TEACHING PHILOSOPHY

Distance learning via DVD and Internet video lessons are great but there's a difficulty. You can't ask a DVD a question!

You do not get the interactivity and one to one personal attention that is needed when you are setting out. One to One lessons are easily the quickest way to improve. How quickly you improve depends on how much work you put in. If would expect most of my students to put in about 30 minutes a day, with many putting in over an hour. If you want a career in music, then clear the decks, quit your dayjob and start doing at least four hours a day. My approach to teaching is to help you develop a well rounded practice routine. After all you have a great deal of time between lessons to practice and it is important that you use your time wisely. I also pay strong attention to improving your mechanical and rhythmical ability, your co-ordination and creativity.

Learning

The aim of my guitar lessons is for you to have fun and to learn in a structured form so that you learn and progress towards your own goals at a pace that suits your lifestyle. The aim is to get you confident to play with a band and to be a guitarist with your own style and imagination rather than just a covers copycat.

Most of the lesson you are playing, jamming and playing to beats and backing tracks. No point finding out that there are drummers and bassists to keep in time with.

Apart from my time, all my teaching aids, hand outs  are all included in the cost for my students, there are no hidden extras. You can also buy high quality royalty free backing tracks for lead solo and chord progression practice. I can also offer you a whole range of RGT books at a discount from the standard price.

My experience as a teacher has seen the need to use a set of clear and simple instructions and tools to get beginners off the ground.I will correct hand positions and technique and help you through the learning journey, saving you from practicing bad habits or developing new ones.

We will address basics of theory as well as chords,scales and arpeggios in line with the recognised RGT syllabus but also try out examples in the style of music you like to practice. It always makes practice more fun when you are playing things you want to play. I do encourage every student to learn some basic music theory, develop a solid basic technique, to learn to play songs all the way through and understand all the basic musical concepts like rhythm and harmony.

Get Graded

I organise examinations via RGT,

RGT organises internationally recognised guitar examinations in electric, rock, acoustic, jazz, classical and bass guitar - from total beginner to Diploma level - in partnership with London College of Music Exams (one of the world's most respected music examination boards, established since 1887) and certificated by the University of West London.

All RGT graded guitar exams are regulated by Ofqual (Ofqual), andUCAS points are available for grades 6-8.

 

 

 

 

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!

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