FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

If you or your child is thinking about taking guitar lessons you can check out this list of frequently asked questions, they might be useful!
If you still have any queries please do not hesitate to get in touch.

What are your prices?

Prices may vary slightly depending on your specific needs.
My flat rate is £25 per hour, or £15 for 30 minutes. This is based on me travelling to your home, within a 20-minute radius of where I am based. Please be aware, if you are further away, an additional £5 is added for travel time, and fuel expenses.

Where are you based?

I am based in Rotherham, South Yorkshire. However, I do already travel to Doncaster, Sheffield and Barnsley to teach in various schools/academies/homes – If I can fit your lessons into my timetable, you may well be on a route I can easily call into. Wherever you are, I can usually work something out, please get in touch to confirm – I try to be as flexible as possible.

Can I take my grades with you?

Yes. I can take you from grades 1-8 on your electric or acoustic guitar. There are several different syllabi available, the most popular being Rockschool and RGT. Classical grades can be studied using the ABRSM or Trinity College texts – whatever your goals, I can certainly help you toward them.

Can you teach me to read music?

Yes. Many guitarists these days are unable to read music – it’s a skill that takes time to develop, and nowadays there are several quicker methods that make it easy to pick up a guitar and learn to play without reading traditional notation. I like to teach using standard notation whenever I can – it’s an invaluable skill if you are serious about becoming a professional musician later on, and it is certainly only a minority of guitarists who can read music – you’ll stand out straight away!

Do I need my own guitar?

If you are just thinking about taking up the guitar but don’t want to spend money on an instrument just yet, you can pop to my studio for a free 20 minute taster lesson and try out my range of guitars. If you are having regular lessons it is advisable to have your own guitar to practise on during the week.

I have no idea what guitar I need - help

I am always happy to advise on makes and models. I’m only a phone call or email away, so any questions, no matter how small you may feel they are, just ask me! Everyone is new to guitar at some point and getting the right guitar for your needs is a good place to start.

Can you teach me to play bass?

Absolutely – you can study bass guitar with me up to grade 8, as well as Ukulele too!

Do you teach mature students?

Yes, I teach absolutely anyone. The youngest age to begin is usually around 7 – any younger and hands tend not to reach or be strong enough. I already have students right up to the age of 70. The ability gap between these ages is wide, so no matter what sort of previous knowledge you have, I can take you to the next step.

How can I pay?

You can book your lessons by emailing or calling me – all the information is on the contact page. You can pay on the day, via direct debit, or even by PayPal. Whatever suits you.