Zoom Guitar lessons
If you think some lessons might help you get to the next level of playing then why not join me for a FREE CONSULTATION to find out how Zoom lessons work and see if I’m the right teacher for you.
Follow the link or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
An informal, 15 minute chat so we can get to know each other a bit.
You can ask me any questions about the lessons or Guitar in general. I can find out what level of playing you’re at, what Music you like, what you hope to achieve through investing in lessons.
(It’s not a sales pitch and I’ not going to pressure you into buying anything.)
1 – 1 lesson (30 min)
Taught via Zoom
If you want, the lessons can be recorded so you can have the replay and easily remember what we worked on during the lesson.
I’ll also email you any notation and other resources we use in the lessons.
You can book lessons as often or as little as you like.
After 15 years experience and teaching and all sorts of people, I think the 2 most important things to remember are:
1) learning an instrument should be fun
2) lessons should get you to the next level
The material you study should reflect the Music you like. It should be selected because it will help you reach your playing goals. This way you will enjoy your lessons and you will enjoy practising too!
Too often, students turn up for lessons and the teacher has nothing new planned. They either work mindlessly through Grades or just pick a song at random and then next week another song and another song the week after that. And you never really finishing anything properly. There’s no progression route.
And if you’re struggling to learn Guitar from Youtube, you’re not alone. It can be difficult to understand what is happening in song tutorials if you don’t have the basic foundation. A little bit of knowledge can go a long way – but you need the right knowledge at the right time.
So, if you think your Guitar playing could benefit from things like – constructive feedback, new techniques, material that will help you improve step by step and theory explained in a way that supports your playing – then I’d love to hear from you.
What my students say
Tracii (Darby's Mum)
“Darby woke this morning and was playing guitar before she even got up!”
“Iain is a great teacher who makes music fun and accessible. My son Hamish loved learning with him.”
“I’m enjoying the 30 day challenge. Your explanations are really brilliant for a beginner like me and at a good pace enough to practice and build on from the previous session. Thank you!”
Ciara (Louise's mum)
“She has really enjoyed the lessons and has learnt so much, I’m really impressed!”
“Go get ‘em man! Can’t vouch for Iain’s method and teaching style enough, if your interested in learning guitar Iain is your man!”
“I’ve learnt so much about music that I never thought I’d be able to learn or understand. Only half way through but the way you teach is amazing. Roll on the next 15 days!”
Hi! My name is Iain and I’m a Guitar addict. I’ve been learning since I was 10 years old and have fallen in love with playing Guitar over and over again over the last 30 (or more) years.
I started teaching Music in 2003. At the time I was doing a World Music degree at SOAS, studying everything from West African Blues to Indian Raga. My first teaching gig was at an after school club and I immediately loved teaching Music. After graduating I got a job as Music teacher at Carlton Primary School and over the next several years I taught Music and Guitar for Hackney and Camden Music services. This gave me the opportunity to work in many different schools, teaching whole classes, small groups and one to one lessons. Working in such a wide variety of settings was the best experience any young teacher could hope for.
In 2012 I got my teaching qualification form the University of East London and went to work for Beal High School in Ilford. I started as a Guitar/Music teacher and then moved into their Autistic provision as a class teacher. This really made me aware of the importance of teaching in a way that suits the individual’s needs and avoiding a ‘one size fits all’ approach to education.
In 2015 I started work as a Music teacher for Harmeny Education Trust in Edinburgh. Harmey provides for children who have experienced significant trauma in their early lives and takes a therapeutic approach to education. It’s a great place to work and we’re now working on expanding from just Music lessons to doing media projects as well – making Youtube videos and podcasts and exploring all sorts of ways to record and express ourselves.
I have always done small bits of private teaching alongside school work and in January 2020 I decided to start a proper Guitar teaching business. And then 2 months later the pandemic hit and lockdowns started! But, as they say, necessity is the mother of invention and I’ve been lucky to find some wonderful students online who are learning via Zoom and also expand my Youtube channel along the way.
As well as teaching I have always played in various projects too – from heavy metal bands in High School, to folk projects at university (Amira Kheir, Robin Grey), to Hip Hop and Psychedelic bands in more recent times. I also love recording and Music production and have a cosy home studio in the attic. I’ve travelled to Tanzania to study traditional Music and record musicians there on 2 occasions. I’ve self released 2 solo records, “Phone Recordings’ and “Kicked Out Of Class”, and will probably get round to doing another one sooner or later.