Wendy's Guitar Lessons

Lesson aims and content

My aim is to help and encourage my students to learn guitar, practical musicianship and develop their ear for music, with expert guidance.

Students will progress at their own speed through the various levels of learning, every student is treated as an individual and will be taught 1:1 in a happy, comfortable environment, either at their own home or at their school.

Learning is also allowed to involve creativity and be fun.

A very brief summary of lesson content is listed below.
for the complete beginner, open string names, holding the guitar, tuning and naming parts on the guitar etc…

Level 1:
(Basic Skills) learning the easiest chords, strumming simple rhythms, changing chords, playing a few easy songs and riffs, ear training skills, reading guitar tab, pentatonic minor scale etc.

Level 2:
Power chords, 7th chords, further study at a progressively more difficult level of songs and riffs, improving flow and performance skills, 12 bar blues, starting simple improvisation, learning notes on the E and A strings, recap on Level 1 etc.

Level 3:
More difficult chords, harder improvisation, blues guitar solos, major pentatonic, different styles of music, reggae, country, funk, pop, power chords, rock and grunge, more complex rhythms.

Level 4:
Some more unusual chords and songs using these chords, again as above but more difficult.

Level 5:
Barre chords for E shape chords and variations.

Level 6:
Barre chords for A shape chords and variations.

Level 7:
The CAGED pattern, folk fingerpicking etc.

Further advanced Levels:
more unusual chords, not often used in pop or rock, but more in jazz, modes and further improvisation.

Each level will be revisited until learning is consolidated.

Throughout the lessons I will work on ear training, technique, practical musicianship and theory and also give advice regarding practicing.

Julie said: "Wendy is what I would call a naturally musical person. She understands music and knows how to put it together".
"She even spent time with me to help me understand all the knobs and buttons on my amplifier so I would get a better sound! I think that’s what makes her a great teacher".
"She can break things down and help you achieve your goals. Also, it’s important to say that you can tell Wendy what you would like to learn and she will focus on getting you there".
"She’s lovely, patient, experienced and can work with you at any level".