Joshua Horsey

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  • Location: TA11 6RT
  • Instrument(s) Taught: Guitar, Bass Guitar, Singing, Ukulele, Music Theory, Composition & Music Arranging, GCSE & A Level Music Consultation
  • Ages: Children (6+) & Adults
  • Contact: [email protected]

Teacher's Biography:

Whether you want to learn to play the guitar for the first time, are coming back to playing after a long break or want to develop your performance technique and music theory knowledge; my lessons provide a comprehensive and personal programme of study to help you to achieve your learning goals.

I also provide vocal coaching to develop your singing alongside guitar accompaniment lessons if this is something you are interested in.

With my lessons you can:

  • Learn from an experienced Registry of Guitar Tutors ([email protected]) member with a degree in music, who is also a member of the Incorporated Society of Musicians:
  • Gain internationally recognised qualifications;
  • Construct tailored lesson plans to suit your individual learning goals;
  • Have consultation lessons for GCSE and A-Level Music from an ex-Head of Music & qualified secondary school teacher;
  • Develop performance, composition and general musicianship skills in a variety of styles;
    Interact with other students at my guitar & vocal workshops, concerts and in the student forum;
  • Enjoy exploring a world of music.

All lessons are taught in my Music Studio.

I have an Enhanced DBS certificate and Public Liability insurance, as well as in-depth safeguarding and child protection training from my experience as a secondary school teacher.

Please feel free to peruse my professional profiles with any the following organisations, all of which I am a full member of the Registry of Guitar Tutors (which is affiliated with the London College of Music); the Incorporated Society of Musicians and the Musicians Union.

If you have any questions or want to organise a trial lesson, feel free to contact me.

I teach from any stage; from absolute beginner to advanced students and am happy for parents to sit in with younger students.

You can book lessons lasting 45, 60 or 120 minutes.

All lessons take place in my Music Studio.

Lesson prices are inclusive of any resources and refreshments that I provide; any additional resources such as musical equipment, books and additional music arrangements & compositions are available at an additional cost.

If this is your first lesson with me then I offer a 'Half Price Trial Lesson'. This first lesson is a chance for us to get to know each other, for me to discuss your personalised lesson plans with you and for you to decide whether I will be the right music tutor for you. This is offered on a no-obligation basis.

My teaching approach is based around developing a comprehensive and personal training plan which suits your individual learning goals and aspirations, including what skills and experience you have and your wider interests.

I also offer paired/group lessons if such an arrangement is desirable. Please make this request clear when contacting me to arrange your lessons; so that I can make any necessary adjustments to my facilities in order to cater for your tailored needs.

Music Qualifications / Achievements:

  • DfE Qualified Teachers Status (QTS) Reference Number: 3666207
  • Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT) Induction Certificate
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE)
  • Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree in Music: BA (Hons) Music 2:1
  • A Level & GCSE Music Qualifications
  • A.B.R.S.M Advanced Level in Music Literacy Theory of Music Grade 6
  • T.V.U Examination in Music Performance Guitar Grade 8
  • HSE Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) Certificate
  • Completed Educare child protection training course

Genres Covered:

Classical Guitar: Up to Grade 8;
Classical & Romantic
20th Century
Classical Pedagogy.

Acoustic Guitar: Up to Grade 8;
Acoustic Blues & Jazz
Chords & Rhythm Playing.

Electric Guitar: Up to Grade 6; Rock
Electric Blues & Jazz
Pop Music
Lead Improvisation
Chords & Rhythm Playing.

Bass: Up to Grade 5;
Blues & Jazz
Pop Music
Fretless (Upright)

Ukulele: Early Grades;
Chords & Rhythm Playing
Pop Music.

Music Theory & Literacy,

Music Reading (Treble & Bass Clef).

Composition: All Styles (Use of Compositional Technology).

Music Arranging (Use of Appropriate Technology).


To book your first lesson with me, or to find out more about my lessons, don't hesitate to get in touch by emailing me on [email protected].


TA11 6RT

Youngest Student Age Taught


DBS Certification

Enhanced DBS

Public Liability Insurance


Teacher's Website


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Introductory Offers

Half Price Trial Lesson. Book a trial lesson and a £35 Standard 60-minute lesson would be just £17.50. For more information about introductory offers simply get in touch.



You can see where I teach my lessons from in the Google Map below, my full teaching address will be disclosed on booking your first lesson.


Junior (Age 6-10) / Concession* Lessons:

45 minute lesson = £25 (Only available for Junior students)

60 minute lesson = £30

120 minute lesson = £50 (Not available for Junior students)

Standard (Age 11+) Lessons:

60 minute lesson = £35

120 minute lesson = £60

Discount for lesson series bookings

Junior (Age 6-10) / Concession* Lessons:

10 x 45 minute lessons = £225  Saving £25

10 x 60 minute lessons = £250 Saving £50

10 x 120 minute lessons  = £400 Saving £100

Standard (Age 11+) Lessons:

10 x 60 minute lessons = £300    Saving £50

10 x 120 minute lessons = £500    Saving £100

*Applies to all persons aged 66 or over, or full/part time students in the possession of an NUS or College/University ID Card. Discount also applies to current/retired members of the Armed Forces or Emergency Services through the Defense Discount Service & Blue Light Card initiatives. To apply this discount the student must be in possession of either their Defence Privilege Card or Blue Light Card.

6 reviews for Joshua Horsey


Glad to see Joshua using his obvious skills again. If you want to learn guitar in Somerset this is the place!


Highly recommended.
I can’t recommend Joshua highly enough. Prior to my guitar lessons I had absolutely no experience of playing a musical instrument even in my youth. Joshua had to be very patient, starting from the very basic skills required to play the most basic tunes up to being able to play more complicated popular music. I would definitely have continued lessons with Joshua had it not been for the distance we now live apart.


I’m 68 years old and finally learning the electric guitar I bought when I retired 6 years ago. I’ve found Joshua to be the perfect teacher for me. He took the time to find out about my musical tastes and tailored my lessons around them. Joshua is extremely patient and has allowed me to control the speed at which I progress whilst still managing to give me the confidence to try things I think I will not be able to achieve. I’m thoroughly enjoying my lessons and looking forward to performing my first Eric Clapton tribute concert!!


My 11 year old has just started singing her own music with Josh, I loved the way he just picked up his guitar and started sorting cords out, her face was WOW. Also Josh noticed when Jazz was feeling shy and a little uncomfortable and got her to stand up and do funny noises to make her laugh but also help her vocals. Josh is fun, observant and focused.


As a 74 year old total ukulele beginner with no musical history I booked my lessons with Joshua with a degree of trepidation, I need not have worried, Joshua is totally professional and managed to make me feel totally at ease from the very first moment, now 3 months and 12 lessons later I feel progress has been made and I can now join in with my local town ukulele band with a degree of confidence. 5 star experience !!


As an older person currently learning to play solo ukulele, finger plucking style, and hoping to go on to re-learn the Classical Guitar, my ideal tutor would be organised,flexible,fun and a skilled teacher. Well I have found him ! Mr Horsey is all of these things and also superbly encouraging. You leave each lesson highly motivated.

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