I have established my teaching practice at my home in the Preston Park area of Brighton.  I teach mainly on a one-to-one basis, although joint lessons can be arranged under certain circumstances. 

Lessons are structured to develop all areas of guitar playing technique and focus on the student's individual musical direction - this could be rock, blues, jazz, funk, pop or punk.

The role of the tutor is to help the student build a solid playing technique, develop an understanding of music theory and maximise the enjoyment of playing guitar.  I also encourage students to write songs, form bands and start playing live at an early stage. 

What's in a lesson?
Technique exercise
Chord changing and inversions
Scale knowledge and application
Rhythm playing
Reading music and chord charts
Building a repertoire
Song writing
Developing your musical ear
Advice on guitars and equipment

Many people want to learn guitar because of the music they love to listen to.  I can help students learn any piece of music they feel they want to learn and also guide a student to guitar styles that they may not have considered.

I am a member of the Registry of Guitar Tutors and so can guide students through London College of Music examination grades.  This is not for everyone but can lead to UCAS points which are useful when applying for further musical education.

Amongst the tutor books that I recommend are RGT, Rockschool, Hal Leonard and Mel Bay.  All of these books are carefully graded tutorials and reflect some of the best guitar teaching ideas from around the world.  These can be sourced for students and passed on at cost price.

All one-to-one lessons are £15 per half hour and £25 per hour.
Guitars supplied free of charge for lessons if required.

Terms and Conditions
Payment by cash or cheque.
24 hours' notice is required for cancellation of a lesson.  Failure to do so will incur full payment for the lesson.

Lessons are taught at my home in the Preston Park area of Brighton, East Sussex.