Welcome to Ainsdale Guitar Tuition.
I’m John Hill. I teach classical and acoustic guitar.
I’m based in Ainsdale Southport just a few minutes walk from Ainsdale Beach.
My teaching studio is easy to reach for anyone living in Sefton or West Lancashire; some of my students come from further afield.
I am a full member of the Registry of Guitar Tutors at London College of Music.
I have performance qualifications in classical guitar to advanced level through the Associated Board of The Royal Colleges of Music (ABRSM) and hold their mandatory qualifications in music theory.
I also hold a Diploma in Music through the Open University.
My music qualifications are underpinned by over thirty years experience in training and education; I hold further qualifications linked to learning methods.
I teach people of all ages -my youngest pupil is nine years old and I’ve had people aged over 80 take guitar lessons for the first time in their lives.I offer lessons for complete beginners and more experienced guitarists looking to improve their playing. I focus upon the classical guitar and steel strung acoustic guitar.
Students learning the nylon string classical guitar follow a structured programme which enables them to develop at a pace which suits them. I mainly follow the grade structure of the Associated Board of The Royal Colleges of Music (ABRSM) which provides an excellent framework for students and myself to measure progress.
I also offer the classical guitar grade syllabus of the London College of Music(LCM) as another option where it is more appropriate for the student. The ABRSM and LCM are both long established exam boards with international recognition. If you want to gain qualifications I’ll offer guidance about which route to follow, when to enter exams and help you be well prepared.
However, there is no compulsion to take exams, the main aim at Ainsdale Guitar Tuition is to equip people to play the kind of music they enjoy. Every guitar student is unique and my role is to provide the instruction, guidance, challenge and support to help people make progress.
If you are more interested in playing steel strung acoustic guitars, I’ll design a tailored learning and practice plan to help you develop your playing so you’ll become a better guitarist with a good understanding of music. If you want to follow a structured programme which offers exam options, the LCM Acoustic Guitar Playing graded programme is worth considering and available through my studio.
How much do I charge? There’s no charge for the first meeting. After that it’s either £15-00 per lesson or £50,00 for a block of four lessons. [Most students prefer the four lesson option.]
How long are the lessons and how often? Lessons are usually 30 minutes long, delivered on a one to one basis, and held weekly at the Ainsdale studio.
So call me on 1704 572676 or e mail me on firstname.lastname@example.org
Other than that, do browse this site and check out the testimonials page. New material and links are being added which I think will be of interest to anyone who, like myself, has a passion to learn about different aspects of the acoustic or classical guitar.
Look forward to hearing from you.