Welcome! My name is Ash and I am an experienced guitarist, having play on shows in London's West End including Rock of Ages, Jersey Boys and Sunny Afternoon. I am also a dedicated guitar teacher and would be delighted to help you to learn to play the guitar.
Hello! I'm Ash Williams, a professional Guitar teacher based in Portsmouth. I offer exciting one to one lessons for all levels of player.
I am an experienced teacher who has been teaching guitar for over 5 years now. I use this experience to make sure your lessons are of the highest standard.
I am a fun person. I like to make sure this reflects in my teaching style by making sure every lesson you take with me will be enjoyable and informative.
I teach both acoustic guitar and electric guitar. No matter what your goals are I am sure we can work together to achieve those goals.
My lessons follow a pay as you go format. This just means that you will pay for your lesson weekly or as you attend. I feel this is the best for my students.
Professional and experienced guitar teacher available in Portsmouth.
I would recommend my half-hour lessons for young learners under the age of 12 and for those who want to learn at a steady pace or perhaps have a busy life outside of learning guitar.
My hour lessons are my most popular option. They are best suited to those with a real drive to progress as quickly as possible. I recommend a lesson once a week.
'I’ve been very impressed with Ashley’s teaching style which is calm and supportive and I’ve been amazed at how quickly I’ve been able to learn the basics of both technique and theory through the weekly lessons I have with Ashley and the building blocks we have been following. Ashley’s knowledge and ear for music is amazing and I feel very lucky to be learning from him and would have no hesitation in recommending him.'
I am an experienced teacher who has been teaching for years. Over this time I have perfected my lessons to the point where all my students are always happy. I gather on all of my musical experience and pass it onto you in the best way possible.
I always pay great attention to the individual. With that in mind, I will always make a lesson plan that works for you and suits your needs. If you want to learn theory or you are just a casual player I will always structure our lessons based on your preferences.
I have a passion for all music. With this in mind, I will always cater to any genre that you are interested in and always help you to the best of my ability. You would be surprised how many genres I have taught over the years!
If you wish, I am fully qualified to take you through graded exams. My preference would be Rockschool as I feel this is the most exciting for my students.
I currently take the majority of my lessons from my private studio on Southwood Rd, PO11 9QE. This is a fantastic place to learn to play the guitar because it is a very homely environment. I believe feeling at home and comfortable is one of the most important aspects to improving when learning something new.
My full teaching address will be provided upon your first lesson booking.
Music Shops in Portsmouth:
There is a wide range of music shops on offer in Portsmouth. One of my favourite for guitar equipment would be PMT Portsmouth on Fitzherbert Spur, PO6 1TT. This is a great general music store with a wide variety of everything you will need as a guitarist
If you are looking to buy a guitar then the obvious choice would be Guitar Centre on Highland Road, PO4 9EZ. In my opinion, this would be the best store to go to if you are looking to buy a guitar. They have a huge range of acoustics and electrics to suit every price range.
If you are looking for something a bit smaller and a bit more local then I would recommend Street Level on Albert Road, PO5 2SQ. This is a small shop but an extremely friendly place that again have a great selection of equipment and instruments..
Music Courses in Location:
If you want to take your learning or pursuit of music to a further level then Portsmouth has a wide range of options available to you. If you want to take a degree styled music course then the obvious choice would be the University Of Portsmouth who have an extremely extensive music department and offer a great Music, Technology course.
For those who prefer another option then Portsmouth College has some great music performance courses which concentrate on the performing aspect of playing and getting you ready for the music industry.
Lastly, if you are interested in joining and becoming involved with the local music scene then Portsmouth Music Academy has some great opportunities to perform live and join the local music scene. They even have a Ukulele jam night!
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 Portsmouth.