Guitar lessons in Liverpool and Stafford / Online Guitar Lessons

My teaching style

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 and 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 with fender stratocaster ultra in texas tea and Taylor Ce214 acoustic guitars
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