You can become the guitar player that you want to be


Are you struggling to teach yourself from YouTube?

Are you able to play a few songs but don't understand what you are doing?

Are you frustrated at your lack of progress?

 

Are you unsure what it is you should be practising?

Are you not getting results with your current guitar teacher / method of learning?

Do you lack the confidence to be able to play infront of others?

 

You do not need to struggle on your own, there is a solution!


Learning to play guitar by yourself can be hard. Really hard. If you are anything like my students before they came to me, you’ve spent hours trying to learn songs from YouTube, books, DVDs and other teachers. You put in the work, you tried, and yet, after putting in all that time, you still couldn’t make the songs you were playing sound like an actual song! And the worst part is... you don’t know why it doesn’t sound right. And you don’t know how to fix it.

You’ve probably read about scales, seen chord charts and song charts but didn’t understand what it is you should do with them. For example, you may have heard about the minor pentatonic scale, but so what? What should you do with it? Why should you practice it? How should you practice it? How do you know if you are practising it correctly? In what situations can you use it?

 

 

These questions can be very difficult to answer by yourself, because when it comes down to it, you don’t know what you don’t know. More often than not, when you try to answer this question by yourself, you find yourself feeling confused and uncertain, or you read many different sources and find yourself feeling even more confused than when you started (as a side note, how do you know that the source you are using is correct?).

All of this leads to you feeling frustrated and unsatisfied with your guitar playing.

You get frustrated from playing the same chords and songs for years.

You get frustrated because you don’t know what you should focus on.

You get frustrated because you don’t know how to practice properly.

You get frustrated because you don’t know if the way you are practising is right or wrong!

However, you don’t need to feel frustrated. You don’t have to be uncertain. You can make consistent progress and gain certainty that you are learning the right things and still have fun playing the guitar.

This is where we come in. At Uxbridge Guitar Lessons, we solve your guitar problems. We specialise in taking your frustrations, your struggles, the things that stand in the way of you being able to play the way you've always dreamed of playing; and we make them go away. We are a one stop shop of expert advice for you, so you can get the correct answers to your questions. We will put together a customised plan for you, so that you always know exactly what it is you need to be working on. We show you how to practice so that you can have confidence that you are practising correctly. We will show you how to spot mistakes in your playing and how you fix them...

We will train you to be the guitar player that you always dreamed of being... and more.

How will you overcome your problems and improve your playing?


At Uxbridge Guitar Lessons, we take the utmost care to make sure learning guitar is as straight forward and enjoyable as is possible. We talk in depth with you about what you want to achieve with your guitar playing, and find out exactly where you are currently at. Then, we put together a plan, just for you. We will take every obstacle you currently have with your playing and remove it, and help you improve your skills in the different areas that you need help with, so that you can:

  • Play the songs you want to play
  • Play like the guitar players you want to play like
  • Have confidence in your playing

and become the guitar player that you want to be.

Studying with us is a very different experience to any classes or teachers you have studied with before. Traditional guitar “lessons” focus on giving you lots of stuff, with no long term strategy, no focus, no guidance, no planning and no idea how to do any of those things. You may have had a surly “teacher” that got upset when you couldn’t play what you were given. At Uxbridge Guitar Lessons, we take a holistic approach to learning the guitar. We deliver you the right content to be working on, at the right time. We guide you through learning the material. We explain why you are working on what you are working on and how it fits into the big picture of you becoming the guitar player that you want to be. We coach you through the different mechanical and conceptual elements of playing the guitar. We will train you to not only learn new things, but to integrate your new ideas and techniques with the ideas and techniques that you already know. We will show you how you can apply what you learn to different musical situations, in different areas on the guitar and different keys. We will train you on how to practice effectively, with cutting edge, modern practice strategies designed to give you the biggest possible results with your playing.

We will take you from where you are, to where you want to be.

Student Spotlight: Andy

"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."

How Do You Benefit From Taking Classes With Us?


    What you learn is customized towards your goals, so that you progress towards becoming the guitar player that you want to be.

    You will be given a structured approach to learning, so that you learn the right things at the right time, without being overwhelmed. This ensures that we make consistent and measurable progress with your playing.

    You will not just learn new things, but you will be trained on what you learn, so that you become a better guitar player. Training helps you move from being aware of a new technique / concept, to being able to use it musically.

    You will study in a unique learning format. We have created a unique format for classes, using advanced learning techniques, which ensures you progress quickly and consistently towards your goals.

    Classes are highly flexible, so that you can schedule classes at your convenience.

    Learn with other guitar players. In classes, you will be learning with other guitar players who are facing similar challenges to you. You are not alone! This will help you see other people who have gone through what you are experiencing and come out the other side - you will see that it is possible! You will also make new friends which will make learning the guitar even more fun.

    Learn how to play in time and how to communicate with other musicians. This is a vital skill to move from being a bedroom guitar player, to a musician.

    Learn theory the right way. Most guitar players are taught theory in a boring “sit down with a book” method and are left feeling more confused than when they started. We will look at it in small, practical pieces, so you can actually apply what you learn to your guitar, and understand how it works on a deeper level, making sure you understand as we go and training you on applying your new knowledge to your guitar playing.

    You will be trained on how to properly practice the guitar. This ensures that when you understand what you need to do in order to make progress, rather than mindlessly noodling away. Which isn’t to say you won’t have fun when playing :)

    When you learn a new concept, you will be trained on how to apply it on the guitar. We make sure you understand what you learn, and that you can actually apply it to your guitar playing, integrating it with your knowledge and skills as we go.

    You will have confidence that you are studying the right things, at the right time, and that you are practising them the right way. You will no longer have to guess at what you should be learning! This is what we do. Let us do all the hard work for you - all you have to do is play your guitar!

    You will learn in a fun and friendly environment. All are students are considerate and nice people to be around. We wouldn’t have it any other way! This creates a very high quality learning environment for you.

    You will use proven methods and techniques for overcoming challenges and barriers that you face in your guitar playing. With years of teaching experience, we know exactly what you need to do in order to overcome the challenges that you are facing. We will show you every step and thought process you need to use to overcome any and every challenge that you are facing, so that you can remove the barriers you have and become the guitar player that you want to be.

    You will unlock your full potential with the guitar.


    30 day no risk money back guarantee - practice what you are told to, when you are told to, and if you don't improve, you get your money back.

Student Spotlight: Deborah

"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."

Student spotlight: Sally

“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.