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Guitar Lessons York

Hi! My name is Fergus Vickers and I am a guitar tutor in York. I have over 13 years of guitar playing, performing and tutoring experience.


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My Mission
Online Guitar Lessons for All Levels

Whether you are an absolute novice at playing the guitar or you already have some experience, I am here to help you develop your chops and expand your musical palette.

All of your lessons with me will be tailored to your exact individual needs and desires. All my lessons are currently organised via online platforms like Skype & Zoom.

I will help you get the most out of your practice and accompany you on discovering your own personal wellspring of endless musical potential that lies within each of us.

Location

Neville Street, York, YO31 8NP

Call

03455 086739
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My Lessons
Here is what I can offer

A musical and holistic way of learning: not just boring scales and theory for their own sake, but actual songs that you like and want to play, as well as how they fit in with the overarching web of practical theory, specifically as it relates to guitar technique. We will learn how music works through the songs and genres that you love.

A structured method to progress in both guitar playing and musical knowledge. All foundational and advanced elements of musical theory and practice covered – scales, arpeggios, picking techniques, improvisation, genre exploration, composition, reading musical notation, tablature and chord symbols etc.

Prices:
£12.50 per half hour
£25 per hour

Lessons are pay-as-you-go, weekly, fortnightly or as suits you.

As part of the mgrmusic.com network we work with:

Regular Lessons

I would recommend booking a regular lesson, either on a weekly or fortnightly bases, to ensure that you can progress at a good speed. After many years of teaching, I know that students that take sporadic lessons don't get results that they desire from learning guitar.

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Lesson Focus

Learn The Music You Love

Learn to play guitar with the artists you enjoy

Learn The Music You Love

Learn to play guitar like the bands you listen to

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    Lesson Focus: Learn how to play via the music that you love.
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    Lesson Focus: Learn about how to write songs.
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    Lesson Focus: Develop an understanding of a wide range of genres.
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Know Your Theory

Gain an understanding of what you are playing.

Know Your Theory

Learn the importance of understanding what you are playing.

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    Lesson Focus: Develop a good understanding of scales.
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    Lesson Focus: Work on your songwriting abilities.
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    Lesson Focus: Learn about how to play slides, bends, Hammer on's & many more.
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    Lesson Focus: Understand how chords are structured.
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Acoustic & Electric Available

Learn how to play either acoustic or electric.

Acoustic & Electric Available

Learn acoustic or electric in a wide range of styles.

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    Lesson Focus: Learn how to be both a confident acoustic and electric player.
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    Lesson Focus: Focus on aspects of your playing that need to be improved.
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    Lesson Focus: Become both a confident acoustic & electric player.
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    Lesson Focus: Learn acoustic or electric during your lessons.
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Guitar Lessons York Teacher - Fergus Vickers
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I can help you

I have a teaching and learning philosophy where the students learn the guitar through playing the music that they are passionate about. Whether that is Nirvana or Ed Sheeran, Jimi Hendrix or Mumford & Sons, I cover it all and helps you develop by learning the songs you love. This is in combination with a tried and tested course of guitar lessons that have proven an excellent foundation for learning the guitar. For more advanced students we will start by exploring the aspects of your musicality that you wish to improve upon and then get to work building a tailored course of lessons that will help you reach that next level on guitar.

info@guitarlessonsyork.co.uk

Frequently Asked Questions

My lessons are currently priced at £12.50 per half hour and £25 per hour.

I teach the majority of my guitar lessons at a dedicated home teaching space located on Neville Street, York, YO31 8NP. I am also a mobile guitar teacher, so can travel to you to provide guitar lessons in the comfort of your own home (subject to availability).

I have experience teaching a wide range of ages and abilities, and I will gladly teach anybody between the ages of 6 and 106 (though if you're 106+, do send an e-mail and I'll see if we can sort something out).

This is a question I often get asked and the answer lies within your own ambition. If you are looking to be able to play basic rhythm-based songs, the likes of Oasis, Ed Sheeran, Jack Johnson then it might only take you three to five months to really nail these types of basic acoustic songs - for guitarists that are looking recreate the sounds of Jimi Hendrix then it can take many years of honing your skills to play speedy guitar solos of many of the greats.

Usually, I would suggest starting out with a nylon string or steel-string acoustic guitar with the option to branch into electric playing later. Many of the skills you will learn are easily transferable between the two anyway, though there may be techniques particular to one or the other that you would like to learn as you advance. I am personally more of an acoustic specialist - having studied under acoustic virtuosos Nik Harrison and Jon Gomm - though I have also played electric guitar in rock, jazz and ska bands. Ultimately, I will happily teach either, and it depends on the goals of the student.

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Get in touch & start learning the guitar today.

Call

03455 086739
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