About Me

About

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. These topics may take more than one lesson each to get through, but if you practice you will be surprised at how fast you improve!

Learning the guitar is all about learning songs, they are the driving factor behind any real progress. The first thing Aidan will do is talk about your goals and what you hope to achieve by learning guitar. It could be as simple as learning your favourite song to play at a wedding or just for fun, all the way through to attaining your guitar grades, to being the biggest rock star in the world. The most important thing is that you enjoy the experience we provide, so playing guitar doesn’t feel intimidating.

After 25 years of playing guitar and teaching in other sectors, Aidan decided to open my own guitar teaching school in Southampton. I’m your cliche tech-to-musician story. Having spent years working in entertainment logistics, audio visual services, and IT, Aidan ditched it all for music and built a professional studio here in Southampton.

Location

56 Liverpool St, Southampton SO14, UK

Geolocation

50.9155859,-1.4003344

Instrument(s) Taught

Guitar, Music Production, Music Theory, Songwriting, Sound Engineering

Where do lessons take place?

Teacher's Location, Student's House, Online

Instrument

Guitar, Music Production, Music Theory, Songwriting, Sound Engineering

Lesson Type

In-Person, In-Person, Online

Lesson Prices

60 mins

£55

30 mins

£30

Other Lesson Prices

The Songwriting & Recording experience starts at £30 per hour for songwriting/coaching and the recording/mixing/mastering side can range from £300 up to £1000 and beyond per track, depending on the complexity of the song.

For example, if you have one song, with 4 main instruments and some vocals, then that will be at the very lower end of cost. However, if you want a 60-track orchestral arrangement for a 10-minute song that has 30 time signature changes and 17 key changes, then that will obviously cost at the higher end.

Either way, with me you get a more affordable, fun, and enjoyable experience without being intimidated by professional studios and session players. All of which can get very expensive, very fast.

Payment Plans

Pay-As-You-Go, Block Bookings

Payment Options

Online Bank Transfer, PayPal, Contactless, Apple Pay, Square

Cancelation & Rescheduling Policy

Please note: our multi-lesson packages are non-refundable, once the first lesson of that package has been booked or 3 months has transpired past purchase date. Rescheduling a lesson can be easily requested at no cost, no less than 24 hours prior the start of the lesson, extenuating circumstances and emergencies will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Lessons rescheduled within 24 hours of a booked lesson will incur the full fee.

Our recording package is also non-refundable once the booking time has started.

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Levels & Ages

Skill Levels Taught

Beginner (up to Grade 5), Intermediate (Grades 5-8), Advanced (Grade 8 and above), Professional Musicians/Teachers

Ages Taught

all ages

Lesson Sizes

One-to-One, Group Lessons

Graded Exam Preparation

ABRSM (Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music), RCM (Royal College of Music), Rockschool

Professional Affiliations

Music Teachers' Association (MTA), Musician’s Union

When did you start teaching?

10/06/2022

Genres Taught

Genres Taught

Blues, Classical Music, Pop, Rock

Sub-Genres Taught

Death Metal, Emo, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Neo-Soul, Noise Rock, Post-Grunge, Post-Punk, Power Metal, Psychedelic Rock, Southern Rock, Speed Metal, Stoner Rock, Viking Metal

Languages

Languages Spoken

English

Reviews

Reviews

Rated 5.0 out of 5
August 22, 2023

I was really nervous about starting guitar, but Aidan took the time to really understand my needs and move at a comfortable pace.

Louisa Bradshaw
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Rated 5.0 out of 5
August 22, 2023

Aidan is a great teacher and learning the guitar is a lot of fun with his help. Aidan is very organized and structured in his teaching and I’m learning something new each week.

David MILLAR-POWELL
Verified
Rated 5.0 out of 5
August 22, 2023

Always wanted to learn the guitar, finally found the place to do it! Fantastic space, great equipment and Aidan paces the lessons perfectly. I was a total beginner when I started and can already feel myself getting better at a good pace. 100% WOULD RECOMMEND.

Jack Grossman
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Safeguarding

Safeguarding Certificates:

UK: DBS Check (Disclosure and Barring Service)

Do you currently have Public Liability Insurance?

Yes

Profile Details

First Name

Aidan

Last Name

MillarPowell

Username

aidanmillarpowell