James Daborn



Tutoring Experience:

I have taught many students across all ages (from 9 to 70). My approach to teaching guitar would be best summarised as fun and relaxed whilst professional, with the ability to teach the key techniques from a range of styles to enable engaging and flexible lessons. Different styles can be adapted to the interests and abilities of each student and to achieve maximum progress and enjoyment. I have taught many absolute beginners of all ages as well as intermediate and advanced students. Most of my students start as absolute beginners and I send a free starter pack I have designed with some great and simple songs which works really well. Of course there is an improver’s pack as well which suits you when you become more advanced.

Tutoring Approach:

My main objective is to get you up and playing as quickly and enjoyably as possible and I have fine tuned my approach to achieve this. Lessons can be focussed on songs and pieces you would like to learn - and the simple techniques needed to play them. I can also teach bespoke guitar techniques, reading music, simple tricks to make reading tablature easy, simple to advanced music theory, and how to be creative and improvise on the guitar. I will supply you with great resources and a personalised plan so you will be able to progress at the speed you want and in the styles of music you are interested in. My students are happy and motivated. I am an experienced performer having played in bands as well as running acoustic open mikes so I have a large repertoire of contemporary and classic songs I can teach you. For students and parents interested in Classical guitar my students are achieving excellent grades through the exam entry service I provide to locally based Trinity College London assessment centres. Most recently one of my students achieved distinction at grade 5. I also offer preparation for entry to Rockschool exam grades which also award the same generous UCAS points, Whether you want to learn for the joy of music or to take grades are equally important to me.

For Age Group: 9 to 80

£ (30 mins) £25.00 (45 mins) £30.00 (60 mins) £45.00 (90 mins) £60.00 (120 mins)
Your Place:
£ (30 mins) £ (45 mins) £40.00 (60 mins) £55.00 (90 mins) £70.00 (120 mins)
Willing to Travel
  • 10 mi of HP3