About Us

Raising the standard of guitar tuition in and around Bath

Bath Guitar School is Bath’s only dedicated rock and pop guitar school specialising in one to one guitar tuition in either electric or acoustic guitar. Each lesson is tailored to suit each students individual taste and ability; offering a fresh and innovative approach to learning the guitar.

We offer tuition at all levels; from complete beginner through to advanced, in all styles and welcome students of all ages! Our guitar lessons are customised to suit you, covering the music you want to learn. Students can choose, if they wish, to study the accredited Rockschool grade syllabus and achieve certification of their playing.

Bath Guitar School offers its students unique and unrivalled opportunities to attend guitar band workshops, summer rock camps and take part in performances at the renowned Bath International Music Festival opening night, Party in the City. Plus free guitar lesson video recaps via YouTube, and premier guitar holiday experiences in Europe.

Bath Guitar School was formed in early 2004 when founder, Richard Perkins, moved from his hometown of Oxford to begin his studies at Bath Spa University. Since the school’s inception it has grown into an exciting and vibrant hub of music making and learning for both young and mature students; with some 70+ students attending regular one to one lessons, band workshops, festival performances and guitar holidays.

Bath Guitar School has built its reputation for high-quality guitar tuition on strong personal recommendations from students, both past and present. Students enjoy a thorough grounding not just in the basics of guitar but also in live performance, Rockschool exam grades (optional) and music history, learning from an experienced professional guitar teacher with recognised music qualifications and music vital industry experience.

Bath Guitar School is extremely proud to have tutored many of its students through to further and higher education, with students achieving entry in to many of the UK’s most highly regarded music establishments, including: BIMM, ACM, ICMP, Guitar Institute and also locally at the City of Bath College.

The school prides itself on building fantastic relationships with local primary and secondary schools, music groups, local businesses and music festivals. The Bath Guitar School band has performed at the Bath International Music Festival every year since 2007 and were gratefully invited to perform at the turning on of the Christmas lights on Milsom Street, Bath in 2010 with many of the student band members meeting Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.

Richard Perkins also hosts the Mid Somerset Festival’s Blues Jam workshop and competition classes in contemporary acoustic and electric music styles as part of the festivals now 110-year old festival of music, dance, poetry and performance.