Lessons and Prices
Looking for guitar lessons in Halifax, West Yorkshire? That’s great news! You won’t be surprised to hear that I am a huge fan of this amazing instrument and if you’re looking for lessons I am sure I can help you reach your full potential.
When I first started learning the guitar as a teenager, I did it purely for fun. To begin with I was self-taught, as I’m sure some of you reading this will be too. I read the books and listened to the ‘teach yourself’ CD’s (no YouTube in those days!), but it was only when I started taking lessons myself that I really began to improve my technique. Soon after, I was playing in bands with my friends, then writing my own music and before long I was teaching other people how to play too. And even now, nearly 20 years since I picked up my first guitar, I still play in local bands and work with various charities in Calderdale helping others get started in music. I have now been teaching for 11 years, qualifying with the RGT in 2014 and I cannot think of a better way to spend your free time - or even your career!
I teach in Halifax and the surrounding areas and my lessons are taught at your home or a place where you feel relaxed and comfortable. Sessions can last either 30 minutes or 1 hour and during that time we can work on whatever you like.
If you only want to brush up on your existing skills, we can do just that. Perhaps you want to work towards grades and qualifications? Or maybe you have a guitar gathering dust in the corner and you’ve decided now is the time for you to finally pick it up and start playing! Whatever your current level of skill or style of music I can help you learn everything you need to get you on the road to success.
1 x One Hour Lesson £23
(Payment due on the day)
1 x Half Hour Lesson £14
(Payment due on the day)
4 WEEK BOOKING (ADVANCE PAY)
4 x One Hour Lessons £85
4 x Half Hour Lessons £52
8 WEEK BOOKING (ADVANCE PAY)
8 x One Hour Lessons £170
8 x 30 Minutes lessons £105
Cancellations must be made 48 hours in advance or charges may be incurred. By booking lessons you agree to these terms.
Do I need my own guitar?
Yes. Practice is key when learning any instrument and this is definitely true of the guitar. At the end of our lessons I will give you exercises and work to practice. Having your own guitar means you can practice in between lessons and develop your skills faster.
Do I need to be able to read music?
No. There are lots of famous guitarists who cannot read music (Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and all 4 of The Beatles to name a few). Most people learn using 'tablature' and charts which we will cover together in lessons. These are much easier and far more popular methods. However, if you would like to learn how to read sheet music we can work on this as well.
What ages do you teach?
Learning the guitar requires a high level of concentration and of course hands that can fit around the guitar! For this reason I generally teach students aged 7 and upwards. There is no upper age limit, it's NEVER too late to learn.
Where do lessons take place?
I come out to a venue that suits you (this is normally your home). Ideally, to get the most out our sessions it's best to work in a quiet room, with few distractions and where you feel comfortable. Parents of younger students are always welcome to sit in during lessons.
Will I need to buy any books?
The short answer is no. You can of course bring books you already have to lessons and we can focus on the material in them if that is what you'd prefer. In most cases I bring my own worksheets and exercises designed specifically for you to work on. However, if you do decide you would like to take the RGT exams, you will need to purchase their grade books (which I can order for you or alternatively can be bought through the RGT website).
How much does it cost to sit the RGT exams?
The exams prices vary depending on what grade you are taking. For a full breakdown of prices and exam dates visit the RGT website http://www.rgt.org
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