I have been playing guitar since I was about 8 years old, studied at Guitar Institute in London and received private tuition from some of the most experienced pros in the UK for a period of 2 years prior to becoming a Teacher myself.
From my tutoring I began selling guitars to beginners and that was the start of me and my World of guitar Retail some 15 years ago.
Since moving to Stratford Upon Avon I have managed to regain an hour of my day - every day (no travelling to Leamington) as I live just down the road yet I have found myself repeatedly excusing why I no longer "have time" to teach. Now I am in Stratford I feel like the excuse is possibly no longer valid so hence this re-introduction of of my tution services, all be it on a limited scale.
I have a very firm view of where I believe my value lies - and it is not in offering lessons to an individual week in week out for eternity with no end goal in sight.
I see my role as someone who tackles specific problems whether it be of a technical nature or theoretical.
My lessons are focused, consise and will enable you to "get over" whatever barrier was in your way prior to the lesson.
My lessons would not be a replacement to but a consolidation of whatever method you may already be using (online resources, private tuition, books/dvds etc) where I can fill in the missing blanks so to speak.
I can help you understand more about what you are playing in order for you to have the understanding to develop your own direction in the future.
In principal I am happy to teach anyone of any age and any skill level but of course will point you in the right direction if I feel I am not the right person for you.
Lessons are 30 minutes in length - long enough for me to put across an important musical "aspect" and to ensure you have understood it - so you can go away and practice it!
Lessons fit around my shop hours so between 8am & 10am, 1pm & 2pm or 5.30pm to 6.30pm are all fine with me.
A lesson is £20 which includes being on hand following the lesson via my live help if you need a helping hand and what I teach you in 30 minutes will be a building block to benefit from forever.
If you are interested to know more just email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) call on 01789 26 33 33 or pop in store and have a chat.
Richards Guitars, 5 Tiddington Road, Stratford Upon Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 7AE
01789 26 33 33
Richards Guitars, 5 Tiddington Road, Stratford Upon Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 7AE. Tel: 01789 263333
We welcome players from all over the World to consult with Richard directly via live help, allowing Richard to help you find the right guitar and ensure it is set up to your personal playing specification.
For FREE we provide...
fanatical quality control
personalised setup service by our highly experienced guitar tech who has worked with Richard for over 15 years
Richard play tests your guitar pre delivery to ensure it meets the specification
6 and 12 month check/reset
Online support most hours via chat (provided by Richard who has specialised in guitar consultancy for 21 years)
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To ensure anyone can benefit from this highly personalized service we subsidize the delivery costs from our pocket - not yours, resulting in the following delivery charges*
Any delivery to Western Europe £15.
Eastern Europe £25
Every guitar is packed personally by Richard. We purchase especially strengthened outer cartons and pack each guitar in a way that guarantees the guitar will come out the box as it went in - perfect.
If you bought your guitar from an alternate source it would cost you at least £50 to have it play to the standard that we set our guitars AS standard.
Why would you want to buy from a faceless online store if you can buy from someone who values every customer and their personal needs?
I do hope we can help you further as we provide the service you wish you could find locally!