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Song-based guitar lessons for adults in Leeds

Leeds Guitar Lessons

Complete Beginner Friendly

You might not have an idea of what guitar lessons are like. Don’t worry, they’re not as scary as you might think.

You might be doubting yourself as to whether you will be able to play guitar. Here are two things I can tell you now:

1. It won’t all be easy. It can be difficult at times.

2. I truly believe anyone who wants to play guitar can do it, with the right approach.

It’s not about having “talent” or not being “gifted”. This might sound obvious, but people aren’t born as guitar players. I’ve trained adults who started as complete beginners, even in retirement, with no previous musical experience. They might not be rockstars, but they can play!

If I provide the structure & guidance, the tasks, and the feedback, can you commit to practice for 15-30 minutes of your day?

Tried teaching yourself to play?

How many of these problems have you come across?

  • Buzzy/twangy sounds from the strings
  • Difficulty switching between chords smoothly & quickly
  • Strumming that sounds unnatural & clunky
  • Memory blips for chords, songs, or scales
  • Feeling like there’s a lack of time to practice
  • A lack of structure & not getting anywhere with a random approach
  • Learning songs in a “spoon-fed” way, by following (often inaccurate) YouTube videos or TABs.
  • You have a bunch of half-learnt songs and nothing you can play from start to finish
  • You’re unable to tell if there is a problem with your instrument, or your playing
  • Barre chords seem impossible

If any of these sound familiar, you’re not alone. I’ve helped hundreds of guitar players who had these same hurdles.

There are some things that a video or books can’t provide, such as:

  • Instant answers to your questions
  • Fixing posture, hand position & finger placement
  • Correcting timing & rhythmic errors
  • Spotting bad habits
  • Creating custom TABs for songs you love
  • Creating a course based around the music you love

Lessons with structure & guidance

I have a structured approach to teaching, meaning that you should know exactly what do to, when to do it, how to do it, and when you can stop doing it. We get everything down on a task-list, that you can check off as you go.

At the time of writing, I’ve helped 246 students play their favourite music on guitar, over the last 5 years. Most of them started as complete beginners, with no musical knowledge. I truly believe that anyone can learn to play, with the right approach.

Who my lessons are for:

People who are either complete beginners, or can’t break past the beginner level.

Self-taught guitar players looking to fill in any gaps in their skills or knowledge.

Guitar players returning to the instrument after a long break.

Anyone looking for a step-by-step plan, with a way to track your progress.

Fans of Rock, Indie, Alternative Rock & Folk Music.

Players who can’t change chords quickly & smoothly enough.

Anyone who wants a better, more natural way to strum, without memorising “Down, Down, Up, Up Down, Down…” patterns

My lessons are NOT for:

Anyone wanting to learn Classical Guitar, Country, or Heavy Metal. I don’t have enough experience in these styles to teach them well.

Guitar players who can easily play songs from start to finish, with good flow & timing, work out songs by ear, and improvise or write their own music.

Anyone who wants to try and tackle advanced techniques before mastering the basics.

What the students say

“I’ve been with Chris for a year and have found him to be not only an expert tutor, but extremely patient. He has an excellent command of modern pieces as well as classics and I would heartily recommend him to young and old alike”

– Damian Collins, Leeds

“I’ve only been having lessons with Chris for a few weeks but i’ve already seen lots of improvement with my playing. His approach to teaching is very tailored and helps you get what you want from his lessons and get you closer to your long term goals each session.”

– Jamie Moore, Leeds

Get started for free

First, you’ll get a free introductory session, where I ask questions and establish where you’re at. You can borrow a guitar for the lesson if you wish, or if you have your own, bring it down so I can look over it. I won’t pressure you into paying for lessons. You can decide in your own time.

Would you like some more information? Or a free trial lesson? Click the button below to start:

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07928 972 060

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