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’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.
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.
"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.”