Clapham Guitar Lessons
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About Clapham Guitar Lessons
Have you always wanted to do more than just casually strum a friend’s guitar? Maybe you already know how to play a few chords but you want to refine your technique and develop better control when you play? At Clapham Guitar Lessons – I can help! My name's Al Wreaves and I am a full-time guitar teacher and performing musician with over 10 years of experience. After completing a performance Diploma at The Academy of Contemporary Music and a BA Music Degree at The University of Southampton, I've taught hundreds of students over the years. Whether you’re a curious beginner keen to enrich your life by playing an instrument or a slightly advanced player eager to take your playing skills to the next level, I teach students of all ages and abilities both privately and in schools. From playing as a hobby to a full-time, playing the guitar has always been a joyful experience and solace and has offered me several life-changing opportunities. It’s my wish to inspire my students and provide them with an insight into how this beautiful instrument can be a source of pleasure and help expand their growth and open doors in their lives. I love meeting new people and am great at building rapport and, through my fun and engaging bespoke classes suited to your unique needs and abilities, help you to better understand the instrument so you can play with confidence. My goal is simple – I want to help you get better at playing the guitar! By booking a free 30-minute consultation lesson, I'll be able to analyse your current abilities and we can discuss what you'd like to achieve. I'll then explain exactly what you need to do in order to achieve these goals through a structured, progressive practice routine customised to your specific musical interests. Moreover, I’m always available on WhatsApp, email or phone if you’re stuck and need help with your practice or to answer any questions. If you're a complete beginner and have no clue about how to begin, I’ll guide you slowly through the basics, help you learn the chords, understand harmony, and show you how to develop an ear for playing a tune. Soon, you’ll be playing real music in no time! I've taught hundreds of students who had never even touched a guitar before, and with patience and constant practice, you'll be surprised how quickly you learn the fundamentals. However, if you’re an advanced student and need direction, I can guide and motivate you and enhance your technique and skills to help you achieve your goals. My teaching sessions are held at my home close to Clapham Junction station and my prices are based on The Musician's Union's recommended teaching rates for experienced teachers with a higher education in music. I believe that young or old, anyone who is curious or loves music will easily learn. If you’d like to explore your abilities or polish your technique, please get in touch. I’d love to hear from you and can’t wait to make some music together!
Customers told us this pro excelled at communication, work quality, value, professionalism, responsiveness, and punctuality.
If you are looking to start or improve your guitar playing this is the guy for you. I’m an international sports coach so I know a thing or two about teaching. Al is fantastic really great lesson and I floated out of the session inspired and ready to put into practice what I had been taught! Absolutely brilliant lesson!
After looking around for lessons I came across this site. I had been with another teacher that was not the right fit for me. I count myself very lucky to have found a teacher that is patient, very professional and friendly, thinks about what the student wants, no ego involved here. Lessons are so much fun, I enjoy the learning process and can't wait for the next lesson. I come away wanting to work really hard towards my goal, everything that I have expected from the lessons I have found, it's important to have a teacher that you trust and Inspires you. Things are explained in a clear and precise way, communication between teacher and student is excellent, I don't feel afraid to ask questions, because of that my confidence is growing. Being able to explain something that is a little confusing in a simple way is a delight to see and be part of. I am enjoying the learning process and growth on the guitar. I only have one regret, I wish I had found Al earlier, the knowledge and skill set I would have now, you live and learn. So I recommend this teacher very highly If you're willing to put the work in you will see your playing change for the better. The guitar is fun.
Al is a fantastic tutor - really enjoying my lessons with him
Very patient and precise teaching! I thoroughly learn how to play certain tracks in the order of speed, until I am confident and fully prepared to work through the full track.
Really nice guy , always ask for a drink and what’s going on . Keeps lessons fun and challenges you . Would recommend.
I really like clapham guitar lessons, I feel comfortable and not silly when I can’t play properly. They are very helpful and they meet my needs as a student who wants to learn.
Al is not just an excellent teacher but a great guy. If my experience is anything to go by, he communicates well, adapts to what his students want to achieve, and then helps them on their way with friendly and insightful explanations and advice. I’d wholeheartedly recommend him for anybody, beginner or advanced, looking to become a great guitar player.
I have been receiving lessons from Al for about 5 months and within 4 weeks i was able to pick up my guitar confidently to play chords and songs. Al is extremely professional and I would recommend him to others as I have progressed so much in such a short space of time. :)
Al is an amazing guitar teacher as he is really knowledgable, tailors the lessons to suit my level and is just really friendly and easy to get along with! From the very start and as I started lessons 6 months ago as a complete beginner, Al has given a lot of thought in terms of how best to teach me and how to help me progress. The lessons are always great fun and challenging so that I can keep improving. I really enjoy and look forward to the lessons as I get so much out of them. Al gives me tasks and writes me notes at the end of each lesson so I have a structure as to how I can practice at home. Al is also really responsive and flexible with his hours which has been really useful for me. I would highly recommend Al for anyone looking for guitar lessons at any level!
Al is an incredible guitar teacher and is extremely enthusiastic, patient and encouraging. He offers a wealth of experience to suit absolute beginners such as myself, as well as more seasoned guitar players. I have learned so much in such a short time frame and would highly recommend Al to anyone who wishes to learn guitar at their own pace in a relaxed, friendly environment.
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