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Guitarist for The Voice, Idols, Strictly Come Dancing and many more... AND... a dedicated, passionate, patient, understanding guitar teacher with over 20 years of teaching experience ranging from beginner beginners to advanced touring musicians. I'd love to walk with you on your musical journey.

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16 September 2021

Guitar Lessons

Great guy. For a beginner like me Nathan is the perfect teacher. Emphasis on good technique and musical knowledge underpinning and supporting your playing as you move forward. Highly recommended

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18 August 2021

Guitar Lessons

Awesome first intro lesson - very good approach … signed up for the first set of lessons!

22 July 2021

Nathan is a really patient and supportive tutor. As a mature learner I know what I want to learn but sometimes find life and work gets in the way of practice and progress. I would find that a bit frustrating if I was in Nathan’s shoes but he keeps me on track, without disappointment and at a pace that I can manage. It’s clear he is a skilled musician both from a theoretical perspective and in his competence as a performer / player. I feel very lucky to have found him and am confident my skill will improve with time and effort. Nathan gives me the tools to learn and the space to feel comfortable and confident with the pace of learning I can balance with my work and home life. I only wish I had started sooner! More...

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22 July 2021

Guitar Lessons

Nathan is a fantastic teacher, he listened to what I wanted to get out of the lessons and created classes specifically for me and my interests. He’s a pleasure to work with and has made me more and more motivated to progress my skills and increased my confidence with a guitar. I would highly recommend him as a guitar teacher to anyone. More...

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21 July 2021

Guitar Lessons

Nathan is an excellent musician with the patience to transfer his skills to his students. He has guided me through different aspects of guitar playing and help me realised where my gaps are and how to improve. I really recommend Nathan!

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21 July 2021

Guitar Lessons

I was looking for a guitar teacher and Nathan answered my call straight away and dropped me a message. From there we had a consultation call and then got going.
Im a couple of months in now and ive learned so much and progressing nicely.
What i really liked about Nathan was his chill style and his wealth of knowledge. I cant recommend him enough.
Im certainly looking forward to continue to work with him. I urge you all to do the same
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21 July 2021

Guitar Lessons

Nathan is a brilliant guitar teacher. I am a mature lady and he always has lots of patience explaining new steps in learning the guitar.

21 July 2021

Nathan is one of the humble guitar teachers and besides knowing him for along time he truly is a excellent guitar teacher.
He has the patience of a Saint and with all his experience has a truly refined talent to share with others, to let them develop their guitar playing.
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19 July 2021

Guitar Lessons

Nathan is a Really knowledgeable guitarist and has so far increased my awareness of the fretboard and developed my knowledge of chords, as a teacher he is very friendly and professional also, I'd recommend him to anyone looking to develop their skills

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19 July 2021

Guitar Lessons

great teacher, great teaching. I particularly enjoy the short videos I get each week to refer back to.

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18 July 2021

Guitar Lessons

I’ve attempted to play the guitar using books for many years and still been rubbish, within a few weeks Nathan got me playing bar chords, 12 bar blues and having great fun with power chords.
I would recommend Nathan to anyone

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16 July 2021

Guitar Lessons

It was a pleasure meeting Nathan from the the first day I felt comfortable with him, He’s a real professional and the lessons are really good He takes you through step by step I’m really sad to be leaving at this time but I hope to continue to have more lessons some time in the future, Nathan teaches very well.

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15 July 2021

Guitar Lessons

Nathan is a pro. As of writing this review I've only had 6 lessons with him, but so far I am well happy. He always has an answer to my questions and his enthusiasm for my improvement is great. The sessions are well structured and full of stuff. He gives me so much to practice each week so time with my guitar just flies by. I'm seeing a lot of improvement already and it's great. More...

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15 July 2021

Guitar Lessons

Out of the 3 guitar teachers I’ve had, definitely the best. Been working with Nathan for over 2 months now and can already say I’ve learnt so much. Reasonably priced lessons as well for what you get out of them. More...

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15 July 2021

Guitar Lessons

From day one, he makes you feel comfortable, you get to learn at your own pace. He explains things well, the lessons are fun and I'm progressing all the time. Highly recommended

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15 July 2021

Guitar Lessons

Great working with Nathan, he puts you at ease and it’s been so good to discover new techniques and improve ( even for a slow learner like me!!)

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15 July 2021

Guitar Lessons

So easy to learn with Nathan
Very calm and patient, obviously a very talented player
His way of teaching is relaxed and he answers all of my questions with understanding and patience
Wasn’t sure if the “Zoom” lessons would suit me but it’s so convenient and stressless
Would recommend him in a flash
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15 July 2021

Guitar Lessons

Having spent many years trying to learn myself using online lessons, I am very pleased with progress over the 6 weeks I have been taking lessons. Nathan has identified areas that have required attention and provided lessons to help correct and improve my playing. I am certainly enjoying learning new techniques and seeing the improvements in my playing. Would recommend to anyone looking to learn or improve their guitar skills. More...

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15 July 2021

Guitar Lessons

Nathan is excellent teacher I can not fault him, he makes the lessons enjoyable and teaches you so well I couldn't ask for anything more

15 July 2021

Jasper (11)

He’s quite good, he doesn’t do songs more scales and stuff but he’s so good and helps me learn stuff. His learning technique and teaching skills are very good and obviously a generally good person. So, yeah really good.

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15 July 2021

Guitar Lessons

I am currently taking lessons with Nathan and from the get go, I have felt so at ease with the way he delivers the lessons.

He is super professional and so knowledgeable that you have confidence that you are in good hands with an instructor that is competent and who has vast experience and is helpful and fair.

The lessons are very informative and he takes time to go over parts which you may struggle with and has some good methods, which after hearing them verbally, actually work in theory, so he is not just talking but knows exactly what is required to get you up to the level you need to be.

I feel very confident to continue lessons with Nathan, and he strums some mean tunes on that guitar of his, which is so awesome and mesmerising!!!

He is a total Pro and I would happily recommend him, how could I not!!! I feel privilleged to have found such a good instructor.
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15 July 2021

Guitar Lessons

Hey, what can I say?
I began working with Nathan after seeing how carefully and intelligently he worked with my eldest child, Jasper (11) who had needed a new guitar teacher initially.

I asked Nathan to help me rectify some of the issues I have found in nearly 15 years of self-taught guitar.

I could easily write about things I’ve learned from Nathan, but I would rather share what he has given me instead.

I cannot WAIT to pick up my guitar, I am at no loss for small scales to play, for chords to perfect and I have these fantastic little moments where I realise (deeply) something new about an instrument that has been my best friend for so long, but have struggled to understand.

My only regret is that I didn’t learn of Nathan earlier, he has given me the tools to make myself happy, while expressing emotions that I have always struggled to deal with.

I highly recommend him, both for children and beginners (watching him with Jasper is a joy) but also for guitarist who want to learn the beautiful language of guitar in a way that will immediately open your mind and heart to a totally beautiful, fun and insanely healing way of PLAYING the guitar.

Maybe those are the words. I’ve had a guitar for 15 years but Nathan has finally helped me PLAY with it

(Jaspers review to follow ;-) )
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18 May 2021

Guitar Lessons

Patient warm, funny, kind, enthusiastic.

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13 May 2021

Guitar Lessons

Fast response and links given that helped me choose Nathan can't wait to start

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8 May 2021

Guitar Lessons

Nathan is a great teacher, a really likeable guy and really encouraging in helping you with your musical journey. I am not a youngster but it hasn't fazed Nathan. I'm closer in age to Dylan than Nathan! it's helpful that Nathan records all the salient points that he has taught in the lesson so you are able to review later. I'm so glad I signed up with him. More...

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5 May 2021

Guitar Lessons

Friendly and professional. Thank you

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30 April 2021

Guitar Lessons

Nathan is very friendly, professional and knowledgeable. I think he will be able to teach me to play guitar!!

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29 April 2021

Guitar Lessons

Very fast response after I posted a request for a guitar teacher on bark. Also very friendly.

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27 April 2021

Guitar Lessons

I've not really got going yet, but clearly an outstanding guitar player and I'm really excited about the forthcoming guitar lessons!

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20 April 2021

Guitar Lessons

Very good instructor indeed. Great passion which is inspiring, very helpful and easy to work with... Highly recommended

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20 April 2021

Guitar Lessons

Nathan contacted me immediately following my posting. We have had just an initial complementary half hour lesson so far and I was really impressed. I think his methods of teaching will be a really good fit for me and I will definitely be using him. More...

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18 April 2021

Guitar Lessons

Nathan contacted soon after I asked for help finding a guitar teacher, he has a soothing confident manner I am so looking forward to my first lesson

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13 April 2021

Guitar Lessons

Great chatting to Nathan who put me at ease. I have yet to have lessons so will update this review once this has happened.

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13 April 2021

Guitar Lessons

Very friendly and approachable

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13 April 2021

Guitar Lessons

Real professional polite and well mannered gentleman.

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11 April 2021

Guitar Lessons

Excellent professional gentleman, very easy to work with and understand. Am a happy student at the moment.

30 March 2021

Nathan is the most versatile guitarist I've met. Super teacher, can go into any depth of detail theoretically, or just groove it. He is a really nice guy and completely relaxed. More...

24 March 2021

Nathan is cordial, punctual, knowledgeable and fun to work with. He has an amazing talent to imbue knowledge and understanding to improve your guitar playing. He is a natural entertainer! He will rock you! More...

23 March 2021

Nathan Smith is one of the world's greatest guitar legends. You will know, when you've been to one of his live shows. It is an honour to be one of his students.

23 March 2021

I contacted Nathan once I bought my guitar. I had never strummed a note before never mind a chord.

Working over zoom, Nathan first thought me the basics of how to hold the guitar and plectrum correctly. We then moved on to basic finger exercise, which even though boring was well worth it. Scales were next and man they were tricky but I got there with guidance from Nathan every week.

Soon Nathan had me practicing some basic chords and fiber placement. Even through a computer screen Nathan was able to hear and see when I was off the mark and quick to help correct me.

Today we are still practicing and every lesson bring progress.

Nathan is patient, and take the time to teach you the right way to play and learn. In his words. " I'll reach you to fish, not just give you a fish"

I would recommend Nathan over any other teacher out there. His skill, and manner of teaching is exceptional and without fault.

If he's teaching you, the only thing in your way of progress is you.
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23 March 2021

Where to begin! If I could give more than five stars, I would’ve. Having Nathan Smith as your teacher, mentor, and idol is one of the best things you could do in your life! He is compassionate towards you, respects you, and goes the extra mile to help you achieve to become the best musician and person. I am a world traveling session guitarist because of Nathan Smith. He is no doubt one of the best performers and teachers in the world. You will NOT regret it! More...

23 March 2021

Working with Nathan Smith has been one of the greatest experiences ever. He is incredibly patient with where you are as a student and never expects something unrealistic from you. He does push one to be better according to your potential but never makes you feel bad if you not reaching it, but rather encourages you to get better. I would 20/10 recommend him to any and everyone wanting to learn how to play the guitar! More...

23 March 2021

Nathan is a fastidious teacher with an exceptional eye for detail. He will strip down the most complex pieces to their simplest roots to make learning straightforward, successful and above all, fun for any ability level. Added to which he’s one helluva nice guy ! More...

23 March 2021

My time taking guitar lessons from Nathan Smith was definitely the most prosperous five years in my guitar playing career. I learned more in a single lesson with Nathan than I did in months with any other guitar teacher. As a teacher Nathan is always very friendly and welcoming but at the same time also strict enough to enforce the necessary discipline that comes with the craft. More...