce and recording techniques. i can teach a variety of styles (rock, metal, jazz, funk, blues etc.) i am happy to work with children, i have alot of patience and can definitely make guitar seem cool.
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Perfect! Jay's a terrific teacher, in our first lesson I had about 30 'aha!' moments and understood where I was making mistakes and the workings of my guitar. My understanding of my guitar, and my technique are getting exponentially better after each and...
Perfect! Would super super recommend Andrés. I take lessons with him online. Before I had started I thought it would be difficult to learn guitar thru Skype. Andrés proved me wrong. He is an incredible teacher and takes the time to go through music/guitar...
Perfect! Hector is an engaging, positive and encouraging tutor. He really knows his stuff and teaches it perfectly to match whatever level you are at. I would highly recommend him as I am only a few lessons in but feel I have learnt so much already!
Perfect! My husband has only had one lesson so far but really liked Todd and found him to be a skilled, patient and kind mannered tutor, very easy to get on with and makes you feel at ease immediately and able to move forward confidently with playing the...
Perfect! Lessons are well-paced, professional and enjoyable; Harry's a knowledgeable and engaging teacher who creates a supportive atmosphere for learning backed up by his own enthusiasm musicality. Recommend unreservedly.
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<h3>Guitar lessons in London: how to get started?</h3>
You can learn how to play the guitar pretty much anywhere. You can decide to teach yourself, thanks to the myriad of videos and free sheet music you can find online, or you can choose to take music lessons.
In London, you have a wide range of possibilities. Acoustic guitar lessons, classical guitar lessons, electric guitar lessons, and so much more. Everything is possible. And that’s regardless of your geographical location in The Big Smoke. You’ll be able to find guitar instructors in practically every neighbourhood of London. And that’s for all levels, too.
Here are some examples, scattered throughout London.
<h3>Where to find guitar lessons in London</h3>
The answer is simple: everywhere.
But when the time comes to decide who’s going to teach you bar chords and bass lines, you’re going to have to make a choice. Either you opt for private guitar lessons with a personal tutor who comes to your home, or you decide to learn via online guitar lessons.
<h3>Guitar instructors in London: a wide variety of tutors to choose from!</h3>
If you choose the most common option, you’ll be spoiled for choice. The process is simple. If you want to take weekly lessons, you can check out the personal ads, or sites like Superprof, which regroups most independent tutors in London all on one platform.
Depending on your specific needs, you can choose the instructor that best suits your needs. Once you’ve made your choice, just contact them! It’s as easy as that. You’ll be able to plan your lessons directly with them, either at your home, the instructor’s home, or in a studio or music school.
Most private tutors are scattered throughout London and Greater London, so you’ll be able to easily find those that live near you.
What will truly make the difference when making your choice, though, is the chemistry you have with the instructor you choose, their availability and how close they are to you, geographically. These are the three main things to take into account.
The rest, all of the technical details, can come second. Things like learning how to read sheet music or learning contemporary music pieces can always be discussed with whatever instructor you choose.
<h3>Learning to play the guitar online in London</h3>
In 2019, if you want to learn to play the guitar, you can choose not to hire a private music instructor that will come to your house.
Instead, you can choose to teach yourself. In London, you can also easily make the right connections to make progress on your own.
You can find free courses on online discussion forums that provide an easy way to perfect your music theory and sight-reading skills. Then, you can head on down to Denmark Street, where you’ll find London’s most popular music stores, such as Musicroom and Wunjo Guitars.
Inside, you’ll be able to browse through the different instruments on display and buy a wide range of music books and printed music.
Books on musicology, the history of the guitar, and a large collection of guitar tabs from your favourite artists and bands. Of course, you’ll be able to choose the guitar tabs most adapted to your level.
You can also find free sheet music and guitar tabs online, if you want to practice some easier pieces first, before committing to more complex covers.
<h3>Guitar lessons in London: why you should get started now</h3>
Artistically and, thus, musically speaking, the British capital has its fair share of opportunities.
From a discovery point of view, you have access to all of the different musical styles. So, you’ll be able to choose what type of guitar you prefer to master (steel-string guitar, bass guitar, electric guitar, classical guitar, etc.), based on your favourite musical genre. That’s the first step.
Once your choice has been made, you’ll be able to choose your preferred learning style. Do you prefer to take guitar lessons with a private guitar instructor at your home, for example? Or would you rather integrate a music school and learn in a group?
There are, of course, pros and cons to each learning method, so it’s up to you to decide which suits you best.
Whatever you choose, it’s important to weigh your options, since committing to regular guitar lessons can be a real investment! That’s why, at Superprof, most of our instructors offer the first lesson for free.
This way, you’ll be able to test out whether or not an instructor’s teaching styles fits your needs and musical objectives before signing up for weekly lessons.
<h3>Guitar instructors in London: how to get started</h3>
If this is your first time studying music, you need to start with the basics. No matter what type of guitar you choose to play, your first step is to learn music theory and how to identify the different notes and chords.
Music theory will teach you everything you need to know so that you can then be comfortable reading guitar tabs and sheet music and adapting yourself to the different rhythmic variations you may come across.
Once you’ve mastered music theory, you’ll be able to tackle your favourite compositions, from the latest pop songs to more classic rock guitar solos or folk songs. And, who knows, maybe you’ll even start to improvise.
And to get you started, our London tutors are there to help, no matter where you live in the British capital.
<h3>Learning to play the guitar in London</h3>
In the United Kingdom, if you’re looking for a first-class education, it’s likely that you’ll find it in London. And that’s in any field, with music being no exception. Whether you just want to learn music as a beginner, or you’re looking to train to become a professional guitarist, the best schools are in London.
<h3>The national conservatoires in London to learn how to play the guitar</h3>
With six of the eleven national British conservatoires located in London, the city has a large offer when it comes to studying the guitar at a prestigious conservatoire.
Of the six CUK (Conservatoires UK) members in London, four of them offer studies in music. The other two are specialised in dance and/or theatre.
You’ll be able to pursue your guitar studies in all four national conservatoires in London, and all of them offer programmes for undergraduate (BMus) and postgraduate (MMus, MPerf, MA in Performance, etc.) study, as well as doctorate students.
Each family of instruments are taught within pre-defined modules, whether it’s woodwinds, string instruments (including the guitar) and brass and percussion.
And, if you want to concentrate more specifically on the guitar, the proposed curriculum is incredibly rich, taught by true professionals and expert musicians.
Basically, everything you need to succeed.
<h4>How are guitar lessons organised in the British conservatoires in London?</h4>
The education system in a London conservatoire is pretty straight-forward and very well-organised. You’ll typically be grouped with your instrument type (strings, brass, woodwind, percussion, voice, etc.) and will train in solo, chamber and ensemble performance. You’ll be learning with the cream of the crop, with a list of professors coming from the LSO, the Philharmonic Orchestra and the BBC Symphony Orchestra, among others.
The curriculum is made up of a mix of individual lessons (which can add up to about 40-50 hours of one-on-one tuition in a year), group training, and some electives of your choice, where you can choose to perfect your technical or professional skills. The diploma you’ll receive at the end of your undergraduate (or postgraduate) career can then allow you to, why not, become a music instructor yourself! Most conservatoires also offer the option of pursuing a specific music education degree, so you can obtain the pedagogical skills you’ll need to then move on to giving guitar lessons to beginners and professionals alike.
If you’re not ready to invest 4 or more years in a first-class musical education, some of the conservatoires also offer short courses and workshops for beginners of all ages. Starting at the age of 3 or 4, children can join a Saturday school at the Guildhall School or at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. Both of these conservatoires also offer some courses for adults. The Guildhall School offers a large variety of music theory classes, as well as some performance classes, organised by genre. These courses typically take place during the summer and last about a week. The Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance also gives amateur musicians the option of obtaining a Certificate for the Practice of Music Making. This is a one-year online programme that gives musicians with no formal qualifications the opportunity to perfect their musicianship and performance skills.
Whatever you decide, you can see that, in London, you have a wide variety of options and are truly in the best hands to learn how to play the guitar and make quick progress.
And, if you decide not to integrate a professional conservatoire, you can also opt to learn to play the guitar on your own, or through a private music school. In that case, you also have a large catalogue of choices to choose from, from music associations to private structures where industry professionals who are passionate about what they do can help you become a killer guitarist.
And while you may not be aiming to become the next Hendrix or Clapton, once you learn how to use a guitar tuner, start nailing your arpeggios and are able to play a couple of different styles on your Fender or Steinway, it’ll already be a great start!
What’s great about the guitar is that, as a practical and universal instrument, there will always be something new to learn. The more progress you make, the better you’ll want to get until you become one with your instrument.
Eddie Van Halen once said, “if you want music to be your livelihood, then play, play, play and play! And eventually, you’ll get to where you want to be.” And what a better place to get started than London.