Private & Group Guitar Lessons in Guildford

I’ve been conducting private and group guitar lessons in Guildford since 2006. I currently offer tuition in my fully equipped teaching room, providing a range of tuition services which can be tailored to suit students of any age, from complete beginner through to advanced level.

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Reasons to Learn with Charlie

  • 13 years of experience working as a tutor

  • Guided 100’s of students through RGT, Rockschool, ABRSM & Trinity exams

  • DBS Checked

  • All Styles, Levels & Ages Taught

  • Qualified Music Examiner

  • BA (Hons) Degree in Contemporary Music

  • Grade 8 Certificate in Classical Guitar

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Private Teaching

How Does It Work?

Whether the lessons are for you or your children, I always suggest that we have an initial chat to discuss what you would like to achieve. It’s also important for us both to discuss our expectations so that I’m able to get us going on the best path, right from the start.


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What is covered in the lessons?

My lessons are tailored to the individual, regardless of level, goals or playing experience. Because everybody learns differently, the lessons need to be customised to suit the learning style of each student.

Whilst I know that grades aren’t for everyone, I take many students through the grade process because of the structured approach which they provide. I am familiar with Rockschool, RGT, Trinity and ABRSM classical guitar grades and have entered many of my students for examinations from grade one through to eight. I can can also help prepare students for A level or GCSE music exams, or provide additional support for revision or special music projects. Areas of tuition include:

  • Absolute Beginners
  • Ukulele lessons for young children
  • Playing For Fun!
  • Coverage of many different modern and classic styles (Rock, Blues, pop, funk, classical)
  • Music Theory, from beginner through to advanced levels
  • Guidance with Composition/Songwriting
  • Understanding improvisation
  • Understanding and analysing harmony

When learning an instrument, enjoyment is the important thing and I most commonly find that students have become a bit stuck in a rut with their playing. This is very common and can easily be overcome with a bit of careful guidance.