20 Years of Experience teaching one-to-one lessons.
All styles, Acoustic and Electric On Zoom, Skype, FaceTime, WhatsApp
Fun and productive lessons. Achieve your goals fast!
With every online session with you, I will create an extra bespoke video lesson coving any important bits of the lesson and send you the youtube link. This really aids practice and motivation.
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All Levels All styles
• Are you an absolute beginner no idea where to start?
• Are you finding that the books and Youtube vids don’t seem to help you progress?
• Want to play that song you’ve had in your head?
• Always wanted to play that Jimi Solo?
• Got a guitar gathering dust but never got around to playing?
• Stuck in a rut - Can’t stop playing the same old riffs?
• Want to be able to play over the entire fretboard?
• Want to know what scales fit with what chords and vice versa?
• Music Theory - the hows and whys.
With your first steps into guitar playing, it is very important that you develop good technique - from holding the guitar in the correct position to exercises to help improve your strength and timing. With good technique, everything becomes easier and once learned you’ll never forget it!
You’ll find that one to one lessons tailored to your pace of learning and the style you want to play will get quicker results than books and instruction video alone.
With my style of teaching, I focus on getting you playing the things you really want as quickly as possible. So whether you just want to strum a few singalongs or write your own, play some blues or get the funk out one to one lessons is the best way to achieve your goals and keep motivated.
It is a steep learning curve at the beginning but I have tried and tested methods to get you playing without difficulty Learn how to strum and change chords quickly and easily. Learn to play songs you really want to learn. I can transcribe any song and show you how to play it.
I am a former Major label artist (Universal). Toured in Europe and the US supporting bands such as Foo Fighters - Incubus and Fun Lovin Criminals
I have maintained a professional teaching schedule with over 1000 students taught in one to one private lessons. With over 20 years of teaching experience and my unique approach to learning will not only make the quickest progress possible but have a lot of fun on the way.
Please feel free to send me a message and I will be happy to answer any questions you have.
5 customer reviews
Ben is a wonderful teacher.
He is flexible, patient, extremely knowledgeable and very generous in sharing his skills.
I find his insights about music unique and thoroughly inspiring, and he knows how to keep you motivated. I feel that my confidence in guitar playing and enjoying music in general have expanded vastly thanks to Ben’s help.
After every lesson he takes the time to craft bespoke videos related to the topics we’ve discussed during the lesson – this shows how much he cares. These resources are a constant reference in my daily practice.
I would recommend Ben’s coaching to anyone interested in learning guitar, improving their skills or looking for new ways to unfold their musical creativity.
5 flashing stars for Ben, I would give a hundred if I could! I am forever grateful to you Ben thanks a lot!!! More...
Ben has been my guitar instructor for ~8 years now and he's been an excellent guitar teacher, taking me from a beginner to being able to play some of my favourite 80s rock solos that I'd never thought I'd be able to play. He has an extremely wide range of styles and genres, and I'd happily recommend him to anyone looking to improve their guitar ability. More...
I've been taking lessons with Ben for about 2 years now and I can confidently say that my guitar playing has improved noticeably.
I am more into metal and playing that genre has been a challenge for me but lessons with Ben have made it easier as he is easy going, very knowledgeable, very easy to understand and makes complicate stuff simple to follow. He is also very professional and flexible and have a great knowledge on a wide variety of different music genres.
I am very thankful to Ben as I am finally seeing that my skills are getting there and I'm enjoying playing more More...
Ben has been teaching me guitar for 4 years. My playing has come on a storm; I’m delighted with my progress.
Ben’s a marvellous teacher, he really knows how to get you to where you want. He’s friendly and personable, making each lesson an enjoyable experience.
I would thoroughly recommend him to anyone. More...
Ben has been an absolute star and very patient with getting me to learn guitar. And explaining stuff to me in a way i can understand. I have improved a lot thanks to Ben showing me important skills and how to use them in songs. I can’t recommend him enough 🤘🏼🤘🏼 More...