Guitar Lessons

Playing for over a decade, Alicia is a creative guitarist who has performed both in rock bands and as an acoustic singer/songwriter. Alicia began teaching guitar to students who wished to accompany themselves whilst singing. She now provides lessons for guitarists and singers alike. 

WHAT ABILITY DO YOU TEACH?

Alicia teaches beginner and intermediate guitar, with guitar students of all ages.

DO YOU TEACH CHILDREN?

Yes! Alicia has a vast amount of experience working with children and holds an Enhanced DBS. She currently teaches children aged 6+. Her 30-minute lessons are a popular option for children. Alicia prides herself on being a female guitarist, and her lessons have become sought-after with young girls.

ACOUSTIC or ELECTRIC?

As a guitarist, Alicia plays and teaches both and it is the personal choice of the student, however, for beginners and for singers, acoustic is the more popular option. 

HOW MUCH DO LESSONS COST?

A one hour lesson with Alicia costs £30. Half an hour lessons are available for children aged 10 and under. Visit the Lessons page for more information on block booking discounts.

WHERE ARE LESSONS BASED?

Lessons are based at Alicia's home studio in Rayleigh, Essex. Students are taught in a comfortable, soundproofed environment where they can play in confidence!

WHAT IS A LESSON LIKE?

Alicia believes it is important to offer a mixture of techniques and styles so students can progress and develop freedom in their playing. Lessons combine technical exercises with a 'song project' of the student's choice. She also believes in the importance of learning music theory in order to understand why we play the way we do and ensures it is included in an easily approachable, fun manner. 

DO YOU TEACH GRADES?

Alicia doesn't class herself as a 'grade teacher', much preferring to focus on developing good technique and playing for enjoyment. However, Alicia is more than happy to accommodate those who wish to achieve grades.

CAN I COMBINE MY GUITAR LESSON WITH SINGING LESSONS?

Of course! This has been a very popular option for many students. Get in touch with Alicia to discuss options.

DO YOU PROVIDE THE GUITAR?

Unfortunately, Alicia is not equipped to provide instruments to students. However, she is more than happy to advise you on the purchasing of an instrument.

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