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I am a professional guitar teacher based in Essex with over a decade of professional playing experience in all styles of popular music.

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Charles Bentley - Professional Guitar Teacher

Guitar Lessons Colchester Teacher - Charles Bentley
My Mission

Professional Guitar Teacher

Hi, my name is Charles, I am a Guitarist based in Essex with over a decade of professional playing experience in all styles of popular music. Primarily self-taught, I regularly perform live as well as gaining a degree in music performance.

My lessons are built around the genres and styles that you enjoy listening to. I offer lessons to students of all ability levels and will always build a lesson plan around your learning style.


Culver Walk, Colchester, CO1 1DF

Guitar Teacher

Charles Bentley
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My Lessons

High-quality guitar lessons Colchester

I am pleased to offer professional guitar lessons to students of all ages and abilities in the Colchester area. I offer tuition in multiple styles of popular music to an advanced level and am DBS checked. Styles include: Blues, Pop, Rock, Funk, Acoustic Guitar and Jazz.

I'm able to teach to music grade syllabus including: Rockschool, ABRSM and The Registry of Guitar Tutors grades. I'm able to travel to student's homes, which means no travel stress and learning the guitar in a relaxing and comfortable environment.


£35 per hour

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

Beginners & Advanced Students Welcome

I am delighted to offer tuition to a wide range of students from complete beginners who have never picked up a guitar, to more advanced players looking to learn music theory, improvisation and their favourite peices of music!

Lesson Focus

Take Your First Steps

Learn to play chords, melodys and strum your favourite songs.

My Experience as a Teacher

I have been teachign for around 15 years. I honed my teaching skills whilst still a student myself and have since had many pupils, from children to middle-aged people, with various interests and abilities.

Coming from a classical background and having studied more contemporary styles including jazz, I can cater to whatever genre a student is interested in, whilst emphasising key fundamentals such as reading notation and basic harmonic understanding.

Many of my older students have wanted to develop their technique just enough to be able to play through some pop songs, so I now consider myself quite adept at identifying aspects of a person’s playing which when fixed can really elevate their playing. It’s important to me that I make learning the guitar enjoyable as well as informative, so I try to make lessons as interactive and as fun as possible.

Lessons Focus

Learn Scales, Grade Books and Guitar Solos

Take your playing to the next level.

More About My Lessons

My goal as a teacher is to help you achieve your playing goals, whilst making our lessons as fun, interesting and comfortable as possible.

With a tailored lesson plan, I can help create a structure of lessons based around your favourite music and your playing goals, to help you develop technical ability whilst having fun and playing the muisc that first inspired you to pick up the guitar.

Whether it's working to pass grade exams, or learning to strum along to your favourite records, or searching for improvisation ideas to take your playing to the next level I am confident I can help you on your journey to mastering the guitar.

Teacher Tips

Some of my favourite tips!

Music Shops in Colchester

There are a host of great music shops in the Essex area providing music equipment for all ages and abilities, if you're looking for a place to buy your first guitar or to get that dream axe you've always wanted, here are my favourite stores I'd recommend.

Peach Guitars, Peach Guitars are one of the UK's largest musical instrument retailers and they are based here in Colchester, with a huge online and in store stock list you can find everything here from beginner guitars to the most saught after boutique instruments and equipment. Peach guitars has something for everyone from beginner to seasoned pro.

Music Warehouse, The Music Warehouse is known as "The Musicians Shop" It is a store for musicians run by musicians. They offer a variety of stock from new to second hand, so you can certainly grab a deal here. Alongside guitars The Music Warehouse stock amplifiers, effects pedals and even guitar recording equipment.

Mann's Music, Mann's Music is a long standing independant music store. Located on BLAH BLAH Mann's have a host of stock from Guitars, Basses, Pianos, Drums and even Orchestral instruments. Mann's also stock sheet music and all the resources needed to learn your favourite songs.

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I can help you to

With years of professional teaching and performing experience, I am confident I will be able to help you on your guitar playing journey. This is why I am delighted to teach students of all age and skill levels. From the very basics of playing to the tricks of the trade for a professional guitarist, such as getting a great sound at home or on stage, setting up euipment or how to learn a large number of songs quickly.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Lessons are priced at £35 per hour session, for this you will get an hour of high-quality one-to-one tution.

I take most of my lessons from my home teaching space in Colchester.

I teach students from the age of 8+.

I recommend my students take lessons weekly for maximum progress, however I can offer fotnightly lessons if students would like.

Absolutely! Together we will create a lesson plan tailored to you, this can be based on your goals and favourite songs, so we can learn whilst playing the music you love.

This ia very simple to resolve. Please inform me 48 hour prior to your lesson and we will reschedule the lesson for a more suitable time. If the student fails to give 48 hours notice, full lesson fee will be charged.

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Guitar Lessons Colchester Music Studio Address


Culver Walk, Colchester, CO1 1DF

I teach my lessons from a teaching space located on Gladstone Road, Colchester, CO1 2EB. My full teaching address will be provided upon your first lesson booking.

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Guitar Teacher

Charles Bentley
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