free guitar lesson

As it’s January and we’re all suffering the post Christmas blues I thought I’d give you all a free guitar lesson on the house. It’s just a quick technique for applying vibrato to string bends and helping you be aware of the big mistake many guitarist can fall into. January is a great time to… Read more »

practicing guitar

I want to talk about something that comes up a lot when talking to my pupils about how they feel they are doing with their playing and development. Quite often, people will respond with a relatively negative view of their own progress and may feel that they are struggling in their lessons. My general response… Read more »

Skype lessons from Vancouver

Well, what can I say other than you guys are awesome! I usually keep my holiday to a minimum, being self employed and what-not, but when Mrs.WMGT decided she wanted to move to Vancouver for 6 months it put me in a tricky spot. I don’t accrue holidays in my job so there was only… Read more »

Accepting Apple Pay

I’m happy to announce that we now accept Apple Pay and other contactless payment. I’ve taken card payments in lesson for a while now but with a new techy addition to my studio we are now up to date with payment types. It’s ideal for people who, like many, don’t really carry cash on themselves…. Read more »

Guitar Show 2016

At the end of February I got the opportunity to go to The Guitar Show. The biggest UK guitar show. Based in Birmingham I decided it would be good experience for me as a guitar teacher to see what the latest tech is as well as see some talented musicians doing their thing on best-of-the-best… Read more »

jump

So the time has come. It is official. I am my own boss! I have been self employed for over a decade now teaching guitar but initially, as many music teacher do I started in a music school, Apocco Music in Chorley to be exact. I steady grew my confidence and skills in both playing… Read more »

Penwortham guitar studio

Happy 2016! Last year had been a pretty crazy one with the main change being the house move to Penwortham, just on the outskirts of Preston, from Chorley. The move then gave me a chance to really make a studio that you guys would want to learn in so job number one (even before I… Read more »

guitar christmas card

I thought you’d all like to see the Christmas cards I had made for my students in 2015. It’s always nice to say thanks to my students for making my job as great as it is and when in doubt use poetry!

ipad

When Sam booked a free trial guitar lesson saying he was already quite experienced with his guitar playing I looked forward to the challenge. Sam had been having several lessons recently with different tutors as he was trying to find the right one for him. I was impressed with this as I believe it’s a… Read more »

skype guitar lessons

So earlier this year I began doing Skype guitar lessons as a trial to see if they really could be taught to a good standard over the net. Over 6 months on I have decided to continue Skype guitar lessons and thought I would take the time to point out the benefits and the negatives… Read more »