Colin Ayres Guitar Tutor
Classical guitar and electric guitar tuition
- Guide Price£13 per 30 minute guitar lesson
Colin Ayres is an experienced teacher and provides online-linked video lessons from beginner to Grade 8 in classical guitar and Electric guitar.
Questions and answers you may wish to know:
How long have you been teaching for?
I have taught guitar since the year 2000, 20 years to date. I have met great pupils who specialise in a variety of styles and I try where possible to make the lessons relevant.
Are you DBS certified? (This is an official background check)
Yes, Full and Enhanced.
Can I see a copy of your up-to-date DBS certificate? Yes Do you offer a free consultation?
May I attend lessons myself?
Yes, parents are often in the other room, but during lockdown I am not hosting lessons.
Do your students have a track record showing mainly good exam results?
Yes, all credit to them, my pupils have attained Grade 8 classical and Grade 6 Rockschool
What sort of repertoire do you teach?
I start with some books I have written for beginners, then progress to classical repertoire such as Sor and Carulli, and songs from well known Rock bands so the lessons are interesting.
Do you teach the syllabus I’m interested in (e.g. ABRSM grades)?
I teach a large range including Trinity, ABRSM, Music Medals and Rockschool
What ability levels do you teach?
Beginner to Advanced
Do you teach music theory alongside instrumental tuition?
Yes, scales and notations, along with written music, aural and improvising.
Do you teach music appreciation / musicianship?
I encourage this in my pupils’ compositions.
Do you teach sight reading?
Do you provide any performance opportunities like ensembles?
Yes, the music medal or grade duets are played with me or other pupils.
Do you provide notes / reports for each lesson or at the end of each term?
Yes after each lesson and they are online for you to login to.
What qualifications do you have for teaching?
I have completed Adult Teaching and TEFL courses
Do you have a cancellation policy for lessons?
You may cancel at any time.
Do you have a minimum commitment for lessons?
No, though weekly lessons work best in my experience.