The Fender Stratocaster is a model of electric guitar designed in 1954 by Leo Fender, George Fullerton, and Freddie Tavares. The Fender Musical Instruments Corporation has manufactured the Stratocaster continuously from 1954 to the present. It is a double-cutaway guitar, with an extended top “horn” shape for balance. Along with the Gibson Les Paul, it is the most popularly copied electric guitar shape. “Stratocaster” and “Strat” are trademark terms belonging to Fender.
Originally the Stratocaster was offered in a 2-color sunburst finish on a solid, deeply contoured ash body, a 21-fret one-piece maple neck with black dot inlays and Kluson tuning heads. In 1956 Fender began issuing solid Stratocasters withalder bodies.In 1960 the available custom colors were standardized, many of which were automobile lacquer colors from DuPont available at an additional 5% cost. The unique single-ply, 8-screw hole white pickguard held all electronic components except the recessed jack plate—facilitating easy assembly. Despite many subsequent Stratocaster models (including copies and the Superstrat), vintage Fender models are highly valued by collectors for their investment potential and players who prefer the timbre of older models.
Feel free to peruse the website to get a feel of what I do musically both in a creative and educational sense.
Here you can find performance videos, educational links, articles, details about what we’ll cover in a lesson, and more.
– Play your favourite songs
– Basic chords, inversions, 7th chords, any chord!
– Shred across the entire fretboard
– Understand theory, modes, scales
– Learn to read musical notation or tab
– Solo or rhythm accompaniment for any key
– Discover your voice on the instrument
– Lessons in your home
– Based in NW6 London
– 1/2 hour or 1 hour lessons
We’ll go over whatever you want to learn. Our goal is to make lessons packed with as much (or as little) information as you want, while having fun!
Please feel free to get in touch for a free phone or email assessment of what a lesson could offer you!
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Private Music Lessons
Learn a musical instrument or take your playing to the next level.
London Guitar Academy offers affordable, professional, private music lessons. With a staff of experienced and versatile guitar teachers with degrees from the Royal Academy of Music, Musicians Institute and other world-class institutions, we offer lesson plans for all ages and skill levels. Learn at your own pace in our wonderfully comfortable environment, right in the heart of London.London Guitar Academy offers private, one-on-one guitar lessons and bass lessons.
In addition, to enhance your experience, you get the opportunity to perform in front of a live audience at our Music Nights, and to play with other students in special Jam Nights, Easy Song Nightand ensemble classes. Ask us about incorporating songwriting and music theory into your private lessons. Feel free to use your portable device to record each lesson, helping you practice more effectively throughout the week and deepening your retention of each lesson.
London Guitar Academy is all about helping you to achieve your music goals. And we’ve been helping students like yourself for years, so you can be confident that you will receive the personalised lessons you need to advance with your music and also to enjoy it more fully.