Private Electric & Acoustic Guitar lessons in Leeds
Learn how to play the guitar with a creative and passionate musician, working actively in the recording industry.
My name is Robert Hobson. I've been a private guitar tutor in Leeds since 2005 and have a gained a great deal of experience teaching people of all age groups and ability levels. I personally get a lot of enjoyment from playing the guitar and I'm always enthusiastic about being able to teach my students how to have fun and improve their own guitar playing.
What are the benefits of private guitar tuition?
Plenty of guitar players, especially beginners, will attempt to teach themselves. I was no different when I first picked up a guitar in 1993. Many will try to find free online guitar lessons as well as books and videos to get themselves started. It rarely works, and often you can find yourself struggling and overwhelmed by the sheer amount of information out there. A tutor is able to assess your specific needs and then break down the relevant areas into manageable chunks.
Using books and some online mediums as an additional tool to learn how to play the guitar can certainly be a fantastic resource, but only if used in the correct manner. Unfortunately, they can't dynamically interact and respond to the questions you have, they can't inspire you in the same way a great teacher can and they certainly don't explain how to improve your own personal guitar playing.
Quite simply, private guitar tuition is the quickest route to get you playing at a level you are happy with; it certainly worked for me!
What you can expect from lessons with me
My approach to guitar lessons is relaxed and informal. Lesson topics are normally directed towards your own personal areas of interest, with an emphasis on teaching you practical applications of the techniques you learn, in context of the styles of music you enjoy. After all, the goal is to learn to play music, and hopefully have fun at the same time!
As well as teach guitar, it is my intention to give all of my students a greater understanding of how music works, and therefore a greater appreciation for it.
I will also keep a record of your progress during lessons so that together we can work towards improving your playing and not using lesson time for just practice.
Initially, I offer a FREE introductory guitar lesson. We can chat about the music you are interested in, answer any questions you may have, and also decide upon the best course of action to proceed with your tuition.
Other benefits I offer
As well as top quality guitar lessons, my regular students also benefit from:
- Discounted guitar strings, cables, tuners, metronomes and more from D'Addario.
- 15% discount when booking lessons in advance.
- HD lesson videos, tabs and backing tracks. These can be easily copied to a USB memory stick, or uploaded online using Dropbox.
- 15% discount at Silent City Recording Studio in Leeds.
Styles of music I can cover
I teach both electric and acoustic guitar to anyone who is at beginner level, right through to more advanced players looking to expand their knowledge. I cover a large range of styles including (but not restricted to): Jazz, Blues, Rock, Metal, Folk, Pop, Indie. I also specialise in compostional techniques and Jazz Theory.
Where my guitar lessons take place
Normally, lessons are taught from my home studio in Leeds where I have all my teaching aids, books, amplifiers, spare guitars and some recording equipment. Guitar lessons from your home are possible, although I do charge more for this to accommodate for the extra time taken to travel.
Contact me to book your first FREE introductory guitar lesson!