My guitar playing experience spans over thirty years and I’ve been teaching people of all ages for ten of those. In that time, I’ve learned a lot about the teaching methods that work and those that don’t. Not everybody learns the same way. Some learn visually, others by explanation, some through repetition or diagrams. I’ll use a combination of methods which we’ll agree upon and which suit you.

My approach is that of a musician rather than solely a guitarist. As such you’ll learn how to think musically from the outset so you gain a greater understanding, appreciation and enjoyment from your playing

And there’s no need to worry if you’re a complete beginner or if you have any anxiety about playing in front of somebody. Part of my role is to allow you to relax and shake off those nerves, giving you the space to play comfortably. After all, that’s how you’ll enjoy yourself more and learn to the best of your ability

I also share news
regularly on social media which can help complement your learning.


Ever tried to teach yourself the guitar? Tried to follow chord books or tab from the web? How easy is it to see which finger the tutor is using on those YouTube videos?

With one-to-one lessons, those problems disappear. Using clear language, easy to remember patterns and innovative memory techniques, you’ll quickly be playing some of your favourite songs. You’ll understand what you’re doing and why you’re doing it. You’ll retain more of what you learn than you did before and your motivation to persevere will skyrocket.

That’s me in my studio. If you want to see more of the studio so you can see where lessons will look like, have a look at my Google business page here.


Guitar lessons with Alex Howell

What can I expect?

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