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Instruments Taught


Hourly Fee
Beginner £30.00
Intermediate £30.00
Advanced £30.00
Expert £30.00
Casual £30.00


Hourly Fee
Beginner £30.00
Intermediate £30.00
Casual £30.00

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Personal Description:

Hello! I’m Lew. I teach electric guitar, acoustic guitar, and classical guitar in person in my studio in Cardiff or online. I also teach ukulele. I have both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and I’ve been teaching for over ten years.

I’ve played in bands, performed guitar solo and in ensemble, played and sung for cabaret/comedy acts in the West End, and I've also played for various recordings and other projects. I'm currently working on a solo album. As a musician I have worked across the UK and Europe, including with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales here in Cardiff.

I’m a member of the Independent Society of Musicians. Guitar teaching is my full time job and I love it.

Have a look at my reviews to see what my students say about me.

Tutoring Experience:

In my teaching career I have taught people of all abilities and from all backgrounds. Music is for everyone.

I usually teach from about the age of 9 upwards. I teach quite a few people who only had their very first guitar lesson after they retired. I also used to teach in schools for Waltham Forest music service in London.

Most of my students started as total beginners. I have tried and tested strategies which will make sure you keep progressing steadily, tackling all the important aspects of playing while allowing you to explore your taste in music and follow your interest. For example, a recent student of mine went from zero guitar experience to a distinction in his grade 5 exam in matter of 18 months.

Some of my students have gone on to play in bands and record their own music. The rest enjoy playing for their own pleasure. Some of my ukulele students have joined ukulele groups/orchestras.

Many of my students are adults who are self-taught or who have not had a guitar/ukulele lesson for a long time and now want to improve their skills, whether that is their overall skill and technique or something more specific they might have in mind. If you want to mix and match the type of guitar from lesson to lesson, that's fine too.

Maybe you feel like you’ve hit a wall with playing or don’t know how to move forward. Lessons are a good investment at whatever level you are.

If you're a beginner, I always make sure you'll leave your first lesson being able to play something. People are often embarrassed about being a beginner or an improver, so I always strive to make the student as comfortable and relaxed as possible. After all, you want to enjoy playing!

If you're an intermediate or advanced player, we'll work around what you already know and what you want to achieve.

For classical guitar, I have a 100% pass rate for grade exams (ABRSM, Trinity), many of which have been grade 8. That said, there is no pressure to take an exam. I fully believe you can become a fantastic guitar player without ever sitting for a grade exam.

Lessons take place in my music room or online. I've been teaching on Skype, FaceTime, and WhatsApp for years, even before the pandemic. Lessons can be 60 minutes, 45 minutes, or 30 minutes. Whatever you need, I’m sure I can fit you in somewhere.

Tutoring Approach:

I think it’s really important to let the student lead on how and what they want to learn, so you will have a big say in how you progress. Most of my students learn to play through learning pieces or songs they like which are at an appropriate skill level. In all my lessons, I really focus on teaching my students the most effective practice techniques, so you're never at home spinning your wheels. Some people are learning a new piece or song every week, while others like to spend weeks really fine tuning everything. It’s entirely up to you what you would like to do.

If you're already working on a song, you're welcome to bring it along to the lesson. You might have a performance or a gig or an exam you need to prepare for specifically, or a certain piece you've always wanted to learn. Give me a shout – there's no obligation to continue having a lesson every week.

If you have any questions for me, please get in touch and I’ll be glad to answer them. Whatever your needs, I’ll work around you.

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


  • Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (2016) - Master of Music (Masters) (✔ On File)
  • Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (2014) - Bachelor of Music with Honours (Bachelors) (✔ On File)

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