About Guitar Lessons Leeds
Welcome to Guitar Lessons Leeds! My name is Ben Haskins and I am a professional guitar tutor. I work with students of all ages, taking them from beginner students and developing them into impressive guitarists. I cover a wide range of different music styles, teaching students on the electric & acoustic. You can decide upon the style that you would like us to focus on in our lessons.
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.
Here is a quick summary of my guitar lessons:
- Experienced, qualified guitar teacher
- Prices: £15 per half hour / £25 per hour
- Electric & Acoustic taught
- Young Learners (7+) & Adults Taught
- Beginners, Intermediate & Advanced Guitarists Welcome
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 experience in teaching.
I would be delighted to teach you to play the guitar. Helping you to develop your guitar playing ability, whether as a beginner looking to play their first full song or an advanced player exploring a certain technique or style. For more information about Guitar Lessons Leeds, as well as to book your first guitar lesson with me please don’t hesitate to get in touch via the contact information below.
Lessons & Prices
I have a general approach to teaching the guitar. This means that I am keen to work on all areas of guitar playing, from improving rhymic timing to working on exercises that improve finger speed and strength. My aim is to help my student reach their own guitar playing potential, focusing them on achieving their personal aims for the guitar – whether that is playing a song at an open mic night or simply learning for their own pleasure.
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. Afterall, I want my pupils to practice at home between our lessons. 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 a few lead riffs. It sounds simple, but building up the technical ability to achieve this can take several months – everything from how to hold the plectrum to gaining the strength in your fingers needed to play the chord has to be learned.
Yet, it is a very achievable aim for learners young and old – even if they have no prior guitar or musical background. I have had a lot of success teaching beginner students over the years and would be delighted to teach you to play the guitar if you are a beginner student.
I also offer guitar lessons in Leeds for intermediate and more advanced guitarist. These lessons will explore areas of weakness in your playing, building courses of lessons to help you rapidly improve. Most importantly, I focus on helping these students re-engage with their practising – which has often become stale and repetitive. By re-invigorating their practice regime the students are able to see progress again in their playing.
I charge £15 per half hour / £25 per hour lesson, offering lessons during weekday afternoons and evenings. I work hard to try and fit in as many students as I am able to during the week. To book your first lesson don’t hesitate to get in touch.
“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. Some tutors I’ve experienced have used lesson time as an opportunity to repeatedly talk about what they’re doing, what they’re into, or use a lot of the time to demonstrate their skills. Ben does not do this. The focus is on you and improving your skills! Really looking forward to the next one. Cheers Ben!” James – Student
“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.” – Sharon – Parent
Yes, I welcome students from the ages of 7 years old and upwards. I would be delighted to teach your children to learn to play the guitar. For your peace of mind, I have an Enhanced DBS certificate.
Yes, I teach the electric & acoustic guitar. You are welcome to attend lessons to take lessons on either instrument or both!
Absolutely! I have taught many beginner students over the years, including those who never held a guitar until our first lesson. You are welcome to come and try a lesson with me to see if you enjoy learning the guitar!
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As a professional guitar teacher, I pride myself on the high-quality guitar lessons I provide to students across Yorkshire. For students and parents interested in reviews, comments or feedback about Guitar Lessons Leeds this can be written directly on my profile here: Ben Haskins – Reviews. Click on the “Reviews” tab to enable you to write your feedback.
Where do the lessons take place?
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.
You can see where I am based by looking at the map below. My full address will be disclosed upon the booking of your first lesson.
If you have any questions about my teaching location then don’t hesitate to email me on [email protected].
Working with the Incorporated Society of Musicians as a Platinum Corporate Member
Guitar Shops 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.
Northern Guitars, located on 41 Call Lane, Leeds, buy and sell quality pre-owned guitars. Ideal for intermediate to advanced guitarists looking to uncover a gem!
Guitar Courses 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 this 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.
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.
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