Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you teach young people?

Yes, I have taught many young students over the years. My lower age limit is 6 years old, however, the is never an older age limit so do get in touch. For younger students I have develop a course of lessons to ensure that they really get the most out of learning guitar. For your peace of mind I am fully DBS Checked.

What will we learn?

That is completely down to you, the student. I focus my teaching material around what you as the student are interested in, what inspired you to pick up the guitar in the first place. This is what is most likely going to help inspire you to pick up the guitar to practise at home! As a teacher I specialise in covering rock, folk and classical guitar styles - though can also teach funk, heavy metal and other guitar genres.

Where do the lessons take place?

I am a mobile teacher, enabling me to teach my students in the comfort of their own homes. So no need to worry about travelling to me, I can travel to you for our guitar lessons if you are in or around the Colchester area. For more information simply get in touch.

Do I need to be able to read music?

Not at all - don’t worry if you cannot read music, I have the material written in music notation and/or tablature and will help you to understand how music can be read. 

Do I need a guitar to start lessons?

Yes, it is well worth having a guitar both for our lessons as well as practising between our lessons. Students are therefore expected to provide their own guitar while I will provide the music and other learning resources.

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Acoustic & Electric Guitar

My lessons are built around my student's musicial preferences, ensuring that they learn at a pace that is right for them. For those pupils who are interested I also offer classical guitar grading through the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) - though this is entirely optional, with many of my students simply learning for pleasure. I also teach all ages, from beginners upwards - helping students with no prior experience learn to play the guitar.

To book your first lesson or to find out more about my mobile guitar tuition simply get in touch by calling 03455 086739.

Colin is a dedicated local teacher who has a long history of helping his students develop and grow as guitarists. He has a patient, warm approach that makes lessons enjoyable and valuable for the student.