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Guitar Lessons Southampton

I'm Aidan MillarPowell, a dedicated and experienced professional guitar teacher. My goal is to help unleash your musical potential, regardless of your skill level. I believe that everyone can learn to play the guitar, and my tailored private lessons are designed to suit your unique learning style. Whether you're a complete beginner or more advanced, I'll make sure you feel comfortable and inspired as you embark on your musical journey.

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Aidan MillarPowell - Professional Guitar Teacher

Guitar Lessons Southampton Teacher - Aidan MillarPowell
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Lessons Tailored To You

If you decide to learn guitar with Aidan, not only will you get a great teacher and a tailored learning path, but you also gain access to a library of video resources that you can use in between lessons. As an added bonus, Aidan offers 2-for-1 discounts for parent/child lessons. Following your FREE first lesson, Aidan will create a custom learning path that covers the first 10 topics of your journey.


£30 per 1/2 hour, £55 per hour

Guitar Teacher

Aidan MillarPowell


56 Liverpool St, Southampton SO14, UK
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Student Advice

Private Guitar Lessons for All Ages and Abilities

Here at Guitar Lessons Southampton, I offer personalised guitar lessons that cater to your unique learning needs and goals. Whether you're a beginner or an advanced player, I provide private guitar lessons that are tailored to your preferences. Together, we'll make the learning process enjoyable and efficient.

If you're looking to master the basics, learn your favourite songs, or delve into advanced techniques, Guitar Lessons Southampton is the perfect place for you. Let's arrange your first guitar lesson today and start your musical journey with a skilled guitar teacher who is committed to offering enjoyable and educational lessons based on your requirements and objectives.


£30 per 1/2 hour
£55 per hour

Lessons are weekly, fortnightly or as suits you.

Advice for New Students

Electric Guitar Lessons Near Me

Private Guitar Lessons Tailored to You

As your guitar tutor, I'm eager to help you start learning to play your favourite songs on your own guitar from the first lesson. Be it strumming the chords of well-known pop songs, mastering the intricate fingerstyle technique on an acoustic guitar, or playing expansive solos on the electric guitar - we'll explore it all.

Nurturing New Students

The first guitar lesson with me will set the tone for fun and progress while paying attention to the basics, be it hand placement, understanding rhythm, or getting familiar with music theory. Remember, every legendary guitar player started somewhere, and with the right teacher and guitar tuition, you too can begin your guitar playing with confidence.

Beyond The Basics: Advanced Levels and More

For those students who are beyond beginners, Southampton guitar lessons will help you refine your technique and knowledge. From exploring advanced levels of playing and song interpretation to lessons on equipment setup and sound customisation, you're in good hands.

As a passionate guitarist, musician and professional teacher, I promise to guide you every step of the way, enabling you to book guitar lessons that are fun, improve your ability and give you a holistic understanding of the instrument.

After all, I offer guitar lessons where I teach songs suited to the ability and styles that my students want to learn.

Beginner-Friendly Approach

Starting your guitar journey as a beginner can be really exciting and maybe a bit overwhelming at first. But don't worry, I'm here to guide you through it all! Together, we'll lay the foundation for your guitar playing and teach you skills in a beginner-friendly way.

As a beginner, you can expect to learn some key things:

  • Chords: These are the building blocks of music on the guitar.

  • Techniques: Mastering different techniques will help you create beautiful sounds.

  • Tuning: Keeping your guitar in tune is important for sounding great.

  • Tablature: This is a visual way to read music specifically for the guitar.

  • Strumming: Get ready to create awesome rhythms!

  • Finger-picking: Develop your finger dexterity and create intricate melodies.

  • Music reading: Learn how to read sheet music and expand your musical knowledge.

The best part is, you can learn all of this at your own pace. Guitar Lessons Southampton is here to provide you with lessons that introduce these guitar fundamentals in a way that is easy to understand. We'll start with basic songs and simple melodies designed just for beginners, so you can build a strong foundation for your future progress.

Benefits of Learning In-Person vs Online

The Personal Touch of In-Person Lessons

In-person electric guitar lessons here in Southampton come with a unique advantage: the personal touch. As your dedicated electric guitar lessons teacher, I'll be there in the same room with you, able to guide you as you strum your first chords or tackle a new technique on your electric guitar.

This level of hands-on instruction can be invaluable, particularly for beginners who are just getting to know their instrument.

The Convenience of Online Lessons

On the other hand, online guitar lessons offer unmatched convenience. If you lead a busy schedule or find it tough to commute to Southampton for guitar lessons in southampton itself, learning online can be a game-changer.

The Confidence Gained from Consistent Lessons

Regardless of the medium, consistency is key in your guitar learning journey. Regular lessons with a professional guitar tutor can help build your confidence, keep you motivated, and steadily improve your skills.

Advice for Parents of Young Guitarists

Encouraging Your Young Guitarist

As a parent, it's both exciting and slightly daunting when your child shows an interest in learning an instrument. If your youngster is drawn to the guitar, whether acoustic or electric, I'm here to assure you that you're in the right place.

The Importance of Regular Practice

Taking regular guitar lessons is crucial, but practice outside of lessons is equally important. Encourage your child to set aside time each day to practice what they've learnt in their guitar lesson itself, whether that's new chords, styles, or songs. As a professional music teacher, I've seen firsthand how consistent practice can quicken a student's progress and build their confidence.

Advice for Finding the Perfect Guitar Tutor

Finding the perfect guitar tutor might feel like looking for a needle in a haystack, but with patience and a bit of insight, the search for Southampton guitar teachers can be a lot more straightforward. In a place like Southampton, we're fortunate to have many guitar teachers who are well known and highly taught musicians.

Whether you're starting from scratch or at higher levels, the right guitar tutor can make a significant difference in your journey. Guitar lessons in Southampton offer a variety of teaching styles, from traditional guitar tuition to more modern methods. But remember, not all guitar teachers and tutors are the same, and what works for one student might not work for another.

Your Objectives

Consider what you want to achieve from each lesson and your next session. Are you looking to learn guitar from scratch, or do you want to refine your existing skills? Are you interested in a specific genre? Also, think about the teacher's experience and teaching style. Do they focus on theory, technique, or a balance of both?

Teacher's Experience

It's also essential to choose Southampton guitar tutors or guitar instructors who make you feel comfortable and supported, someone who can guide you through the ups and downs of learning an instrument. A perfect guitar tutor will celebrate your victories, no matter how small, and encourage you to keep going even when the chords seem tough.

Local Music Shops and Resources

Southampton has a thriving local music scene that offers an array of resources to support your musical journey. You'll find some of the top-rated music shops in Southampton, including:

  • The Guitar Store: Discover a wide range of popular guitar brands like Martin & Co, Gibson, Taylor, Collings, Tanglewood, Takamine, Fender, Ibanez, Ozark, and Mahalo Ukeleles. Check them out at

  • Becketts Music Ltd: Another great option for all your musical needs. Visit their website at

  • Hobgoblin Music: Explore their selection of musical instruments and accessories at

  • Triangle Pianos: If you're looking for pianos or keyboard instruments, this is the place to go. Visit for more information.

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Taking regular guitar lessons is crucial, but practice outside of lessons is equally important. Encourage your child to set aside time each day to practice what they've learnt in their guitar lesson itself, whether that's new chords, styles, or songs. As a professional music teacher, I've seen firsthand how consistent practice can quicken a student's progress and build their confidence.

Frequently Asked Questions

Given the important role guitar lessons play in providing motivation, corrections and proper technique, it is well worth investing in guitar lessons.

Southampton offers private guitar lessons for all ages and abilities, covering electric, acoustic, and classical styles, as well as beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels.

In-home guitar lessons provide a relaxed atmosphere for personalised instruction, while online lessons offer greater convenience and flexibility. Both are advantageous for learning the guitar.

Yes, Southampton has several music shops offering guitars, accessories, and expert advice to support your learning journey. The Guitar Store, Becketts Music Ltd, Hobgoblin Music, and Triangle Pianos are some examples of these stores.

As a beginner, consistency is key. Aim for at least 20-30 minutes of practice every day. Regular, shorter sessions are more effective than sporadic, lengthy ones. This helps build muscle memory and reinforces learning. As you progress, you can gradually increase practice time based on your comfort and schedule.

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