STUDENT COMMENTS

 

 

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I got my Guitar for Christmas 2018 and really wanted to have lessons, so my Mum found Gary's number and he comes round to our house to teach me.

I started to practice the "Easy" versions of chord shapes but wanted to try out the full versions, so Gary gave me songs and charts with the full chords and I have even begun to try out the Bar chords too, as I really like them.

Gary says I am playing very well and way beyond what he would expect from a 6 year old.

I think Gary is a really good teacher and I really like it when he plays the Electric Guitar as well.

Mum says.......

From a parents perspective, I am really happy with how Nathan has progressed so quickly playing the Guitar, and he really looks forward to his lessons and always wants to impress Gary, who keeps the lessons interesting  and is flexible with regards to lesson times where possible.

Gary is always very encouraging and has given Nathan a really positive attitude with regards to his learning.

Nathan ( Aged 6 )

Liz ( Nathan's Mum )

Hornchurch

Essex

                                         (15) ........................................................................................................................

As an Adult new to learning a musical instrument, I found that it can be quite a daunting experience, but I have found Gary to be very encouraging and patient during my Tuition with him.

I have found the lessons to be very positive and motivating, and am now already beginning to notice real improvements within regards to my playing, and after only a relatively short time too.

I would recommend Gary to anyone irrespective of their age as a wonderful ambassador to the joys of learning Guitar.

Sue

Essex

                                         

 

                                        (14) ........................................................................................................................

Gary makes my Guitar lessons fun and I always end up laughing and having a good time.

I learn something new every lesson, and playing the "Spider and the Crab" warm ups and also the chords are my Favorite parts...(Joseph)

Mum says...........

From a parents perspective, Gary has the time and patience to teach our lively 6 year old  in a relaxed environment and always ensures that there is something new to learn during every lesson, and he knows how to keep Joseph's interest and enthusiasm alive.

We are very pleased with his progress, and above all else love seeing the enjoyment he gets out of his lessons with Gary.

Joseph ( Aged 6 )

Julie ( Joseph's Mum )

Hornchurch

Essex

                                           (13) ........................................................................................................................

I started out by playing a Ukelele that I was lucky enough to receive for Christmas present.

It was my favorite gift and I could not stop playing it and I began to make a little progress on my own, then my Mum went online and found Gary to help me to learn more about it and improve my playing.

Unlike other Teachers, as soon as I  walked in I was comfortable and felt really exited to have the chance to improve my playing, and with Gary's teaching I progressed very well and so quickly too.

My lessons are always fun and light hearted and if I don't understand something, it is all explained in detaiI and then I completely understand by the time I leave my lesson.

After a while I decided that I wanted to learn the Guitar with Gary as well, so I settled on an Electro Acoustic, and I would not have got the right one for me if it were not for his advice.

I am already progressing very well on Guitar now too, and I am so happy with the outcome.

I always look forward to my lessons every week as Gary is funny and encourages me a lot, and I always learn something new.

Lexi ( Aged 12 )

Hornchurch

Essex

                                        

                                            (12) ........................................................................................................................

Gary you are Brilliant !....Our daughter Isha really learns well with you, and you have a really good rapport with her,... she always seems happy with her lessons and is enjoying learning and is making good progress under your guidence which is great.

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Priti and Harry

Parents of Isha ( Aged 10 )

Upminster

Essex

 

                                            (11) ........................................................................................................................

Gary has been teaching our son Jonny for over a year now and his patience and Teaching skills really are shining through with regards to Jonny's new found Guitar skills, and he has  just recently passed his RGT Grade 1 with Distinction which is all down to Gary, who listens to what what we require from him every week, and he always keeps extensive records of Jonny's developments on a regular basis.

Jonny happily goes off to practice each evening and really enjoys what he is learning.

We would highly recommend Gary as a Guitar Tutor to anyone.

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Natalie and John

Parents of Jonny ( Aged 10 )

Brentwood

Essex

                                             (10) ........................................................................................................................

I'm something of a born again bass player and having played guitar a little in my teens, I wanted to return to music in my later years and chose to focus on the bass.

I picked up a little using books, instructional videos together with the internet and noodled around at home, but then I was asked by a friend if I fancied playing in his band, having struggled without a bass player, and then knew I needed to step up my game.

And so I found Gary who took the patience to understand what it was I wanted from my playing.

He showed me that playing in a band was more about just learning songs, it was about understanding the sort of music  I wanted to make and how to play with proper technique to achieve my goals and how music works, so that I understood what it was I was playing. But, most of all, to have fun.

Gary's tuition has brought my playing on significantly.

I now have over a dozen gigs under my belt. play in two bands and more importantly,.... I am loving playing my instruments.

Adrian

Harold Hill

Essex

                                             (9) ........................................................................................................................

 

 

 

Gary is a very brilliant teacher.

I new nothing about the guitar or how to read music before I went for lessons with him.

In a very short space of time I am now on my 2nd book which is the RGT Preliminary book  and I can read music and can play a few songs as well.

He is a lovely teacher.

 

Freddie (age 11)

Rainham

Essex

 

                                      (8) ........................................................................................................................

 

Gary is a very patient and knowledgeable tutor, he helps me along the way when I’m really stuck, and when I have done well he recognises it and praises me.

Gary has a great sense of humour and will listen to me telling him what I’ve been up to between my lessons. I have made great progress with my guitar and I would recommend him to anyone who is looking for a guitar teacher.

 

Ross  (aged 10)

Upminster

Essex

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Billy loves his Guitar lessons with Gary and looks forward to them every week as he makes the lesson fun for him, and despite the fact he is only 5 years old his attention is always maintained for the entire lesson.

Billy began his lessons in January 2018 and his improvement and progress have been amazing to see.

Gary always encourages Billy's love of the Guitar and music and his passion is infectious and Billy loves how he always has something different to try during each lesson.

As well as Guitar Billy has also discoverd a passion for the Bass too now.

Jennifer... (Billy's Mum)

Upminster

Essex

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Gary is the third guitar tutor I’ve tried learning with and I am a complete beginner on the guitar.

 

I’ve advanced further with him in the short time he’s been teaching me than I have with any other tutor.

He is encouraging with his praise, and honest to say “I can’t learn the guitar for you, you’ve got practice.” As well being able to practice with him.

It’s the conversations we have about related topics that really help me understand what we are trying to achieve. I mentioned to him I was thinking of getting an electric guitar....“Send the links and I’ll have a look and give you my thoughts on them” he said and a couple of days later he drops me text with advice.

In this very busy world having an opportunity to learn and do something that’s allows you to focus on one thing and forget everything else that is going on is just fantastic, so having Gary, who passionate about guitar and music and having an opportunity to learn from him is a real bonus.

If you’ve been thinking about learning guitar do it you won’t regret, Gary is by far the best tutor I’ve had. 
 

Don

South Ockendon

Essex

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I have been having lessons with Gary for a while now and I always really look forward to them as he always makes the lessons fun and we always have a laugh too.

Gary is helping me work towards my first Guitar exam and I would definately recommend him to anyone looking for a guitar teacher.

Ellie (aged 12)

Elm Park

Essex

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I have been taking bass lessons with Gary for over 3 years now, and I can strongly reccommend him to anyone who wants to learn bass or improve their technique.

I started as a complete novice, and have immensely enjoyed my musical journey with Gary. His lessons are informal and relaxed, which help me to get what I want from his tuition. I find him to be an excellent teacher - skilled, knowledgeable and patient. Just what I need "

M. Howes

Hornchurch

Essex 

                                              (3)  .......................................................................................................................   

I was a complete novice when I started tuition with Gary 18 months ago.

He is always  encouraging and patient and his lessons are a engaging and fun, I look forward to my lesson each week.  

I am making progress at a good pace under Gary's expert guidance, and he is very accommodating and flexible when booking lessons.

If you are looking for Bass Guitar tutor then look no more. Gary  is a great tutor.

C. Armstrong

Elm Park

Essex

                                         (2)   ................................................................................................................

I have been with Gary for a couple of years now, he was recommended to me after a few bad experience with non professionals.

I find him an excellent bass guitar tutor, always happy to listen. he also advises me on what is best to purchase.

An all round professional and a nice person.

R Fairman

Chadwell Heath

Essex

                                             (1)  .........................................................................................................................

I’ve played Bass Guitar for around 25 years and recently decided to get myself

some lessons to try and improve my playing.

Gary has really helped develop my guitar playing and taught me new techniques

and a lot of things which I didn't know before.

The Lessons are always interesting and very informative, making me feel more confident .

I would definitely recommend Gary whether you've played Bass before or not !

L  Slater

Chigwell

Essex

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