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John offers a FREE first / introductory lesson!

Guitar

Hourly Fee
Beginner £12.00
Intermediate £12.00
Advanced £12.00
Expert £12.00
Casual £12.00

Bass Guitar

Hourly Fee
Beginner £12.00
Intermediate £12.00
Advanced £12.00
Expert £12.00
Casual £12.00

Music Theory

Hourly Fee
Beginner £12.00
Intermediate £12.00
Advanced £12.00
Expert £12.00
Casual £12.00

Composition

Hourly Fee
Beginner £12.00
Intermediate £12.00
Advanced £12.00
Expert £12.00
Casual £12.00

Music Production

Hourly Fee
Beginner £12.00
Intermediate £12.00
Advanced £12.00
Expert £12.00
Casual £12.00

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Personal Description:

Hi my name's John, JK to my friends
I've been playing, writing, recording and managing bands for over 30 years
I've played over 2,000 gigs as a working musician (phew!)
I've just put a new band together, The Lazy Angels, and also hosted my own radio show 'Bring Me Sunshine' on Mixcloud

Tutoring Experience:

PLEASE NOTE: lessons are £12 for 30 minutes. ~ Your first lesson is FREE ~
- this compensates for the finders fee you pay to this website.

I've been teaching for over 20 years and I still love it
I have a Certificate of Education teaching qualification and went to the London Guitar Institute.
I teach all styles, abilities and I've developed methods and techniques to make it easier

I taught for a large chain of music shops for over 6 years
I've also taught in prisons, very educational!
So along with church activities I'm CRB checked
I love teaching and encouraging people

Tutoring Approach:

Let's learn the songs you like
If you're a beginner, I'll pick out a small, simple melody to start with
Along the way I'll teach you all the techniques and theory but it's about enjoying music and playing

I have guitars and amps etc that you can use on the lessons
I can advise and provide you with guitars etc to buy
I also provide and a set-up and repairs service

OK - Ready for the tech talk! - Buying a guitar (what to look for), Tuning the guitar, Changing strings, Basic strumming, How to pick using a plectrum, How to pick using your fingers, Hammer-ons, Pull-offs, Vibrato, Harmonics, Speed Picking, Tapping, 3 Octave Chromatic Scale Practice, Fretboard maps, Musical alphabet, Develop your right hand (Classical guitar) with fingering combinations, Practising without the left hand, How to NOT give up! Make your friends happy with the guitar Repertoire, Memorising all the notes, Improvising solos, 1 string Blues Licks, Blues and Pentatonic scales, scale map for the fretboard, Polyrhythms, Funk riffs n Funky (James Brown!) strumming, Reggae, Country, Folk, Rock, Pop, The guitar works in 5 positions, the Major Scale CAGED system, Chord families and keys made easy, The psychology of learning the guitar, Maintaining a positive frame of mind, Motivating yourself to the next level, Have a long term vision, Short, medium term goals, Creating harmony within a band, Leading a band, Playing with others. Keeping your head above the water in a storm!

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Native Language: English (British)
Availability: Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

Qualifications:

  • Blackpool & Fylde College (1997) - Certificate of Education (College) (✘ Not On File)
  • London Guitar Institute (1995) - Advanced Certificate (Professional) (✘ Not On File)

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