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Guitar lessons + Alternative playing styles and Genres

I am a guitar teacher from Edinburgh, Scotland with a strong focus on developing practical musicianship and enjoyment of playing the guitar. I can help you from the beginner level into finding your own style and relationship to music.

The lessons heavily revolve around the musical areas that you are interested in, we will do things like look at your favourite guitarists and songs, breaking them down into their fundamental parts, and developing the class on how to understand what you are playing.
I have many years experience playing in live bands and can help you in many ways with developing your playing for groups and performances. I can also help with the recording aspect of playing music, both solo and with groups.

Here are some of the genres that I love to teach:

Alternative and Classic Rock
Acoustic instrumental, Singer-songwriter, open-tunings
Metal and Experimental Genres
Classical and Spanish Classical
Ambient and Psychedelic with effects pedals
Playing with Fretless/ 7 & 8 string guitar

I like our lessons to be structured and goal orientated, we often have an online lesson diary together where I keep notes of everything we are doing in the lessons, where you can add your own notes and things you would like to work on.
I find this is very useful to keep you progressing with the guitar at a good pace.

I have a strong background in music theory, and if the student wishes, this can be an integral part of the lessons. I personally like to teach theory through the songs you have chosen to learn, analysing what we are playing and through this developing your own intuitive theory understanding, within relation to your chosen genres of music. Although I am perfectly aware that many students do not feel connected with learning music theory, in which case we can focus more purely on the playing and performance aspects.

I have been teaching the guitar for several years and it is a true passion in my life. Little makes me happier than to see my students progressing towards their musical goals and developing their own artistry.

Please just ask for more information :)

Extra information

Here are some songs covered during lessons over the past 2 weeks:
Red Hot chilli Peppers - Californication
Beach House - PPP
Gregory Alan Isakov - Big Black Car
Francisco Tarrega - Etude in Eminor
Megadeth - Holy Wars
Killswitch Engage - Rose of Sharyn
The Lumineers - Hey Ho
Iron Maiden - Phantom of the Opera
Pink Floyd - Learning to Fly

Location

Online via webcam
At teacher's location: Nijmegen-Centrum, Nijmegen, Netherlands

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General info

Skills:
Guitar:
Acoustic, Classical, Electric, Folk, Heavy metal, Indie & alternative, Punk, Rock
Age:
Teenagers (13-17 years old)
Adults (18-64 years old)
Seniors (65+ years old)
Student level:
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Duration:
60 minutes
The class is taught in:English

Reviews (6)

Bleys is a talented and patient musician. His approach of teaching encourages me to continue practising and to fall in love with music even more. I totally recommend Bleys to people who wish to have a fun and good start on learning how to play the guitar.
All I have to say is that Bleys is an amazing teacher! He focuses on the specific type of music you like from the beginning. He is really nice and he has also helped me to find a good guitar to get!
Patient, understanding, and kindhearted: Bley is a teacher whose musical passion speaks for itself. He custom-tailors lessons according to your individual needs by laying out various areas of practice (e.g. improvisation, lead playing, musical theory, etc.) to explore. As such, you can easily focus on what best suits your goals/motivations as an aspiring guitarist. Songs can be chosen according to your liking, keeping you engaged in playing and making lessons a fun experience all around. If you are searching for affordable guitar lessons in Groningen, there's likely no better tutor than this guy. Competent, flexible and courteous, but also ever-cheerful and receptive - absolute recommendation!
Bleys is a fantastic teacher. His experience allows to teach most of music genres, I especially appreciate his expertise in hard&heavy and metal. Bleys is very patient and super kind (respect for listening all my wrong notes at high gain :D), and can adjust course of each lesson based on student’s needs, requirements, wishes. Can only recommend!
Bleys is an excellent enthusiastic teacher who keeps the lessons varied and hence engaging. His passion for music is clear and will be passed onto you! He keeps a lesson diary via google drive which I also really appreciate. I don’t hesitate to recommend him as a teacher.
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  • Instructor since August 2020
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