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Guitar Lessons Southampton

Hi, my name is James Sinclair and I am a professional guitar teacher offering high quality guitar lessons to students of all ages and abilities in Southampton and surrounding areas.


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James Sinclair - Professional Guitar Teacher

Guitar Lessons Southampton Teacher - James Sinclair
My Mission

Enthusiastic and Relaxed Lessons

Hello! My name is James and I’m a music student at the University of Southampton where I study electric, acoustic and classical guitar. I take pride in offering high quality and professional guitar lessons that are suitable for students of all ages and abilities.

I am a very versatile teacher who loves what I do. Music and playing an instrument is a real passion of mine and is something I think everyone should to get to experience at some point. I believe that not only is playing an instrument very fun, but there are also other great health and mental health benefits too!

Location

Sirdar Road Southampton, SO17 3SJ

Guitar Teacher

James Sinclair
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My Lessons

All Genres and Styles Welcome

I really enjoy teaching in various different styles and genres of music. I find that doing this often keeps me on my toes and pushes me to get a better understanding of a genre that a student is interested in. Having worked with so many different students now, I feel comfortable and confident in teaching just about any style or genre. No matter which direction you would like to take the lessons in, my lessons cater for all.

I also like trying to help my students discover new music to help keep them inspired. It's important to stay driven and motivated when learning a new instrument as a lack of inspiration is sometimes a difficult thing to overcome. My main personal style of choice is Spanish Flamenco, and I was fortunate enough to live in Spain for 2 years however I can teach any genre such as Pop, Jazz, Folk, Classical etc.

Prices:


£30 per hour

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

Beginners & Advanced Students Welcome

Having a vast knowledge base when it comes to guitar playing, students of all ages and abilities are welcome, both beginners and advanced guitarists alike.

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Lesson Focus
Beginners Welcome

Introduction to Guitars, Basic Songs, Simple Melodies

My Experience as a Teacher

My experience with the guitar goes back over the last ten years or so when I was first inspired by guitarists like Slash and Angus Young of ACDC because I thought guitar was the coolest thing ever! I played consistently throughout my teens taking lessons and playing in bands with my friends. My teachers took me through some Rockschool grade exams to give some structure to my learning, but my development was guided by my own musical interests.

After sixth-form, I spent a year at BIMM Brighton studying guitar and popular music, while more importantly immersing myself in the Brighton music scene developing my ability as a performing musician in a funk band and playing in venues including Concorde 2, The Old Market and The Latest Music Bar. Around this time, I developed an interest in jazz and classical guitar after attending a summer jazz course at the Guildhall School in London and studying with a local classical guitarist.

I’m now working towards my degree in Music at the University of Southampton, which is giving me a holistic understanding of music with or without the guitar! I enjoy learning about all styles of music and identifying what makes them unique. Having developed such a wide range of skills I am now very happy to be in a position where I can now share these skills with my students.

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Intermediate/Advanced Guitar players Welcome

Harder Playing Techniques, Complex Theory, Complex Songs,

More About My Lessons

I get great pleasure from sharing what I love about music and I have some experience teaching guitar at my local primary school as well as one-to-one lessons from home too. This means over my years of teaching I have worked with students from all different skill levels and musical walks of life. I'll always take the time to get to know you personally and tailor the material to suit you.

Most of my students tend to take a one hour lesson with me each week and I find that this is usually the best way to gain momentum and to see steady and consistent development each week. I would tend to recommend that younger students take half an hour lessons as this helps to keep their interest throughout the course of the lessons. Together we can help you become the guitar player you have always wanted to be.

Rather than teaching my students a song by learning note by note from a page, I try to encourage my students to explore music in a more free and personal way. This teaching approach allows the individual to progress in a more creative manner, and this will help them discover their own sound and will result in a more original outcome in the end.

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Local Music Stores

Here is a list of music stores you can try for all your musical needs.

Music Shops in Southampton

Here is a list of music stores in the area that you can try for all your guitar needs and accessories.

Hayes Music, is located Empress Road, Southampton, SO14 0JX and has a wide variety of guitars and accessories for you to choose from. Here you'll be able to find the guitar that suits you best and get all the bits and pieces you'll need to get started.

Becketts Music, is located 56 Commercial Road, Southampton, SO15 1GD provides a selection of all kinds of guitars. They offer a wide range of guitars to suit all budgets. If you're looking for a fine acoustic guitar at a reasonable price then it may be worth taking a look here.

The Music Shop, is located 1 Brook Road, Southampton, SO18 6AZ. Here they offer a huge selection of all things to do with music including a large selection of guitars as well as guitar amplifiers, cables, strings, picks and just about everything you'll need.

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I am an enthusiastic and passionate guitar teacher and it is my goal to help you become the guitar player you have always wanted to be and to support you on each step of your musical journey.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Lessons are £30 for an hours tuition.

I teach my lessons from a teaching space located on Sirdar Road, Southampton, SO17 3SJ, UK. 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.

I teach students of all ages 8+.

No you can attend lessons as and when you like. I would recommend one hour a week for the most consistent progress.

Any lessons cancelled within 48 hours can still be charged for. I am happy to reschedule cancelled lessons where possible.

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Guitar Lessons Southampton Music Studio Address

Location

Sirdar Road Southampton, SO17 3SJ
Teaching Space
I teach my lessons from a teaching space located on Sirdar Road, Southampton, SO17 3SJ, UK. 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.

More Teachers

I am delighted to work alongside another dedicated guitar teacher in Southampton, who is able to help support your learning if for any reason our availibities don't match up.

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Kit Rivington

My name is Kit Rivington and I'm a professional guitar teacher. Music has always been one of the very few things in this world that makes sense to me. I'm a passionate music lover and guitar teacher and it is my goal to share this passion with others. I am a very versatile teacher who loves all things music and wants to share these skills and abilities with you.

I mainly teach my students by teaching them the songs they love by the artists they enjoy. I feel this is a very important part of keeping interest and having fun whilst overcoming the challenges we all face when learning a new instrument. Not only does this allow you to improve at your instrument but will also help keep you motivated and driven for the lessons.

I really enjoy teaching in various different styles and genres of music. I find that doing this often keeps me on my toes and pushes me to get a better understanding of a genre that a student is interested in. Having worked with so many different students now, I feel comfortable and confident in teaching just about any style or genre. No matter which direction you would like to take the lessons in, my lessons cater for all.

If you are interested in learning how to play the guitar for the first time or even if you have been playing for years I am more than happy to teach any student of any ability or skill level.

Please get in touch via [email protected] if you have any questions and we can arrange your first guitar lesson and get the ball rolling.

Kits Teaching Info

Kit Rivington - Guitar Teacher

Prices: £11.50 per half hour / £23 per hour

Location: Southampton SO15 2DD | Online Teacher

Ages Taught: 10+

Contact: [email protected]

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Please don't hesitate to get in touch and book your first guitar lesson today!

Guitar Teacher

James Sinclair
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