Guitar Tuition

Jonny offers private guitar tuition in the York area in the comfort of your own home, teaching electric, classical and acoustic guitar for  all ages and abilities. He has been advanced D.B.S. checked and is a member of The Registry of guitar tutors (RGT)as well as being a York Arts Education approved tutor.

From his time studying on the professional diploma course at BIMM Bristol Jonny consolidated his knowledge of rock and pop performance and was also able gain a real insight into how leading UK tutors Stuart Ryan (Guitar Techniques) and Jamie Hunt (Guitarist Magazine) delivered effective lessons, yielding results whilst making lessons enjoyable.

Successful artists who have studied at BIMM Bristol include pop singer songwriter George Ezra, Steve Sparrow from the rock band Morning Parade, and Adam Nolly Getgood from the metal band Periphery

Lessons are charged at £32 per hour or £16 per half hour and can be on a weekly, bi- weekly or casual basis (24 hour notice required for cancellations).

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Styles and techniques covered

  • Blues, Pop, Classic Rock, Indie/Britpop, Progressive Rock, Metal, Classical/ Spanish guitar.
  • Plectrum picking techniques (Alternate, sweep, economy, hybrid.)
  • Legato playing and Tapping.
  • Building chords and chord progressions
  • Scales, Modes, Arpeggios, Super-imposition.
  • Classical guitar fingerstyle techniques – rest stroke, free stroke, tremolo, Rasgueados.
  • Music reading
  • Rockschool / RGT electric guitar grades.
  • Trinity guildhall Classical grades.
  • Preparation for G.C.S.E and A level performance Exams.
  • DBS Checked.

Jonny provides one to one and group classical and electric guitar tuition at Wigginton primary (rated good by Ofstead) (12:30pm-3:30pm) on Mondays. He has also provided lessons at Terrington Hall Independent School,  and Scarcroft primary (rated outstanding by Ofstead) (12-5pm) in York through his private teaching business.

Jonny has provided Rocks n’ pops tuition teaching beginner level drums, keyboard, and vocals along with the guitar and band coaching at Crayke Primary (rated outstanding by Ofstead) and Easingwold Primary(rated good by Ofstead)

He has also provided one to one tuition and rock-band tutoring in Burley Oaks and  Ben Rhydding primary schools in the Ilkley area through “Learn to Rock” music tuition service. One to one tuition for external primary and secondary students is also offered on Tuesday evenings 3:30 -6 :30 (Adult Students can also be accommodated). With Learn to Rock Jonny has coached various bands including “Caution Ewok” aged 11-13 and “Ark Eye” 13 -15 ( Tuesday evenings) In the sessions the bands learn a range of cover material along with songwriting and working on performance skills. Demos by the bands Jonny has taught, as well as one to one students on electric and classical guitar can be viewed in the “Ilkley Bands” and “Track student progress” sections of the Learn to Rock site.

He  has provided his band coaching and performance services in professional pit bands for Whitcliffe Mount performing arts Summer school productions of “We Will Rock You” and “Starlight Express.”  Most recently he provided guitar for the Easingwold players production of “Honk” the Musical.

Some useful resources for student guitarists can be found here on the D.S. Music website including chord and scale diagrams, Standard notation charts, guitar neck diagrams with notes named and and an introduction to the circle of fifths.

Jonny recommends Guitar Pro as a practice and transcription tool.
Guitar Pro: a tablature editor, a score player, and a backing band all in one


One thought on “Guitar Tuition

  1. Hi, Jonny. Johnny Boterrell gave us your number after the White Bear music night. I’m Millie’s dad who did a song with the ukulele after you. Are you available to give Millie guitar lessons? She’s not had any yet but has a classical guitar (Admira 3/4). Monday after school is best but let me know when you might be available.

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