• Do you want to improve your guitar playing but need the right direction and guidance?
  • Are you the parent or friend of someone who would like to learn guitar but not sure how to help?
  • Are you already playing guitar but are frustrated and want to get better?
  • Do you feel like it's taking too long to get to the next level?
  • Do you want FAST results and for learning guitar to be FUN?

Is this how you feel?

  • Do you feel like your guitar playing isn't going anywhere fast?
  • Are you tired of trying to teach yourself?
  • Do you feel that it's taking too long to get to the next level? 
  • Does it still not sound "right" when you play guitar?
  • Can you only play bits and pieces but desperately want to be able to play what you want?
  • Do you freeze up when playing in front of other people? 
  • Do you want to know exactly what to learn and in the right order? 
  • Are you overwhelmed by all the conflicting information about learning guitar out there?

I know EXACTLY what you're going through. Like many people, I was once really frustrated with my guitar playing, right up until I found a great guitar teacher who changed my life and made me into the player and teacher I am today!  
I doubted I would ever play the way I wanted to, but he showed me the "missing links" and how to get results FAST, removing all of the frustration from trying to teach myself…
Fact is, LOTS of people feel this way. Very few actually do something about it! 
I'm here to help YOU 

You need a teacher with a plan to help you and proven methods for getting results.

You don't need "natural talent" or more youtube lessons. You need to be taught, trained and given the tools to succeed by someone who understands your needs. 

Over the years, I have helped hundreds of guitar players from Southampton. My lessons are based on helping them to overcome their frustrations and to play they way they want! 


Get help TODAY!

"I have learned so much and become a much better player in 6 months. I would recommend Jimmy as a teacher. "

Calum, Southampton

Get results FAST!

 "Jimmy is a great guitar teacher and thanks to his help, my guitar-playing skills have improved way quicker than I could have done with just the help of the internet."

Nicole. Southampton


I successfully help people everyday to play guitar the way they've dreamed ...here's how:
  • Lessons created with YOUR personal music and guitar goals in mind so that you can progress FASTER and EASIER without distractions!  
  • I will show you how and what to practice so that you'll always be on the right track.  
  • I will show you the "missing links"... so you will save time and money. 
Whatever your specific needs are, whatever problems you’re having  I have solutions and can help you. 


 " I have been delighted with my lessons with Jimmy. With a long standing desire to learn guitar and various failed attempts to do so behind me I felt that I needed to be taught by someone who knows how to do just that, Teach!
Jimmy has structured lessons to go at my pace and has found the right balance between learning and fun; this is rarity with guitar teachers.
I can’t recommend Jimmy highly enough not only is he exceptional at his job but he is a great guy to spend time with..."

Sam F, Southampton

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"I've used the majority of the well known guitar methods (Rock Discipline, Speed Mechanics, etc) I've never made such a sharp incline of progress since taking lessons from Jimmy.

I highly recommend Jimmy for any player serious about his/her development as a guitarist and musician in general."

Karl Martin, Southampton:

Why choose me for guitar lessons?

What I would like to explain is how I am different to other teachers...

I offer unique, personal guitar training to all of my students.
Firstly, I have been trained in guitar teaching and have been working in education since 2002. I have worked with hundreds of guitar students from Southampton, with various learning styles and needs.
I have also been to music school. Yes, so have many other teachers, but the difference with me is that I have actually studied how to teach PEOPLE. Not just taken a course in guitar playing for myself.
Fact is that your average guitar teacher will wing it through your lessons with them. 
I will never wing a lesson. You deserve better than average…

I have students of all ages and abilities.
The average teacher simply doesn’t know how to teach every type of person. Young or old, complete beginner or aspiring shredder.
I am proud to say that I currently teach people from Southampton aged 5-65+ and have taken students who couldn’t do ANYTHING and made them into GREAT guitarists.
I don’t have a “comfort-zone” I like to work in. I teach students of ALL ages and abilities and constantly strive to make ALL my students happy with their level of playing.

I use various teaching formats.
I will dis-spell several myths about old-school, traditional teaching methods and PROVE to you that my methods will get you results FASTER than normal, average guitar lessons.
I have SEVERAL ways of teaching my students as not every person is the same or learns in the same manner.
I will not only show you “what to play” but, more importantly- HOW TO PLAY IT!

Knowing WHAT to practice and HOW to practice has really helped me and so has playing with other students. 
If you're thinking of having lessons with Jimmy...DO IT...he knows what he's doing and has made the lessons very interesting and enjoyable.
Jade W.  


How much do lessons cost?

How much will it cost me?

A better question to ask might be "how much is it going to cost me if I DON'T take lessons?"
Typically, instructional materials (books, DVDs) are a set price but the methods are very much "one size fits all"
Unlike all the other guitar teachers and instructional materials that use a “one size fits all” teaching method...
 I treat my students as individuals and cater to their specific needs.

Some guitar teachers may use low rates to get students. The cheapest teachers also tend to be the less experienced ones and they will often teach you the wrong things in the wrong order or bad habits. 
I fix the damage that cheap guitar lessons and average teachers cause to their students! 

I do not compete on price…I simply offer THE BEST VALUE guitar lessons in Southampton
In return for your money -  I will give you the best learning strategies out there and the results you are expecting.
If you want to get better at playing guitar don’t just go for the cheapest option as this could end up costing you MORE in the long run…
Good guitar lessons are not cheap and cheap guitar lessons are not good!

"...nothing beats the human interaction with the right music teacher.
Jimmy gives just that right mixture in his varied and original lessons.
If you’ve been strung along with a music teacher, now really learn to play to your best..." 

Dave. Southampton
"I can highly recommend Jimmy as a guitar player. For two years we played together in the rock band Idiot3. We toured the UK several times and recorded CDs that were loved by the critics and the fans alike. What Jimmy brought to the band was a massive love of music, all the technical skills and most importanty a sense of enthusiasm and appreciation of finer points of guitar playing. His contributions both as a rhythm and lead player were invaluable. Plus...he's a great guy!!"
Ian Hardwick: Bass and Vocals for GOOBERGUN (formerly known as IDIOT3 and Currently on Tour in Asia!)

" I manage a team of volunteer music tutors and employ musicians on a freelance basis to run outreach sessions, teaching and bespoke workshops in our studios to a broad range of clients with different ages and abilities.

Jimmy has worked with us in every capacity outlined above and I count on him as a music leader who we work with and who I trust will do a great job in any situation.

Jimmy is a committed, creative and dedicated guitarist, with a great combination of style and technique. He is flexible, intuitive, sensitive and able, with the maturity to know when he's needed in a supportive role and when to turn on the fireworks!

Jimmy has great people skills and the people we work with warm to him quickly. He has a very positive attitude and a clear love of music which he communicates in his teaching. Jimmy is always reliable, patient, kind and considerate and I recommend him for any musical role of study, teaching or performance. "

Chris Redmond. Music Leader. Winnall Rock School. 


 The worst thing you can do now for your guitar playing is ..do NOTHING. 

I offer a FREE trial lesson. No obligation to continue. Nothing for you to lose. 

I want to find out how I can help you today. 

Click the blue link below and take your first steps to end your frustration and get fast results... 

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