I am a friendly, patient and enthusiastic tutor and have taught electric and acoustic guitar for over ten years. I currently have availability on both weekdays and weekends for private tuition; £30 per hour or £15 per half hour. All ages and abilities are welcome. These one-to-one lessons are delivered at my home studio in St Albans, Hertfordshire. Outreach tuition (eg. in schools and arts centres) is also available – please contact me to discuss details and rates.
I have taught groups and delivered on behalf of other organisations, including a song-writing workshop at The Old Town Hall, Hemel Hempstead , an electric guitar master-class at Sound It Out Studios, Walsall and a composition workshop at Frogmore Paper Mill.
My teaching approach is adaptable and I make sure that content is appropriate for each individual student. I teach a variety of styles; everything from jazz, classical, pop and country to blues, rock and heavy metal.
You can see more videos of me playing guitar in the ‘Watch’ section of this website.
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you would like to find out more. You can reach me via the ‘Contact’ page of this website.
‘I have been taking lessons from Tom for a couple of months and I have noticed a huge difference in my technical ability, I now have a good grasp of basic theory and look forward to my lessons.’ – Adam Chiu, student
‘After a 15 year layoff from playing Tom helped kick my technique back into shape and improve my musical theory knowledge in short order. We have covered a variety of styles including Blues, Rock, Metal, and Gypsy Jazz and I thoroughly enjoy our lessons. He is always happy to adapt his teaching towards what you are most interested in learning. Highly recommended!’ – Gareth Jones, student, 2015
If you are interested in speaking with me about any area of music education, please visit the Contact page of this website.
I am an RGT (Registry of Guitar Tutors) certified teacher, have a current enhanced DBS certificate, a level 3 PTLLS certificate and hold a full UK driving licence.