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.
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 online mediums as an additional tool to learn how to play the guitar is almost certainly 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!
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.
I offer lessons from my home in Leeds, where I have all my teaching aids, books, amplifiers, spare guitars and some recording equipment.
For an additional fee, I am also available to travel to your home in Leeds and surrounding areas, including; Harrogate, Collingham, Wetherby.
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.
Contact me to book your first FREE introductory guitar lesson!