To help you achieve what you want, I need to know your taste in music and what you want to do. You need to know who I am and what it feels like to have a lesson with me. So bring your instrument and have a chat.
Look on this page for the kinds of things we might discuss.
Do you want to be in a band? Do you want to sing and accompany yourself on guitar? Do you just want to play for your own amusement? Are there particular songs you like that you want to learn?
Exams are not essential in the rock world, but they do show you have ability. You might want them as part of an academic qualification, or it might help your confidence as a musician.
I’d be happy to help you with exams, especially those from Rockschool.
I have a Grade 5 With Merit from Rockschool.
Do you know other people who might want to form a band with you? Do you know people who could meet up and swap songs? Are you thinking of visiting a folk club or jam session?
You learn a lot from playing with other people.
Music theory is about working out what notes sound good in a solo, or about reading music, or about talking about musical stuff. None of it is very complicated, but there’s a lot of it. We can do as much or as little as you like.
People sometimes ask me for advice about choosing an instrument. For a first instrument, I suggest you spend as little as you can get away with -