Do You Want Some Guitar Lessons?
Hi, I’m Jamie and I provide fun, interesting and rewarding guitar lessons to people of all ages and abilities. Beginner or advanced, my aim is to bring out the best in you as a student and help motivate you towards reaching your goals! Check out the student reviews section.
If turning the amp all the way to eleven is your thing - I can help you develop lead, rhythm and improvisational techniques from any genre, including: Rock, blues, metal, funk, country, pop and jazz.
Whether you’re a folky finger picker, intrigued by the frenetic sounds of flamenco or simply see yourself as the next Ed Sheeran, I can help you explore the many possibilities of what the acoustic guitar can offer.
Using the interleaving, spacing and retrieval practice techniques developed by renowned psychology professor Robert Bjork of the UCLA, I can introduce you to the concept of ‘learning how to learn’.
30 Minute lessons from £17
45 Minute lessons from £22
1 Hour lessons from £25
Buy a block of 5 lessons and save 25%
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Single Lesson Prices
- 1 Hour - £25
- 45 Minutes - £22
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Block of 5 lessons - 25% Discount
- 5 x 1 Hour - £99
- 5 x 45 Minutes - £88
- These 5 lessons are yours to take at a time that suits you
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In addition to single guitar lessons, I offer a bulk discount for a block of 5 lessons - giving you a saving of 25%. These never expire and are yours to take as frequently as you would like.
I teach across the entire Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch area, including: Westbourne, Winton, Charminster, Boscombe, Southbourne, Branksome, Parkstone, Lilliput, Somerford, Mudeford, Highcliffe, Bransgore, Wallisdown and Kinson.
If you're slightly further away, please get in touch and I'm sure we can sort something out!
Every student that purchases a block of lessons will receive unlimited email and text support. This means you can ask me any guitar related question, and I will reply asap!
Skype or Zoom Lessons
So you want to learn how to play the guitar, but this sudden Coronavirus lockdown has you trapped inside? Don't worry - this is a great opportunity to start having some Skype or Zoom lessons!
These can be 30 or 45 minutes in duration and are designed with flexibility in mind. Click here to send me a message
I am a 61 year old man who thought I'd left it too late to learn to play the guitar. My daughters bought me lessons with Jamie a year ago, I was nervous at the start but as soon as I got to know Jamie and realised he has such patience and understands everyone learns at a different pace, it put me at ease. Jamie is able to correct the mistakes you make with humour, but he is also a hard task master when needed. I would recommend Jamie to anyone who is thinking of taking up the guitar as it's never too late to learn. David, 61
Jamie has taught me from complete beginner to being able to play the guitar well. He is always encouraging and never endingly patient. I mean, he’s more patient than half the teachers at school. He teaches the kind of music you actually want to play. Dylan, 13
Jamie is a kind, friendly guitar teacher who is extremely patient. I have been taught guitar by Jamie for two years now and have found that his personality helps to boost your confidence. He’s known to joke about with you when you’ve made a mistake but also teaches you ways to improve like a better practising routine. Overall i think that Jamie is a great guitar teacher Leonie, 16
Jamie has the patience of a saint! Thank you for being so helpful, flexible with days and times but most of all, thank you for making the lessons so much fun and for being such a motivating, bossy soul!!! :-) Sabrina, 38
Jamie has been teaching my 10 year old son the guitar for several months now. He has both the skill and patience to teach a novice child in a way that inspires, encourages and engages them to want to learn. He takes contemporary music that my son enjoys and wants to play and then breaks it down into achievable pieces so that he is not overwhelmed and can easily practice it in his own time.
He is a very adaptive and intuitive teacher - he can identify the weak spots in your technique and works on them until you can master them, working at a pace that is most suitable for you.
As a talented player in his own right, with a friendly and approachable attitude, I think he would be good at teaching students of all ages and abilities. Liz and John, 10
Before I started attending Jamie's lessons, I was lacking in motivation. Thanks to him, however, I have improved my guitar skills and focused on areas I'm most interested in. His lessons are informal and relaxed, and right from my first session I felt at ease. I am improving my guitar playing week-by-week and enjoying every step of it, thanks to his extensive knowledge and friendliness. Louis, 19
Our 10 year old daughter had been having guitar lessons at school for a while and not improving. Then Jamie came to teach her. He's really patient and teaches her to play songs she can relate to. She has improved so much in the last 8 weeks with Jamie as her teacher. Tara and Brodie, 10
Jamie has been teaching our 9 year old son for 3 months now from scratch and he can already play short parts of songs. He loves his lessons and really has the buzz practising every day. It's Jamie’s enthusiasm, patience and style that has achieved this. He was also a diamond helping us to find a guitar and amp on Gumtree! Out of all the extracurricular stuff Zak does, this is the only thing that we never have to push. We cannot recommend him enough as a teacher. Rich and Zak, 9
My 9 year old son Josh, has been learning with Jamie for the past six months and the progress he has made is amazing! Josh began his lessons as a complete beginner yet he is now able to confidently play a wide range of songs. Jamie is a very patient and relaxed tutor who is teaching Josh what he wants to learn, at a pace he is comfortable with. We will be continuing Josh's lessons with Jamie for as long as he will have us and I would have no hesitation in recommending Jamie to family and friends. Josh - Jamie makes learning the guitar a lot of fun and I always look forward to my next lesson to see what we will do next. Jamie explains everything clearly in each lesson so I understand what we will be doing and he helps me if I get stuck. Mark and Josh, 9
My son and I wanted a hobby we could do together and had always wanted to learn the guitar. We've been learning with Jamie for about a year and both feel we have come a long way. The lessons have been good - a mixture of a bit of fun but Jamie expects us to work hard and always pushes us to do our best. My son has been able to pick up the skills more quickly than I have - I guess it's easier to pick up skills when you're young!! However Jamie has continued to work with us together tailoring each class to our levels of ability so we can continue learning together. Nicki, 46 and Cam, 12
Jamie has taken a 64 year very mediocre guitar strummer and has patiently given me the confidence to actually play music that I enjoy. I have owned guitars on and off for 50 years but had never progressed beyond playing chords and some pretty poor slide blues. Now, as I approach retirement I've got the buzz to keep learning and improving and with Jamies help I'll be rocking into my 70's.
Jamie has also been teaching my 8 year grandson Dylan for 3 months and I have to say that his patience and obvious passion for music have started to develop the raw skills in Dylan and with encouragement he has shown the potential to become a musician. Jamie is very good with an 8 year old who has trouble concentrating with all the distractions of modern childhood and Dylan really respects him. Keith Ager (proud grandad). Keith, 64 and Dylan, 8
Having not had the opportunity to learn an instrument in my youth I thought starting to play the guitar at the age of 39 would be too late. Not so, with the encouragement, support and never ending patience of Jamie I am steadily making progress and finally getting a guitar to make the sounds that I love from some of my favourite songs. Never rushed, never made to feel that I should be learning faster, Jamie has helped me to learn at my own pace and around my busy life. Martyn, 39
Frequently Asked QuestionsI’ve never played before – is this a problem?
What do Hendrix, Page, Clapton, Slash, Satriani, Van Halen, Vai, May etc all have in common? They all picked up a guitar for the first time and had no idea what they were doing… you have that in common with all the greats (and every guitarist on the planet). It’s actually easier for me, as you won’t have any bad habits or sloppy techniques to undo! Give me a call or text me on 07828 069470 and let’s get this guitar thing going…It’s tricky at home - can I have lessons at your location?
I will be stopping in call lessons soon (coming to me), but if you live outside of the Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch area, then please get in touch and I will allow exceptions in certain circumstances. It’s worth asking… you never know!Do I need to own a guitar to have lessons?
The short answer is yes… you will need something to practice with between lessons, as that’s when 90% of your playing will occur. Although if you want to start lessons without a guitar, or you simply want to wait and see if playing the guitar is for you, then I’m happy to share my guitar for a lesson or 2 – but after that you’ll need to buy one. Don’t worry… I’ll help you make that first purchase (it can be quite daunting figuring out what guitar to get). Which leads us on to…I don’t have a guitar - can you help me choose?
Of course! I regularly help my students choose their next guitar, so just let me know what sort of thing you’re after (electric, acoustic, haven’t a clue...) and I’ll send you my recommendations depending on your budget and musical tastes.Do you offer a taster session?
Unfortunately, no. I’m quite busy and my spare time is limited, so if you’re unsure about starting lessons, please give me a call on 07828 069470 for a chat – I’m happy to answer any questions and discuss any concerns.Do you offer any discounts?
Yes! If you pay for a block of 5 lessons you’ll get 1 free (so you’ll only be paying for 4). For example – 5 x 45 minute out call lessons are £88 (based on £22 for a single lesson). Click here to see all the price plans and special offers.What if I can’t make a lesson?
That’s totally fine. Sometimes life just gets in the way, but don’t worry, I’ll never charge you for missing a lesson if you let me know beforehand – unless of course, I knock on your door and there’s nobody home… (thankfully it’s only happened a few times).My schedule changes each week – is this a problem?
It’s a bit simpler if we have a set day and time each week, but if your work/lifestyle doesn’t offer this opportunity then we can plan each lesson on a week-by-week basis. Roughly 1/3 of my students schedule their lessons in this way, so it’s cool!Click here to send me a message, give me a call or add me to Whatsapp!