Hi, my name is Tolek Konior and I provide professional guitar lessons to all students in Edinburgh!
Hello! My name is Tolek and I am a professional Guitar teacher based in Edinburgh.
With masses of performing and teaching experience, whether you're looking to start from fresh or just improve your skills my lessons can provide for all ages and abilities.
I have played the guitar for around the last 10 years. In this time I have performed and composed music not only in the UK but internationally too. I have graduated with a Degree in music which allows me to provide lessons to the highest standard possible.
The lessons which I provde cater to students of all ages. My approach to the lessons will vary depending on the age of the student. Younger students (10+) are absolutely welcome but I tend to recommend shorter lesson times to maintain attention span!
My background in music varies widely and I have experience playing in all styles and genres. One of my personal favorite genres is Classical guitar playing but no matter which style or genres you're in too we can cover these together!
Lessons provided can take place from my own home studio located EH6 4ER or within a reasonable distance I am also happy to travel to the student if this suits. Easy to find address located not too far from the Holiday Express Edinburgh.
The lessons I provide can cater to all schedules and lifestyles. The lessons come in Half an hour and Hour sessions, whichever suits you best.
Half an hour lessons are more suited to those with a busy schedule or younger children.
Hour lessons are more suited to those looking to make real progress with guitar playing.
Having started playing the guitar at around 9 years old this is something that has been a huge passion for me for a very long time. I have graduated in Music with a degree as well as performing internationally in the Middle East as part of a resident band. My passion for music has only grown stronger over this time and now I want ot help others share that feeling!
Over the years I have experimented and studied all kinds of music. Around 16 years old I discovered Carlos Santana and was amazed by his style and always wanted to do this myself. Not long after I began studying Steve Vai and other guitar heroes which gave me the wide range of knowledge I have now.
The lessons I provide are catered for any student around 10+ years old. In my experience students younger than this can find it difficult to practice or maintain the attention span for the lessons. I approach my lessons differently dependant on the age of the student as we all learn in different ways.
Over the years my passion for music has only grown stronger. This is something I want to be able to share with others and allow them to experience too. Whatever your current guitar playing position is, don't hesitate to get in touch and together we can work on achieving those dreams!
Located in Newhaven, Edinburgh in a easy to find central location. Parking available nearby.
The guitar lessons take place in a specialized studio located in North Leith Sands, Edinburgh EH6 4ER not to far from the Holiday Express Edinburgh.
Music Shops in Edinburgh:
If you are in need of any instruments or equipment to get yourself started with the guitar then there are many music stores around Edinburgh you can try.
Scayles Music located 50 St Patrick Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9EZ is a great local music store that sells all types of instruments and equipment. Here they offer a wide selection as well as specifically Beginner bundle packages which are ideal to get you up and started with your first guitar.
Music Mate located 8a-10a Nicolson St, Edinburgh, EH8 9DH is another alternative music store. Here you can browse through a selection of Acoustic, Classical, Electric and Bass guitars. As well as a selection of strings and other accessories like amplifiers and guitar straps so here you'll be able to find everything you need.
Guitar Guitar located 283-287 St John's Rd, Corstorphine, Edinburgh EH12 7XF is a larger music store with multiple stores across the country. Here you'll be able to find everything you could need as well a huge selection of guitars to pick from. You'll be able to find that dream guitar here!
Music Venues in Edinburgh:
If you're looking to become more active in the Edinburgh music community, here's a few venues you can try for live music and good times.
The Quuens Hall is a great venue which has a 900 capacity. Located The Queens Hall, Clerk St, Newington, Edinburgh EH8 9JG, this play is great for live Jazz and Orchestral performances as well as the occasional rock gig too!
Stramashed is a great 900 capacity venue located 207 Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1JQ. Here you can watch a huge variety of live music and sometimes even sports events. The venue is set in a rennovated church which makes for a great setting for a venue.
Whistlebinkies.com is a interesting venue located 4-6 South Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1LL. Here you can find live bands performing every night, as well as drinks and other refreshments. Atmospheric setting with free entry, this is a great place if you're looking to see live music!
Whether you're looking to start the guitar from the beginning or you're looking to improve on your skills, feel free to get in touch and book a lesson today!