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

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Mark Young

07930 404 488

markyoung12345@hotmail.co.uk

Creative and engaging lessons tailored to you. Lessons aimed to encourage technique and enjoyment. Learn how to practice as well as play. Develop the tools to play the riffs and songs you want, solo and write songs. Why not come for a free consultation?

Also teach piano.

Qualifications: Bmus Hons

Genres taught: Acoustic, pop, rock, alternative, folk, r&b, blues.

Postcode: N22 7XN      (By Alexandra Palace)

Visit: No

Billy Crabbe

vcrabbe@alumni.berklee.edu

http://billycrabbe.com

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.

Jason Ellison

07975 710 486

A passionate and patient guitar teacher with experience teaching all ages. Most experience teaching in collaboration with a pre-school.

Can teach up to grade 6 level, Popular, Classical and Blues.

Ross Merrin

020 8444 3778

http://rossmerrin.com

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

Pete Cooke

07578 103 113

info@soundtuition.com
soundtuition.com

£50/hour one-to-one

£12.50/hour group class

I have lived in Muswell Hill for a little over a year after returning to the UK from Finland.

I have a wide range of experience including playing guitar for; folk bands, big band jazz groups, rock bands, metal bands, classical guitar duos, show bands at the Edinburgh Fringe, drama groups and of course open mics. More than that my teaching experience includes one-to-one, groups, private teaching, classroom teaching, teaching abroad, working in kindergartens and schools, running Glasgow School of Guitar and much more. I hold an endorsement in Guitar teaching from The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and have recently started a PGCE in secondary school teaching.

Actually seeing and hearing is the best way to make an informed decision and so please watch my videos so you can decide if I am the right teacher for you or your family.

Please visit soundtuiton.com and click “tuition” to watch my most recent video and for information on both the one-to-one and group lessons I offer. I teach all ages and all styles of guitar.

Kindest regards to all.

Qualifications:

BMus(Hons) – Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Endorsement in guitar teaching – RCS

Grades 1-8 inclusive (all merit or honours)

PGCE pending.

Manuel Contreras

07443 064 724

manuelcontrerasguitar@gmail.com

** Pro guitar lessons around North & Central London, in-studio and in-home ** FIRST LESSON FREE ** COMPETITIVE RATES, SPECIALS & DISCOUNTS!

My guitar lessons are professionally tailored to each student’s needs, with a structured, modern, creative method and a friendly oriented approach.

“Work on the songs you love, learn in the healthy way & get to the next level without waisting time & energies!” 

  • Would you like to learn how to play the guitar for pure enjoyment?
  • Would like to play with your friends or being able to join a band?
  • Do you feel stuck in a rut and really would like to get to the next level?
  • Do you want to pursue your dream and became a PRO?

… don’t look any further, if you are looking for friendly, fun and professional guitar lessons around North or Central London, with an expert, qualified and easy-going teacher, hit me up, I’m sure I can help you out in the best way!

I’m a Pro Guitar Player and a reliable, patient, qualified – RGT Registered – and CRB checked Guitar Tutor with 20 years of performing experience and more than 10 of teaching between Europe and the USA (in the past 4 years I worked as a guitar teacher and summer session music director for theWashington DC School Of Rock). I like to teach sharing all the experience I’ve gained studying and working with great musicians and professionals, healthy information and of course all my passion and dedication for music!

  • Electric & Acoustic Guitar 
  • ALL LEVELS, ALL STYLES (Rock, Blues, Funk, Pop, Jazz, Fusion…) 
  • From 10 up 
  • LEARN HAVING FUN, playing the MUSIC you LOVE! 
  • Gain the right tools, build an effective method and keep on playing by yourself! 
  • Lessons in the comfort of YOUR PLACE or in the relaxed environment of MY HOME STUDIO in Southgate N14 (just 0.5 miles away from the Tube Station) 
  • Flexible schedule (weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis – 1hr, 45 minutes or 30 minutes) 
  • No contract to sign! 

Visit my website – www.manuelcontrerasguitar.com - check my students reviews and feel free to contact me for any information. Don’t hesitate to ask about my COMPETITIVE RATES, availability, my SPECIALS and my DISCOUNTS, I’ll be happy to arrange an INITIAL LESSON AT NO OBLIGATION AND NO COST!

HOW CAN I HELP YOU? 

• Build a solid foundation • Gain knowledge/awareness of your instrument • Learn and love music theory always hands-on • Improve your listening skills • Achieve your goal without waisting time & energies • Pursue Music Qualifications (exams, grades) • Build an effective method for organising your material on the guitar • Design a personalized practice routine • Unleash your musicality • Write your own songs • Practice with backing tracks, grooves & playing along with your music • Have fun working on the songs you love • Relax & enjoy rocking the music you’ve always wanted to • Take the NEXT LEVEL! • Don’t give up on your Rock and Roll dream! 

DISCOUNTS if you book blocks of 4 or 6 lessons
DISCOUNTS for college students
DISCOUNTS if you refer me to your friends and family

START PLAYING GUITAR RIGHT NOW, WORKING IN THE RIGHT WAY, WITH A REAL PRO!

Looking forward to jamming with you!

Dan Myers

07858 464 347

020 3524 6519

danmyersmusic@hotmail.co.uk

http://guitar-tutor-london.com

I’m Daniel Myers, a guitar teacher in Barnet with considerable experience, able to give beginner guitar lessons as well as more advanced guitar tuition. I have achieved a status beyond Grade 8 level with Trinity College and have played guitar for over 20 years.

Jerome Heisler

020 8292 0546

07792 286 674

jeromeheisler@hotmail.com

£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.

Matt Kelly

07983 330 256

matt@spectral.org.uk

£17 for half hour,

£25 for 45mins,

£32 for an hour.

Teacher with 17 years teaching experience. I use bespoke practice backing tracks tailored to individual students AND pieces, so practising is extremely effective and fun. Flexible аnd creаtive teаching tо best suit yоur preferred leаrning methоds аll pаssed оn with pаssiоn аnd pоsitivity. All ages welcome!

Postcode: E5 9JE. I can travel to you.

Styles: Classical, Rock, Pop, Blues, Improvisation and beyond…

Qualifications: Guitar advanced certificate ABRSM, MA Music Composition, BA Hons Music.

Therese Wassily Saba

020 8443 1389

07747 856 690

guitar@theresesaba.com

£35 for a one-hour lesson, which I recommend for students at Grade 6 level onwards;

£25 for a 45-minute lesson, which I recommend for students at Grade 4–5 level, or adult beginners; and

£17.50 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.

Javier Fioramonti

javierfioramonti@gmail.com

http://manteca.org.uk

  • £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.

Qualifications:

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

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

Scott Bloodworth

07876 197 586

sbloodworth@hotmail.com

I charge £25 per hour if the lesson is given at my home or £30 if I come to your home.

Friendly informal guitar lessons tailored to suit you.

Whether you want to play for fun, learn your favourite songs, improve your technique, theory or songwriting skills I can help.

A bit about me,

I have been gigging, teaching, recording & touring for the past 10 years, I have gained a Bmus degree in contemporary music performance and I currently teach for the Academy of Music and Sound.

I am based in North London near Alexander Palace.

Please feel free to contact me to arrange a  free introductory lesson by phone or email.

Tobie Carpenter

07939 010 927

tobie.carpenter@hotmail.co.uk

http://tobiecarpenter.com/education

  • £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.

Qualifications:

  • 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.

Workshops & Classes:

I also run a ‘Jazz and Improvisation Workshop’ at Jacksons Lane Theatre in Highgate on Thursdays (11:15 – 12:30)  Please see my website and get in touch for more details.

Jacob Elliott

07445 802 468

mysticalfridge@gmail.com

http://hapningplace.com

Hi!

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.

Jon Howells

020 8883 7757

07779 717 794

hovellie@gmail.com

£30 per hour (happy to do half hour slots)

Experienced CRB checked Guitar teacher offers tuition for all ages and standards. All boards of graded examination and grade levels catered for on Guitar and Bass. Students are also welcome to set there own study criteria and objectives, all styles catered for. Lessons can take place in my studio (just next to Highgate Tube) or I can visit.

Ping Lee

07830 415 980

£30 p/h

Over 13 years teaching. I aim to make lessons enjoyable and fun

Most styles, including jazz/folk/blues/rock etc.

Technique/improvisation/theory & Harmony etc – beginners welcome.

Learn in the comfort of your home
Familiar with preparing students for grades. CRB checked

Stroud Green/Crouch End/Muswell Hill/Hornsey/Parliament Hill

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.

Jamie Purdie

info@jamiepurdie.co.uk

£25 per hour.

I am a 22 year old male guitar tutor with a 2:1 degree in Music, studied at Plymouth University.  I have acquired grade 8 guitar and music theory and I have vast tuition experience.  I thoroughly enjoy teaching guitar to my students as it is rewarding to see individuals improve on their instrument, and develop such a passion and understanding for music.  I am very passionate about all types of music generally, particularly Pop, Rock, Jazz, and Blues.  I am very patient and reliable, and a friendly and easy-going person.  Whether you want to pursue the guitar as a serious and hardworking individual, or simply as a fun hobby – I can cater either route!

Guitar / Bass currently available to teach any ages, musical backgrounds, and as a serious commitment or just as a fun hobby.

Covering the North London area, I can visit your home to teach on a weekly/fortnightly/monthly basis.

Tom Halpenny

07870 251 766

tomhalpenny@yahoo.com

£30 in studio, £40 home visit

Learn from professional jazz guitarist Tom Halpenny, fully qualified and with years of experience performing and teaching children and adults in both New York and London.

No experience or instrument necessary!
All styles including jazz, popular and classical guitar, flute and recorder. Also, music theory, composition, improvisation and blues.

I can prepare students for grade exams. I can also prepare students for A-level, GCSE music and for music college auditions.

Felipe Martins

07423 230 593

£35/hour

I have an encouraging, flexible and fun approach towards teaching music (Orff and Wuytack Methods), which always brings confidence, motivation and encourages creativity.   I also cover theory, improvisation and composition if required, and can guide you or your child through Grades 1 – 5.

Classical or modern approach. Different styles of Music (Classical, Rock, Pop, Soul, Hard Rock and Metal, Reggae…)

I can speak and teach in three fluent, different languages (English, Spanish and Portuguese).

Visits: Yes

Max O’Donnell

07891 853 349

maxodnnellguitar@googlemail.com

£25 per hour

Guitar teacher with 7 years of teaching experience based in east finchley (fortis green)

Offering Fun, constructive and effective guitar lessons. Lesson available to all ages young- old and all abilities beginner intermediate and advanced

Grades covered 1-8

wide range of styles taught such

Blues , rock, folk, acoustic, finger style, jazz, fusion, funk, soul, latin country and much more. Techniques covered: Music theory, Sight reading, composition, performance techniques, fret board techniques, aural and transcribing

I can help students study and prepare for GCSE, AS , A level and degree level coursework/performance exams. I have good experience of working with young children- I have a full CRB Check and public liability insurance

Qualifications:
Diploma in popular music performance
Bmus degree in popular music performance
LRSL licentiate in general teaching practices

I have equipment that students are more than welcome to use during lessons at my residence.

Beginner Bass guitar lessons also available

Home visits: yes

Please feel free to get in touch to book a lesson or for any other information

Nial Tompkins

07775 708 408

020 8361 4263

  • 45 minute lesson £25 – recommended for adults.
  • 30 minute lesson £15 – recommended for the under 16’s.

Professional and qualified guitarist offers one-to-one Electric and Acoustic guitar tuition at my location in Friern Barnet, North London. Children and Adults of all ages welcome.

  • Lessons tailored to your individual requirements, which can include the taking of grades if required.
  • Styles taught are – Rock, Pop, Acoustic, Jazz, Blues and all other modern styles.
  • C.R.B. checked and a member of the Musician’s Union. Dip H.E. Pop Music Performance.

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 a 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.

Lior Havkin

07852 427 171

liorhavkin@gmail.com

£30 per hour or £20 per half an hour

I am an experienced and qualified Guitar and Music Technology tutor based in North London N2.
I have a diploma in Audio Engineering and many years of experience in teaching guitar, music theory and music tech in colleges, schools, groups and one-on-one lessons.

I teach electric & acoustic guitar and music technology for all age groups and all levels and also bass and keys for beginners.

Nick Marshall

BA Hons Royal Academy of Music

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07956 538 740

nickmarshall1@gmail.com

http://nickmarshalluk.com/

£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)

Drums

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.

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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.

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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/

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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.

Mat Clark

07740 236 405

junkpilemat@gmail.com

£25 for 45mins

£30 for 1hr

I also charge an additional £5 call out fee, for home visits.

I haven’t got any music qualifications. Not a degree, A-Level, GCSE or even Grade 1 guitar. In fact, I’ve never even had a guitar lesson.

So why the hell would you choose me to teach you or your kid how to play guitar?!

Because I’ve got 15 years of experience teaching guitar in the North London area. I’ve got loads of great references from local people. To be honest, if you’ve been living here for a while, the chances are you probably know someone I’ve taught.

I teach between 25 and 30 lessons every week to satisfied pupils. Many of whom I’ve been teaching for years.

My lessons are always tailored to the individual, and I’m happy to patiently move at the pupils pace. I love teaching people of all ages and abilities. Honestly. I’m really, really nice!

I’m comfortable teaching both Electric and Acoustic in most styles, and can also teach composition and songwriting as part of the lessons. For those who are really into the idea of this, please speak to me about my regular songwriting courses.

I’m happy to teach grades, although I don’t recommend them for beginners. So far, I have a 100% pass rate at distinction level.

Lessons can be either at my house in Muswell Hill (before 8pm) or at yours. I teach Monday to Saturday.

Give me a ring. I’m happy to answer any questions you might have, and give advice.

Jimmy Kewley

07581 237 448

£30/hour

I am a pop/rock/blues/metal style guitar teacher. I have 16 years experience playing, composing and performing but no formal qualification.

Chris Williams BA (hons), MMus

07810 868 283

christianthomaswilliams@hotmail.com

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