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Guitar Lessons Kensington

My name is Stuart Ironside and I am a professional guitar teacher based in Kensington. I offer tailored guitar lessons to students of all ages and abilities. I like to build my lessons around the genres and styles that you enjoy.

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Stuart Ironside - Professional Guitar Teacher

Guitar Lessons Kensington Teacher - Stuart Ironside
My Mission

Detailed and Fun Lessons

When I teach the guitar I like to share the knowledge and experience that I have obtained over many years of studying and performing all around the world. I try to ensure that the lessons are relaxed and that it is a comfortable learning environment.

I feel that learning the guitar should be a fun experience and as such I will always try to make the lessons as fun as possible, by teaching you songs you love, by artists that you enjoy. This helps keep motivation for the student and allows us to develop and progress as we go. I will always tailor the lessons to suit your specific styles and needs.


Mobile Teacher, Kensington

Guitar Teacher

Stuart Ironside
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My Lessons

Lessons Suitable for All Ages

A passion for music can spark at really any age. Over my years of teaching I have worked with students of all different age ranges and love helping people to grow and develop their musical ability. I understand that children will learn differently to how adults do so I always adapt my lesson style to suit that student.

I take great pride in offering the highest quality guitar lessons possible and feel that my experience of performing and teaching allows me to be flexible and dynamic in my lesson planning. Whether you're just looking to get started, or looking to move your existing skills up to that next level, the lessons provided can cater for all.


£28 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 have been playing the guitar for years, or you're just looking to pick one up for the first time, I am happy to work with students of any skillset and ability. We all hit a bit of a mental block every once in a while and together we can push you through that and out the other side.

Lesson Focus

Introduction to Guitar

How To Tune, Basic Chords and Progressions, Strumming Patterns, Famous Riffs

My Experience as a Teacher

I grew up studying classical guitar, honing my technique before reaching university. I was then exposed to Indonesian gamelan, West African guitar music and English folk melodies and fell in love with all these soundworlds. Since then, I’ve been performing, arranging and composing a wide variety of music with the guitar as my instrument of choice while still maintaining close traditional instrumental links.

I have a First Class BMus degree in Music from Cardiff University and am currently studying for a Masters in Music at SOAS University of London.

As I’ve been stepping into a more creative and fulfilling period as a performer, I’ve been inspired to begin teaching and help others develop their skills – I want every musician to be the most creative versions of themselves they can be.

Lessons Focus

Intermediate and Advanced Students Welcome

Complex Songs, Songwriting and Composition, Performance Techniques

More About My Lessons

As a teacher, I have taught large group workshops at Cardiff Guitar Festival and have been teaching beginner students one-to-one. My lessons are performance focused, as I believe everyone has a natural performer inside of them. I’ve been sharing a whole world’s worth of music for many years now, and hope to do so for more to come.

I’ve been performing across the country for the best part of five years, and have recorded an impressive collection of music. This includes an album of original songs and arrangements, inspired by my work with African, Indonesian, Classical and Folk music. I am especially proud of this album, recorded at my home during the COVID lockdowns and being a true expression of my own language as a musician.

The lessons are flexible and I am always happy to talk or teach on just about any musical topic. I am passionate about music and love having the opportunity to share this passion with others. Always happy to offer advice on buying guitars, upgrading amps, really just happy to talk all things music.

Teacher Tips

Here to Help!

As a music teacher it is my passion to help people on their guitar playing journey and I will be here as support for just about any music related questions or advice you may need.

Music Shops in Kensington

Here is a list of nearby music stores that you can buy guitars and accessories from.

Kensington Chimes Music, is located 9 Harrington Road, South Kensington, SW7 3ES and is a great all round music store. Here you can choose from a wide selection of guitars as well as a huge range of all other instruments.

New Kings Road Vintage Guitar Emporium, is a rather special store that specicially stocks a whole range of vintage guitars, some really high quality guitars in this store, some even with celebrity value. This is located 65A New King's Rd, Fulham, London SW6 4SG.

Portobello Music , is located 13 All Saints Rd, Notting Hill, London W11 1HA and is a nearby guitar store that sells some ideal starter guitars for lower budgets as well as any required accesories.

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I can help you to

I am keen to help those students who are looking to develop their guitar playing to that next step, no matter what stage they're at. I have vast teaching and performing experience and feel confident together we can help you become the guitar player you've always wanted to be.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The lessons are £28 for half an hour or £40 for one hour.

I am primarily a mobile or online (Skype, Zoom, FaceTime) teacher which allows the student the option to learn from the comfort of their own home.

I teach all ages from 4+.

No, you can take lessons at your own free will but I would recommend that one hour a week allows for consistent progress.

Please note Guitar Lessons Kensington operates 48-hour cancellation policy. If you cancel your lesson less than 48 hours before the scheduled lesson time, you will be charged a full lesson price.

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Mobile Teacher, Kensington
Teaching Space
I am a mobile and online tutor, meaning your lessons with me can be taken from the comfort of your own home either in person or online, no need to get stuck in traffic trying to get across town. This helps keep a relaxed and comfortable learning environment for the sessions.
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Guitar Teacher

Stuart Ironside
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