Due to health issues we're no longer offering guitar lessons
Having run a very successful guitar teaching business in Nottingham, Simon Jackson is no longer able to teach privately.
I have left the website here for reference purposes – for ex-students and for those looking to learn something new.
Have a look in the ‘Knowledge’ menu above or grab a song from the ‘Songs’ menu. I hope it helps you.
express guitar expert tuition
Here’s why you should consider having guitar lessons.
who we teach
Express yourself musically sooner than you would believe possible
Through outstanding guitar tuition, you will play guitar expressively within your first lesson!
experience the Fun, challenge and excitement of learning
Learning is one of the richest experiences we can have.
Exploring is one of the most exciting.
Targeted learning is the most challenging.
Confidence: Every good guitar teacher relies on knowledge gained from studying not only the guitar and teaching methods but also psychology, neurology and linguistics. Our methods are based on thirty years of teaching and studying how to teach. We use that understanding to create a unique teaching method that makes learning effective, challenging and fun. And we constantly seek better methods.
Care: We understand why you want to play guitar and we remain loyal to that goal.
Motivation: You will always understand how the stuff you’re learning helps you towards your musical goal – self expression.
Easy shortcuts: Good guides always know the shortcuts to speed the traveler’s journey – and the best views along the way.
Great value: Our guitar tuition is not the cheapest. It IS the best value tuition available.
what our students expect
Playing music should be as free as speech. Because we have the playing and teaching experience and because we have done the research our unique learning system gets you there in ways that others cannot. Our students are seeking trustworthy, knowledgeable guitar tuition.
Our students do not expect us to stick to tradition but to IMPROVE the tradition.
Our blog articles and Facebook posts
Here are a few of the posts we’ve put up to enrich our students’ learning. Don’t forget to like our Facebook page to stay in touch
KEY SIGNATURESA lot of fuss goes on around key signatures. Things can seem complex and hard to remember. So here I will let you know the shortcuts that got me able to learn all the key signatures in no time.Things you need to know first!Sharps and flats These are...
Semiquaver FiguresBeats can be divided up in all sorts of ways. Here we are going to look at the ways we can split a beat into 4 parts. So the basic idea is this. Let's say we're using a simple time signature (4/4, 3/4, 2/4, 5/4 etc). We're going to use 4/4 for...
The harmonised major scale What is a harmonised major scale?If you want to know all the chords in a particular key you will want to know how to build and use a harmonised major scale. This can be really useful when you're song writing because it makes it so easy to...