Book lessons with professional music teacher Hawi Gondwe.
Hello! My name is Hawi and I am a professional guitar tutor located in Camden.
I offer high-quality lessons in the Camden area of London.
A very passionate guitarist/vocalist/musician with over 12 years of teaching experience. I have 30 years experience of playing very many styles of popular music including work with artists such as Amy Winehouse and George Michael. I have extensive experience as a performer, music educator, songwriter and composer.
I have taught students of all levels and ages privately since Spring 2004. I have taught as a guitar tutor at schools such as the Hall School in Wimbledon and the St Thomas More RC Language College as well as colleges such as London Centre for Contemporary Music Southwark, London.
I am pleased to offer lessons in all contemporary genres, however I specialise in teaching Pop, Rock, Soul, Funk, Jazz, Blues, Folk and Fingerstyle.
I am pleased to offer guitar lessons from my specialised studio in Camden. Although I do offer the unique service of mobile lessons. For an additional travel charge I will travel to you for guitar lessons.
Prices for high-quality guitar with an experienced professional teacher in Camden. I recommend my students take lessons weekly, with young students taking half an hour sessions and one hour sessions for adults.
1/2 hour sessions are best suited to young learners or complete beginner students having their introduction to guitar.
1 hour sessions are best suited to students who are driven to progress in a short space of time with a tailored practice plan.
'Hawi is a great guitar teacher who is very experienced. He also helps me a great deal on my songwriting. He gives me excellent advice on how to structure my tracks and improve harmonies. His knowledge is impressive and his musical ear is just … accurate! It's a privilege to learn with Mr Gondwe.'
'Hawi is a well experience musician and teacher. It is always good to get a lesson from a working musician. I have learnt a lot and the way of teaching has helped me advance in a short space of time. What I enjoy most about my lessons with Hawi, is that I am able to come to the lesson and focus on songs that I want to learn. Know matter how obscure, Hawi will work it out and teach it to you. I would recommend him to anyone who is serious about advancing their guitar playing.'
'I was a fairly new guitarist when I went to Hawi. Hawi got me to play the music I liked, giving me confidence in my playing, coupled with the fact that you will be learning from one of the premier guitarists in the country.'
I am a qualified guitar teacher, having achieved 12 years professional experience teaching guitar privately and within schools. I joined Sony Records artists Roachford 1987-1994. I performed, recorded, co-produced and performed and recorded with George Michael and All Saints (1999). I Performed and recorded with Amy Winehouse (2007-11) including album ‘Back To Black’ deluxe version (Island Records).
I like to take a student focussed approach to my lessons. Creating a tailored lesson plan based on your interests and goals designed to achieve them whilst playing the music you love.
I am highly skilled in performing many different styles of popular music including Jazz and Improvisation, I have extensive knowledge of theory, harmony and arranging for small or large ensembles. I'm a good motivator and group leader able to inspire students to progress rapidly at their craft and have a good working knowledge of Logic Studio and aspects of music technology.
I would be delighted to pass my knowledge and experience on to you. If you would like to achieve your guitar playing goals please get in touch to book your first lesson with me today.
I am based in Camden Town. I teach the majority of my lessons from a specialised teaching studio on Arlington Road, NW1 7HD. This is a fantastic location because as well as having all the resources for fantastic guitar lessons, it is very close to London transport links.
My studio is just a 4-minute walk from Camden station, and a 2-minute walk from Arlington road bus stop.
However, if you don't like to travel, I am able to offer the unique service of mobile guitar tuition. For an additional travel charge, I am able to travel to you for guitar lessons from the comfort of your own home.
Music Shops in Camden:
With a bustling music scene, and many famous musicians travelling through this area it's natural there will be music stores in the Camden area. A few notable stores are:
Camden Guitars is a small store located on 23 Chalk Farm Rd, Camden Town, London NW1 8AG. Started originally as a tiny guitar repair store, it has expanded over the years to a music recording, performance, tuition, rehearsal studio and repair shop. Camden Guitars stock new and used instruments and with very knowledgable and friendly staff it is a hub for the local music scene and musicians community in Camden.
For students looking for a reputable chain music store, Guitar Guitar have a store located on 16 Delancey St, Camden Town, London NW1 7NH. They are one of the UK's largest music retail companies and their shops include a huge array of equipment. You can find everything here from beginner guitars and books to professional guitars and amplifiers. Guitar Guitar also stock guitar effects, microphones, PA systems and even recording studio equipment. Everything the modern guitarist needs.
For someone looking for a more subdued and quiet store, Dots Music Shop is located on 132 St Pancras Way, London NW1 9NB. Established in 1998, this local institution has been providing the Camden community of musicians, teachers, and learners with musical services from instruments, sheet music, accessories and repairs. Dots is suited more to musicians of the classical genre, focusing on new learners of all ages, Dots is the place where students can get everything they need to get started with affordable and dependable products. Dots specialise in Violins, Cellos' Guitars, Flutes and Saxophones.
Music Venues in Camden:
Camden has established itself as a hotspot for the London music scene, there are plenty of music venues here with musicians of all styles gracing their stages.
The Green Note is an incredibly small and intimate music venue located on 106 Parkway, Camden Town, London NW1 7AN. The Green Note opened its doors in the Summer of 2005. Now in Its fourteenth year, the venue has established a reputation as one of London’s best spots for roots, world and acoustic music, the green note has held gigs for world-class artists Amy Winehouse, Ed Sheeran, Leonard Cohen and Elliott Randall.
KOKO Is a medium size theatre venue located on 1A Camden High St, London NW1 7JE. KOKO first opened in 2004 and since has had the privilege of hosting some incredible live music moments, including album launches from Coldplay and Madonna, and seminal performances from Prince, Kanye West, Bruno Mars, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Amy Winehouse, Noel Gallagher, Paul Weller, J Cole, Skepta, and so many more. The venue is currently under a huge renovation and will be set to reopen in Spring 2020.
The Electric Ballroom is an iconic music venue at the heart of Camden Town’s bustling community and has been for 80 years. Located on Camden High St, Camden Town, London NW1 8QP. It began as a busy Irish club playing host to a wide variety of performers including the likes of Jim Reeves. In the past decades, acts such as Sid Vicious, Madness, The Clash, The Killers, Stereophonics, U2, Phil Lynott, The Boomtown Rats, Joy Division, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Public Enemy, Blur and The Smiths have drawn huge crowds to the venue. In recent years the venue has hosted performances from Sir Paul McCartney, Alt-J, Megadeth, Kaiser Chiefs, Nero, Prince and many more!
If you would like to achieve your guitar playing goals with an experienced professional in a relaxing setting, get in touch to book your first lesson with me today!