Guitar teacher Nottingham - Paul Lord (BA Hons) - Guitar lessons Nottingham & Derby

Professional Accredited Guitar Teacher Nottingham
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Over 12 years experience, teaching the guitar and music in schools, colleges & privately in Derbyshire & Nottingham. All Ages from 6 - 96

Whether you are a complete beginner, or a more experienced guitarist that needs some help with a particular style, degree, college, band studies, or maybe just some help with Theory / Guitar Technique - Paul has now tutored hundreds of guitarists in Derbyshire, Nottingham, Ilkeston & the East Midlands.


He originally started teaching the guitar & Music at Ilkeston school (Derbyshire) shortly after two of his private guitar students there both achieved A* for their GCSE music exams through extra private tuition with him. He was later accredited in 1999 - by the Music Head of South East Derbyshire Education Authority 'Phillip King' and merited as an excellent guitar teacher (the highest award given). He tutored the Guitar in many Primary / Secondary schools & Colleges in Ilkeston, Duffield, Heanor, Long Eaton, Sawley, Ockbrook, Stapleford, Sandiacre, Spondon, wollaton, beeston & Nottingham areas.

He left the music partnership in 2002 after gaining several commissions to compose the music for a series of Films for two Independent London Film Companies. Two of the films ('Skeleton Crew' & 'The Grave' - Futuristic Films, London) circulated around the US & European Film festivals winning several Awards, most notably at the Raindance film festival, London in 2007.

Paul now works as a composer & teaches the guitar privately, mainly from the studio where he works as a composer in Ilkeston, Derbyshire. You can sample a glimpse of his music on his website here.

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Whether a complete beginner or more advanced guitar player, every guitar student learns at a different pace and has there own individual musical interests and particular needs.

First and foremost, it's your guitar teachers priority to ensure you progress and learn through a structured and individually tailored course of work. Developing your own musical interests (and discovering new ones along the Studioway) through relevant work and exercises. You're music lessons should be inspiring.

You will be tutored in a warm, friendly and very creative studio environment where state of the art technology is at hand to aid and inspire your music lesson. For school, college & band work, music can be created in the studio, where there is a stunning array of sounds and recording facilities.
We are certainly in an age where the computer plays a substantial and invaluable role in both the creation of music and as an educational aid - guidance can be given in respect of this.

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It is very rewarding for all teachers when their students achieve great examination results, whether it's there grade 1, 5, 8, A- Levels B-TEC National Diploma or Degree. In 2009 & 2010 two students tutored by Paul recieved there Grade 8 Guitar certificate, one with merit and the other with Distinction. It's also just as rewarding however, to help out a musician that simply loves music / the Guitar - but has maybe reached problems with progressing any further on the instrument. This is where a good guitar tutor can really help, shed more light quickly - also get you playing much better & gain much more enjoyment from your playing.

Often, it is the case where a guitarist is in there later years and has struggled getting to grips with the guitar. In a short space of time a good teacher can point out where & what things are wrong and quickly get you on the right track & fully inspired again. Once you have it's attention - 'you really can teach old dogs new tricks'!

It's also worth keeping in mind that some of the finest & most creative musicians learned music by ear and through other musicians.
All though, through some method - will certainly have studied & practiced their craft intensively.

Exams and qualifications are certainly not the be all and end all for everyone, but they are a great form of improving your knowledge/skills and critical for students going on to study at Music College Courses & Universities.

'learn the rules and then forget them'?

There is a wealth of music tuition information on the web, however - there's possibly that much it's hard to pick out the good from the not so good.
There are many books & sites with literally hundreds of guitar Chord shapes & Scale variations etc. Learning from a good qualified guitar teacher can make the learning curve much smoother & simpler as he / she will have no doubt thrown many books and teachings away and kept the most useful information to pass on.

For the younger Guitarist, it's also great to get off to good start with a good guitar teacher that preferably reads and teaches music. Reading music is not daunting at all, it also opens up a whole new & exciting world of information.