Book lessons with professional guitar teacher Chris Hayes
Hello! I'm Chris Hayes and I am an experienced professional guitar teacher based in Nottingham.I would be delighted to teach you to learn to play the guitar, whether you are a beginner or more advanced guitarist.
I have many years teaching experience, helping students of all learning abilities to rapidly learn the guitar.
I teach students from the ages of 6 years old and upwards, creating lessons ideally suited to students of all ages.
If you are interested in taking guitar grades I teach the Rockschool and RGT syllabus and have a 100% pass rate on my students' exams.
All genres taught including rock & many more. I also cover all aspects of learning including technique, theory, composition, improvisation and more.
I would recommend booking guitar lessons on a weekly or fortnightly basis to ensure consistent progress.
From experience I have found 30-minute lessons each week ideal for younger learners, helping them to progress quickly on the guitar through fun and engaging lessons.
All my lessons are individually tailored to my students learning requirements and musical preferences, so I will teach you the styles of music you love to listen to at home.
"Chris is a flexible, reliable and extraordinarily patient. Not to mention, an absolute monster on the guitar! He always has a smile on his face & genuinely loves seeing his students improve. I couldn’t recommend Chris highly enough for all ages, styles or abilities. I have improved beyond all my expectations."
"Chris has provided my teenage daughter Sarah with home based guitar tuition for over 12 months. We have found him to be reliable, punctual and courteous. More importantly Sarah has really enjoyed learning with him."
"Since I have known Chris I have always found him to be friendly, reliable and helpful. In the time my son has been having lessons I have seen him progress greatly, and his ambitions for what can achieve widen. He has performed his first gigs and is always interested in developing further as a guitarist."
Music, guitar and teaching are my passion. I have years of experience and in my time I have taught one to one, in groups large and small and at schools and colleges. When I'm not teaching I'm an active live musician I play in bands and get the privilege of travelling across the country playing for people.
All my lessons are relaxed, fun and informative, with tuition focused on the student. For younger students, I have developed courses of guitar lessons that are ideal for helping children as young as 6 learn to play the guitar. For adult guitarists, we will draw heavily on the musical styles you enjoy listening to as the core songs that we will learn.
I am able to offer guitar lessons on both electric and acoustic guitar. Covering a wide range of different musical genres, including rock, pop, jazz and many more. For me, teaching is all about my own enjoyment for playing the guitar and wanting to share that with others. I like to keep the lessons relaxed and fun which helps keeps students enthused and driven to keep practising the instrument.
I teach the majority of my guitar students from a dedicated teaching studio, located on Wollaton Street in central Nottingham (NG1 5GE).
It is a great location for students to access to take guitar lessons from across the city. I also offer a limited number of mobile guitar lessons, subject to my teaching schedule. Enabling students to learn in the comfort of their own homes.
To find out more about where we can hold our guitar lessons simply get in touch
Guitar Shops in Nottingham:
My guitar students often ask me where is the best guitar shop in Nottingham to buy their guitar equipment. Luckily for all guitarists in Nottingham, we have a range of stores that can cater to all your needs.
For example, PMT Nottingham, located at 2 Marco Island, Huntingdon Street, Nottingham, NG1 1AR is a fantastic store for almost all the guitar equipment that you need. Packed full of guitar equipment for students of all abilities - good range of acoustic & electric guitars.
Drum and Guitar, located on Cranbrook Street, Nottingham NG1 1ES, as a fantastic range of Fender and Squire guitars. It is great for beginner guitarists interested in picking up their first guitar...which inevitably will be a Squire!
If you are interested in buying a beautiful pre-owned guitar The Music Inn, located on 28-34 Alfreton Road, Nottingham, NG7 3NG, is well worth visiting. This guitar store is ideal for intermediate or advanced guitarists looking to pick up a gem!
Another vintage and used guitar specialists can be found at 7 Woolpack Lane, Nottingham, NG1 1GA. The guitar shop is called Nottingham City Guitars, and is a dreamland for an intermediate and advanced guitarist!
Music Courses Nottingham:
Nottingham offers a lot of music courses for guitarists to gain more knowledge. This is especially true for those guitarists interested in becoming professional musicians.
Music BA course at the Nottingham University gives a good understanding of the music of all periods: western art music, jazz, world music, popular music and film music, and offers a variety of practical and theoretical approaches. Practice-based modules are also present in the course - performance, composition, music technology and music analysis.
Digital Media Technology BSc (Hons) delivered by the Nottingham Trent University is a good step for guitarists willing to expand their knowledge - this course covers the fundamentals of digital media technology, audio-visual technology and interface technology with the aim of providing the ability to develop interactive material.
If you want to progress from HND or foundation degree to full BA (Hons) degree, then a Music and Creative Music Technology BA (Hons) Level 6 course at New College Nottingham is an appropriate course to take up. Students get a chance to explore and develop their musical skills and creativity. Allowing them to develop their identity as a musician.
I would be delighted to help you to learn to play the guitar. Get in touch to find out more about my guitar lessons in Nottingham.