Music Tuition

Music is fun. We all have a need to express ourselves and music is a great medium through which to do this. There are several elements that students need to understand to advance and play to their full ability. Simon covers technique, theory, rhythm, improvisation, ear training, sight reading and how to practice effectively as well as many other areas of music. As a professional musician trained at Berklee College of Music he has a deep, working knowledge of these areas and can tailor the lesson subject matter for each student's musical interest. He teaches guitar, keyboards and electric bass at schools across Sussex and has a full current DBS certificate.

"Thank you for teaching me the guitar, I appreciate your time and effort that you put it. You're a great teacher! I have been fortunate to have you" - Liam D aged 15

"Guitar lessons with Simon have been great. Everything is targeted on what I want to know and achieve, not on a formulaic one method suits all approach." - Dave L - adult student

"Thank you for teaching me and helping. You are the best teacher in the world" - Caleb H aged 10

"You were the best piano teacher ever" - Molly S aged 6

Simon teaches acoustic and electric guitar, electric bass, keyboards and blues harmonica for all ages and levels both in person and via video call.
It is very important to have an experienced teacher in the early stages of learning to avoid ingraining bad habits that can hinder your growth as a player for many years. The first obstacle any beginner faces is the physical one: "How do I play ...?". "How do I play a G chord?", "How do I play a major scale?". As these are mastered the challenge becomes "What do I play?". With years of study, live and studio experience, Simon can help you develop right from the first note you ever play, through to advanced techniques and skills, whilst avoiding bad habits and time-wasting.

The Rhythm Section
Simon runs The Rhythm Section Youtube channel to help guitarists and keyboard players practise their rhythm playing. The channel can be found here The Rhythm Section. PDFs for the tracks can be found on the Rhythm Section page.

Please call or email to arrange a lesson:
Mobile: 07899 795554