About Me


Nora Bee is a guitar teacher based in London with 25 years of experience in teaching. Passionate about teaching and patient! Currently more so specialising in intermediate and advanced guitar. ( With Interest in improvisation, composing, fretboard fluency, jazz and music theory, chord melody arranging and more.) Great with adapting for each individual students needs and wants. Over 25 years she have been teaching guitar for all ages and all levels, electric, classical and acoustic guitars. She is great with kids as well as adults – applying her teaching style and adapting to each individual student. Currently majority of her students are adults. Many of current and past students of hers are studying grade exam books for classical guitar as well as rock guitar. Equally great at teaching hobbyist students, making lessons fun and enjoyable as well as always gently pushing to improve to the next level.

Nora also have been a gigging guitarist for 25 years , and has been a part of 100+ bands and projects in Latvia, the UK, Portugal, Italy, Boston (USA), Spain, Belgium, Egypt, Lithuania and Estonia, and has taught 200+ guitar students over many years in London, UK, Latvia and internationally over Zoom ( or Skype/Facetime). Past teaching experiences include working as a guitar mentor for a few years at USA based intensive online guitar school for intermediate players – Guitar Mastery Intensive ( Learn with Sonora) . Currently a guest lecturer. As a gigging musician one of the many artists Nora has had the opportunity to share the stage with was the great, late Amy Winehouse. Before moving to London, back in Latvia was also giving regular guitar workshops in ”Madona Guitar sessions”, that happens once a year in the Latvian town Madona.

She is always curious about exploring new styles of music. Nora is comfortable with many different guitar techniques and Musical styles including jazz standards (swing), bebop, fusion, modern jazz, Bossa nova, latin music, flamenco (in the beginning of her musical career), blues, funk, soul, classical guitar, finger style chord melody, African guitar, avant-garde, jazz comping in duos (combining walking bass lines with chords) and bass guitar.

Nora has played in most of the important jazz clubs in London, such as “Ronnie Scotts”, “Vortex”, “606”, “Charlie Wrights” and others together with various artists and as well as a leader of multiple jazz projects. Before moving to London, back in Latvia she was leading her modern jazz quartet, and playing in many other projects, including big bands, as well as being part of international jazz concert management organisations.

Music Qualifications & Achievements:

Studied jazz guitar at Riga Dom Choir School (2004), have taken many private lessons with teachers based in London and occasional lessons with visiting guitarists ( from NYC), as well as few lessons online.

Nora took part in Berklee summer school in Italy, Perugia (2008) , where she was studying with Berklee guitar professor Jon Damian ), as well as Jerry Bergonzi one week long summer workshop in Spain, Cadiz ( 2007).


Granville Rd, London N12 0HJ, UK



Instrument(s) Taught


Where do lessons take place?

Teacher's Location, Online



Lesson Type

In-Person, Online

Lesson Prices

60 mins


45 mins


30 mins


Other Lesson Prices

If you book in bulk, discounts are available.

Payment Plans

Pay-As-You-Go, Block Bookings, Monthly, Termly, Lesson Vouchers

Payment Options

Cash, Online Bank Transfer, PayPal

Cancelation & Rescheduling Policy

If cancelled less than 24h before lesson time, you still have to pay for the lesson. Otherwise I can be quite flexible with times.

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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


Graded Exam Preparation

I don't teach grades to my students, ABRSM (Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music), MTAC (Music Teachers' Association of California), RCM (Royal College of Music), RGT@LCM, Rockschool, Trinity College London

Professional Affiliations

Musician’s Union

When did you start teaching?


Genres Taught

Genres Taught

Blues, Classical Music, Country, Folk, Funk, Hip hop, Jazz, Music for Children, Music of Africa, Music of Latin America, Pop, Rock, Soul music, Traditional Music

Sub-Genres Taught

Acid Jazz, Afrobeat, Avant-garde, Big Band, Bluegrass, Bossa Nova, Dream Pop, Experimental, Flamenco, Flamenco Pop, Gospel, Gypsy Jazz, Indie Folk, Motown, Musical Theatre, Neo-Soul, Nu Jazz, Orchestral, R&B (Rhythm and Blues), Singer-Songwriter, Smooth Jazz, Southern Rock, Swing, Worldbeat



Rated 5.0 out of 5
December 29, 2022

”She is very knowledgable, very easy to work with and very into it…”

Charles Learn with Sonora program
Rated 5.0 out of 5
December 29, 2022

”She is absolutely wonderful… Getting to know her and having her as a teacher is one of the most helpful aspects of curriculum”

Sophia Learn with Sonora program
Rated 5.0 out of 5
December 29, 2022

“…I feel gently pushed which is good. It’s triggering all my “wanting to do the best I possibly can”… I’m really grateful for her, she’s fantastic”

Jason Learn with Sonora program
Rated 5.0 out of 5
December 29, 2022

“I am delighted to have the opportunity to offer my strongest recommendation for Nora Bee as a first class jazz musician and guitar teacher based in North London. As a full time musician, Nora has the rare ability to both inspire, excite and stretch her students ability, through her focused tuition. Nora, takes the time to fully understand her students playing goals and goes on to develop innovative strategies to help them develop their playing. Her inspiration is contagious and I feel as though I have benefitted tremendously from her encouragement and highly developed and flexible teaching style. I have no hesitation in recommending her to any aspiring guitarist looking to reach new heights of playing.”

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