- Hourly rate £30
- Response Time 19h
- Number of students 14
1st lesson free!
Young Guitar Tutor in Birmingham / Online Teaching to All Ages and Abilities
- at their home
- at your home
- By webcam
We host the best tutors. Quality of their profile, experience in their field. Joseph will be happy to arrange your first Guitar lesson.
About the lesson
I firmly believe that the most important quality in a teacher is helping students to develop their own unique musical identity. I aim to accomplish this by teaching a range of skills including technical playing, music theory, compositional analysis and songwriting. I advocate self-guided learning and actively encourage students to develop their own style alongside my guidance. I am also able to provide advice on various other topics such as band development and basic music recording / production.
I have the facilities to record every lesson, so upon completion, you will receive a high quality audio recording of your lesson!
Refer a friend and receive half an hour free!
- Acoustic Guitar
- Electric guitar
- All Levels
My name is Joe Rowley and I am a professional guitarist based in Birmingham. I have played live extensively in both small venues and large festivals, toured overseas with my band 'Insurgent' and recorded in a professional studio environment on multiple occasions.
I hold a BA(hons) in Professional Musicianship from BIMM University Birmingham with a speciality in modern rock and heavy metal music. I am also an official endorsed artist with Victory Amplification.
Perfect! I had an excellent first lesson with Joseph and look forward to many more.
- Joseph's response : Great first lesson with Ciaran: a really promising student that plays with confidence and will progress very quickly with the right approach and enthusiasm!
Perfect! Just had a great first lesson. Joe gave me good pre-work for the session and then tailored things to my needs really well as we progressed. He was really good at assessing what was needed on the fly, suggesting technical as well as musical changes to my playing and adding a lot more value throughout the lesson than I've previously gained trying to learn through YouTube etc. Definitely recommend Joe and have booked future lessons which says it all really!
- Joseph's response : Great first lesson with Chris. He quickly picked up on the key elements that we were focusing on in the lesson and I look forward to helping him develop his playing further. Cheers, Chris!
Perfect! Joe was very encouraging of my son Isaac. He has had some lessons before, but wanted to focus on rock electric guitar. He came out buzzing from the first lesson with Joe. And is very keen to have more sessions. Joe was able to impart fun, encouragement, thoery, and also challenge into the session. Nice one Joe.
- Joseph's response : Fantastic lesson with Isaac today. A very quick learner and he is on track to be an excellent player. He is starting to get to grips with the A Minor Pentatonic scale and the intro riff to Poison by Alice Cooper. Excited to see him rocking out to them next time!
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Joe is a great teacher! Super reliable and friendly, he'll help you with many skills from guitar playing to songwriting and composition. Couldn't recommend him more!
Had my first lesson recently and had a blast! Joe was prepared, friendly, patient and very knowledgeable. He cares what you think and roots for you. A great teacher!
Former band member, Joseph is a talented musician with a keen eye for detail and perfection.
Joe really knows his stuff and he's very good at getting the information across.
Well structured lessons from a great guitarist , and he's a really nice guy too.
Joe is a fantastic choice for anyone wanting to learn guitar - I would absolutely recommend him! I have known him for several years, he is a not only a great guitarist but a patient, knowledgeable and motivational teacher.
A very genuine, and experienced guitar player who is good at explaining things concisely.
Joe is a brilliant tutor and guitar player cares a great deal about helping students achieve their own individual goals. Very thorough and patient, would highly recommend him as a teacher!
Joe is a fantastic guitar player and I have learnt a great deal from him. His musical ability astounds me every time! Highly recommend as a tutor.
A super friendly guy with patience and a lot of knowledge behind him! Highly recommend!!!
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- 5h: £135
- 10h: £265
- + ££5
Half hour lessons available @ £20 per lesson, 45 minutes available @ £25 per lesson.
Find out more about Joseph
When did you first develop a passion for music and your favourite instrument?
I first developed my passion for music aged 11 when my Dad introduced me to his vinyl collection which consisted of Hendrix, Motorhead, Black Sabbath and many more! My first guitar was a Squier Stratocaster, however I quickly purchased a 'Dimebag' style Dean ML which really stood out to me. This was my introduction to Pantera and this is where my love for the world of heavy metal truly began!
Is there a particular type music or artist that you listen to on a loop without it driving you crazy?
My favourite band is Alter Bridge. I always love listening to their music. The combination of crushing riffs, soaring vocal melodies and finely constructed songs just gets me every single time!
Explain to us the most difficult or riveting course you could personally give to a student of music.
I find that the most difficult achievement one could aspire to is to have your own unique sound. How do you achieve this? Well... let me know when you find out! ;) But seriously, I try my best to encourage students to think outside of the box by introducing them to new music, interesting theoretical concepts and different technical styles of playing, all of which contribute to the creation of your own unique sound and style!
What do you think is the most complicated instrument to master and why?
I'd say vocals are one of the hardest 'instruments' to master because with any other instrument, a tutor can see exactly where you are going wrong and correct it for you. With vocals, you can only listen, so it is difficult to know if you are doing something right. Also, there aren't any fret markers / keys to hit when you're singing, so you just have to have a good enough ear to know you're in tune! That said, the difficulty with guitar is that it is quite physically difficult when you start out, so I'd recommend that any beginners use 8 or 9 gauge strings when they are getting started so that they aren't discouraged by the physical difficulty of playing early on.
What are your keys to success?
I think the key to success is a mixture between determination and not just knowing what to learn, but knowing HOW to learn it. I've seen so many players work so hard at their instrument, only to continue struggling because they haven't learnt the best way to improve. Having an understanding of how to learn will expedite your progress massively and this is something I aim to teach in my lessons!
Name three musicians you dream of meeting in your favourite bar in the early hours of the morning. Explain why.
Easy. Mark Tremonti, Dimebag Darrell and Randy Rhoads. These three musicians have really shaped my musical development, plus I've heard Dimebag was quite the party-goer...
Provide a valuable anecdote related to music or your days at music school.
I played possibly the worst guitar solo of my life in front of Tony Iommi. It was day one at BIMM Birmingham and I was due to play in the 'live performance workshop' module. I knew Tony was going to be in the building, and I thought "wouldn't it be great if he walked in and I played a killer solo". Well, he did walk in, only to see me stumble through a truly awful solo that went on for far too long. It was a very embarrassing moment but I didn't let it get me down. I hope one day I can look back at it and laugh, but it still bugs me to this day!
What are the little touches that make you a Superprof in music?
I think the main thing that sets me apart as a tutor is that I will always try to help the students achieve their own unique sound. Even if we are learning other people's songs, or just learning simple techniques / theory, I will teach it in such a way that you can explore the ideas and apply them in a way that excites you personally. After all, isn't that the whole point of all this?!