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Guitar Lessons Salford

I'm Huw Thomas, whether you're picking up the guitar for the first time or looking to refine your skills, my personalised guitar lessons are designed to help you reach your musical goals. From mastering basic chords to exploring advanced techniques, I'm here to guide you on your journey to becoming a confident and competent guitarist.

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Huw Thomas - Professional Guitar Teacher

Guitar Lessons Salford Teacher - Huw Thomas
My Mission

Lessons Tailored To You

My name is Huw Thomas I am a classically trained singer and vocal coach as well as a professional singer-songwriter and musician. I graduated from Leeds College of Music, first study in classical voice in 2016. I currently play in the UK band Huw Eddy & The Carnival signed to international agency Midnight Mango. I have a great deal of experience teaching students of all ages both classical and contemporary vocals and across all genres and styles. In our lessons, we will focus on building solid foundations in terms of a strong and healthy technique that will filter into your chosen style.


£12.50 per 1/2 hour, £20.00 per hour

Guitar Teacher

Huw Thomas


Salford Approach, Salford M3, UK
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Student Advice

Private Guitar Lessons in Salford

Playing guitar can be both thrilling and a tad daunting, but fret not—my guitar lessons in Salford are tailored to make the process enriching and enjoyable for all age groups.

Whether you're drawn to the soulful strums of jazz or the classic chords of rock, my approach as a guitar teacher is to help you to learn the music that inspired you to start playing the guitar.

More Guitar Teachers Near Me

Discover more local guitar teachers, who share a passion for teaching. Explore their profiles below to find the perfect fit for you:

Luca Tagliafico

Luca Tagliafico

~5.7 miles (9.2 km) away

My name is Luca Tagliafico and I’m a guitarist and third-year student of Popular Music & Recording at the University of Salford. During this course, I am specialising in Pop & Jazz performance and Studio Production. In my personal music study path, I had the great possibility to study with guitar teachers like Beppe Pini in Como, Italy and with Mel Dean at the University of Salford. Whilst studying I have been performing as a session musician with few Manchester bands and specialise myself as a producer as well.


Gatley Ave, Fallowfield, Manchester M14 7HE, UK

Lesson Prices:

£15.00 per 1/2 hour, £25.00 per hour

Dan Jones

Dan Jones

~3.2 miles (5.1 km) away

As well as my main instrument guitar, I also play bass, drums, synthesiser, sequencer and sing. I studied Popular Music and Recording at the University of Salford, specialising in jazz guitar performance, studio composition & recording and the music business. My knowledge comes from a wide mixture of previously running a very successful underground live music venue in Manchester, recording and videos for bands through my production label, performing for a large number of acts across the UK/Europe and more recently getting my own workshop repairing and building custom guitars.


Manchester, UK

Lesson Prices:

£25.00 per hour

Tom Favell

Tom Favell

~4.5 miles (7.3 km) away

Hi, my name’s Tom Favell. I’m a music teacher and gigging musician and I have worked in music education and the music industry since 2004. I have taught a variety of instruments for several schools, music services, privately and for after school companies. These instruments/areas of study include: Guitar (acoustic/electric/classical/jazz) Bass Vocals Ukulele Music Theory (preparation for auditions/interviews/entry exams/GCSE guidance) Piano (entry-level) Alongside teaching, I have been an actively gigging musician both in the UK and overseas.


Whalley Range, Manchester M16, UK

Lesson Prices:

£22.00 per 1/2 hour, £40.00 per hour

Advice for New Students

Choosing Your Guitar

Your adventure begins with selecting the right guitar. Acoustic or electric? Nylon strings or steel? As a guitar tutor, I can assist you in finding the instrument that suits your goals, as well as advice on which guitar to buy if you haven't bought one before starting lessons.

Getting to Know Your Guitar

Before you dive into playing, it's important to get acquainted with the anatomy of your guitar. My guitar lessons will introduce you to everything from the headstock to the bridge, how to change guitar strings, importance of different amp settings, ensuring you understand your instrument inside and out.

Mastering the Basics

As with any new skill, building a solid foundation is key. From the very first lesson, we work on basic chords and strumming patterns, gradually integrating more complex techniques as you grow more confident in your guitar playing.

It's not just about teaching you to play guitar music; it's about crafting a lesson experience that's engaging and rewarding.

Practicing Makes Perfect

Regular practice is crucial. I offer a structured approach to practice, helping you build a routine that is right for you. As a guitar teacher, I am always ready to provide feedback and encouragement.

Whether it's setting aside time at home or attending extra sessions, I am here to support your playing ambitions every step of the way.

The Next Steps

My advice as a guitar teacher is if you're considering taking guitar lessons to the next level, discussing grades, examinations, and performance opportunities is a great way to set goals. And if you're interested in broadening your musical horizons, why not try beginner bass guitar lesson with us as well?

Within the wider community of we have dedicated guitar teachers, experienced bass teachers, highly recommended ukulele tutors, bespoke lessons, a friendly atmosphere, and the wealth of knowledge gleaned from every tutor. Whether it's for leisure, grades, or a profound love of music, you can find teachers offering in-person or online lessons that are right for you.

Benefits of a Professional Guitar Tutor

Personalised Approach to Learning

Whether you're in Salford or the surrounding Manchester area, my guitar lessons can be tailored to fit your specific goals and musical taste.

Like other guitar tutors, I take the time to understand where you are on your musical journey, whether you're picking up your own guitar for the first time or looking to perfect your blues scales. I then create a course of lessons tailored specifically to you as a student - whether that is learning metal, pop or rock.

Students of all ages, from children to adults, can expect individualised attention and a learning plan devised just for them. Finding the right guitar teacher in Manchester is easy - simply get in touch and I will share more about my professional guitar lessons.

Guidance Through Music Theory and Practical Skills

When you start taking guitar lessons in Salford, you're not just learning chords and melodies but also diving deep into music theory, which is vital in understanding popular music.

As a professional guitar teacher I aim to demystify complex concepts and make them digestible, enabling students to not just play but also comprehend the essence of guitar music.

The practical skills imparted will help you improve all genres, ranging from rock and jazz to funk and folk, creating well-rounded abilities in students. This approach to learning music theory is also highly recommended for students with a passion or talent for playing multiple instruments, transferring knowledge over to ukulele, bass and piano.

All Abilities Welcome at Salford Guitar Lessons

No matter where you fall on the musical spectrum – from strumming your first chord to perfecting a challenging solo – Salford guitar lessons embrace learners of all abilities.

My focus as a guitar tutor is creating a nurturing space where every student, regardless of age or skill level, feels welcomed and empowered to grow.

Whether you're a beginner just picking up the guitar or an advanced player looking to refine your technique, you will discover that my lessons are tailored to meet you where you are.

All Genres Taught

Are you keen on fingerstyle folk, or do you dream of shredding to rock anthems? At Salford guitar lessons, the variety of genres I cover is as diverse as my student's musical interests. I am proficient in a range of styles – from jazz and blues to pop and bass-heavy grooves.

More importantly I am passionate about teaching the intricacies of each genre, ensuring you not only learn to play guitar but also appreciate the versatility and rich history of guitar music.

Here, learning to play isn't just about the notes – it's about joining a community, developing your unique style, and perhaps even composing your own pieces.

Whether you prefer the acoustic twang or the electric roar, your guitar playing adventure starts here, playing, practicing, and eventually mastering the music you love.

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Understanding that life can be busy, especially for parents and working adults, I try to offer a flexible schedule to accommodate your routine. As a dedicated music teacher, please do speak with me about personal or family commitments so I can create a situation where you or your child can continue to achieve - even with a busy schedule.

Frequently Asked Questions

When searching for a guitar tutor, consider factors such as experience, teaching style, and student reviews. Look for instructors with a background in music, who have taught and played professionally. Seek out local tutors or studios in your area, especially if you're in Salford or able to travel into Manchester. Enquire about their teaching methods, availability and whether they teach online. There are plenty of guitar teachers in the Manchester area, with each teacher able to focus in on different aspects of playing guitar - so take you time to pick the right one.

In the UK, the average cost of guitar lessons ranges from £20 to £40 per hour for private instruction. Rates may vary depending on factors such as the teacher's expertise, location (e.g., London, Manchester), and whether lessons are conducted in-person or online. Research local tutors or find a studio that is the best fit for your budget and learning needs.

While 30-minute guitar lessons offer a shorter duration, they can still be valuable, especially for beginners or those with busy schedules. These lessons often focus on fundamental techniques and practice strategies. However, for more in-depth learning and progress, longer sessions may be preferable. Consider your goals and availability when deciding if 30-minute lessons are suitable for you.

Yes, guitar lessons are highly beneficial for anyone looking to improve their musical skills and understanding. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced player, each lesson I teach is focused on accelerating your learning, refining your technique, and expanding your musical repertoire. With structured lessons and expert guidance, you'll develop confidence and proficiency in playing the guitar.

The choice between acoustic and electric guitar depends on your musical preferences and goals. Acoustic guitars offer a more traditional sound and are often preferred for folk, country, or singer-songwriter genres. Electric guitars are versatile, suited for various styles like rock, jazz, and blues, offering more opportunities for experimentation with effects. Start with the instrument that aligns with your musical interests, as I can teacher both.

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