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Guitar Lessons Guildford

Hello! My name is Ben Thornton and I am a professional guitar teacher located in Guildford. I offer high-quality lessons in the Guildford area.

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Ben Thornton - Professional Guitar Teacher

Guitar Lessons Guildford Teacher - Ben Thornton
My Mission

Enjoy Learning with a Friendly Teacher

Above all else, I like to maintain a high level of tuition for students of all ages. My lessons will always be enjoyable and will be directed towards achieving your personal goals.

I am passionate about delivering a high-quality standard of guitar lessons to my students, focusing on your interests and goals to develop you and help achieve your goals.


Maple Grove, Guildford, GU1 1LP

Guitar Teacher

Ben Thornton
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My Lessons

All Ages & Styles

I believe students learn best with the music they are passionate about, which is why I teach in all styles of contemporary guitar playing.

I have experience in teaching both children and adults & I am pleased to offer lessons to students of all ages from 7 upwards.


£23.50 per 1/2 hour
£33.50 per 3/4 hour
£39 per hour

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

Beginners & Advanced Students Welcome

I welcome both beginner and advanced guitarists. I will make a lesson plan that is built around the genres and styles that you love.

Lesson Focus

Beginners Welcome

I welcome beginners to take my lessons

My Experience as a Teacher

I'm a professional musician who is passionate about delivering a high standard of music tuition to all of his students. I have vast teaching experience over the last 10 years including, 1-1 tuition (children & adults), delivering band workshops, and working for M Tech (a Guildford based music technology company that deliver group sessions for 7 - 11 year olds).

I am a qualified music teacher, having achieved a BMus 2:1 degree in Professional Music Performance on Guitar from The Academy Of Contemporary Music, and a Higher National Diploma Music Practice - Guitar & Keys. Alongside this, I have passed ABRSM Grade 8 Piano and ABRSM Grade 5 Theory.

I also have plenty of performance experience which I can draw upon to help you with everything from your confidence levels to playing with backing tracks. Overall, you will always be guided on all aspects of your playing and understanding.

Lessons Focus

All Styles

I offer tuition in a wide range of styles

More About My Lessons

I like to create a tailored lesson plan with my students based on their individual goals and interests, together then we can create a plan of lessons to improve playing technique and skills whilst learning the music you love.

As well as being very easy to get on with, I am experienced, knowledgeable and adaptable. Alongside this, I am fully DBS checked with two companies/organisations (M Tech and Urban Saints) and have various EduCare certificates as a member of the Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM) union.

If you want to achieve your goals with a friendly, patient and professional teacher, get in touch to book your first lesson with me today!

Teacher Tips

Music Shops

Where to get guitar related gear in Guildford

Music Shops in Guildford

Guildford only has a few options when it comes to guitar shops but it is lucky enough to be the site of one of the biggest retailers in the UK. Here are the places I would recommend.

Andertons, is probably one of the biggest guitar retailers in the UK. Since 1964 Andertons has been selling stock for all kinds of musicians from beginner to professional. Located on Vincent House, 58-59 Woodbridge Rd, Guildford GU1 4RF.

Brian Cohen Luthier, is by far the best place to go if you are looking for someone who does amazing guitar repairs. You can find them at The Old Glasswork, Alexandra Pl, Guildford GU1 3QH.

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I'm an experience player and performer who can help you really improve your playing in more ways than one. I will always build our lesson plan around the styles of music that you enjoy listening too and will make both guitar and music easy to understand and use. Feel free to email me at any time if you would liek to know more about my professional guitar lessons in Guildford.

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Frequently Asked Questions

My lessons are charged at £23.50 per 1/2 hour, £33.50 per 3/4 hour or £39.00 per hour for all students.

I teach the majority of my lessons from a specialised home teaching studio located on Maple Grove in Guildford, GU1 1LP.

I have experience in teaching both adults and children (7+)

I recommend weekly lessons for the best results. Some of my students also take fortnightly lessons which can also be a great option.

Please note Guitar Lessons Guildford has a 48-hour cancellation policy in place. If you cancel your lesson with less than 48 hours notice you will be charged full price for your cancelled lesson.

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Guitar Lessons Guildford Music Studio Address


Maple Grove, Guildford, GU1 1LP
Teaching Space
I teach the majority of my lessons from a specialised home teaching studio on Maple Grove, Guildford, GU1 1LP. This is a fantastic location as it is quiet and relaxing whilst being fully equipped with all the resources we need to take fantastic lessons. Alongside this, my studio is located close to public transport links. My full teaching address will be provided upon your first lesson booking.
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Ben Thornton
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