Guitar lessons & Music Theory lessons with experienced, enthusiastic and patient teacher in Liverpool

Lessons are available (in person and online) in:

Electric and Acoustic Guitar  ( Lead  &  Rhythm ) Rock, Pop, Blues, Folk, Funk..

Blues Slide Guitar (Resonator)

Songwriting Development

Music Theory

Guitar Grades and Music Theory Grades – 100% Pass Rate

Beginner Ukulele

Online Lessons available via Zoom/Whatsapp/Skype on request.



The guitar is great fun. It’s versatile, affordable, accessible and portable.  These are incredible qualities to take advantage of.  There are a vast number of role models, styles of playing and ways to approach playing the guitar.  Something for everybody, whatever ability, whatever age, whatever motivation…these are just few reasons to go pick one up!

I am an experienced guitarist, songwriter and teacher.  I offer high quality tuition with a professional attitude, enthusiasm and patience to people of all ages and abilities.  Beginner to advanced.  Children’s guitar lessons, adults guitar lessons and everyone in between. Face to face or online lessons.

My teaching style is based on the individual student.  Each person has their own motivation as to why they want to learn to play guitar and most importantly their own style of learning.  I aim to communicate the lessons in a way that makes sense and is relevant.

I initially assess where the student is coming from in terms of their interests, goals and motivations and develop that over time. I find songs they are interested in learning relative to their current ability and then weave in theory and technique.

I like to make sure the student is getting what they are interested in and that they feel encouraged.  My aim is to focus on keeping the learning enjoyable and to ensure that progress is being made.  I also teach guitar grades (RGT@LCM, RSL Awards, Trinity) and music theory grades (ABRSM) when requested.

I have experience in preparing students for MAP tests for high schools in the Liverpool area with successful places at Liverpool College and St Edwards. I have prepared students for Music Theory Grade exams resulting in places at LIPA (degree course). Additionally I have prepared and worked with students gaining successful places into LIPA Sixth form and LMA.

Jo Bywater Guitar Tuition
Jo Bywater Guitar Tuition Liverpool

30 thoughts on “Lessons

  1. Aleyoia

    Hi Jo,

    I would like to take guitar lessons once a week. I am a complete beginner. How could this be arrange?


    Kinds regards,

    • Hi Aleyoia,
      Are you based in Liverpool? If you are interested in lessons and based in Liverpool it is just a case of arranging a day and time for a lesson.
      What style guitar are you looking to play?

  2. Daniel Taylor

    Hi Jo,

    I’d like to enquire about the possibility of starting up weekly lessons. I started playing guitar in my teens, more than ten years ago now, and just messed around with tablature until I got lessons for about six months aged 17.

    For the past ten years I’ve come back to the guitar intermittently but would really like to get back into it and progress. My tuition all those years ago got as far as scales and the very early stages of learning to play lead, though this is a distant memory now.

    When I was taught back then it was very much ‘monkey see monkey do’. This time I really want to learn more constructively so that I can learn to play by ear and by instinct rather than just learning ‘off by heart’.

    I work 9-6 in the city centre and would like to arrange a regular day if possible.



    • Hi Daniel,

      Thanks for your enquiry. I received your message via email and responded to you there. Hopefully you have received it OK!


  3. Tommy

    Hi Jo,

    I am an advanced guitar player (self taught) and I am interested in achieving grades.
    How long does it takes? How much do you charge per lesson?

    Thank you 🙂

    • Hi Tommy,

      Cheers for getting in touch. Regards Grades it would depend on how much you already knew and how much time you were willing to put into the work. It’s very subjective. The grades require knowledge of scales, keys, understanding chord progressions etc If your theory knowledge is as advanced as your practical playing then it could progress fairly quickly but until I know what your abilities are I couldn’t give you a time frame. The best thing to do would be to arrange a lesson. Also, what are your reasons for wanting to achieve grades? Are you a regular performing guitarist?

      If you’d like any more information or would like to talk about it please feel free to ask!

      I look forward to hearing from you.

  4. Beth

    Hi Jo
    Interested in starting guitar lessons with you could you email me some more information.

  5. Jonathan

    Hi Jo

    I am interested in starting guitar lessons, I am not a complete beginner and have been playing for 3 years so I’m kind of intermediate but I was curious do you offer fingerstyle guitar lessons ?


    • Hi Jonathan,

      Thanks for the message. I do Folk & Blues fingerstyle. Are there particular artists or styles you are looking into?


  6. Dominique

    Hi Jo,

    I Am Interested in starting guitar lessons with you as a beginner. How can I arrange this? Also will I be provided with a guitar during lessons?



    • Hi Dominique,
      Thanks for your message,
      We can arrange it via email or phone, whichever is most convenient. If you contact either: jo@jobywaterguitartuition.com or 07810 267574. If you would like to leave your number or email it to me I would be happy to get in touch with you.
      Regards a guitar- you would need to supply your own. Practising in between lessons is a valuable part of learning / processing what you learn in the lesson so I ask all my students to have their own/have access to a guitar.
      Many thanks

  7. jason walker

    looking for some guitar lessons in Liverpool or haelwood


    I got your details from Kaya Herstad Carney.
    I am a complete beginner and have a very good acoustic guitar which has just hung around various houses. I am based in Liverpool can you contact with some advice.

  9. Mark

    Hi, Jo. I dunno if you’ll remember me, bit I’ve worked with you a few times at the Get Real workshop in LIPA. My vocal coach, Carrie, told me that you offer guitar lessons. I’m looking to take it up to learn some basic skills to aid with my songwriting. Where do your lessons take place and what days/times are you available? I’m only looking for 30 minute lessons if thats okay with you.

    • Hi Mark,
      Cheers for your message. I’ve sent details to your email. Any more questions feel free to ask!

  10. Lyndsey

    Hi Jo looking for guitar lessons for my 8 year old bought an accoustic for Xmas can you email me prices and availability please. Many thanks Lyndsey

  11. Gareth Jones

    Hi Jo
    I was looking to start acoustic guitar lessons again. I’m not a complete begginer, but very much a novice just playing about with a few chords really but would like to learn and develop more. Work can interfere with my spare time so was looking if you had any half hour lesions free?

    Many thanks


  12. Suzanne Jones

    Hi Jo,
    I am interested in booking lessons for my husband for Father’s Day and possibly myself too! Could you give me some prices please?
    Many thanks,

  13. Fred Charnock

    Hi Jo, I’ve had a guitar for years but have never got around to getting lessons. I’m 60 this month and if i don’t get it done now i never will, can you help ?

    • Hi Fred, good on you! Yes I can help providing we can figure out a time that works. Do you have an email address I can contact you on? Many thanks Jo

  14. Gerard

    Hi I’m looking for guitar lesson once a week I have a acoustic guitar. And I’m a complete beginner

  15. Carmel Ragal

    I would like to learn the electric guitar. I have a guitar and speaker, I am a beginner. I live in Norris Green.

  16. Drew

    Live in Southport. Have played for 34 years – if I’d practiced and kept at it rather than taking a 10-15 year break I would obviously be further ahead. Have been getting alot more into it the past year or so. Picking up bits here and there and have been eyeing up licklibrary for extra tuition. With a view to going to Jam nights and forming a band. I would like to advance knowledge of scales/modes/chords and theory, and string skipping, speed picking, arpeggios, fretboard knowledge and most importantly how to put it all together into use able material – influences are vast – some are the obvious – hendrix, page, kossof, gilmour, knopfler, satriani, Moore, Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Soundgarden, Bettencourt, van Halen, zakk wylde, tool, chilli peppers, police, stones, black crowes, bonamassa, guns’n’roses. Also am interested in Mr Knopflers style and learning more finger picking. Have been attempting to nail Cavatina amongst other songs for afew months. Would like to learn classical/spanish/bluegrass/slide aswell as grading. Can you help? Can you offer advice please? Many thanks. I reckon that graded exams could assist meself also.

  17. Steve

    Hello Jo,
    I am looking to learn the electric guitar as a beginner. I have my own guitar and did reach a very basic level with self tuition which was fun. However, I became frustrated with my progress and haven’t picked up the guitar in months. I am hoping you can help rekindle my enthusiasm and help me progress a bit further. I am based in Liverpool so would be keen to know what days / times you teach
    Many thanks

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