Are you after guitar lessons offering the BEST standard of tuition? Yes? Then stop right here – You’ve found them!
My name is Simon Bennett and I’ve been a full time guitar tutor for over 20 years, during which time I have helped over 2500 people become the best guitarists they can possibly be.
I’m located in Hyde and have a purposefully equipped room in my house that is dedicated solely to teaching guitar lessons. There is ample free parking outside on a quiet, easy to find cul-de-sac.
I teach ELECTRIC, ACOUSTIC, CLASSICAL and FINGERSTYLE guitar lessons from beginners level right upto Grade 8 advanced, as well as BASS and UKULELE and I am one of the very few teachers in the UK able to offer TOUCHSTYLEguitar lessons as well. If you dont know what that is then go take a look at me playing in my videos section!!
Lessons are on a one-to-one basis, but small groups can be catered for too. As well as my own private guitar lessons business, I also teach two nights a week in a busy local music store and for the past 12 years I have been giving guitar lessons at the prestigious Blue Coat School in Oldham, widely regarded as one of the best schools in the country. I am now also on the Supply Pool of experienced guitar teachers for Oldham Council, working when needed, teaching a wide variety of classes and ages in schools in the Oldham area.
The guitar lessons are based around YOU, what YOU like to play, what YOU listen to and YOU enjoy. Every song can be adapted to suit your own playing ability.
Want to work towards accredited guitar grades? No problem!! I teach BOTH the Rockschool and RGT exam courses (Electric, Acoustic and Rock) as well as the LCM Classical Guitar exams upto grade 8. I now also teach the brand new UKULELE exams up to grade 3, these are brand new and I’m very excited to be one of the first tutors to offer qualifications in ukulele playing! These qualifications/grades are officially recognised and accredited by the QCA (Qualifications & Curriculum Authority) and DFES (Department for Education and Skills) both of which are official government bodies.
Former pupils I’ve taught have gone on to play gigs with and alongside some of the BIGGEST bands in the world (Not just in a tent on the other side of the field but actually with and as tour support) including:
OASIS, PAUL WELLER, KASABIAN, DEEP PURPLE, OCEANSIZE, HAPPY MONDAYS, IAN BROWN, BUZZCOCKS, MINISTRY, THE ENEMY, THE CHARLATANS and MANY MORE!!
So to see if you could be joining them, get in touch TODAY and start playing the music you want to!!
When I’m not teaching guitar I play in the successful ska/pop/reggae band D.I.L.E. My music has featured on Radio 1, Xfm and many more stations, as well as supporting bands such as The Fall, Bad Manners, The Beat, Stiff Little Fingers, The Alarm and The Undertones to name just a few. I have also opened for Jon Gomm (Viral Youtube sensation and part of the recent UK Guitar Masters tour) performing a solo set of my own touchstyle arrangements. I also regularly act as a guitar tech for various bands and have helped ensure performances run smoothly at some of the best festivals in the country, including the main stages at Kendal Calling and the Jodrell Bank Transmission festivals.
I have been a member of the Registry of Guitar Tutors (RGT) since it started in 1992 and am fully ENHANCED CRB checked as well as also being fully checked by the new Disclosure and Barring Service(DBS) which came into force in 2013.
So if you live in the Tameside Manchester Stockport area including Stalybridge, Ashton, Denton, Hattersley, Mottram, Newton, Dukinfield, Droylsden, Oldham, Glossop, Stockport, Woodley or Bredbury, get in touch today via my contact form or on 0161 368 0820 and start your guitar lessons NOW!