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Guitar Lessons Clapham

Hello, My name is Lewis and I'm a professional musician & guitar tutor based in Clapham. I pride myself on giving students an excellent quality in lessons featuring methods and materials collected over years of experience. I would love to provide you with exceptional tuition!


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Lewis Downs - Professional Guitar Teacher

Guitar Lessons Clapham Teacher - Lewis Downs
My Mission

Electric & Acoustic Guitar Lessons

I provide lessons to all ages above 6 with an attention to a great range of styles. These genres include rock, pop, folk and classic children's music for young beginners.

I'm an experienced player and performer and will use this experience to make sure you get the most out of our lessons together. I can help you learn in a direction that you feel comfortable with. We will learn music from your favourite artists while making sure you always maintain a high level of technique and accuracy.

Location

Kings Avenue, Clapham, SW4 8BL

Guitar Teacher

Lewis Downs
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My Lessons

All Ages, Abilities & Musical Interests Welcome

I have taught and continue to teach students of all descriptions. Whatever the situation, I love helping and seeing people achieve their musical goals!

Lessons are always tailored to the personal interests and abilities of my students, however the clarity and quality of the material presented is always prioritised. To achieve clear progress you will receive personal lesson reviews, practice tasks and supplementary audio/video materials after each lesson.

Prices:


£25 per 1/2 hour
£40 per hour

Lessons are pay-as-you-go, weekly, fortnightly or as suits you.

Beginners & Advanced Students Welcome

Whether you are an advanced player or an absolute beginner, I am confident that my lessons will bring you new, exciting knowledge. Simply Email me to get started!

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Lesson Focus

Master Your First Chords & Riffs

Learn open chords, famous riffs, barre chords and basic strumming & picking patterns

My Experience as a Teacher

Outside of teaching guitar, bass and mandolin I play and compose in various original groups and professional function bands. Recent gigs with original projects include slots with Tears for Fears, John Etheridge, ABC and Bananarama.

I have most recently worked with Services For Education in Birmingham. Here I taught lessons in guitar, bass and whole class ukulele in multiple schools throughout the week. This work required me to really refine my lessons, planning and build the mental stamina to deliver valuable and appropriate lessons throughout the day.

In the summer of 2018, I taught instrument and band lessons at Camp Ballibay for the Performing Arts, Pennsylvania, USA (#1 arts camp in North America). Throughout my time there I was working with students of all backgrounds and abilities between the age of 8 and 16. I learnt to adapt my teaching approach to suit the needs of the individual.

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Lessons Focus

Master Intermediate To Advanced Guitar Concepts

Take on solos, challenging riffs & exotic chords

More About My Lessons

I am a professional guitarist, teacher, performer and composer with over 13 years playing experience. I enjoy teaching all abilities from advanced players with specialised goals to absolute beginners. I plan my lessons to suit the student depending on what exactly it is that they want to achieve.

The learning process will help students find new goals and ideas for what they want to learn next within the music. Whether it’s learning your favourite songs as a hobby, or preparation for graded exams and a serious career path, lessons should always be fun.

From 2015 to 2018 I studied Jazz Performance at Leeds College of Music. During this time I played in many different groups and projects; writing and performing a wide range of genres in addition to jazz, including rock, metal, pop, blues, folk and funk. The experience has enabled me to appreciate and understand how to play and teach a whole variety of music.

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All Levels Of Player Are Welcome

Whether you're looking for your first instrument or have completed grade 8

Music Shops in Clapham

For those of you looking to buy your first instrument or perhaps upgrade your current one, there are several music shops in Clapham that would make excellent choices for your provider of musical supplies!

Guitar Classics, Located on 38 Webb's Road SW, London SW11 6SF. This shop caters to more experienced players that are looking for high end instruments from globally recognised brands that will last them for life.

South London Music Ltd, Located on 47 Grove Vale, London SE22 8EQ. If you're after an instrument to learn your first chords, look no further than this excellent store dedicated for beginner guitarists (electric & acoustic).

London Guitar Studio, Located on 62 Duke Street, Mayfair, London W1K 6JT. London Guitar Studio offers a wide selection of acoustic instruments from beginner level to advanced.

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I can help you to

After years of teaching and playing guitar professionally, gaining qualifications (BA HONS Degree in Jazz performance – 2:1) and achieving personal milestones as a player, I can guarantee an exceptional quality of guitar tuition. My experience and proven intuition will no doubt bring you new, relevant information that you will apply every time you pick up your instrument!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Lessons are priced at £25 for half an hour and £40 for a full hour.

I teach my lessons from a teaching space located on Kings Avenue, Clapham, SW4 8BL

I teach all ages 6 and above. I have much experience with teaching students of all age groups!

Nope! Lessons can be booked as little or often as you'd like, however I highly recommend intervals no longer than three weeks as this can effect rate of progress.


Lessons cancelled with less than 48 hours notice will still be charged full price for the lesson.
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Guitar Lessons Clapham Music Studio Address

Location

Kings Avenue, Clapham, SW4 8BL
Teaching Space
I teach my lessons from a teaching space located on Kings Avenue, Clapham, SW4 8BL. My full teaching address will be provided upon your first lesson booking. I also offer mobile lessons (subject to my availability and your location). For more information about my mobile lessons simply get in touch.
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Guitar Teacher

Lewis Downs
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