Questions are the root of all answers.
How long does it take to learn the guitar?
The short answer is you never stop learning. That being said, a student who is dedicated, has regular tuition and practices between lessons, can learn the basics and begin to play some of their favourite songs and pieces within a few months.
Are taster sessions available for people wanting to give it a go?
Yes, anyone is welcome to come along for a free taster session before committing. Equipment including guitars and amplifiers are made available to every student meaning no investment required.
Do I need my own equipment to start learning?
Absolutely not. I have ensured that spare equipment, including guitars and amplifiers, is available to all students who attend lessons. It is expected after a while of tuition that students invest in their own equipment. Mainly so they can practice between lessons.
I am a parent or guardian. Can I sit in on lessons?
Absolutely! Parents and guardians are welcome to sit in on as many lessons as they feel comfortable.
How long do lessons last?
Lessons tend to last an hour. This is, however, completely flexible and prices are adjusted accordingly.
Are block bookings available?
Yes. Block bookings are available but not necessary. I would, in either case, encourage a regular tuition schedule for anyone wanting to progress effectively.
Are group lessons available?
Yes, however, I would advise that no more than two students attend a session. This ensures that enough individual attention is given to students.
How often do lessons take place?
Typically every week or every two weeks. This is, however, completely flexible. I would always encourage a regular tuition schedule and one that fits in with your schedule.
How often do I need to practice?
As much as possible! The guitar, like most instruments, gets more fun the more you improve so the more you practice the more fun you have!
What documents and certificates are available about Piers Ward?
I always ensure that my DBS certificate is up to date and available to anyone upon request. I have also successfully completed the Child Protection in Education (Music) Level 2 Certification. A certificate is also available upon request. If there is anything else you would like to know please don’t hesitate to get in touch.