Book lessons with professional music teacher Ben Haskins.
Hello! My name is Ben Haskins and I am a professional guitar tutor located in Leeds.
I offer high-quality guitar lessons in the Leeds area.
I am an open-minded guitar teacher working and gigging around the Leeds with over 10 years playing experience. This spans from gigging nationally and internationally, to recording in studios, to playing in orchestras and large ensembles. I hope to pass on this knowledge to you.
I teach students of all ages and abilities from students aged 6+ to 60 and beyond. I believe everyone should experience the benefits of playing the guitar.
Over the years I have taught I have developed core courses of lessons to aid students at different levels of playing the guitar. For example, for beginner students, I work with them to ensure that they rapidly learn the basics of the guitar; essentially being able to play open chords, with simple strum patterns, as well as how to play lead riffs and your favourite songs.
My lessons are fun, engaging and tailored to each one of my students. I work hard to ensure that my students learn to play the guitar through playing the music that they like whilst achieving their goals in a relaxing environment.
Prices for professional guitar lessons in the Leeds area. I recommend all my students take lessons weekly, with children taking half an hour sessions and one hour sessions with adults.
1/2 hour lessons are best suited to children or complete beginner learners, this gives you shorter sessions and a full introduction into playing the guitar.
1 hour lessons are suited best to students who are driven to practice between lessons and progress rapidly in a short space of time.
'Very pleased Daniel enjoyed the guitar lesson would recommend ben and will be happy to have him every week if he can come. 5 stars for Ben cheers.'
'Ben is very patient and the lessons are individually tailored (I picked out a song I wanted to learn and he worked it out by ear so that we could practice). Importantly, the lessons are fun! The pace is perfect, lessons have felt quick but never overwhelming.'
I am a qualified guitar teacher, having gained a First Class Honours BA Hons in Musical performance, Grade 6 In Piano as well as Grade 5 in Music theory. On top of all of that, I have been playing live for years and have over 2 years of experience in teaching.
I will work hard to build a course of guitar lessons that is just right for you as a learner. Drawing upon the styles of music, bands and songs that inspired you to pick up the guitar and incorporating these into our lessons. This will be done alongside core technical exercises that I have developed over the many years I have been teaching to ensure that you progress rapidly.
I am pleased to offer lessons in all contemporary styles of music, however I specialise in teaching Pop, Rock, Jazz, Blues, and Folk music.
I would be delighted to help you achieve your goals. With a tailored lesson plan and professional guidance, you will be playing the guitar in no time. Get in touch to book your first lesson today!
I teach the majority of my lessons from my home teaching space on Kirkstall lane (LS5 3JU). I feel this is a great place to learn to play the guitar as I have created a calm and relaxed environment for my students so everyone can feel at home whilst learning to play the guitar.
My place is also easily accessible via transport links. Simply take the 38, 39 or 91 and make sure to get off at Eden drive stop. From there my place is only a short walk.
My full address will be disclosed upon the booking of your first lesson.
Guitar Shops in Leeds:
Here at Guitar Lessons Leeds, many of our guitar students often ask us where is the best place to pick quality guitar equipment in Leeds. The great news is that in Leeds we have a good number of guitar stores able to cater for guitarists of all levels.
PMT Leeds, located on Citygate, 9 Kirkstall Road, LS3 1LH is a great place to start for guitarists all abilities. Massive stock of guitars, including Gibson, Fender, PRS, Ibanez, ESP, amps and guitar equipment.
Hobgoblin, located at 13 Eastgate, LS2 7LY. Great range of acoustic guitars, ideal for folk guitarists of all levels.
Dawsons Leeds, located on 113 Vicar Lane, LS1 6PJ. Great for beginner and intermediate guitarists - good range of electric guitars to peruse.
Red Dog Music Leeds, located on 85 Roseville Road, LS8 5DT. 6,000 square foot showroom packed with guitar equipment.
Music Courses in Leeds:
For many of our more advanced guitarists exploring what are the right next steps in their musical career is crucial. Often higher education, specifically to develop more professional musicianship skills and network within the music industry, is a good decision. The great news is that Leeds has a lot of music courses suitable for students interested in pursuing academic music qualifications.
Leeds College of Music runs a great BA (Hons) Music Folk course. Exploring folk music from its musical origins to how it has developed to the present day this course is ideal for guitarists interested in these genres. The course also explores the different cultural aspects of folk music.
For those interested in exploring Music Production, Leeds Beckett University offers a BA (Hons) Music Production course aimed at developing students to become highly skilled music producers. As part of this course, you will use your knowledge in creative, industry-focused briefs./p>
University of Leeds has a BMus Music (Performance) course where each student can throw themselves into practising solo and ensemble performances. The focus of the course is to develop a wide range of experience and musical skills to prepare students for a life as a professional musician. Excitingly the third year of studying can be spent in a university abroad.
To achieve your guitar playing goals with a friendly and experienced teacher in a relaxing environment, book your first lesson and get started today.