Learn to play the guitar with experienced guitarist Jon Gjylaci.
Hello! My name is Jon and I am a professional guitar teacher based in Witney.
I am an experienced guitarist who will help you unlock your playing in many different ways.
I like to always make sure that all of my lessons are of the highest quality. I'm always open to feedback to make sure I maintain a high level of learning.
I have experience in teaching a wide range of age groups. I would advise that young learners start no younger than ages 5.
Although I specialise in Classical & Finger Style I can also teach you rock and pop if this is your musical preference.
I am centrally located in an easy to find area of Witney. My full address will be disclosed upon booking your first lesson.
Personalised Guitar lessons helping you improve all aspects of your playing. Available in half-hour or hour sessions.
My half-hour lessons currently cost £20 per lesson and during this time we will try to focus on the music you love as well as learning all the essential theory in small doses. These lessons are also very suited to young learners.
My hour lessons are my most popular option and I currently charge £35 for the hour-long lesson. In an hour it really gives us enough time to focus on all aspects of your playing with an aim to seeing rapid improvement over a short space of time.
'Jon is an outstanding performer and a patient and inspirational teacher. My son Jacob thoroughly enjoys his guitar lessons. He is developing good technique but more importantly a real love for the instrument, which is undoubtedly down to Jon’s inspiring lessons. Jacob recently achieved a distinction in his first exam and is already working to improve further. We really couldn’t ask for a better teacher!'
'My son has been taking guitar lessons with Jon Gjylaci for the past five years. He is now preparing for Grade 6 and has become an accomplished, competent player. Jon is always approachable and patient and takes time to explain things clearly and concisely. He makes lessons enjoyable and encourages Marcus to enter exams, play live in front of audiences and believe in himself. Jon is professional, punctual and committed. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone thinking of taking up guitar at any level. Marcus could not have had a better teacher and his confidence has soared thanks to Jon.'
'Jon Gjylaci has taught my son Gregg classical guitar for over 10 years from the age of seven and continues to do so. Not only is Jon a gifted and respected classical guitarist, but he is also an excellent teacher with a pleasant and engaging manner. Gregg has passed his Trinity guitar examinations at the first attempt with good marks and says it is an honour to be taught by him. I have no hesitation in recommending Jon whatsoever.'
I am an incredibly experienced guitar teacher and have been playing the guitar for as long as I can remember. I have a great amount of both teaching and performing experience, having even appeared on BBC Radio 3 as a live guitarist. You can listen here to that performance.
My approach to teaching is to help the students reach their full potential whilst they have a fun and enjoyable experience learning. I will set targets and work step by step with the students in order to get the best possible outcome in the shortest amount of time.
As well as releasing two solo albums I have been regarded by The Guardian as "impressively expert" and by Classical Guitar Magazine as "a highly talented player". These are all qualities I want to pass onto my students.
I have been teaching for over a decade around the North West in institutions such as the Royal Northern College of Music, Bolton School, Lancaster Community Music Centre as well as privately.
I currently take the majority of my lessons from my home studio located in the Park View Road area of witney. I have created a comfortable place where you can learn to your full potential.
I will always try my best to make sure you feel comfortable when learning because I feel that students who feel comfortable tend to make the most progress. My full teaching address will be provided upon booking your first lesson.
Music Studios in Witney:
We have a couple of great music studios in the area where you can practice with your band or simply just show up to jam sessions in the area.
The Witney Music Rooms is a great place to go if you want to bag some cheap recording sessions. It was purposely built to help support local acts & give them a place to rehearse and record. They are located on Unit 6, Eagle Industrial Estate, Church Green, Witney OX28 4YR.
Green Room Studios is a great studio in the area that focuses more on the recording side of things. They cater to all genres and will even help produce and package your recordings. You can find them at Avenue Three, Station Ln, Witney OX28 4BQ.
Music Venues in Witney:
There is a small but strong music scene in the area of Witney & here are a few of the best choices when it comes to live music.
Rocket Witney is probably your best bet if you are looking for a pub that hosts regular live nights & acts of all genres. They have live music most nights and are located at Corn St, Witney OX28 6BF.
Fat Lils is the other option if you are looking for some great live music leaning more towards the rock and blues genre. They are cover bands playing regularly and are especially busy at the weekends. The venue is located on 64A Corn St, Witney OX28 6BS.
I am always happy to discuss any questions you may have regarding learning the guitar. Please do not hesitate to get in touch.