Ben Carrick | Graded guitar lessons using the RSL "Rock School" syllabus
20 years teaching experience - Learn by playing your favourite songs and earn a recognised qualification along the way
- Guide Price£15 for 30 minutes | £30 for 60 minutes
You can learn to play the guitar in your own home with lessons via video call, Skype, FaceTime, zoom et cetera. Whether you are an absolute beginner or a seasoned player who is looking to expand your understanding of the instrument, I can help you to progress with a tried and tested system for understanding the neck of the guitar.
Having studied for my degree in music at Paul McCartney's Liverpool Institute for performing arts, I began teaching alongside my other musical interests when I graduated in 2000. Since then, I have submitted numerous students for their RSL awards examinations and seen them all pass with flying colours. Many of my students have attended some of the countries leading music universities after completing their studies with me. They have received unconditional offers and even been pushed forward in their A-levels as a result of their hard work and understanding of the instrument.
Those students who do not wish to take exams can follow the same progressive syllabus alongside learning the songs that they love. The syllabus is a nice method of tracking your progress as you develop your skills on the guitar but there is no need to take exams if that's not your thing. My students join bands, write songs and perform at their schools and local musical events. Those students who want to pursue music academically can do so but those who just want to play for fun can progress at their own pace for the simple enjoyment of playing music.
I have been teaching privately as well as in primary and secondary schools for over 20 years now. As soon as the technology allowed, I began offering additional online support using tools such as Google Drive, Google docs, YouTube and video calling. The recent uptake in video lessons means that my unique syllabus is now available to students all over the country alongside the "Rock School" graded syllabus. If you have been wanting to learn to play for a while now then there has never been a better time to get in touch and schedule your lessons.