I have a BA Hons in Music Performance from Dartington College of Arts, and have been teaching guitar privately and in schools for a number of years.
Lessons can be tailored to the individual, from beginner to advanced.
I specialise in Acoustic Roots Music, Blues, Ragtime and Lap Steel Guitar, but I also offer lessons in Classical and Rock. I can help you to gain confidence with sight reading both music score and tab, improve fretboard knowledge, learn to improvise/solo, develop slide guitar technique, or just to learn your favourite song.
Alongside face to face tuition I also offer Skype lessons. All music will be provided and a wrap up video covering what we have discussed in our session will be sent via email shortly after we have finished. Rates are as follows:
Adult: 1 hour face to face or Skype lesson £25
Junior (usually 6yrs+): Half hour face to face or Skype lesson £15
Skype Lessons to be paid in advance via the following Paypal links. Please email me for my bank details if you prefer to pay by direct transfer.
Please email to arrange a time for your lesson.
All guitar tabs or score will be emailed to you beforehand. You may wish to print the music off before we start or have it open in a separate window. It may be useful to have a pencil to hand for making notes on the music that is sent to you.
Please ensure that your guitar is in tune. There are many tuners on the market, and apps such as Guitar Tuna. The following is a link to a useful Youtube video on tuning your guitar. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95lCHp3rZjY
REDUCED RATES DURING LOCKDOWN for Adults and Juniors!! Normal rates will apply from September (£25 per hour, £15 per half hour)
One hour Skype lesson: £20 - Click here
Half hour Skype lesson: £10 - Click here
For more information get in touch via the email address or telephone number on the contact page.
Kind regards. Leo
"Leo is a great teacher and guitarist. Patient and encouraging, whilst making an effort to tailor lessons to fit your musical taste. He provides material that is manageable whilst also being challenging. What is great is that you are playing songs within the first few lessons. I highly recommend Leo for the beginner guitarist and those more advanced." Bonnie - Bristol
"Leo has been absolutely fantastic with our 6 and 9 year old boys! The younger one had never had a lesson before and was quite shy, but Leo immediately made him feel at ease, and he hasn't looked back since.
They have both progressed immensely since Leo has been their tutor. He is absolutely great with them and they really look forward to their lessons with him. Leo ALWAYS gives great feedback at the end of a lesson, and the boys are left with great stuff to practice for the rest of the week.
I'd highly recommend him." Steve - Bristol
"Leo has been teaching my 10 year old son Danny for a few weeks now and I have been blown away by the progress he has made. Previously, Danny had been having weekly group lessons at school, but he didn't seem to be getting anywhere and his enthusiasm for the guitar was really suffering. Leo has re invigorated Danny's love of the guitar! He now practices all the time and really looks forward to Leo's lessons! Leo has found out what music tastes Danny has and tailored his lessons accordingly so it is interesting and relevant to what he wants to learn. In the few weeks Leo has been teaching Danny he has improved massively, and more importantly he is really enjoying playing the guitar. As they cover so much in the lessons Leo always sends Danny a short video of the songs and techniques they have covered in that lesson. This is really useful for Danny and helps him get the most out of the hour long lessons. Thank you Leo!" - Emma - Bristol