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I have been giving private guitar lessons for 27 years. Throughout the entire time I have always given special consideration to complete beginners. My experience in this area has enabled me to develop a vast amount of  ideas and material for you to get started with immediately that really works.


I can show you many ways of producing exciting sounds with a minimum of knowledge or skill that will instill confidence. You can progress immediately where previously you may have been discouraged.


There are common struggles for novice guitar players. I will show you how to overcome these with ease. From lesson one you will be able to play a small section of one of your favourite songs or guitar riffs.


There seems to be a widely held belief that as a beginner the first thing you would learn might be a simple song with two or three chords. For someone entirely new to the instrument, changing from one basic chord shape to another,especially in time,can be an ordeal. If you are already familiar with this issue you will know just how frustrating it can be. I can show you a way to overcome this so fast that providing you practice you will be playing many simple songs in a few lessons.


These are original ideas you will not find in a tutorial.


Another myth is that being a complete beginner means that you will have to endure your first lessons comprising of music that might be of little interest to you, eg " Twinkle Twinkle Little Star ". This is absolutely untrue!


Direct me to whatever music/artists/styles interest you and I'll  be able to quickly work out a version that suits your ability. I will then write it out clearly in tablature and explain in detail exactly how to play it.

You do not have to be able to read music, or learn to read music in order to learn how to play the guitar. If you are unfamiliar with the Tab system I will teach you this as part of your first lesson.


Whatever your preferred choice of music, this is where we begin.


Please go to the Beginners Guitar FAQ to read up on some relevent topics.  



"I am a complete newcomer to the world of the guitar, however it has been something that I have wanted to do for many years, but have always lacked the confidence. My wife bought me a guitar for Christmas and a tuition book. After the first two pages it seemed so complicated that I wondered if I would be able to go any further, so I decided to give private lessons a go. After my first meeting with David, he not only boosted my confidence, but also fired my enthusiasm and passion for the guitar further. He simplifies the lessons so much that I learnt more in the first four lessons with him than I ever imagined.

"In my opinion, David`s knowledge and natural teaching ability are the best guitar accessories you could buy!."

George Barcoe

Beginners Guitar Lessons