Guitar Tuition

Whether you’re a Beginner / Intermediate or Advanced I am here to help you proceed to the next level you demand. I teach both adults and children from any age; but require an adult to stay within the premises or accompany any child under 16.

As a beginner it can be a confusing and frustrating time when playing the guitar. I aim to make it as problem free and as fun as possible, even when it comes to theory!

Lessons will take place in the comfort of your own home. There will be no extra charge within the Gravesham District, otherwise a fuel charge will need to be considered. I am prepared to travel to areas such as Dartford, Longfield, New Ash Green, Borough Green, West Malling and Rochester.

Background:

Since the age of 16, having achieved my grade 8 music exam, I have taught various friends how to play the guitar.

Quotes:

Justine Millard – “Tom was extremely patient and fun to learn from. He taught me how to play various songs that I liked, starting with the chords, followed by ways of playing them i.e strumming or finger-picking”.

Oliver Pierce – “Having only ever played certain guitar riffs and chords for fun Tom helped me learn which scales the riffs came from, as well as why they fitted so well over the chords used. From this I went on to being able to write my own songs due to a much better grasp on music theory/song-writing and guitar techniques”.

References available.

Approach:

My emphasis is on the practical aspects of playing, taught in a fun way by relating the materiel being shown (such as chords, scales, improvisation) with artists and bands that the student likes. The player can then put this together helping to develop their own style of playing.

As a keen arranger I can help with song-writing, looking at the musical structure, the use of chords as well as the many possible scales that could be used for the melody.

Every Student is unique in terms of their ability and wishes and are treated so. Tuition can be just for fun or done in a more structured format (following the RGT Grade Exams from preliminary to Grade 8, which students can take if they so wish). RGT Exams not only aids in the playing of the guitar but also counts towards formal qualifications. Grades 6-8 provide UCAS points helping gain entry within Colleges/Universities.

 

Electric Guitar:

Electric guitar lessons are based on building skills in the following areas:

Universtiy distinctions

Exam distinctions

Learning Songs/Riffs
Scales/Arpeggios
Chord Rhythm Playing
Lead Guitar Playing
Improvisation
Composition
Theory
Aural Skills

Acoustic Guitar:

Acoustic guitar lessons are based around the following areas:

Learning Songs/pieces
Finger style Techniques
Scales/Arpeggios

Prices:

For 1 to 1 lessons (Within the Gravesham District).

Half hour – £20

Hour – £30

For group lessons of 2 persons (Within the Gravesham District).

Hour – £40

Please add £5 for each extra persons for a group lesson (maximum of 4)

A fuel charge may apply for any lessons outside of the Gravesham District.

Introductory offer: First lesson is half price!

Multi-buy offer: Buy 5 lessons upfront and get the 6th free * (Great as a gift/present).

– Please note a 24 hour period is needed for any cancellation, otherwise the lesson fee may still be charged.

– Method of payment for lessons – Cash/Cheque welcome

 

* Can only be used once per family name. Can come with Invoice/receipt.