I took up the electric guitar late in life and have both enjoyed my lessons and have been very much assisted by Gavin, both with theory (not too much, but my choice) and his teaching generally. Lessons followed my interests but with professional guidance and have encouraged my continued interest in learning and playing the guitar. Happy to recommend him as a professional and skilled teacher.
Happened on 7th fret by accident mindlessly googling guitar lessons. I tried learning the self taught way and it just wasn't working, but I'm actually making progress now which feels really good. Also Gavin is a really good teacher. Easy going, no pressure teaching method and really knowledgeable. Highly recommend.
I had a few blocks of lessons with Gavin in 2021.Gavin helped me get my head around a lot of music theory concepts that I'd struggled with as a self learner. I wanted to learn how to play more melodically over a piece when improvising, but also wanted to tighten up my understanding of fundamentals; chord theory, intervals and scales. Gavin is great at this, and I find it a lot easier to talk about and engage with other musicians now as a result of his help. It's crazy to me that before I came to Gavin I wouldn't be able to do simple things like describe the difference between natural minor and harmonic minor, or how to describe intervals, or what modes are. The amount he was able to teach me in a short space of time was amazing.I'm not a fretboard wizard by any means, but I've advanced a lot both in terms of theory and playing since we had our lessons, and Gavin gave me an amazing boost.In lessons Gavin encourages curiousity and is really happy to help. His lessons are really cheerful and accomodating of your muscial interests and goals. I've still got a lot of learning left to do, but Gavin helped me find new interest in improving my guitar skills.Cheers Gavin!
Gavin is very patient with children . He’s been a fantastic guitar teacher to both of my kids . Not only help them to learn the guitar also improve their understanding of music . I will definitely recommend him to any one is looking for a guitar teacher .
Pauline O’ Brien:
“We were delighted with how our sons progress picked up when he started lessons with Gavin. He is a great teacher. My son has learned so much about the guitar and music in general.”
“I have great fun in the lessons and Gavin has a great knowledge of music theory and recording. My playing has really improved from his tuition. He has helped me through the grades and given me some great advice on recording.”
“Gavin really helped me with my guitar playing and I am now at a level thet I can gig with my own band. I’ve learned loads from Gavin about song structure for my own songs and will be going into the studio to record soon.”