Sally Driver

I have been learning guitar with Richard for a year. The lessons are pitched at my level and Richard keeps it fresh and interesting. He is an excellent tutor and has both skill and patience. I am pleased with my progress and would highly recommend him.

Beccy Bray

We moved our son to Richard at Bath Guitar School after a couple of years of school based lessons as we were seeing a definite lack of motivation and interest. Richard seemed to work his magic immediately, the lessons are a fun highlight of his week now, with practice not being such a chore. We’ve seen real progress and a love of everything “rock”. It’s even a pleasure having to tell him to turn his amp down all the time!

Hazel Zanelli

Richard has been great with my daughter, she started guitar with him when she was 8. Richard has given her opportunities to play with groups at the Bath Music Festival and band workshops as well as fun one-to-one lessons. She always comes out of her lessons grinning – surely the most important indicator of great teaching! My daughter has made good progress, it’s great to see her rocking tunes on her guitar now. I would definitely recommend Bath School of Rock!

Sofie Ireland

If you are looking for a guitar teacher then please give Richard at Bath Guitar School a call. Richard is a fantastic teacher. My daugher is dyslexic and this affects her memory, speed of processing and focus/tiredness. Richard’s lessons have been perfect. He can judge when things are getting difficult and adjusts his approach to the moment. He pushes very gently but knows when to let things go. With great patience Richard has really got to understand how my daughter works and this has made guitar lessons something to look forward to.

My daughter has been having guitar lessons for about 2 years. At 13 years old she is not the most enthusiastic child but we don’t have to drag her to lessons and occasionally she will practice without any nagging. It is lovely to hear her practicing; she has learnt so much and this has given her confidence in other areas, not just the music. Richard also runs guitar workshops and community events. The opportunity to join these is always there but we have never felt pressurised to attend.

Rob Hotham

Having played bass guitar for a number of years, but not played for a few years. I decided approaching my retirement, that I would buy a six string electric guitar and take lessons to learn how to play. I discovered Bath Guitar School through the son of a very good friend of mine. I gave Richard a call and he agreed to take me on as a student. I have been taking lessons with Richard for nearly 3 years, and from my first lesson I knew I would get on well with him.

Richard has a great relaxed way of teaching, he never puts me under any pressure and allows me to learn at my own pace. Although I think I am a slow learner I feel I have achieved a lot with Richard’s teaching and knowledge. If you are thinking of learning to play the guitar (electric or acoustic) I would strongly recommend that you contact Richard at Bath Guitar School.

Melissa Clark

My son, age 12, has been taught by Richard for 2 years. He thoroughly enjoys the lessons and has made great progress. Richard also organises group practice sessions, and performances at various venues in and around Bath (e.g. Moles, Komedia, The Egg) – these are a valuable addition to the lessons and my son is now less nervous about playing to an audience! I would recommend Richard for any aspiring rock star!

Rachel Lancashire

I can’t recommend Bath Guitar School highly enough. My daughter has been having guitar lessons for just over a year now and I have been amazed at her progress. Richard is an great teacher. He is amazingly patient and enthusiastic delivering the lessons in a fun and humorous was. He is genuinely interested in all of his students and is fantastic at getting the best out of them. If you are trying to find a guitar lessons in the Bath area look no further.

Kitty Scurr

I’ve had lessons with Richard for a good few years now and have always enjoyed them. They’re laid back and relaxed, but I’m still always learning and staying motivated to play my guitar, and learn new songs and skills.

He’s very flexible at fitting in a lesson at another point in the week if I can’t make my usual scheduled lesson, so I don’t miss out. I like that I’m able to suggest songs that I’ve been listening to so that I can learn songs that I enjoy, as well as Richard suggesting other songs that are more technically challenging and use different skills.

I can say that I have definitely improved my confidence in my musical ability through learning with Richard. Thank you!

Nathalie Lemmy

My son has been learning guitar with Richard for a number of years now and has found his passion. Not only does he love his lessons but Sam has already had an amazing amount of opportunity to perform in some fab music venues in Bath. With so many great gigs and workshops organised by Richard, it has meant that learning the guitar has also become a social event for Sam; an absolute bonus on top of already fantastic lessons!

I also love the fact that Richard is keen to raise money for local charities by busking with the kids and putting on fundraising gigs, creating more experience for his students whilst supporting very worthwhile causes.

Richard seems to have found the secret to being a relaxed and fun teacher whilst at the same time inspiring a high standard of playing and practice.

Hamish Tulley

I have been attending lessons at Bath Guitar School for ten years now, where I have practised and performed for gigs, week-long “Rock Camps”, and busking alongside casual lessons. These experiences are consistently friendly and engaging as Richard is an entertaining and highly skilled player with a great sense of humour. His adaptability enables him to teach any song at any pace, and his upbeat attitude combined with excellent teaching has helped me make great progress and motivated me to continue playing over the years. I would highly recommend him to guitar players of any expertise!