What do I need to learn the guitar?

As well as a guitar, I recommend getting a guitar case, guitar tuner, plectrums, and a metronome – check out the Guitars and Books page for more ideas. I suggest that you bring some spare strings just in case one breaks, but I will have some spares that can be purchased for £1 each.

What ages do you teach?

8 years and up.

Do you have a DBS certificate?

Yes, I have an enhanced DBS certificate, which is updated every year. Details available on request.

Are you qualified to teach?

Yes, I have a PGCE (Secondary).

How much does a lesson cost?

£10 for 30 minutes.

Do I have to pay in advance?

I ask for an initial £20 deposit to reserve the lesson slot – the payment also covers the first two lessons. The deposit non-refundable if you fail to turn up for the booked lessons.

What size guitar should I get for my child?

Most of my younger students use a 3/4 size classical guitar with nylon strings. A 3/4 size electric guitar is also an option. Have a look at my Guitars and Books page for some recommendations.

I want to give someone guitar lessons as a gift. Do you sell vouchers?

Yes. Vouchers are available for 30 minute lessons. Contact me to arrange pick up of the vouchers.

What strings should I buy?

Check out the Guitars and Books page for recommendations on strings and other items.

What is your location?

Pontllanfraith, Blackwood, Gwent, NP12 2EZ

Do you travel to people’s homes to give lessons?

All lessons are given at my home where I have a room dedicated to lessons.

What times are available?

Contact me to arrange a suitable time for your lesson.

Do I need short nails?

Yes. There’s no way around it, you’ll need to have short nails on your left hand (right hand, if you’re left-handed) to allow you to make good contact when holding down notes.

Will I be charged if I miss a lesson?

I am very flexible. If you give me at least 24 hours notice before your lesson we can arrange a different time.