Guitar Courses

Guitar tuition to suite your needs
One to One guitar tuition

One to One guitar tuition

Private and personal guitar lessons remain the choice of most students as this format offers unrivalled attention from the teacher where optimal learning of new techniques and theory can be absorbed by the student.

One to one lessons are recommended for all students at some point as minimal distraction and maximum attention is attained.

Group guitar lessons

Group guitar lessons

Offering small group lessons consisting
of 2-3 students, this format is great for students who want to play in bands and recitals.
It is an ideal learning environment for subjects like playing harmonies and composing together.

I recommend this in conjunction with Private lessons as to accelerate speed of learning.

Skype guitar lessons

Skype guitar lessons

Having the opportunity to take private lessons in the privacy and comfort of your own home is a great experience for students anywhere in the world. All lessons are one to one and different packages and times are available to accommodate you in any time-zone.

All you need is a tuned guitar, good internet connection and a decent webcam with microphone!

Ukulele lessons

Ukulele lessons

A happy and forgiving instrument ideal for the young ones as well as the young at heart!

I am very proud to introduce ukulele lessons in Peterborough and the interest and results have been amazing!

It is a great instrument for young children to learn as the fingerboard is nice and small for little fingers but also a very rewarding instrument for the more mature player.

Guitar lessons for Seniors

Guitar lessons for Seniors

We are never too old to start a new and fresh endeavour!

Learning any new skill can be an enjoyable and rewarding experience, no matter how many years we have spent on this here planet.
All it takes is the same as with anything worthwhile in this life: The willingness and enthusiasm to learn and harness a new life skill and have a most rewarding time doing that!

Free Lessons and Downloads

Free Lessons and Downloads

Here you can find a bunch of downloadable content, MP3’s, Videos and assorted goodies absolutely free.

These have been selected from content I give my students and is similar to content which I have been taught back in the day. These basic scales, arpeggios and licks is a springboard to helping you craft better solos and will help make your guitar playing fluent and accurate.

About Us

We help adults and children realise their musical ambitions and dreams by helping them overcome the difficulties associated with playing music on the guitar regardless of age or technical proficiency.

Embark on a musical journey and discover the secrets to having the freedom to express yourself and play what you hear in your musical mind. Above all we will develop an understanding of how music works and apply this to your playing as we learn it! Understanding how musical elements fit together is the basis for all musicianship and the basis for becoming a great Guitar player.
There are courses and lessons available to suite everyone’s needs and all lesson content is tailor made for you! Regardless if you are a complete beginner, or have been playing for some time, or even consider yourself an accomplished performer, there are courses to fit your needs and wants.

We cater for many genres of music here at John Welch School of Guitar. From Metal to Jazz, Pop to Bebop, Rock to Country and everything in between. You can learn how to play it on the guitar right here, right now!

Playing the guitar to a good standard is not supposed to be a mystery, but there are a lot of secrets that can be learned from having lessons in private with a good guitar teacher. Learn and study those secrets with a master guitar instructor right here in Peterborough and discover what makes music work and sound right! Explore ways of gaining technical mastery on the instrument and expand your knowledge about the fret-board exponentially. Take charge of your musical journey and make your dreams a reality.

Most of all, have FUN while doing just that!

Guitar Styles Taught

The guitar is such a versatile and universal instrument that it can be applied to a whole magnitude of styles ranging from Metal to Jazz and everything in between. I believe having a demand over multiple styles is one of the most beneficial aspects any musician can acquire and the guitar lends itself beautifully to that. For instance, a Metal player can improve his knowledge and technique exponentially by studying Jazz guitar. Just listen to Alex Skolnick! Similarly a Jazz guitarist can master string bending and sweep picking by playing Neo-Classical Rock. The amazing thing about all styles of music is that it is just 12 little notes. The approach to these styles however may differ vastly! It is how we string these 12 little notes together and how we approach them that make Blues sound like the Blues, Rock sound like Rock and Jazz sound like Jazz. The basics are all the same in western music. We have chords, 12 notes, a fret-board and usually 10 fingers. I will teach you exercises that will benefit you right from the get-go and help you further your ambitions in your favourite style of music!
Rock Guitar Lessons
Rock Guitar Lessons
“God gave Rock ‘N Roll to You” – Kiss
Blues Guitar Lessons
Blues Guitar Lessons
“Blues is easy to play but hard to feel” – Jimi Hendrix
Metal guitar Lessons
Metal guitar Lessons
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Jazz Guitar Lessons
Jazz Guitar Lessons
“Life is a lot like jazz… its best when you improvise”- George Gershwin
Acoustic Guitar Lessons
Acoustic Guitar Lessons
“To stand up on a stage alone with an acoustic guitar requires bravery bordering on heroism. Bordering on insanity.” – Richard Thompson

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