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Guitar Lessons West Midlands

Are you looking for guitar lessons in the West Midlands?  Pro Music Tuition has some wonderful guitar teachers who can help you achieve your aspirations at one of our six music centres in Rubery, Birmingham, Sutton Coldfield, Solihull or Cradley Heath. Alternatively, you can learn via one of our online live music lessons

For generations, the guitar has been a favourite instrument to learn for millions of people. With its versatile sound and popularity across all styles of music, we understand that one method of learning won’t suit everyone. At Pro Music Tuition, our team comprises experienced guitar instructors with a wealth of expertise, proficient in teaching various types of guitars across diverse genres and styles. Whether you’re a complete novice or a burgeoning guitar virtuoso, rest assured that our instructors can adeptly tailor lessons to align with your individual needs and aspirations.

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Kids Guitar Lessons in the West Midlands

Experience personalised guitar instruction for adults or kids in the West Midlands. Tailored for students aiming to improve their grades or master specific pieces. Our one-to-one guitar lessons also cater to children with special educational needs, providing a focused and supportive learning environment. We offer flexible 30 or 60-minute sessions 7 days a week.

Whatever age and whether learning through group or individual tuition we offer to train pupils for exams. Working towards a goal like this can help teach children to focus and the sense of achievement when passing grades is always a thrill. We work with several different syllabuses, including Trinity and Rockschool. If you have previously learned pieces for an exam elsewhere we can provide the exam for you (excluding ABRSM).

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Adult Guitar Lessons West Midlands

Discover exceptional Guitar Lessons for Adults in the West Midlands. Pro Music Tuition provides tailored instruction for adult learners. You are never too old to start learning to play the piano. Discover the exciting world of learning to play the guitar as an adult. Unlock the countless benefits it brings to your life. Research has shown that engaging in new skills as adults keeps our minds sharp and agile. Learning to play the guitar can even help prevent cognitive decline as we age. Embrace the wonders of neuroplasticity, as your brain creates new pathways and connections at any age. While it’s true that children and young adults may grasp new skills quicker, adults of all ages can relish the many advantages of learning an instrument. Call today to book an adult guitar lesson in the West Midlands

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Group Guitar Lessons in the West Midlands

We teach children guitar from age 5 in group or individual sessions with the opportunity to work towards taking exams. We also host Live and Loud performance showcases each year, which every pupil is welcome to prepare for. These showcases are an excellent way for younger pupils to build confidence and gain a sense of achievement from learning their instrument.

We tailor each guitar lesson to the individual pupils and try to teach songs that they want to play, making sure to include learning music theory and scales to help develop a well-rounded understanding of the instrument. If you are looking for group guitar lessons in the West Midlands, Call us on 0121 559 3355

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Expert Guitar Tutors in the West Midlands

We teach acoustic guitar, bass guitar, electric guitar, classical guitar, and even ukulele and banjo. All of our tutors are DBS checked; the majority hold a degree in music, and some also hold a QTS in education. All are well-versed in rock, pop, classical, and everything in between. Starting with learning basic techniques such as strumming patterns and progressing to fingerpicking and solos, our teachers have years of experience with helping any student progress, no matter their existing level.

Local Guitar Teachers near you!

Pro Music is a genuinely local music school offering some of the best guitar teachers. Whether it’s classical, acoustic or electric, we have experienced teachers to help you or your child take that first step in learning how to play the guitar.

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ONLINE GUITAR LESSONS

We can also teach the whole range of guitar styles and instruments online, over Skype, Zoom, WhatsApp or Facebook. If getting to the practice rooms is difficult you can trust that we still deliver the same first-class tuition remotely, and with more flexibility with scheduling our lessons can fit around your busy lifestyle.

Not only does learning online eliminate travel time and the need to pack and move your instruments it also allows for a wider range of scheduling options so we can find a time that works for you. If you are looking to book guitar lessons for you or your child why not get in touch with us today or use our handy online booking system to book your first free lesson?

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GUITAR LESSONS FAQS

What is the best age to start learning Guitar?

Realistically, most people think that once their child can hold the right size guitar between 5 and 7 years old it may be time to get started. Bear in mind all children are different some may be able to pick up the guitar but not have the concentration to be able to sit long enough to learn. Some might not be able to hold a guitar comfortably but have the concentration. When these two main factors come together you will have a better indication as to whether or not your child is ready.

Before you start spending money on guitars and lessons we will gladly give your child a free taster guitar lesson to see if your child is ready, leave it to us to be able to work out if your child is the right size to be able to hold the appropriately sized guitar, to be able to reach the frets comfortably and more importantly to be able to sit through lessons and pay attention.

How do I know my child is ready to play the guitar?

1. INTEREST Is your child interested in playing the guitar? If your child shows a real love for guitar-based music whether they have been listening to your favourite rock bands or singer-songwriters and show a real passion for music this is a great sign. You also need to take into consideration if your child is mature enough and interested enough to start learning. The choice of instrument should be left to your child otherwise they will lose interest very quickly.

2. FOCUS Does your child have the ability to focus for around 30 minutes? Children ( or adults in fact ) do not need longer than a 30-minute lesson each week, if your child can sit for that length of time and take away knowledge from that lesson you’ll be on to a great start.

3. PRACTICE Some say practice makes perfect and quite frankly we agree when starting parents will need to help their children set a practice routine to embed skills learned in each lesson. We aren’t talking hours a day 15 minutes a day is adequate.

4. DEXTERITY Most kids have basic finger dexterity. When kids start they won’t have full strength and dexterity but as they practice more and get older this will become stronger and make playing the guitar a lot easier, as your child’s dexterity improves and they can play the songs with ease it will boost their confidence.

5. MATURITY: To start lessons your child needs to have the maturity to sit and listen to their teacher, your teacher, will be fully trained and know how to make learning fun but your child will find practising at home hard if they haven’t listened to their teacher’s instructions.

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What are the benefits of Guitar Lessons for Kids?
  1.  Builds language skills. As they learn their instrument, children become accustomed to different sounds that they would not have acknowledged before. This practice introduces their ears to the subtle sounds of language.
  2. It makes them academically stronger.  Links have been found between music lessons and nearly every measure of educational achievement: SAT scores, reading comprehension, and math skills.
  3.  IQ increase. Numerous studies have confirmed that children’s IQs are enhanced because of even a few weeks of music lessons. Brain scan technology reveals that brain activity improves following musical training, and some parts of the brain even grow.
  4. It teaches discipline.  Music lessons require hours of attention and patience. Children must continue even when things aren’t going well…an invaluable skill for all areas of life.
  5. It supports muscle development and motor skills. Children must use their entire bodies to hold the rhythm when they play. They also must coordinate different movements with their hands at the same time. In doing so, they develop strength and coordination.
  6. It improves social skills. If children play in a group, they have to learn to work together to accomplish a shared goal, exercising tolerance, patience, and encouragement towards their peers.
  7. It makes kids feel good about themselves. There’s nothing quite like the sense of pride that comes from working on a new skill …specifically when the result is beautiful music.
  8. Understand musical culture. By learning music from various parts of the globe, students come to understand these cultures.
  9. Happiness. And the most meaningful reason of all. When children or adults can play music, it makes them happy.
Do you Teach adults to play Guitar?

Yes, adults are very welcome to learn to play the guitar with us. At Pro Music, we believe anyone of any age can pick up a guitar and get going. If you have the passion and the time to practice you can certainly achieve your goals.

Many parents become inspired by their children learning an instrument that they get involved too and eventually start having lessons. Before they know it, what was an activity for their child becomes something that now connects the family even more, as it gives parent and child a joint interest. There is no greater buzz for us at Pro Music to see how music brings people together.

Am I too old to learn Guitar?

Learning a new skill as an adult is a great way to keep the mind active and young, studies have shown that it can even prevent cognitive decline as we age. Thanks to something called neuroplasticity, your brain can create new pathways and neurons at any age. So while it’s true that children and young adults will pick up new skills faster, adults of any age can enjoy the multiple benefits of learning an instrument.

How many Guitar Lessons would you recommend in a week?
A weekly guitar lesson permits enough time between lessons for students to study and practice and to work on adjustments to their guitar playing. It is essential not to have to leave too much time between lessons. This will help form good habits like posture, hand positions, and practice methods. Weekly guitar lessons deliver enough frequency for students to get regular feedback and corrections in these areas. For more advanced guitar students who have better guitar technique and practice methods, twice-weekly lessons could be more effective but not essential.
I am a beginner, what do I need for my first Guitar lesson?

You do not need anything for your beginner guitar lessons at our UK music centres in the West Midlands as we provide everything you will need!

If you are looking to buy your own guitar or looking at having online guitar lessons with us we have a handy guide on how to choose the right guitar for you here

Going to the music shop to pick your first guitar is a thrilling experience, there are so many different shapes, styles and sizes that produce different sounds and are suited to different styles of music. This can be a bit daunting, but don’t fear we are here to help you, whether you’re choosing to buy a new instrument or second-hand, electric or acoustic follow our tips to help you find the guitar that suits you and make you feel like a true musician.

Lessons, whether a total beginner or someone who has played on and off for a while, structured lessons along with daily practice are what will allow you or your child to achieve your musical dreams.

What are the best books for helping me with my Guitar Lessons?

We advise Trinity and Rockschool grade books as these are the most popular syllabuses to follow, we also have some of these books available in the school, and our teachers will discuss your options so you can choose a syllabus that suits you best. At Pro Music, we double as Rock School and Trinity examination centre so there is no need to worry about where you will need to travel to for your music exams.
How can I help my child to progress more quickly in their Guitar lessons?
Helping your child progress more quickly in their guitar lessons involves a combination of support, encouragement, and creating a positive learning environment. Here are some tips to assist your child in advancing their guitar skills:

Encourage Regular Practice:

  • Establish a consistent practice routine. Daily practice, even if it’s for a short duration, is more effective than sporadic longer sessions. 15-20 minutes a day will hold your child in good stead. r
  • Help your child set specific goals for each practice session. Revising elements from your child’s weekly lesson. Guitar Tutors at Pro Music can help you design this.

Provide a Suitable Practice Space:

  • Ensure that your child has a comfortable and quiet space to practice without distractions.
  • Keep the guitar easily accessible so they can pick it up and practice whenever they have some free time.

Supportive Environment:

  • Create a positive and supportive atmosphere. Encourage your child, and avoid putting too much pressure on them.
  • Celebrate their achievements and progress, no matter how small.

Supervise and Participate:

  • Sit in on their practice sessions occasionally to show interest and provide positive feedback.
  • If you play the guitar, consider playing together. This can make practice more enjoyable.

Choose the Right Teacher:

  • Ensure your child has a good guitar teacher who understands their learning style and can tailor lessons accordingly.
  • Communicate with the teacher regularly to stay informed about your child’s progress and discuss any concerns.

Expose Them to Different Genres:

  • Introduce your child to a variety of musical genres. This can broaden their musical horizons and make learning more interesting.

Set Realistic Expectations:

  • Help your child set realistic short-term and long-term goals. This can motivate them to continue practising and progressing.

Incorporate Music Theory:

  • Introduce basic music theory concepts will help your child understand the structure of music. This can enhance their overall understanding and proficiency.

Provide Quality Instruments and Accessories:

  • Ensure your child has a properly sized and well-maintained guitar. Quality instruments make a significant difference in the learning experience.
  • Consider accessories such as a comfortable guitar strap, a tuner, and extra strings.

Attend Live Performances:

  • Take your child to live music performances or watch them together online. This can inspire and motivate them to improve their skills.

Remember that progress in learning an instrument takes time, and each child learns at their own pace. Patience and consistent support are key factors in helping your child succeed in their guitar lessons.

Do you teach Guitar Music Theory?

Yes, we teach music theory as part of all our guitar tuition. Whatever age and whether learning through group or individual tuition we offer to train pupils for exams. Working towards a goal like this can help teach children to focus and the sense of achievement when passing grades is always a thrill. We work with several different syllabuses, including Trinity, and Rockschool.

Guitar music theory encompasses the principles and concepts that help guitarists understand how music works, allowing them to create, analyze, and communicate musical ideas. Here’s a summary of key topics covered in guitar music theory:

  1. Notes on the Guitar Fretboard:
    • Learning the names and locations of notes on the fretboard.
    • Understanding the relationship between open strings and fretted notes.
  2. Scales:
    • Major and minor scales.
    • Pentatonic scales.
    • Modes (e.g., Ionian, Dorian, Mixolydian) and their application.
  3. Chords:
    • Basic chord construction (major, minor, diminished, augmented).
    • Barre chords and their variations.
    • Chord progressions and common chord sequences.
  4. Intervals:
    • Understanding intervals and their role in building scales and chords.
    • Ear training to recognize and play intervals.
  5. Chord Progressions:
    • Common chord progressions in various styles (e.g., I-IV-V in blues).
    • Analysis of chord progressions in songs.
  6. Harmony:
    • Diatonic harmony within scales.
    • Understanding and creating harmony in chord progressions.
  7. Rhythm and Timing:
    • Basic rhythmic notation.
    • Strumming patterns.
    • Syncopation and advanced rhythmic concepts.
  8. Transposition and Key Signatures:
    • Transposing music to different keys.
    • Understanding key signatures and their impact on scales and chords.
  9. Guitar Techniques:
    • Techniques such as bending, sliding, hammer-ons, and pull-offs.
    • Applying techniques in the context of scales and solos.
  10. Reading Music and Tablature:
    • Reading traditional musical notation and guitar tablature.
    • Understanding the relationship between notation and the guitar fretboard.
  11. Improvisation:
    • Techniques for improvising solos.
    • Applying scales and modes in improvisational contexts.
  12. Songwriting:
    • Applying music theory to songwriting.
    • Creating melodies and harmonies for original compositions.
  13. Ear Training:
    • Developing the ability to recognize pitches, intervals, and chords by ear.
    • Transcribing music from recordings.

Guitar music theory provides a foundation for expressing oneself musically, understanding the structure of songs, and communicating effectively with other musicians. It’s a valuable tool for both beginners and advanced players seeking to deepen their understanding of the instrument and music as a whole.

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Why should we choose Pro Music for Guitar lessons?
We have hundreds of reviews and the proud history of the Pro Music name speaks for itself. Pro Music Tuition offers the tuition of a wide range of instruments including Guitar, Piano, Drums, Brass including Trumpet, Vocal Coaching and Singing Lessons and Woodwind and String including Violin. We offer our lessons to children and adults of all ages and abilities. Our music centres are open 7 days for individual and group lessons.
  • Pro Music also has a proven track record of offering inclusive, high quality and professional music tuition.
  • All of our teachers are DBS checked and trained to grade 8 or degree level and many teachers are also trained, as school teachers.
  • Pro Music has an onsite SEN coordinator which does allow our teachers to adapt music lessons for children and adults with special educational needs where it is required.

For Guitar Lessons in the West Midlands choose Pro Music Tuition!

Do you offer Guitar lessons near me?

We have pupils visit our Birmingham music centre from many locations in and around Birmingham including Acocks Green, Aston, Bartley Green, Bearwood, Bournville, Castle Bromwich, Castle Vale, Edgbaston, Erdington, Frankley, Great Barr, Hall Green, Handsworth, Harborne, Kings Heath, Kings Norton, Longbridge, Moseley, Northfield, Oldbury, Perry Barr, Rubery, Quinton, Stirchley, Selly Oak, Weoley Castle and Yardley.

Guitar Tuition Testimonials

"Had guitar lessons at Pro Music for many years, advancing from beginner through to grade 8. Easily the best music school around.
Highly recommended."

Rob Neale

"I'm learning the guitar again after 30 years of not playing. Tom is really teaching me and helping me pick up where I left off. It's great to be back playing the guitar again."

Hayley Bellizia

"Had a free bass lesson with Tom last week online, I didn't expect it to work as well as it did. Clear and enjoyable taster lesson, Tom is a good tutor as in he's clear with instruction and patient and he needs to be as I'm an older learner shall we say. Looking forward to many more lessons to improve me as a Bass player"

Phil Gittus

"My son had started guitar lessons with David Phillips over the last 3 weeks. His progress has been fabulous! He loves his lessons and is keen to practice all he’s been shown. David is an excellent musician and accomplished teacher who really knows how to engage the kids he teaches! Highly recommend! Claudine"

Whalley-Billau

"If you want to learn guitar, then Andy is totally your man. my son has been going for just a few weeks now, and what he has done with him is just outstanding. a lovely man and a fantastic teacher. can't praise him enough. thank you"

Hayley Blount

"My son has been having guitar lessons for just over a year, he loves his lessons with Dave Phillips and has even had an opportunity to perform on stage."

Samantha Reynolds

"Syd started the guitar with Dave when she was four (now five) her progress really shows and Dave is amazing with her.... his patience when she has an “off lesson” is remarkable, she comes a long way and now at home just picks it up and plays away. He teaches her in a very individualised way that suits her brilliantly. Thanks for getting her to love playing an instrument."

Melissa Clark

"My children have piano lessons and guitar lessons with Pro. Excellent tutors. Great communication about my children’s progress . They are patient , encouraging and fun too. Highly recommend them.

Bec Harper

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We have 6 music centres in Birmingham, Solihull and the Black Country (Cradley Heath, Rowley Regis, Rubery, Solihull and Sutton Coldfield). We are in an easy-to-reach destination and have students travel from all surrounding areas including - Acocks Green, Alvechurch, Aston, Balsall Common, Barnt Green, Bartley Green, Bearwood, Birmingham, Boldmere, Bournville, Brierley Hill, Bromsgrove, Catherine De Barnes, Castle Bromwich, Castle Vale, Catshill, Chelmsley Wood, Clent, Coften Hacket, Cradley Heath, Coleshill, Dorridge, Dudley, Edgbaston, Erdington, Four Oaks, Frankley, Great Barr, Hagley, Halesowen, Hall Green, Harborne, Hampton In Arden, Handsworth, Hockley Heath, Hollywood, Kidderminster, Kings Heath, Kings Norton, Kingswinford, Knowle, Lichfield, Lickey, Little Sutton, Longbridge, Lye, Marston Green, Mere Green, Meriden, Minworth, Moseley, Netherton, Northfield, Oldbury, Olton, Perry Barr,  Quarry Bank, Quinton, Rednal, Redditch, Romsley, Rowley Regis, Rubery, Sandwell, Selly Oak, Shirley, Smethwick, Stourbridge, Streetly,  Sutton Coldfield, Solihull, Tamworth, Tardebigge, Tipton, Tividale, Tyseley, Wall Heath, Wythall, West Midlands, Weoley Castle, West Heath, Wylde Green,  Yardley Wood.