These testimonials can be found on the Bath Guitar School Facebook page.
Richard has been teaching both my children guitar for a number of years. As well as being great fun, the wide range of extra-curricula events that he organizes (Party in the City, Summer Rock Camp, Youth Band Workshops, Christmas Charity Busking etc.) enable his students to regularly experience playing as a band and performing in pubic. The Star Pupil videos are a great motivator and a lovely record for parents. He is extremely professional, reliable and well-organised. Parents are regularly informed of their children’s achievements via the Newsletter and he always finds time for a quick chat after lessons. Richard is a superb teacher and the kids have made fantastic progress since he has been teaching them! Thanks from us all, Richard!
Richard has been a fantastic guitar teacher. Within a short while he had me writing my own music which is never something I thought I would be able to do. There is no set structure and he will tailor his lessons around what the student wants to get out of it. Highly recommended, If you want to improve and not just learn from set material, go to Bath Guitar School!
Richard has been teaching rock guitar to my son since he was aged 6 and offers a non-traditional and fun approach to learning the guitar, accompanied with instilling a love & appreciation of rock music. If you’re after a very formal, exam-based music “grade” style of teaching, then Bath Guitar School is possibly not for you or your child. But of course, playing the electric guitar isn’t really about that, and Richard’s approach includes regular band workshops & performances for that real band experience plus individual performances uploaded to YouTube which enhance the weekly tuition sessions. Music theory is included in lessons, but in such an incidental way that it doesn’t feel like a chore.
Richard encourages parents (particularly of younger children) to sit in on lessons which is useful for monitoring and encouraging progress in the early days. As time goes on, it is clear Richard has a nice rapport with my son and I look forward to seeing his further progress over the coming years.
As what I believe is known as a “mature” student I came to Richard for my first ever face-to-face electric guitar lessons in May 2013 at the age of 43. I knew a few riffs but had never managed to play a song all the way through or play along with a backing track. I was a bit nervous and not sure what to expect.
Richard put me at ease very quickly and spent time to really understand my musical tastes and goals for the guitar. We quickly got into things & focused on one song at a time – always chosen together so I remained motivated and learned something I really wanted to play. Rich was always happy to answer any questions I had, even to the point of sending the lesson off on a tangent. We always had a laugh discussing music, gigs, bands and guitars & very quickly the relationship stopped feeling like student & teacher.
We often played along together which is not only fun but is great for anyone feeling a bit unsure as the limelight is shared. Occasionally something completely new would be thrown in like slide guitar or recording techniques to keep me on my toes.
I’ve taken so much confidence out of the lessons. Playing along with backing tracks/songs is now the norm and I regularly get together with friends to jam at rehearsal studios. I’d never have been able to do this beforehand – not from a playing perspective, timing perspective or being confident in playing/messing up in front of others!
I have learned to play the guitar over the past 12 months with Richard. I and am always pleased with what he does for me and the way in which I learn. Richard has a great work ethic and business . I most certainly recommend anyone who wants to learn and achieve goals to try Bath Guitar School.