Guitar, Bass and Banjo Tuition


Dave Webster, teacher, is fully CRB checked, has taught guitar at Cottenham Academy in Cambridgeshire and has acquired over 45 years experience of playing the guitar at an amateur and professional level.D This makes Dave one of the most experienced specialist instrument teachers in Cambridgeshire.During this time pupils have come and gone, some remain with the business for years, some for a few months once having achieved their objectives.Not all of Dave's students have turned into Rock Stars, one or two have, but that is another story!

Guitar Tuition / Lessons - A Warning

Whilst taking tips from and watching guitar video tuition clips on the internet can be useful for reinforcement and back up of formal tuition. It should not be used as a substitute for proper, qualified, one to one guitar lessons. Bad playing habits are quickly and easily learned, plus difficult and costly to undo in terms of time and money.

Teaching Aims

Teaching Method

There is no requirement to read music to start learning to play. Lessons are conducted on a one to one basis, students are shown the various techniques required to enable them to play their chosen instrument. This in turn is backed up in written form, using easy to read chord diagrams and tablature.As pupils progress, they are encouraged to make use of our studio facilities for performance and recording, to help reinforce what they have previously learnt and of course to have some fun making music.

Teacher and Pupil

The Teacher commits to putting aside time to prepare lessons that are suitable for the individual and of course time to conduct them. Quite often this commitment on behalf of the teacher, will involve working many unsocial hours and having to remain �flexible� in their working method. The Pupil commits to putting aside time for regular guitar lessons and practice, also being considerate of the teacher�s time.

What Do I Need to Get Started?

To start lessons all that's required is an instrument to practice on and a notebook. If you need help with choosing an instrument, contact Dave via the website and he will be only to happy to oblige.There are a few instruments to look at in the shop

General Information

CRB CHECK: Dave Webster, Guitar/Banjo/Bass teacher has been CRB checked, disclosure number 001052406277 - Enhanced Disclosure - This certificate can be viewed on request.

All rates quoted are on a "pay as you book basis".However you can save just under 10% of the hourly rate, by booking 3 consecutive lessons in advance via the websites online shop.

Due to the pressure of time it is not possible to arrange home visits.

Lessons are available Monday to Friday 4.00pm until 9.00pm. Saturdays 9.00am until 2.00pm. Tuition for your chosen musical instrument, outside of these times, can be made only if available by special arrangement.

Cancellation of appointments are not accepted via email or text, telephone contact only please. Less than 24hrs notice will incur charges. Thanks for everyone's understanding.

Short "Banjo Tuition" Clip's

Electric Guitar

Guitar and Bass Lessons

All styles of music are catered for on the guitar or bass, excluding Classical and Flamenco guitar. The younger people start to learn to play the better, the lower age limit is six years old and no upper age limit.

The individual?s current ability to play is unimportant; beginners to advanced pupils are all welcome.There are no time limits on how long one has to attend lessons for, the choice is yours.

For pupils under the age of thirteen it is compulsory that a parent or guardian be in attendance at the lesson, unless agreed otherwise.

Banjo,Vintage,Old,5 String

5 String Banjo Lessons

Scruggs style picking, up-picking, mountain style and melodic styles are featured from beginner to intermediate levels.

Tenor Banjo

4 String Banjo Lessons (Irish)

Folk and Irish styles featured from beginner to intermediate levels.

Ukelele Lessons

Beginner to intermediate levels,modern and traditional tunes, have some fun, easy to learn!

The complete tuition service

Tuition rates include all of the following:

The current tuition fee rates are as follows:

Price per hour for new pupils as from 1st April 2013:
�25 per hour; �13.00 per half hour or �19 for 45 minutes.You can purchase these lessons in advance from our online shop

Contact Information

Please email or call 07961 168652 To make an appointment.

Guitar Tuition / Lessons - A Warning