Book lessons with professional music teacher Ben Thornton.
Hello! My name is Ben Thornton and I am a professional guitar teacher located in Guildford.
I offer high-quality lessons in the Guildford area.
Ben is a professional musician who is passionate about delivering a high standard of music tuition to all of his students. He has vast teaching experience over the last 10 years including, 1-1 tuition (children & adults), delivering band workshops, and working for M Tech (a Guildford based music technology company that deliver group sessions for 7 - 11 year olds).
I am pleased to offer lessons to students of all ages from 7 upwards.
I believe students learn best with the music they are passionate about, which is why I teach in all styles of contemporary guitar playing.
I am passionate about delivering a high-quality standard of guitar lessons to my students, focusing on your interests and goals to develop you and help achieve your goals.
Prices for high-quality guitar lessons in Guildford. I recommend all my students take lessons weekly for maximum progress in as shorter space of time.
Half an hour lessons are best suited to young learners and those wanting shorter introductions to playing the guitar.
One hour lessons are suited to students who wish to practice and progress quickly over a shorter space of time.
I am a qualified music teacher, having achieved a BMus 2:1 degree in Professional Music Performance on Guitar from The Academy Of Contemporary Music, and a Higher National Diploma Music Practice - Guitar & Keys. Alongside this, I have passed ABRSM Grade 8 Piano and ABRSM Grade 5 Theory.
I like to create a tailored lesson plan with my students based on their individual goals and interests, together then we can create a plan of lessons to improve playing technique and skills whilst learning the music you love.
As well as being very easy to get on with, I am experienced, knowledgeable and adaptable. Alongside this, I am fully DBS checked with two companies/organisations (M Tech and Urban Saints) and have various EduCare certificates as a member of the Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM) union.
If you want to achieve your goals with a friendly, patient and professional teacher, get in touch to book your first lesson with me today!
I teach the majority of my lessons from a specialised home teaching studio on Maple Grove GU1 1LP.
This is a fantastic location as it is quiet and relaxing whilst being fully equipped with all the resources we need to take fantastic lessons.
Alongside this, my studio is located close to public transport links being only a 2-minute walk from Stoughton Road bus stop. On-street parking available.
My full address will be provided on your first lesson booking.
Music Shops in Guildford:
Guildford is very fortunate to be the location of the UK's largest instrument retailer Andertons Music Co. Since 1964 Andertons has been selling stock for all kinds of musicians from beginner to professional. Located on Vincent House, 58-59 Woodbridge Rd, Guildford GU1 4RF.
It has the largest online sales platform in the UK thanks to an incredibly successful youtube channel (Boasting 2000+ demonstration videos and 617,000 online subscribers!) Andertons has something for everyone from beginner guitar packages to the most expensive and sought after instruments for professional guitarists. Andertons also stock a huge variety of different amplifiers, effects pedals and guitar accessories.
Music Courses In Guildford:
If you are looking to further your musical studies in Guildford, there are some fantastic courses on offer at the Academy Of Contemporary Music. ACM’s Level 3 courses in Music Performance and production is designed to give its students focused learning experience, providing the skills and knowledge necessary for continuing study at Higher Education level or building a career as a Musician.
Students can choose from Bass, Drums, Guitar, Keyboards and Vocals disciplines and are given access to a host of lectures, tutorials, workshops and masterclasses led by the same world-class music industry professionals that teach on the Higher Education programme offerings. An abundant amount of solo and ensemble performance opportunities are embedded into the course, delivered from the Roger Taylor Demo Theatre and Electric Theatre auditoriums.
If you would like to achieve your guitar playing goals with a professional and pasisonate teacher, get in touch to book your first lesson today!