Cirencester Guitar Teacher

Stuart Elwin Ba Hons Music
Acoustic & Electric Guitar Tuition
One To One Private Lessons & Peripatetic Tuition in Schools
Email: stuart@letsplaymusic.co.uk – Call: 07816 900422
Or complete the online form below

About Me

Stuart Elwin Ba Hons Music

I am a full time Cirencester guitar teacher offering guitar tuition / guitar lessons in Acoustic and Electric Guitar.

I have enjoyed playing and performing guitar and singing as well as writing and recording music for over 20 years. I am a Registered Tutor of the RGT (Registry Of Guitar Tutors) who offer internationally recognised qualifications certified by the London College Of Music. I have a BA Hons Music Degree which has given me a firm understanding of music theory and its application.

I play at many live music venues in and around Cirencester, Cheltenham, Swindon, Stroud and London and perform at private functions and corporate events. This experience has helped me to aid students who wish to be more confident with their playing in front of friends, on stage or need to perform at school or particular event (weddings etc.) which is wonderful as music is meant to be shared.

I have a strong background in song writing, winning the Earls Court Unsigned Artist Trophy and the SEB Collective Singer Songwriter Competition, both prestigious London based song writing competitions. Many students would like to and do compose songs or musical pieces. One of my favourite parts of teaching is in helping students realise their creative ideas without imposing my own.

My singing background means that I can assist students who sing and would like to learn to accompany themselves on guitar. We can look at practice techniques, coordination and performance skills merging singing into your guitar lessons.

I also play piano and often use it to help students who have or would like to have knowledge of the piano to gain further understanding of music theory and practice.

I have many years experience in recording both my own and other peoples compositions and study progress. I have a comprehensive studio recording setup allowing students to capture and realise their musical ideas. I can advise students on the purchase and use of studio equipment including guitars, microphones, speakers, mixing desks, PC’s, recording packages and software etc.

Above all I am endlessly enthusiastic about music and love working with both adults and children, seeing them develop and being part of their enjoyment of music.

For more information or to book your Free Introductory Lesson please complete the form below or call 01285 861304.

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Young Students

Guitar Lessons for children from 7 years and up. in Cheltenham.  By learning songs they like, using chords they are working on, and soloing / improvising using the scales, the fun part of playing the guitar is introduced to kids right from the start and makes practice a thing of pleasure rather than a chore.

Information and techniques are broken down in a clear and easy to understand way, enabling kids to grasp even the more complicated elements of musical practice and theory.  Unlocking the fun of playing the guitar!

Both modern and traditional training methods and aids are used. By introducing kids to learning and practice resources on the internet, such as backing tracks to jam with or songs to learn, they remain motivated and stimulated every time they pick up the guitar.

We have thousands of hours experience teaching children from 7 years and up.  We can also prepare children for examination from preliminary grade through grade 8 in either electric or acoustic guitar.  These qualifications are internationally recognised and affiliated to the London college of music with UCAS points being awarded from grade 6.

Adult Students

We offer guitar lessons to adults of all ages from absolute beginner to advanced covering many different styles of music on both the acoustic and electric guitar. We believe that learning the guitar should be fun and centred around the music that YOU would like to be playing. You will learn all your chords and soloing skills whilst playing your favourite songs, solo’s and improvising. All the fun parts of playing the guitar!

If you already play guitar, are self taught & want to take the next step, or used to play guitar & would like to start again, we can quickly assess your playing level, fill in any gaps and accelerate your playing skills. We can put together the perfect programme FOR YOU and get you where you want to be, at your pace.

The first step is the free introductory lesson where we will discuss your goals and what you want to get out of playing the guitar. Importantly this gives you the opportunity to try a lesson without any commitment and see if you like our style of teaching and if its something you would enjoy.

Lessons are in our home recording studios with lots of effects to stimulate the imagination and music recording equipment to aid the lessons, capture progress and even record and produce your compositions.Taking guitar exams is not at all compulsory, you can of course play just for fun, but for those who do want to go through their grades we can prepare you for electric or acoustic guitar grades through the RGT (Registry of Guitar Tutors). More about the RGT here.

Guitar Grades

RGT Clear Logo SmallRGT exams start at beginner level and progress to professional Diplomas.  The exams are organised in partnership with London College of Music Exams (one of the world’s most respected music examination boards, established since 1887) and certificated b the University of West London.  From Grade One onwards RGT grade exams are regulated by the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) and UCAS points are awarded for Grade 6 and above.
Benefits of Taking an RGT Exam:

  • Gain a useful and internationally recognised qualification.
  • Find out, via a reliable and independent assessment, what standard your playing is.
  • Achieve your playing potential by setting yourself a clear target to aspire to.
  • Preparing for the exam will help you develop all aspects of your playing in a structured way, increase your knowledge of guitar techniques and music theory.

Electric Guitar Exams:

Nine exam grades are available, ranging from Preliminary Grade (for beginners) up to Grade 8 (for aspiring professional musicians).
A range of Electric Guitar Teaching Diplomas and Electric Guitar Performance Diplomas are also available.

Acoustic Guitar Exams:

10 exam grades are available, ranging from Initial Stage (for beginners) up to Grade 8 (for aspiring professional musicians & teachers).
A range of professional Acoustic Guitar Teaching Diplomas are available.

Performance Awards

Candidates who prefer not to take a full grade exam can instead opt for an Acoustic / Electric Guitar Performance Award, which focuses entirely on the performance of rhythm and lead guitar. Performance Awards can be performed at an exam centre, or alternatively candidates can submit a video or audio recording of themselves playing the pieces.

Full-Time Professional Guitar Teacher

  • First Lesson Free!
  • Adults of all ages welcome
  • Children from 7 years and up
  • Absolute beginner to advanced
  • Grades 1 to 8 available
  • Online resources

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