"Ali gives top quality guitar lessons in a relaxed atmosphere, for a great price. He will teach you everything you need to know at a pace that suits you."
Tommy, Bath, UK.
"Ali had given me expert tuition. He is extremely clear in his instruction, and the lessons are always enjoyable. I can easily recommend him."
Guy, Bath, UK.
As well as being a professional musician, Ali is also a full-time guitar teacher. He has been teaching for fourteen years. He taught in schools for five of those years. He is RGT registered tutor with a grade 8 diploma in guitar. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Ali has been offering online guitar lessons on Zoom and Skype. He has had over 100 satisfied customers.
He teaches –
Adults and children (age 6 and above).
Acoustic and electric guitar (plus bass for beginners).
Styles such as Rock, Folk, Indie, Blues, Classical,
Metal, Pop, Grunge, and more!
Grades (optional) - Trinity College London:
Acoustic, Rock and Pop,
Scales, Arpeggios, and Studies.
RGT (Registry of Guitar Tutors).
All skill levels.
Tuition for Adults
Learning guitar is a slow process. It's made even slower by learning incorrectly and picking up bad habits. With an experienced teacher’s help the pupil can progress quickly, and with more confidence. As an experienced teacher, Ali understands that it's important for pupils to learn music that interests and inspires them. There's nothing worse than learning a piece of music you can't stand for weeks and weeks. That’s why he encourages his pupils to let him know what they want to get out of their lessons.
During lessons we can concentrate on any area of the guitar you want to - whether it's finger-style technique, chord progressions, scales, expressive techniques (such as string bending, trills, or vibrato), or music theory. If you're not interested in certain aspects of guitar, we don't have to work on them. On the other hand, if you're a perfectionist, and you want to learn everything systematically, we can do that too.
Tuition for Children
Kids learn very fast, but if they don't have guitar lessons with a qualified teacher, they could be learning the wrong way. We always try to identify each pupil’s strengths and weaknesses and concentrate on the areas that need development. During lessons we will work on suitable pieces, chords, strumming, scales, keeping in time, general guitar knowledge, and music theory. If you want your child to study grades, we can go through the grade books with them, preparing them for every aspect of the exam. Ali teaches the Trinity College of Music syllabus, which is challenging, very fun, and incredibly informative.
(for Intermediate players and above)
Learn any piece of music you wish that is in your teacher’s power to acquire. Receive expert advice on making the piece you are learning sound as professional as possible.
Develop your fingerpicking skills, learn expressive styles of plucking such as tirando and apoyando, learn percussive techniques, explore alternative tunings such as DADGAD, open C, and Csus4add 9.
Learn songs by fingerstyle greats such as John Martyn, Nick Drake, Joni Mitchell, and Bert Jansch, and more contemporary guitarists such as The Tallest Man on Earth and Ben Howard.
Receive feedback and expert advice on your own songs, or (if you’re a complete beginner) find out how to get started.
If you are trying your hand at songwriting he can help with: song structure, chord progressions, writing riffs, lyrics, and vocal melody.
Ali has been writing and performing his songs since the age of ten. Over the years he has written many songs in many genres. Five of Ali’s albums have been added to the National British Library’s permanent collection.
30-minute lesson - £15
60-minute lesson - £29
Specialist Session - £45
You can pay weekly, monthly, or termly. We do charge the full lesson price for cancellations within 24 hours of the appointed lesson.