Phil Brown
Phil Brown
2019-01-24T22:45:44+0000
I've been having bass lessons with Claire from Bedford guitar teacher club. Claire is a excellent teacher the lessons are challenging, informative but above all fun I'm really impressed with the progress I'm making in such a short space of time.read more
Chris Page
Chris Page
2018-09-04T07:15:47+0000
Excellent teacher - very patient with a great knowledge of a broad spectrum of music.
Colin Gray
Colin Gray
2018-08-31T07:03:09+0000
Really pleased with my guitar lessons with Alex Partington. Started playing guitar 20 years ago and gave up due to lack of progress. But since picking it up again a year ago and having lessons with Alex I’m actually loving the journey. Who knew playing scales could be so enjoyable! Alex is very passionate about teaching and I cannot recommend him highly enough.read more
Jonathan Goodman
Jonathan Goodman
2018-05-27T11:37:09+0000
Really pleased with my guitar lessons with Alex Partington. Started playing guitar at the start of this year and already seeing more progress in a few weeks of lessons. Really enjoyable lessons. Can’t put my guitar down!read more
Jane Redcliffe
Jane Redcliffe
2018-04-28T15:05:31+0000
My 6 year old son has recently started learning the electric guitar with Alex who has been a very patient teacher. He has tailored the lessons to work at my son's pace. My son has especially enjoyed listening to Alex playing and he can't wait to get as good!read more
Jon Lane
Jon Lane
2018-01-16T15:43:23+0000
I had my first guitar lesson with Alex today. I've been playing for over 30 years, self taught, and want to learn to play faster and so Alex has pointed me in the right direction and highlighted some areas where my finger positioning and picking could be more effective. He's also encouraged me to learn more scales which will help me, and it's great to be able to download them from his website...very handy! Thanks Alex.read more
Rachel Duke
Rachel Duke
2017-10-31T16:23:01+0000
Alex is a gifted guitarist and excellent at tailoring his guitar teaching to suit the student's needs and interests. I recommend Alex to anyone looking for personalised and local guitar tuition.read more
Dom Harland
Dom Harland
2017-10-29T14:26:04+0000
Very laid back lessons which are great for my learning needs. You can feel the passion for playing that Alex has and he is very patient in trying to part that knowledge onto me!read more
Tom Maxwell
Tom Maxwell
2017-09-14T09:19:01+0000
Had my first lesson last night which I really enjoyed. Alex is an excellent teacher and really down to earth. I'm looking forward to my future lessons. I highly recommend booking and taking some lessons with Alex!read more
Pan Da
Pan Da
2017-09-03T19:14:45+0000
My son has attended 7 lessons with Alex and really enjoys the lessons improving with each lesson. My son likes Alex's teaching style which he finds easy to understand.read more
Ben Evans
Ben Evans
2017-08-16T10:10:32+0000
I would highly recommend Alex. I can't believe how quickly I have progressed, thanks to his thorough teaching style and his ability to always make lessons fun and enjoyable.read more
Tara Shaw
Tara Shaw
2017-08-12T17:05:33+0000
Sandra DaSilva
Sandra DaSilva
2017-08-12T13:37:20+0000
Thank you so much for my lesson today You are so kind � See you soon
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Guitar items you’ll almost certainly need.

If you’re able to afford it, I would always advise on spending more on the guitar than the amp. As an intermediate guitar player, spending this much on an instrument, as your second investment, will help you to commit for another few years yet.

This is a great instrument if you’re a beginner. Beginners often lean towards the acoustic guitar because it’s a bit cheaper overall than buying an electric as you can just take it anywhere and there’s less stuff to lug around.

This amp is amazing value. I have one. It’s also compatible with your phone to play music from. It’s not too loud, but it also provides a decent enough sound. Very portable too!

I use these. These strings are great value and they last a lot longer than the cheap £6 strings that you can get. The sound and feel is also superior. Guage 11 is a medium string and is usually recommended.

The Fender Bassbreaker 15. This is an amazing amp and highly recommended. I have one. It’s has 5 values inside it, which you might not think is loud for 15 watts, but it is! Trust me… You can also buy two of these plus a head which can turn into a very powerful stack!

This is the head which you can purchase in adition to the Fender Bassbreaker. Don’t be fooled by its small sizes, it’s rather mighty in its power.

This guitar tuner is great and yes I have one of these too! This guitar tuner attaches to the guitar’s neck and detects the vibrations from the guitar. You don’t need to be able to hear what your doing because it has a visual aid.

Music Stand! If you don’t need this, then well, you’ll soon be needing a chiropractor. I’ve had one of these for about 20 years.  Superb quality. Don’t buy one of those cheap flimsy ones.

A pretty good deal. Savings of about £2.50. Perfect for electric Guitar, Gauges are either 9s being light, 10s – medium, 11s heavy.

A great piece of kit if you’d like to roam the stage or your house/bedroom without cables getting in the way. You’ll need batteries.

This book is great at messing with your head and fingers when playing the guitar. It’s a lovely introduction for new chords and the chord melody concept. It also introduces walking bass lines – fingerstyle.

If your up and down technique / alternative picking generally isn’t up to scratch… these are the plectrums that I use and have done for a while. It may help using something less flimsy and more efficient.

I have one of these, too. I can power everything through this great bit of kit. I originally started out with the 2i2 version, but the 8i8 is all I’ll ever need. You don’t need a computer for it to work either. Perfect!

Rock School Grade 1 Book for Acoustic Guitar. If you’d like to complete the Rock School Grade syllabus you’ll need this book.

Protect your ears! Don’t get tinnitus like me…