WELCOME

Welcome to my website. I am a member of the Registry of Guitar Tutors  and an Apple Certified Professional and teach guitar from my Studio just outside Stroud and at schools. I have a successful home based practice that provides one to one guitar lessons and Music tech tuition and I currently teach in 10 schools with nearly 200 students. I am also fully CRB checked, am a member of the Musicians Union and have full Public Liability insurance.

I play electric and acoustic guitar with my main "thing " being playing lead guitar. My influences are mainly blues, rock, metal, reggae, punk and ska. There's plenty of style crossover. I personally like my rock music and nothing gives me more pleasure than rocking out at the end of the day or enjoying some good old acoustic blues to wind down.

Feel free to browse the links above give you full details of both the  private tutoring and the schools programs available.My influences are mainly

  • Blues 
  • Rock
  • Metal
  • Reggae 
  • Country
  • Punk (old skool and new)
  • Pop

There's plenty of style crossover but my philosophy is to get you to play the type of music that you want to play. Along the way, I may  introduce you to some new music but it's all about you and your goals.

We'll learn chords by playing full songs, not from scraps of paper from Ultimate Guitar where you have to guess the bar structure, but from accurate detailed song walkthrough charts. The plan is ALWAYS to get you to play the type of songs you want to play and hopefully I can introduce you to some new stuff along the way.

Learning lead is all about playing, playing and playing so don't be surprised if over half the lesson is you jamming along to backing tracks after we have been exploring the skills, techniques and timing of the greats such as Blackmore, Hendrix, Gilmour, Gibbons, SRV to name but 5.

I also teach to Grades via RGT, it's a very good way to learn and there's no doubt that success in grades increases your knowledge and overall appreciation of the art.

Currently I have a 100% pass rate on exams, one day that will change but still, lets hope that's a way off right now!

 

Whatever your age, Come and learn Electric guitar with me. My customers are all ages and like all types of music.  Here you learn by playing, the lesson is all about playing whether its learning chords or lead improvisation. 

Here we spend the lessons focussing on your musical desires. Lead playing involves learning skills, techniques and improving your physical dexterity whilst playing in key and understanding your scales and arpeggios and how to apply them in a song context. learning chords is through learning real songs, not dreary chord charts. 

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I love my Taylor 714 special edition. It is the most beautiful thing I have ever owned. Coupled with my AER Compact 60 I can really cut through. Acoustic lessons are either Fingerstyle and Flatpicking depending upon the style of music you want to play. Come do your grades or learn to play songs from your favourite artists!

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I offer a range of services from mixing and arranging your songs to the creation of Bespoke backing tracks and Beats for sale. I also offer training packages in Logic Pro X. 

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MY SERVICES INCLUDE

Teaching you Guitar

Whether you want to play 6 string, 7 string, 12 sting, Electric or Acoustic, I am fully equipped to help you. If you want to do grades, I can help - I have 100% pass rate! 

From Cheesy Pop through to Rock, Metal, Reggae, Punk, Folk  and Jazz, I can help, creating lessons that are directly related to what you want to  achieve. 

Bespoke Backing Tracks

Are you a singer songwriter or performer who needs backing tracks of famous artists to accompany your performance? Get in touch to see what I can produce for you. I can create backing tracks for all artists with only the instruments you want. All tracks are fully licenced through the PRS so you are all legit!

Custom Beats and Backing Tracks

My Custom beats come with Exclusive rights to the instrumental. Files will be uncompressed and Radio ready.   Have a look in the store to get an idea of what we’re capable of. Song keys can always be changed, just contact me for more info.

Pro Mix and Arrangement

I am no stranger to mixing and arranging material. If when creating your own songs you feel that you need that extra sparkle, punch, and clarity to cut through or some additional instrumentation then get in touch. I can give you that and more, using state‐of‐the‐art software and equipment. I am a Logic Pro Certified Professional and use the Native Instruments Maschine, S61 and Komplete Ultimate suite of products.

Artist Services

I offer professional web design and build services for Artists of all levels. From beginners wanting to get known, established artists and Music Educators.

Guitar lessons for Schools and Youngsters

Private lessons and lessons in schools for youngsters in Gloucestershire are available. I have ten schools partners currently. I have programs specifically designed for school children including many well known tunes to keep youngsters interested. I have current DBS clearance, Safeguarding Training and Public Liability Insurance  through the Musicians Union

So you want to play Guitar? come find me at

I am located near Stroud in Gloucestershire. FaceTime and Skype lessons are also available

Phone: 07917 022412

Email: enquiries@rtguitars.co.uk

Look forward to hearing from you!