Guitar Tuition In Canterbury

Are you looking for a guitar teacher in Canterbury? Read on to discover why Mykl is the best guitar tutor you will find.

Guitar Tuition With A Difference

Guitar Tuition Canterbury

There are many guitar teachers who will teach you songs or guitar riffs that you want to play. What does that teach you? It teaches you a few cool riffs and is okay for a quick fix but doesn't help you to learn guitar in the long term.

Mykl's approach is to teach you music. This means:

- you will be able to understand how music is made up. Understanding which notes work with which chords and even how to make your own guitar chords means you could write your own music or improvise;;

- you will understand how to use your fingers and arms in the most efficient way possible. Develop dexterity, speed and stamina while avoiding repetitive strain injuries, unlocking your potential as quickly as possible while developing habits that will allow you to play guitar for a lifetime;

- if you're learning acoustic or Classical Guitar you will learn how to get the most out of your instrument to make a richer, more powerful sound. Michael has studied how acoustic guitars are designed to work;

- you will learn how to use your guitar practice time more effectively to maximise your improvements in minimum time. The phrase 'practice makes perfect' is wrong. You could practise for hours and get worse if you don't know how to practise correctly. Remember:

PERFECT practice makes perfect!

A Patient Guitar Teacher In Canterbury

Guitar Tuition Canterbury

As Mykl understands that not everyone learns guitar at the same speed he only teaches one-to-one. He is a patient teacher who has experienced the problems and frustrations of learning an instrument. Because not everyone experiences the same difficulties he sometimes devises exercises unique to each student to tackle a specific need. Some of these exerises can be done without a guitar, meaning you can make progress while waiting for the kettle to boil, taking a walk, waiting for the adverts to end or even when stuck in traffic.

A Qualified & Experienced Guitar Tutor

Mykl M.Mus., BA(Hons) has been teaching guitar since 1996, working with every age from 5yrs to 70yrs privately and in secondary schools as well as at Christ Church University, Canterbury. For several years he taught guitar in a special needs school and a Grammar School but now teaches exclusively in his home in West Canterbury.

Guitar Tuition Canterbury

For his degree thesis he researched guitar techniques and explored physiology, Alexander Technique, sports and martial arts training as well as rehabilitation methods to develop a more efficient, injury-free technique, which he passes on to his guitar students.

In 2002 he was awarded the Larissa Lovelock Scholarship in recognition of his performance skills.

A Diverse Guitar Teacher

Guitar Tuition Canterbury

Originally Mykl played lead guitar in heavy metal bands and also has experience playing blues and jazz. After trying to work with scores of undedicated musicians he began experimenting with solo playing which lead to studying Classical guitar at degree and Master's degree level so is equally at home teaching all common guitar styles. Currently he plays bass guitar for Embryon.

Email or phone Mykl now to enquire about or book lessons:
07789 557 698 or 01227 452 703
Duration: 30 minutes is normally a sufficient length although longer lessons can be arranged.

Location: Michael's house in Prioress Road, Canterbury, Kent, near Canterbury High School and Harbledown.

Price: £20 per 30 minutes.
45 minute (£30) & 60 minute (£40) lessons can be arranged.

Contact: For enquiries or bookings contact Michael by Email or phone:
01227 452 703 &
07789 557 698

(these numbers are TPS registered)