Southampton's number one choice for Guitar Lessons !
- Do you want to improve your guitar playing but need the right help and guidance?
- Are you the parent or friend of someone who would like to learn guitar but not sure how to help?
- Are you already playing guitar but are frustrated and want to get better?
- Do you feel like it's taking too long to get to the next level?
- Do you want FAST results and for learning guitar to be FUN?
Is this how you feel?
- Do you feel like your guitar playing isn't going anywhere fast?
- Are you tired of trying to teach yourself?
- Do you feel that it's taking too long to get to the next level?
- Does it still not sound "right" when you play guitar?
- Can you only play bits and pieces but desperately want to be able to play what you want?
- Do you freeze up when playing in front of other people?
- Do you want to know exactly what to learn and in the right order?
- Are you overwhelmed by all the conflicting information about learning guitar out there?
I know EXACTLY what you're going through. Like many people, I was once really frustrated with my guitar playing, right up until I found a great guitar teacher who changed my life and made me into the player and teacher I am today!
I doubted I would ever play the way I wanted to, but he showed me the "missing links" and how to get results FAST, removing all of the frustration from trying to teach myself…
Fact is, LOTS of people feel this way. Very few actually do something about it!
I'm here to help you...
You need a teacher with a plan to help you and proven methods for getting results.
You don't need "natural talent" or more youtube lessons. You need to be taught, trained and given the tools to succeed by someone who understands your needs.
I have helped hundreds of guitar players from Southampton and I want to help you too.
Get help TODAY!
"I have learned so much and become a much better player in 6 months. I would recommend Jimmy as a teacher. "
Get results FAST!
"Jimmy is a great guitar teacher and thanks to his help, my guitar-playing skills have improved way quicker than I could have done with just the help of the internet."
Benefits of taking lessons with me.
- Lessons are based with YOUR personal music and guitar goals in mind so that you can progress FASTER and EASIER without distractions!
- I will show you how and what to practice so that you'll always be on the right track.
- I will show you the "missing links"... so you will save time and money.
" I have been delighted with my lessons with Jimmy. With a long standing desire to learn guitar and various failed attempts to do so behind me I felt that I needed to be taught by someone who knows how to do just that, Teach!
Jimmy has structured lessons to go at my pace and has found the right balance between learning and fun; this is rarity with guitar teachers.
I can’t recommend Jimmy highly enough not only is he exceptional at his job but he is a great guy to spend time with..."
Sam F, Southampton
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"I've used the majority of well-known guitar methods...I've never made such a sharp incline of progress since taking lessons with Jimmy.
I highly recommend Jimmy for any player serious about his/her development as a guitarist and musician in general."
Karl M. Southampton
Why choose me for guitar lessons?
I offer unique, personal guitar training to all of my students.
I have been trained in guitar teaching and have been working in education since 2002. I have taught thousands and thousands of guitar lessons to people from Southampton and beyond, with various learning styles and different needs.
I have students of all ages and abilities.
I am proud to say that I currently teach people from Southampton aged 5-65+ and have taken students who couldn’t do ANYTHING and made them into GREAT guitarists.
I don’t have a “comfort-zone” I like to work in. I teach students of ALL ages and abilities and constantly strive to make ALL my students happy with their level of playing.
I use various teaching formats.
I have SEVERAL ways of teaching my students as not every person is the same or learns in the same manner and I will dis-spell several myths about old-school, traditional teaching methods and PROVE to you that my methods will get you results FASTER than normal, average guitar lessons. I've found that a lot of other teachers simply teach their students songs or use a syllabus without finding out what it is their students ACTUALLY want to be able to play on guitar. I teach the PERSON sat in front of me...not just songs, chords or other stuff. I want to help you play whatever it is YOU want.
I will not only show you “what to play” but, more importantly- HOW TO PLAY IT.
Knowing WHAT to practice and HOW to practice has really helped me and so has playing with other students.
If you're thinking of having lessons with Jimmy...DO IT...he knows what he's doing and has made the lessons very interesting and enjoyable."
Jade W. Southampton
”I have been playing about 8 years now with some private lessons elsewhere, but just didn't feel I was evolving and struggled with the method of teaching that was being used. So I looked on the Internet for a well rated, professional, very patient teacher and Jimmy came up at the top.
Jimmy has helped me in my weak areas of Scales and barre chords and has given me much needed confidence to do them. He has showed me different ways to play all over the fret board in a easier way then previously told in much quicker time which makes great value for money.
Definitely more confident and more knowledgeable to embrace new things I once found very hard to grasp. He teaches in a way that links things together so it's big breakthroughs in small steps so not too overwhelming.
I have tried 2 other teachers and had no connection with them which I find makes you nervous and stunts growth as a guitarist. Jimmy is relaxed, patient and an exceptional player. Very well trained and connects with any age group and all levels of ability.
The lessons are fun and personal and you can do one to one teaching or even with other guitarist to help timing and improve playing in a group. Jimmy is also very flexible for appointments which has helped fit in with my busy life style.
He's easy to get to and never had a problem parking (I have had with other teachers) he's happy bubbly and enthusiastic about people learning all types of guitar playing. I wouldn't go anywhere else for lessons now!!”
Darren Smith. Southampton
"...nothing beats the human interaction with the right music teacher.
If you’ve been strung along with a music teacher, now really learn to play to your best..."
"I can highly recommend Jimmy as a guitar player. For years we played together in the rock band Idiot3. We toured the UK several times and recorded CDs that were loved by the critics and the fans alike. What Jimmy brought to the band was a massive love of music, all the technical skills and most importantly a sense of enthusiasm and appreciation of finer points of guitar playing. His contributions both as a rhythm and lead player were invaluable. Plus...he's a great guy!!"
Ian Hardwick: Bass and Vocals for GOOBERGUN (formerly known as IDIOT3)
" I manage a team of volunteer music tutors and employ musicians on a freelance basis to run outreach sessions, teaching and bespoke workshops in our studios to a broad range of clients with different ages and abilities.
Jimmy has worked with us in every capacity outlined above and I count on him as a music leader who we work with and who I trust will do a great job in any situation.
Jimmy is a committed, creative and dedicated guitarist, with a great combination of style and technique. He is flexible, intuitive, sensitive and able, with the maturity to know when he's needed in a supportive role and when to turn on the fireworks!
Jimmy has great people skills and the people we work with warm to him quickly. He has a very positive attitude and a clear love of music which he communicates in his teaching. Jimmy is always reliable, patient, kind and considerate and I recommend him for any musical role of study, teaching or performance. "
Chris Redmond. Music Leader. Winnall Rock School.
Are your lessons right for me?
To ensure that we get the most out of working together, please consider the following before contacting me:
- Do you want to get much better at playing guitar as fast as possible?
- Do you want your guitar playing to sound as good as it can be?
- Do you want to find out how easy it can be to get to the next level?
- Do you want to learn everything you need to play the way you want to?
- Do you want learning guitar to be flexible and FUN!?
If you've answered yes to these questions then get in touch! I can definitely help you just as I've helped hundreds of others...
My lessons are NOT for you if:
- You can not commit to weekly lessons right now.
- You just want to learn some more licks and tricks.
- You want to learn classical, flamenco or country styles. (I've nothing against these styles, I just don't teach them!)
- If you're looking for the cheapest guitar lessons in town.
- You are not willing or able to practice between lessons.
I would highly recommend taking lessons if you are considering it. Even if you are curious about them, take a couple and see how you get on. I found that within very few lessons with Jimmy I was able to play far better than I had previously, so the returns you get are quite quick and incredibly satisfying.
"In just under a year of sharing every Tuesday evening with Jimmy I have developed my guitar playing technique and I now feel comfortable playing a variety of music genres. The lessons are based around what YOU want to play and learn! Don't get me wrong, you don't simply ask to learn one particular song... Oh no, no,no. Jimmy teaches you the techniques and methods behind playing different genres of music allowing you to play a multitude of songs in the space of a few weeks!
Listen, if you want to have fun, learn quick and for a good price, you are in the right place. Give him a call, trust me you will never look back. "
What shall I do next?
I understand how scary starting something new can be or how intimidating change can be but don’t worry!
I’ve been there, lots of my students have been there too but I have found that the best thing to do is to try. To give it a go and hopefully see what a difference having lessons will do for your guitar playing. You won’t know until you give it a shot…
The worst thing you can do now for your guitar playing is to do NOTHING.
I offer a FREE trial lesson with no obligation to continue lessons with me and nothing for you to lose.
I really want to find out how I can help you today and hope you're just as excited as me to get going!