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Guitar Student Profile #1 : Rifka Orton

Hello,

This is the very first of my guitar student profiles I’ll be sharing on the website.

I’ve found that people looking to learn  guitar get a lot from being able to read testimonials and read about other peoples learning experiences.  I teach a wide age range and abilities of students and people start lessons, and continue for very different reasons.

So what can I say about Rifka,  (..or Riffy..as she is often called.   A GREAT name for a guitarist!).  Riffy has been having lessons with me since she was 6.  After starting on a classical guitar she is now mostly seen with an electric guitar.  She has great playing ability, skills and techniques.  We have fun in the lessons whilst working at the moment through Rockschool Grade 2 Electric Guitar book and she has a great sense of music.

Here’s what she has to say…

Student:  Rifka Orton

1) How long have you been playing guitar?
I have been playing guitar for about six years.

2) Why did you begin guitar lessons?
I started guitar lessons because when i was six i loved the colour pink and my dad and I went to a car boot somewhere, I can’t remember where, and there was a pink-purple guitar and because of the colour i had to have it especially because it had a pony on it. My dad said I could only have it if I got guitar lessons and so I did. Now I play guitar for fun and because i don’t like pink as much I now have a red and white guitar.

3) What do you enjoy most about the lessons? and playing guitar?
I enjoy finding new songs to play and Jo helping me sound good. I also enjoy learning different techniques and styles that you find in some pieces of music and in some grading tasks.

4) What do you find the most challenging about the lessons? and playing guitar?
Some of the things I find hard include: mastering new techniques (even though I like it once I’ve mastered it), moving up a grade book and remembering scales.

5) Do you have any advice for people who may be thinking about having lessons in playing guitar?
If you own a guitar or know someone who has one that you could borrow, then try lessons out and then decide whether you want to continue.

 

Thanks Riffy!

 

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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 (Sunshine of Your Love and Sweet Child of Mine firm favourites…) he’s on the quest of Rockschool Grades.

It’s really amazing for me to see this progress and smiles when young students are talking and getting excited about guitar. Even better when they put the work in and see themselves playing riffs they didn’t think they would be able to a few months ago.

The stage is calling! Turn up the amp….

Jo x

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Welcome to Jo Bywater Guitar Tuition

Welcome to Jo Bywater Guitar Tuition!

I’m a dedicated, passionate and enthusiastic guitar tutor based in Liverpool.  Aigburth (L17) to be precise.  This is now the official website for all of my lessons be they playing guitar, songwriting or music theory. 

I have been playing guitar for 20years and teaching for 10years.  For more details on my professional background please head to the Tutor Biography page.

I teach all styles of guitar – Rock, Pop, Folk, Blues, Funk.

Whatever level you are interested in learning at I have experience and currently teach a very wide range of ages and abilities.  My youngest student is 6years old and my oldest may not like to say! But I cater for all.

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Different reasons people are interested in guitar lessons:

A hobby

To learn or develop songwriting

To help with music education (GCSEs/A-Levels) and for aiming towards College/University

Fun in retirement or a bit of a break/something creative to do.

To develop or learn good technique (and this is relevant for all abilities!)

Acoustic Guitar skills

Electric Guitar skills

To learn to accompany whilst singing

Performance advice/development

To invest in creative expression

The list is quite endless……

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The bottom line is that whatever your wish regards playing guitar I can help. 

For those interested in taking Grades I can offer RGT, Rockschool and ABRSM at each level.  I have 100% pass rate.

Please have a look around the site and if there is anything else I can be of assistance with on your journey to deciding how you would like lessons please contact me on: 07810 267 574  or jo@jobywater.com

Good Luck!

Jo

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