I teach guitar, ukulele and banjo lessons in Stroud, Gloucestershire, and specialise in the following styles:
- Western swing
- blues/R&B/jazz basics
I’m currently taking on beginner, improver, intermediate & advanced players aged 12 to adult.
I can help you if you’re looking to learn new techniques, want to learn a specific style or technique, are stuck in a rut with your playing or just want to enjoy playing and learning!
Everyone has different challenges and interests, so I always tailor lessons to your individual needs. I like to focus on learning through playing music that you love (songs, instrumentals, improvisation, etc.), while also helping you find a feeling of progress and growth.
Thank you for your patience & thoughtful guidance over the last year. I’ve loved every minute of our lessons and the musical tricks, tools & knowledge you’ve shared.
– Toby T
I bring all my skills of playing live and in the studio at the highest level. I have over 15 years experience of teaching all kinds of students in lots of styles (see my “Testimonials” for more feedback from students).
I’m fully DBS (formerly known as CRB) checked and have public liability insurance.
If you’re interested in tuition, or would like to find out more, email me through the Contact Page.
From the very first lesson he puts you at ease with his friendly and easy going nature; each lesson has been fun as well as being informative and it’s easy to look back and see clear progress.
– Samantha Kenyon (guitar teacher in training)
- £38 for an hour lesson
- £32 for 45 minutes
- £25 for 30 minutes (recommended for children only)
I’ve been learning guitar with Jacob for the last year and a half or so and have found him engaging, encouraging and endlessly patient!
When I go back to songs we started with, it is inspiring how much he has taught me, and how far I have come.
– John Leigh
I teach from my home studio in Brimscombe, Stroud (in Gloucestershire). It has everything we need for your lesson!
Alternatively I’m available for online lessons via Skype (or Facetime) using high quality audio.
Thank you so much for being an amazing teacher and also helping me with my DofE! You have made me feel much more confident in singing and much better at guitar! […] I have really enjoyed our lessons!
– Holly Ewing, age 15