adamhooton@hotmail.com

adamhooton@hotmail.com

adamhooton@hotmail.com locationCroydon, Surrey

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Adam Hooton Guitar Tuition

Professional one-to-one lessons and home visits in the London area. Electric / Acoustic / Classical guitar and ukulele tuition.

My name is Adam and I am a guitarist with over 20 years playing and recording experience. I am a patient and enthusiastic teacher with a passion for music, learning and teaching.

In 1997, I became a runner-up in Guitarist magazine's 'Young Guitarist of the Year' competition and went on to study at the BRIT School of Performing Arts. I was awarded the Paul Smith memorial prize for best achieved in music and attained a grade 8 distinction in guitar. I have written and toured my own music, ranging from acoustic fingerstyle to prog rock and metal.

I have been teaching in schools for over 12 years and currently teach at three schools in the London area, as well as providing private home tuition. I am available for home visits in Balham, Clapham, Wandsworth, Putney, Fulham, Chelsea and the surrounding areas.

I teach over 50 pupils a week and have students of all ages from 6 to 60. Many of my students have gone on to study music at college and degree level and are actively playing in bands and gigging regularly. Some have even gone on to building their own teaching careers.

- All ages!
- All levels from Beginner - Advanced
- Specialising in styles:
Rock - Pop - Metal - Blues - Classical - Acoustic - Fingerstyle
- All techniques and topics covered:
Rhythm - Lead - Theory - Sight Reading - Improvisation
- Rockschool / RGT / Trinity / ABRSM grade syllabus covered
- Ukulele tuition available
- Available for home visits throughout the London area.
- DBS verified
- Fully insured Musician's Union member
- Registered RGT tutor

TIMES:
Monday - Friday (afternoon - evening)
Saturday (morning - afternoon)

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Review of adamhooton@hotmail.com by Phil
5 05/09/2017

I've played around with guitars for years but never had formal lessons. Adam's taken that and taught me technique, and the improvement I've made in just a few months has been great. It's easy to practice when you can see the difference it's making. Adam keeps the lessons interesting, mixing in new techniques and pieces, and making sure we never get bogged down if something's too difficult. Awesome teacher.

Phil
Review of adamhooton@hotmail.com by Suz
5 21/03/2017

My son started guitar lessons at school and became very disillusioned by his teacher, since changing to Adam a year ago his playing is progressing well and he's really enjoying guitar.
Adam is a brilliant teacher, incredibly patient and very enthusiastic. Adam gets the balance right between challenging him with new pieces but not excessively so and a fun mix of music, both classic and contemporary keeps my son interested and willing to practice.
I would happily recommend Adam without any hesitation.

Suz
Review of adamhooton@hotmail.com by Olivia
5 05/03/2017

Adam has been teaching my children, aged 8 and 10, to play acoustic and electric guitar for over a year after I found him by chance on a website. We have a weekly schedule and he never fails to be reliable. He has high expectations of the children to be attentive and committed to their learning and therefore Adam gets results. He develops a personal relationship with the children over time so they feel comfortable with him and his professionalism and knowledge commands respect. Adam prides himself on teaching the 'right way' and instilling a discipline in the children. He is friendly but firm. If my children continue to play the guitar into their adult years I can honestly say that it will be part due to the strong foundation Adam has provided for them.

Olivia
Review of adamhooton@hotmail.com by John
5 01/03/2017

I was almost an absolute beginner when I started lessons with Adam and he gave me a great foundation to work on. I'm now at a level I never expected to be. I started using apps like Yousician, but they're just not a substitute for a good teacher. They can teach you what to play but not how it's best to. Adam stopped me from getting into bad playing habits and has taught both the theory and the practical side to me, so I can learn more on my own and be a better player. His comments are constructive and he's very patient, so if you put the practice in you won't be disappointed. Highly recommended!

John
Review of adamhooton@hotmail.com by Natasha
5 28/02/2017

I have been taking lessons with Adam for just over a year now. Prior to beginning I had been self-taught for a number of years and had found myself stuck in a rut with no idea how to progress. During my first lesson, Adam helped identify areas in which I was less advanced than others, and we proceeded to work on those. In just a few weeks, I was seeing progress. A year on, I am a much better player than I had ever thought possible. This is testament to Adam's skill as a teacher, and his enthusiasm for, and dedication to, teaching. Adam is also very easy to get along with and lessons are always a comfortable environment for making mistakes - and then learning from them! Lessons have always been varied and tailored to my needs and interests - a mixture of the RGT acoustic guitar syllabus (I am currently working my way through the Grade 4 book) and contemporary and classic songs from Adam's extensive list of tabs - and I always look forward to them. I have been incredibly happy with my lessons and progress so far and couldn't recommend Adam enough as a teacher.

Natasha

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Review of adamhooton@hotmail.com by Nicolas Chimonides
2 years ago

Over the course of 2011-2013 I was taught by Adam. I had owned a guitar for about a year prior to starting lessons, but took no interest in it, nor did I know any of the basics at all. I came to his lessons as a complete amateur and would have to be built from the ground up if I wanted to get anywhere. Adam was very patient with me and understood that I was a bit of a slow learner to the guitar, and kept lessons both enthusiastic and enjoyable. Eventually I found myself learning more things much more rapidly, and he allowed me to broaden my musical taste significantly. I went from somebody who listened to a very small pool of heavy metal bands, to learning and both loving new sounds in jazz, funk, indie, blues, as well as broadening my taste in heavy metal. Adam is an excellent teacher who is able to adapt lessons to your needs and is extremely easy to get along with. he allowed me to build a passion for something I never thought I would do. He makes you feel comfortable and confident in yourself so that you do not become insecure when you make mistakes, and he is a teacher that I would highly recommend anybody to have.

Nicolas Chimonides
Review of adamhooton@hotmail.com by Sam Keer
2 years ago

I first had lessons with Adam when I was at college. He patiently worked with me towards my goals by setting clear objectives whilst identifying and guiding me in areas of improvement. The lessons were inspiring, tailored to my needs and were always an engaging and positive experience, helping me to rapidly progress in a short amount of time.

Through the lessons I quickly gained all the tools and confidence I needed to develop my skills further as a guitar player and musician. I was opened up to a whole new world of guitar playing that I hadn’t even discovered and my own idea of guitar playing and being a musician changed, for the better, and all that I learned I still apply to my playing today whenever I pick up a guitar.

Adam is one of the most technically proficient and accomplished musicians I have ever met. He has an impressive and expanding knowledge of music theory, techniques, playing styles, bands/musicians and an enthusiasm and appreciation for all music. He is a skilled teacher and has the ability to demonstrate all these qualities, which means there is plenty of fuel in lessons to advance the learning and playing of any guitarist regardless of taste or ability.

Alongside all of this Adam is professional, relaxed and easy to get on with leading to instantly comfortable and productive lessons.

I recommend Adam fully to anyone with an interest of learning to play the guitar and those looking to improve in any capacity as a player.

Sam Keer
Review of adamhooton@hotmail.com by HYDRA THRASH
2 years ago

I went in to my first lesson with Adam as a complete beginner and he quickly got me up to speed on the basics of guitar. He was easy to get along with and taught a wide range of styles. While learning with him I quickly progressed on guitar as he has a wide range of knowledge on theory as well as the many different techniques used to play guitar. I very much enjoyed my lessons with Adam and would highly recommend him.

HYDRA THRASH
Review of adamhooton@hotmail.com by Natasha Chan
2 years ago

I have been taking lessons with Adam for just over a year now. Prior to beginning I had been self-taught for a number of years and had found myself stuck in a rut with no idea how to progress. During my first lesson, Adam helped identify areas in which I was less advanced than others, and we proceeded to work on those. In just a few weeks, I was seeing progress. A year on, I am a much better player than I had ever thought possible. This is testament to Adam's skill as a teacher, and his enthusiasm for, and dedication to, teaching. Adam is also very easy to get along with and lessons are always a comfortable environment for making mistakes - and then learning from them!

Lessons have always been varied and tailored to my needs and interests - a mixture of the RGT acoustic guitar syllabus (I am currently working my way through the Grade 4 book) and contemporary and classic songs from Adam's extensive list of tabs - and I always look forward to them. I have been incredibly happy with my lessons and progress so far and couldn't recommend Adam enough as a teacher.

Natasha Chan
Review of adamhooton@hotmail.com by Ben Allison
2 years ago

When I started lessons with Adam I already had quite a lot of experience playing guitar, both lead and rhythm. I went to him to improve my lead playing and become a more technical player. Within a few weeks he had completely changed my playing. I had grown up on Slash's style of Bluesy hard rock. Adam helped me take that to the next level learning Extreme, Dream Theater, and loads of sweep picking / modal ideas. It transformed my playing from a standard rock player to having some real technical moves. I still use the tapping from the Extreme songs to this day. I love it!

I also worked along side him for a while and saw that he was also very capable of teaching beginners of all ages. So I have no doubt that any level, musical background, age, or targets. Adam is the man for the job!

Ben Allison
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adamhooton@hotmail.com Location

Pemdevon Rd, Croydon CR0 3QQ, UK

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What do you love most about your job?

Doing the thing I enjoy most - playing and teaching guitar!

What inspired you to start your own business?

Guitar is my passion and I've always enjoyed helping others learn the instrument.

Why should our clients choose you?

I have 12+ years experience teaching in schools and privately and have worked in a multitude of teaching scenarios (groups, mixed ages/ability, band workshops, school concerts). I have had the fortune of studying privately with several world renowned players and great teachers; Rick Graham, Martin Goulding and Dave Colquhoun. I am confident in guiding the student towards their goals and my lessons will provide an in-depth understanding into a wide range of styles covering all aspects of technique, rhythm and theory.

Services provided by adamhooton@hotmail.com

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Guitar Lessons

Electric Guitar Lessons

Acoustic Guitar Lessons

Classical Guitar Lessons

Ukulele Lessons

Music Theory Lessons

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