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Classical Guitar

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All submissions on this page are written by the teachers themselves and they appear in no particular order.

Note that we do not ask for a CRB check or any proof of qualifications for teachers to submit to this list. Many of the teachers will mention if they are CRB checked but please bear in mind that we do not currently corroborate this.

If you are currently listed as a teacher and would like your details amended/removed or you would like to submit your details for inclusion on this list then please get in touch with us by using our Contact page.

Ross Merrin

020 8444 3778


I have been playing guitar and bass for over thirty years, initially having trained classically but then going on to play pretty much all styles in a variety of live and recording situations.

I am not going to tell you what you should play – everyone plays for a different reason and a significant part of my role is to enable you to do what you want to do, whether that is writing, performing, recording, passing classical grades, jamming or anything else such as stage fright, theory exams or even creative block.

In this way, all lessons are tailored to the individual always.

Please check out my website www.rossmerrin.com

Billy Crabbe



I am a young, energetic and creative individual based in North London, and I feel that I have much to offer to both younger and older generations due to fact that I have had diverse educational and musical experiences. Having lived in numerous countries, I believe that I’m capable of finding common ground with people of different backgrounds allowing me to teach in a fun and refreshing way.

In my four years of studying at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA (USA), I was surrounded by inspirational teachers and fellow students, who shared the same enthusiasm for music allowing me to gain a greater depth in the craft. As a result, I have a good foundation in music theory and guitar technique, which allows me to pass on information in an easy to follow and comprehensive manner.

I always aim to make the lessons a fun experience, but at the same time and educational one, so that the student gets the most out of the lesson.

Jerome Heisler

020 8292 0546

07792 286 674


£25 for an hour,
£20.00 for 45 minutes,
£15 for 30 minutes

Friendly, Relaxed Guitar Tuition at Affordable Rates

For more than 20 years I have been a regularly performing professional musician and guitar teacher.  I have lived with and played music from a very early age.   I’m happy to teach beginners to intermediate in pretty well any style.

  • Acoustic folk, pop singer/songwriter type stuff.
  • Improvisation theory for heavier blues/jazz type material.
  • Learn to read basic music notation.
  • Elementary to intermediate classical guitar.
  • I can also offer a lot of support with music technology, home recording, songwriting, midi, digital audio etc…….

All styles – rock, blues, folk, classical.

  • Acoustic / Electric.
  • Fingerstyle / Plectrum
  • Theory / Technique

Learn to read music or simply play by ear with reference to simple music theory where necessary.   Everything from basic accompaniment for singing to more advance blues/jazz/rock improvisation.

  • CRB checked, beginners and children welcome.
  • I am a member of the Registry of Guitar Tutors.
  • Home visits considered depending on time of day and traveling.
  • I keep a few guitars and spare amps at my home address in Highgate.  You don’t necessarily have to bring your own instrument for the lesson.

Therese Wassily Saba

020 8442 1489

07747 856 690


£40 for a one-hour lesson, which I recommend for students at Grade 6 level onwards;

£30 for a 45-minute lesson, which I recommend for students at Grade 4–5 level, or adult beginners; and

£20 for a 30-minute lesson, which I recommend for beginners and students up to Grade 3 level.

I am a classical guitar, mandolin and theory of music teacher with 30 years’ experience.

I am happy to teach all level of players from absolute beginners up to Diploma level – from the very young to the more mature.

I do encourage all my students to study music theory as it does improve their understanding of the music that they play, however, I have come to learn that not everyone is as enthusiastic about music theory as I am, so it is not a compulsory option.

When preparing students for examinations, I prefer to follow the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) syllabus. That is also not a compulsory option.

I only teach from home in N10.


I received my degree in Music from the University of Sydney and studied classical guitar at the NSW Conservatorium of Music. After this, I spent two years’ intense study with the classical guitarist José Luis González in Spain, who was a student of Andrés Segovia’s.  I have had masterclasses with David Russell, Hubert Käppel and Gordon Crosskey; I still regularly attend international masterclasses of classical guitarists and of other instrumentalists when possible.

Javier Fioramonti



  • £40 (1 hour)  at my flat in Stoke Newington, (N16 7 UG)
  • £45 (1 hour)  for home visits.
  • Some discounts are available depending on distance, time preference and group bookings etc.

I am a highly qualified  Guitar tutor with several years experience teaching and performing professionally.

I teach a personal syllabus designed according to the needs and interests of each student. Lessons prioritise enjoying music and achieving goals set by the student.

Ages , styles and ability levels taught:

  • I teach Tango and Latin American Styles , Brazilian , Jazz and Classical Guitar.
  • From complete beginners up to professional standard , music theory and composition.
  • I also teach electric bass guitar on all the above styles.


Degree in Music at National School of Music , Rosario (Argentina).

20 Years experience teaching and gigging around the UK and Europe.

Tobie Carpenter

07939 010 927



  • £25 (1 hour) £17.50 (30 minutes) at my teaching space in Hoxton, (E2 8LQ)
  • £30 (1 hour) £20 (30 minutes) for home visits.
  • Some discounts are available depending on distance, time preference and group bookings etc.

I am a highly qualified and enthusiastic young Guitar tutor with several years experience teaching and performing professionally. I am currently employed with a number of well respected music schools and agencies and am familiar with all the major examining bodies, however most commonly I teach a personal syllabus designed according to the needs and interests of each student. Lessons prioritise enjoying music and achieving goals set by the student.

Ages and ability levels taught:

  • From complete beginners up to professional standard. I have experience of students aged from 6 to 70, learning all styles of guitar playing, music theory and composition.


  • BMus Jazz (Hons)
  • DipL LCM Classical Guitar
  • BTec ND Music Performance and Composition
  • ABRSM and LCM Trinity College Theory, Classical and Rockschool Grades.

I have a full current CRB check and public liability insurance. I can also provide equipment and studio space for the lessons. References are available on request.

Jacob Elliott

07445 802 468




I am a Guitar teacher from Crouch End, North London (N8 8NN) with a degree in music from Goldsmiths College and I teach in the hap’ning place music studios. I specialise in teaching beginners of all ages and children, although not exclusively. My specialities are pop/rock music and classical. Whether you are looking to improve your guitar skills or just enjoy yourself, our studios are a friendly and welcoming environment for all ages and abilities. Unfortunately I cannot visit.

Paul Alcantara

020 8341 0716


Paul has been teaching in Crouch End for over twenty years and has taught students who have gone on to become professional guitarists. He teaches all ages, beginners to advanced and can teach Classical Grades (Trinity) and has a 100% pass rate. He also teaches pop, rock, finger-style, folk and jazz.

Petros Andreou

07790 712 273

020 8368 6717

I have being teaching the classical guitar for many years and I use the Trinity Guildhall grade exams.

I work for the London Borough of Barnet so I have a CRB every 3 years. I live in Whetstone area and I also do home visits.

Ray Gallo

020 8888 4666

07790 866 323

I have over 30 years experience teaching/playing guitar.I have taught for a number of Education Authorities and privately.I learned guitar from my father Louis Gallo who was a well respected teacher/player.

I am near Turnpike Lane on Green Lanes,and can teach,Classical,Rock,Jazz,etc to high grade level and have a 98% pass level of pupils who entered exams.(references given on request)I teach with music notation,or notation+tab for Rock styles.

Missak Takoushian

020 8341 2725

£25 for 1 hour lesson

Classical, Acoustic or Electric Lessons with an Experienced Teacher

I am a Guitarist and Guitar Teacher with over 25 years experience as a professional musician playing in West End Shows, doing Session work and teaching. I studied Classical Guitar under the direction of Antonio Albanes at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama winning the Principal’s Prize on graduation in 1986.

I tailor the lessons to suit each individual student. All levels and ages are welcome. I am also happy to teach music theory, sight reading and can prepare students for ABRSM/Trinity exams at all grades. I am a Musicians’ Union Member and have a recent CRB/DBS certificate. I teach from home but I can also travel to you.

Nick Marshall

BA Hons Royal Academy of Music


07956 538 740



£40 / hour

£30 / 45 minutes

£20 / 30 minutes

I play and teach a large range of instruments to a high level, covering pretty much any musical style.

Instruments I teach include:

All Guitars (classical, steel strung, electric (my speciality) and bass) and I have a fantastic collection of various guitars at my studio with different tunings etc.

Strings (Double Bass, Cello, Viola, Violin, Mandolin and Ukulele)

Piano / Keyboard (both classical and jazz)


Flute and Saxophone

I also teach Music Theory, including classical, pop, jazz or any style you may be interested in.

I have had students of all ages (young to old), abilities (beginner to pro).

Lessons with me can either take place at your home or at my studio in Southgate/East Barnet (EN4).

Please feel free to give me a call or send me an email if you have any questions or want to arrange a lesson.


I’m available daytime Monday-Wednesday (sometimes Thursday & Friday when I’m not teaching at schools) and I can also do Friday afternoons and Saturdays. Sundays may also be doable on certain weeks. If you contact me I’m sure we’ll be able to arrange a time and location that will suit you.


I’m also particularly interested in teaching ‘classical’ musicians how to play by ear and how to improvise.

If you’d like to free yourself from the constraints of the written page, be more imaginative and develop your ears for working out music (of any genre!) then you should come along to one of the workshops I host on Improvisation at Les Aldrich Music.

A little more information and the schedule is available here: http://lesaldrichmusic.co.uk/events/


Finally a little background on myself:

I’ve been playing music every day since I was around 4 years old (1978!) and I’ve been teaching non-stop for the last 16 years. Much of my teaching over these years has been at a variety of schools in Haringey, Enfield & Barnet (both primary and secondary) as well as a very successful Rock & Pop course at the EBMC (East Barnet Music Centre) for around 12 years. Throughout this period I have also had countless private students.

I currently teach at Finchley Catholic Boys School (for the last 12 years) and privately (mostly at my studio) in the evenings and on Saturdays. When not doing that I am often composing and recording my own music, collaborating with friends, learning new instruments & caring for my son who is on the autistic spectrum – I also have extensive experience of teaching people with special needs.

I look forward to hearing from you and helping you learn to play what you want in a way you enjoy.

Chris Williams BA (hons), MMus

07810 868 283


MMus in Music Performance, BA(hons) in Contemporary Popular Music, Dip in Contemporary Music Performance

£30 – 1 hr
£24 – 45mins
£18 – 30mins

I teach both Contemporary (Rock, Pop, Blues etc) and Classical Guitar (specialising in ABRSM exams grade 1-5). I also tutor music theory Grades 1 – 8.

I worked as a professional musician for 8 years and toured around the world with a variety of different acts/artists. Currently working for the Royal Schools of Music in London.

I teach at the pupils own home. Based in North London but willing to travel zones 1 – 3