Guitar Lessons


Peter has played and loved the guitar since he was 11 year old. Over the years, he has performed as a solo lead guitarist of bands — rock, pop, blues and jazz; as an accompanist for singers and as a session musician. Peter has also built several guitars and is well known as an international maker of musical instruments and accessories.

Finding it a positive thing in his own life, he seeks to install a love of the instrument in the student. As your teacher/coach Peter’s enthusiastic guidance will motivate you to become a better instrumentalist — whether playing for your own enjoyment, as a solo performer or as part of a duo/band.

Lessons include a mix of ...

Tips on playing the guitar

— posture and breathing
— hand position and fingering
— changing bad playing habits
— motivation and choice of material to play
— easy playing chords and capo use
— short cuts and tricks
— tuning and looking after your instrument

Working on learning songs

— playing the song
— how songs are built and music theory
— the importance of tempo, rhythm and accent
— styling/genre techniques
— using the internet resources

Performing songs

— stagecraft
— necessary tools and tips
— amplification and effect pedals
— riffs and embellishments