Wirral Guitar Lessons

Bebington, Bromborough & across the Wirral

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Looking for guitar lessons in Bebington, Bromborough and Wirral?

Then you've come to the right place.

As a qualified RGT Guitar Tutor (ALCM) I am a Wirral based guitar teacher with over 30 years’ experience of playing, studying and teaching the guitar. I can help you realise your aspirations on guitar.

Alongside my private teaching I teach guitar at several Wirral schools. I have performed in many bands in a broad range of styles (currently in contemporary Wirral guitar vocal duo 'Live Lounge'), written and recorded original music and helped many students progress along their musical journey on guitar; whether that has been to play as a hobby or to pass grades and go on to pursue a career in the music industry.

Learning to Play

To develop as a musician and a guitarist, it is important to learn correct playing technique and also to develop a structured practice routine, as these are fundamental to making progress. It is also vital to chose the right instrument for you and to have a clear and realistic set of goals and expectations.

If you are looking for guitar lessons in the Wirral area I can offer you help with all of this. I believe that many people stop learning guitar if any of the above factors are missing, as they become disillusioned with their progress and blame this upon their, “lack of talent / musicality / aptitude for guitar” etc…… That’s a real shame and can be easily avoided with the correct guidance and teaching methods.

I Offer:

  • One to one tuition in a modern, fully equipped, relaxed and friendly studio environment
  • Lessons tailored to your needs – all ages and abilities welcome from beginner through to advanced students.
  • Instruction in many musical genres; including Classical, Jazz, Blues and Rock and Pop
  • Advice on purchasing a guitar and structuring your lessons, goals and practice schedule.

  • Preparation of GCSE and A level solo, ensemble and composition pieces
  • Lessons in preparation for Rockschool and RGT / LCM (Abrsm classical guitar up to grade 8) guitar examinations up to diploma level – 100 % pass rate to date
  • LCM Popular Music theory lessons up to grade 8 level
  • Bass guitar lessons up to Grade 8 level

I would thoroughly recommend Dave’s lessons.  He provides them in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.  My son enjoys his lessons and is glad that Dave works at a pace that he is comfortable with and Dave asks for his input so that he enjoys the lessons and learns to play music that he likes and connects with.  Dave is always positive, patient and very encouraging and brings the best out of his students.

Isobel Slidders

David has been giving guitar lessons to my 2 children for the last few years  where they've made great progress . David is very friendly and approachable & promotes a really supportive learning  environment that nurtures their confidence and ability. He's inspired my children to be creative and do well. I can only offer the highest recommendation if you are thinking about taking up the guitar or building on your current skills.  David will teach at a pace that's right for you & has a wealth of commendable experience to enable you to succeed.

Elsa Anderson

Every lesson with Dave felt life time well spent! He manages to pace each lesson perfectly, with an ideal mixture of theory and practical teaching that doesn’t overwhelm but ensures continued progression. I can’t recommend Dave highly enough for anybody wanting to learn the guitar! Money well spent!!

Simon Postlethwaite

Having played blues/rock/metal guitar for 12 years (including 5 years with 2 previous tutors) and never understanding an ounce of theory, I tried lessons with Dave in hope that he could help. He’s one of the nicest and most patient blokes you could ask for, and is absolutely brimming with knowledge and passion for the instrument. Every lesson was filled with ‘light bulb moments’ for me and Dave has a way of making sure you understand something before the lesson moves on. In 6 months I’ve progressed more than I have in the last 6 years and I now have enough material to keep me busy for the near future. Look no further & give Dave a call

Chris Vernon

Dave is very professional. patient and encouraging.  Our Daughter, Ciara, really looks forward to her lessons and has progressed lots.

Tim and Marina Aspell

Dave sets the tone of his lessons just right for content, and level of ability so they are a challenge but still within ones capabilities. He then gives additional instruction for you to take away and practise so you are always progressing. All this is done with patience and support, overall a very good tutor.

Roger Davies, age 60

My son, Max, started lessons 5 years ago and thanks to David's patience and clear guidance, he is now working towards his Grade 7 Rockschool exam. David cares about his students' progress and encourages them to reach their full potential. We are delighted with the progress Max has made and wouldn't hesitate to recommend David to anyone.

Kerry Belger

Dave is the perfect teacher for our son - nurturing, patient, supportive and encouraging as well as obviously a proficient player and instructor. Lessons are comprehensive, joined up and focused, while Dave's knowledge and experience in a wide variety of styles help give context to any particular piece of music and a facility to adapt the lesson plan to suit the student. Highly recommended.

Steve Yates

Many thanks for your amazing support and tutelage over the past few years.  Amy has really flourished under your guidance and has learnt skills that will stay with her forever!

Paul Haggett

David's tuition has taken our teenage son from a complete beginner to a confident performer in three years. During his lessons, our son has been able to explore a wide range of musical styles, such as jazz and blues, has developed his improvisation skills and is currently being supported in his BTec Music studies. David was recommended to us and now we are more than happy to recommend him ourselves to others.

Louise Wilkinson-Tower

David is an inspirational guitar teacher, his patience and ability to teach is exceptional.  Our son loves his lessons with David and has come on tremendously.

Emma and Kevin Collins

My students

Students come to me for guitar lessons from all over the Wirral, including Bromborough, Bebington, Eastham, Willaston, Thornton Hough, Spital, Neston, Parkgate, Heswall, Thurstaston, Brimstage, Irby, Caldy, West Kirby, New Brighton, Hoylake, Wallasey, Birkenhead, Tranmere and Prenton.

Feel free to call or email if you want to find out more about having guitar lessons with me.

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David Lockett

David Lockett

Wirral Guitar Tutor
Rockschool exams
ABRSM Guitar exams
RGT registered tutor
London College of Music guitar exams
dbs vetted teacher