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 £1.00 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.

What is your cancellation policy?

I require at least 24 hours notice of a cancellation. Same day cancellations will be charged the full lesson fee unless we can arrange another lesson time in the same week.

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?

I’m usually fully booked, but you can contact me to be placed on the waiting list. I also get one-off cancellations from time to time, so I could arrange for you to fill-in for these lessons while you wait for a permanent time.

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.