Guitar lessons Lverpool / Online Guitar Lessons

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  • Should my fingers hurt when I’m playing guitar? (4 reasons and why it’s worth it)

    Should my fingers hurt when I’m playing guitar? (4 reasons and why it’s worth it)

    My fingers hurt…is that normal? In a word… YES. Yes it is. To a degree… (jump to the end to read when you should take care) 4 good and ‘normal’ reasons your fingers WILL hurt when you’re learning to play guitar and why it’s worth it: 1. You’re pressing down on steel or nylon strings […]

  • Are one-to-one online guitar lessons effective? Tips to optimise.

    Are one-to-one online guitar lessons effective? Tips to optimise.

    Online lessons and their effectiveness is a common conversation at the moment. We operate more and more virtually. Some embrace this, others not so much. Here’s what I’ve learned teaching online in the last 2 1/2years…

  • ANY age is good to start playing guitar – Carmels 60th Birthday performance

    Earlier on this year I had an email from Carmel looking for guitar lessons. She had never played guitar before. Her husband had bought her an electric guitar and amp (a year before) to start and they had ended up in the house gathering dust… On our first lesson she told me her goal was […]

  • Jack Mitchell – Urgh! song release

    Hi All! It gives me great pleasure to share with you this track from Jack. Urgh! An awesome gritty/pop tune with some good bounce. Jack has been having guitar lessons with me for the last year. A keyboard player already, he came with a top musical ear (especially for catchy melodies and counter rhythms). After […]

  • RSL Awards Grade 2 success!!

    Fantastic news for the second time this week. I’d like to congratulate my electric guitar student Bailey on his well-earned Merit achieved in his recent RSL Awards Electric Guitar Grade 2 exam. Bailey, top work!

  • Happy New Year and Grade successes

    Welcome back and Happy New Year for 2020! May all of your creative goals be ready and raring to go after an indulgent Festive December. I have 3 congratulations to students this week after they successfully achieved their chosen Grades at the end of 2019 – Bailey Haydon – Achieved a Merit in RSL Awards […]

  • Guitar Student Profile #2 : Gareth

    Hello and welcome to GUITAR STUDENT PROFILE #2 It’s always interesting and inspiring to read about other peoples journeys, especially in a pursuit you may be interested in yourself…..in this case learning to play guitar.. Gareth is an adult learner with a very demanding and often unruly profession.  He has a great love of music […]

  • The power and beauty in learning

    I love teaching guitar and I especially love it when people smile BIG after learning riffs, chords, songs or solos they thought were unattainable. I was given this gift recently after my student Jamie got his head and his fingers around the riff to Sweet Child of Mine.   It took a while because he was […]

  • New Grade Success!

    I’m very happy to belatedly congratulate my student Jamie on achieving an 80% Merit in his Rockschool Grade 1 guitar exam in December! Jamie started having lessons with me 2 years ago after deciding the life of a rock star was calling.. now aged 10 with a nice list of benchmark riffs under his fingers […]

  • New Year, Achievements & Guitar Goals

    Hi All, Happy New Year from me! 2016 was a fantastic year in terms of teaching and creativity. I had students I’m very proud of head off to University and achieve successful Guitar Grades.  I also had an influx of new students to get to know and work with. I love the freshness of the […]