The Story behind
I have been providing guitar lessons for many years. I teach all ages and levels. I teach rhythm and lead styles and also teach, if required, music theory and chord construction.
I endeavour to make the lessons fun and can help with not just the various techniques that make guitar playing interesting but can help you with your music creation in general.
All in all I try to make the learning process enjoyable as well as informative.
Whether you’re new to guitar or have been playing for sometime and want to break out of old molds into something new I’m sure I can come up with something tailor made for your particular level or style.
I am based in Ashby de la Zouch in East Midlands and serve Ashby and the surrounding areas.
I started off playing brass instruments as a kid studying under a top tutor in Sydney. I started playing guitar as a young teen. I followed up with several years of playing acoustic guitar & singing mostly softer rock, blues & pop abroad, mainly Germany & Austria (pro).
I studied jazz guitar for a time under two excellent tutors while also working on my blues and rock styles. I began teaching guitar & music theory etc in 1993. I have played lead to a high standard for eternity & of course teach the same.
I am also a songwriter & have performed original material during gigs finding that my own material often received a very enthusiastic response. As part of lessons, where appropriate, I include tips for songwriting & work with the student to bring his or her ideas to fruition.
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We’ve got you covered
- Electric and acoustic guitar lessons
- Bass guitar lessons
- All styles covered. rock, jazz, folk ect.
- Beginners and advanced students welcome.
- Lessons available from ages 9 to 90.
- Music theory and chord construction
- Guitar string changes and set up available
Gary has been a fantastic teacher for my son who is currently in his second year under his tuition and can play beautifully. Gary's tuition is rounded. Theory, reading music, chords and different techniques and styles. His friendly and patient approach helps impatient learners, gently guiding them to perfection. Overall an excellent tutor.
Gary has taught guitar to my son for a couple of years now and he has progressed to a very competent level. You will rarely find my son without a guitar slung over his shoulder (almost to the point of obsession!)and he can usually replicate a tune heard on the radio within minutes, just by listening by ear. Thanks for your patience, Gary: you instill a love of music in your pupils which should last a lifetime.
I have been having guitar lessons now with Gary for the last 3 years. He is very friendly and patient and happy to work at the students own pace. This is perfect for someone like me who struggles to find a lot of time in between lessons to practice. I've definitely made progress and hope to continue in the future.
Gary has been teaching me for a number of years and has given me the knowledge and confidence to progress from a novice to performing in front of an audience. A great teacher and friend.
Gary has been teaching me bass, and being an older student I find his patience and style of teaching suits me perfectly. I have had other teachers in the past but Gary is spot on and I am very happy with my progress.
Before Gary, I taught myself - from the internet to books - but I felt like I needed to know more and the internet and books only taught me so much. Gary was recommended by a friend and he was right because Gary is a so meticulous teacher, but also a good adviser on the way individuals play. From bass guitar, acoustic, blues, rock and all that jazz, to lead and rhythm - Gary also goes through the music theory behind guitar and music in general; giving an understanding in how chords are formed. In doing so, Gary has influenced me to join my college's jazz band, and in doing so, Gary gives you the advise on how to perform live with patience and with experience. Gary will even help with certain songs to whom wants to learn.
Top teacher and guitarist. Gary can teach all different types of playing, whatever type of music you are into. Very patient, excellent value for money, and above all provides enjoyable lessons that help you to learn at your own pace. Can't rate him highly enough.
Gary is an Excellent Musician and tutor. Have had great fun learning the guitar. Would highly recommend to anyone who wants to learn the guitar.
Gary is an excellent instructor, had me playing rock in no time! Fulfilled an ambition to play live (own party) which I couldn’t have done without him! Thanks