Gloucester Guitar Teacher

Jamie Newdeck
Acoustic & Electric Guitar Tuition
One To One Private Lessons & Peripatetic Tuition in Schools
For more information email: info@letsplaymusic.co.uk or call: 01285 861304

About Me

Jamie Newdeck

I am a Full-Time Gloucester Guitar Teacher Acoustic and Electric.  I teach guitar privately in my home studio in GL1 Gloucester.  I also offer peripatetic guitar tuition in primary and secondary schools.

Guitar tuition for adults of all ages and children from 7Yrs, absolute beginners to experienced.  Learn just for fun or work towards acoustic or electric guitar grades (UCAS points available from grade 6 upwards).

I believe that guitar tuition should be fun and inspiring whatever age you are.  I work with all my students to find out what they want to achieve and the music they like and teach what they need to know using pieces they love.  I have endless patience and can guide you forward at your pace.

My BMus (Hons) in Music Performance & Recording from University of West London, London College of Music, has given me a firm real world practical understanding of the guitar, musical theory, composition, improvisation and performance. Even more importantly I know how to break this information down and make it really easy to understand.

I am experienced in many genres of guitar.  From Pop, Rock and Metal to Blues, Jazz, Funk and Fusion.  I am currently in a funk oriented function band ‘Koala Groove’, perform at weddings and various private events and a member of Heavy Metal band ‘Suffer No Fools’, who gigs regularly and is working on their second EP.

Our website has useful learning resources that can inspire and aid with home practice.  I also use recording software such as Cubase and Pro Tools to record students’ projects.

The first lesson is free and is a chance to ask all your questions, for me to find out what you want to achieve and to show you what you will be learning!

Complete the online form below and I’ll get back to you to answer your questions and book your Free Introductory Lesson!

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Young Students

Guitar Lessons for children from 7 years and up. in Gloucester.  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

Book Your Free Introductory Lesson below!

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