"I have not had guitar lessons since I was a fairly young child and I was put off, mainly by the content, which I found really boring and therefore tended not to practise enough. My view has changed a lot since my lessons with Sam as I find the content much more interesting and relevant and I have therefore found practise is not a chore at all.""In a relatively short space of time I have found big improvements in quite a few areas. My picking technique was poor but has improved quickly after trying the excercises recommended by Sam. I also have a good understanding of some scales now and how to improvise over chord progressions using these scales.""I think my favorite thing about the lessons is playing and improvising in the group lessons, which by the way, I was absolutely dreading, but Sam puts everyone at ease and there’s no problem if you make mistakes, which we all do, but also we all play some pretty good stuff too and quickly feel more comfortable playing in front of other people.""I would recommend Sam to guitarists of all levels and abilities, not just beginners (I have been playing for 9 years) as they will see very fast improvements in their playing and also have a good time into the bargain."
"I took a beginner's guitar course back in 2000/2001 but always felt I was floundering around and never totally understood what we were doing... I came away not feeling that I had learnt anything at all and totally unmotivated...the whole thing put me off pursuing guitar lessons any further." "My perception has completely changed! With a teacher who is not only interested in teaching but quite passionate about it, who understands their pupils needs and in a small class, the experience is completely different. "...I enjoy all of it, even when it's something I'm not very good at!" "... age is no barrier to learning if you have a good teacher!" "In 2000/2001, I did a course consisting of 20 x 2 hour classes. I have learned and retained more in the 4 face-to-face classes with Sam than in the entire 20 class course."
“I had been learning guitar from books and the internet for a few weeks prior to looking into lessons. I had reached the point of learning chords and was finding it difficult to progress...” “I have since learned that I improve at a much faster rate with the lessons, that there are so many opportunities and ways to learn that I had not considered…” “… the lessons are a great deal of fun and it is only on reflection that I notice how much I have learned as at the time I am busy enjoying myself.” “Sam is awesome, just tell him what you want and he will make it happen. Flexible lesson times can be scheduled around work and other commitments and Sam will also respond to e-mail queries if you have questions or get stuck at other times during the week.” “…having been in lessons only a few months I have improved and continue to gain additional skills every week at a rate far beyond that which I had hoped for.”