Please take a moment to read our frequently asked questions. If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us.
Q. I am a beginner; should I learn acoustic or electric guitar?
A. There is a common misguided rule that students should start to play acoustic, or classical guitar, before moving on to electric guitar. There is no right answer. This decision should be based on your own musical tastes and what you wish to accomplish on the guitar. All three guitars can be played exactly the same way.
Q. Do you teach classical and flamenco guitar?
A. No. Bath Guitar School specialises in rock and pop music for the acoustic and electric guitar.
Q. What days/times do you teach?
A. Please see the Getting Started page of the website.
Q. Do I have to read music?
A. No. It is not a formal requirement to learn to read music to be a student at Bath Guitar School, although we can teach you to read stave music if you wish.
Our lessons are taught through practical demonstration, listening and guitar tablature notation.
Q. How often should I have lessons?
A. For the best results we recommend a weekly 30-minute one to one guitar lesson.
Q. Do I need to own a guitar before I start?
A. Bath Guitar School can supply a guitar for the duration of the lesson but we highly recommend that you get a guitar of your own. We are happy to advise you.
Q. Do you offer joint guitar lessons?
A. Yes. We can make arrangements for joint guitar lessons between friends or relatives. Please contact us for more information.
Q. Do you offer grades?
A. Yes. Here at Bath Guitar School we offer our students the opportunity to learn from the Rockschool grade syllabus, Europe’s No. 1 rock music exam board.
Q. How do your teaching methods differ from face-to-face lessons?
A. There is very little difference between face-to-face and Skype lessons, and any noticeable difference can sometimes be the dry nature or lack of atmosphere generated by the method in which the lesson is conducted.
Q. Would you recommend Skype lessons for a beginner?
A. A student who is best suited to Skype lessons will need to be able to take instruction well and have grasped some of the basics before this method of learning can become taken full advantage of.