Jon Doble
Student

The Bath Guitar School experience has been one of encouragement and (much needed) patience from Richard who is a skilled musician and innovative teacher. There are lots of places providing lessons but if you want to learn and grow in confidence and have some fun, then give Richard Perkins a call; you won’t regret it.

David Bond
Parent

It doesn’t hurt that Richard is an excellent musician in his own right, and his enthusiasm for playing is obvious. The great thing is that this passion transfers itself to the student’s own experience. My son has always enjoyed being part of the creative process that Richard engenders. He leaves the session keen to play more. I have no hesitation in recommending him without reservation and feel fortunate that I found him and his school.

Dylan Ambasna-Jones
Student

The ‘one on one’ tuition really helped me improve my speed, skill and general knowledge of music. As well as this, there are various workshops to take part in where you can use what you have learned in lessons with other students, forming a band. Without Bath Guitar School I would’ve given up on music years ago. But thanks to Richard I have my Grade 5 guitar grade and more confidence, skill and enjoyment.

David Lawrence
Student

Richard is a knowledgeable and friendly guy who has a relaxed manner. He is quite free to let you suggest things to learn that you enjoy listening to or can recommend things within that genre to progress your learning. Learning to play the guitar can be quite a commitment and Richard has been very supportive when I’ve found it difficult or felt that my overall progress was not satisfactory. I highly recommend.

Caroline Hodge
Parent

My daughter, Florence, aged 10, has regular guitar lessons with Richard Perkins when she returns to the UK from Abu Dhabi during school holidays. Richard’s many years of experience both teaching and playing guitar, has given Florence the opportunity and confidence to learn more demanding songs, and Richard is quick to point out and address any areas of weakness. It helps that Florence also finds him a great deal of fun to learn with!

Calum Mattocks
Student

I’ve been taking lessons from Richard at Bath Guitar School for two years and my playing and understanding of guitar have both improved by a huge amount. It’s good to be taught by someone who is patient and has a knack for explaining things so that they can be understood when you’re struggling a bit. It’s also a pleasure to be taught by a teacher who likes and has a lot of enthusiasm for all sorts of music.

Nicola Liu
Parent

My son has been having lessons with Richard for 6 months now and, although he had several guitar teachers before, the improvement in his playing and his general interest in guitar music has been dramatic. We discovered Richard via his Blues Jam Workshop for the Mid-Somerset Festival and his active involvement with the musical community in Bath meant he was able to give Olly the opportunity to play with the Bath Guitar School Band at the opening night of the Bath International Music Festival (Party in the City) and the Bath Christmas Lights Switch On which Olly absolutely loved. Richard is so much more than just a great guitar teacher. He interacts with Olly at every musical level discussing bands, suggesting books, CD’s, pedals and even helping with his choice of guitar. As a parent I find him friendly, flexible and professional and I highly recommend him.

Gina Edge
Student

I came to Richard as a songwriter hoping to expand my knowledge of chord shapes and sequences, improve my guitar-playing technique, and increase my knowledge of music theory. Richard was fabulous in catering each lesson to my goals. I found that not only was he a highly experienced guitarist with a vast knowledge of music theory and expertise in every genre, but he was able to provided excellent creative input in my own songwriting. He is a fun and engaging instructor and I would recommend him to anyone, whether they are a beginner or an experienced guitarist.