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Bristol Guitar Lessons

Professional Guitar Tuition For Adults and Children

Bristol Guitar Lessons

Professional Tuition for Adults and Children

Hi and thanks for checking out Bristol Guitar Lessons. My name is Adam and I am a musician, guitarist and tutor based in central Bristol. I offer lessons acoustic and electric styles to and adults and children from complete beginners to advanced and everyone in between. I have been teaching the guitar in Bristol professionally for over ten years, both in school and privately. So far my students have ranged from as young as 5 to 70 plus. I teach from my dedicated teaching studio at home in Arno’s Vale as well as being on the road daily with my mobile service.

PRIVATE GUITAR LESSONS- ONE TO ONE LEARNING IN CENTRAL BRISTOL

MUSIC THEORY

Learn purely for fun or learn all about music theory and take grades (also for fun). Find theory resources here

MOBILE LESSONS

Take guitar lessons from your own home or workplace or come to my dedicated teaching space in BS4

ADULTS AND CHILDREN

Lessons for all ages and abilities. Find out more about kid’s lessons here

ADULTS AND CHILDREN

Lessons for all ages and abilities. Find out more about kid’s lessons here

MOBILE LESSONS

Take guitar lessons from your own home or workplace or come to my dedicated teaching space in BS4

MUSIC THEORY

Learn purely for fun or learn all about music theory and take grades (also for fun). Find theory resources here

“Adam is an excellent musician and teacher. He has really helped me gain in confidence, and to expand my theoretical and practical guitar playing from near zero to amateur performance level. He had quite a challenge with a 60 something wannabe …I strongly recommend his teaching”.

“Adam teaches a wide variety of music and takes into account my son’s own musical interests too. He clearly puts a lot of effort into preparing his lessons. Adam’s style is perfect. Just the right balance of serious learning and fun, which is what you need if you want to be a musician”.

“So many thanks to you for being a motivating teacher to (my son)! I’m so chuffed he played at the concert! And I think he was a bit surprised by and proud of himself too, which is great, many thanks again”.

Check out what people are learning this month. For more info and more music go here.

CERTIFICATES

  • B.A Music (First Class Hons)
  • Dip. Musicians Institute (London)
  • Rockschool Music educator award
  • CTLLS Certificate (Teaching in the Lifelong learning sector)

  • DBS (CRB) Certificate
  • Public Liability Insurance
  • Musicians Union Membership
  • Code of Practice
  • O.C.N Music Technology

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CERTIFICATES

  • B.A Music (First Class Hons)
  • Dip. Musicians Institute (London)
  • Rockschool Music educator award
  • CTLLS Certificate (Teaching in the Lifelong learning sector)
  • DBS (CRB) Certificate
  • Public Liability Insurance
  • Musicians Union Membership
  • Code of Practice
  • O.C.N Music Technology

Gift Vouchers
From £15

IN A NUTSHELL

From basic strumming to advanced theory. Whether you are starting completely from scratch or stuck in a rut, I can help you to get where you want to be. I have a BA (hons) Music as well as being a graduate of the Musicians institute, London and can offer a variety of styles  in a relaxed environment. I am a member of the Musicians Union and am fully CRB checked. Good rates…..

MORE DETAILS

Lessons can be either from my teaching studio in Arnos Vale or, if  you live in Bristol, I am happy to come to your home. The studio is well equipped with a range of instruments and teaching aids including computer based learning tools and recording equipment.

Many of my students are young children and I welcome complete beginners of all ages. I enjoy teaching all genres of electric and acoustic guitar, to students of all levels.  Amongst the most popular styles tend to be rock, pop, folk, jazz and blues but I am extremely open to helping you explore your particular area of interest, whatever that may be.

I also specialise in guitar-specific music theory, essential for those wanting to write songs, improvise, or simply increase their theoretical understanding of the instrument and music generally.

Below are a few intermediate/advanced tunes which have been covered in recent lessons.

BEGINNERS

I have a extensive experience in working with complete beginners and through the years have tutored a great many students, from their first chords to being extremely competent and well rounded players. My goal is to take everyone to the point where they feel they have the necessary tools and confidence to continue to progress on their own self driven learning path.

Bespoke Lessons

Lessons are tailored to each student’s individual needs and aspirations. Often students chose to learn via the classics (or songs of their choosing) and from my own experience I have found this to be a very effective method. It allows you to develop a repertoire whilst the material can provide a great springboard for further investigation of guitar technique and music theory. Others prefer to take a more academic approach, leaning more with a focus on music theory, or taking grades which can be equally effective.

I encourage each individual to consider which path is right for them and always enjoy learning new material myself, to help students fully explore and develop wherever their interests lie.

You may be a singer looking for the skills to accompany yourself or wanting to learn the fundamentals of harmony in order to write your own songs. Perhaps you are interested in learning a few blues chops or ready to chuck yourself headlong into the abyss of jazz theory.

Whatever direction you chose, all lessons will also be supplemented with either paper or audio based materials to support a thorough and productive daily practice routine.

Bespoke Lessons

Lessons are tailored to each student’s individual needs and aspirations. Often students chose to learn via the classics (or songs of their choosing) and from my own experience I have found this to be a very effective method. It allows you to develop a repertoire whilst the material can provide a great springboard for further investigation of guitar technique and music theory. Others prefer to take a more academic approach, leaning more with a focus on music theory, or taking grades which can be equally effective.

I encourage each individual to consider which path is right for them and always enjoy learning new material myself, to help students fully explore and develop wherever their interests lie.

You may be a singer looking for the skills to accompany yourself or wanting to learn the fundamentals of harmony in order to write your own songs. Perhaps you are interested in learning a few blues chops or ready to chuck yourself headlong into the abyss of jazz theory.

Whatever direction you chose, all lessons will also be supplemented with either paper or audio based materials to support a thorough and productive daily practice routine.

MY APPROACH

I believe passionately that my relationship with the guitar and creative interest in music generally, has had a tremendously positive influence on my life. I think most musicians would say the same. I have always found the journey of study and constant improvement to be massively rewarding and far reaching, way beyond chords and scales (which can be fun too!). I believe this to be true whatever level of ‘ability’ you are at.

Fundamentally, to reach for the guitar whilst the kettle is boiling or the computer is firing up, to see you through a lull in a movie, or to croon away a quiet night in without the TV. To play along with a song, better still, write a song, jam with friends, make new friends…whatever, it is a way of life which I would wholeheartedly recommend for everyone, and it is never too soon or too late to start.

For those that like a formal goal driven structure I can also offer help through any of the Rockschool or RGT acoustic or electric guitar grades.

Read here what some of my students have to say

Bristol Guitar Lessons