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If you want to learn to play guitar, take a private lesson with LGA. Our mission is to make the music approachable and affordable to students of every skill level and every age. We use modern methods to build traditional skills, laying the foundation of musical achievement. We aim to provide a way to learn to play the guitar that will instill you with confidence, inspiration, and a love for the instrument. Barnes, Brentford, East Sheen,Ham,Hampton, Isleworth, Kew, Kingston upon Thames, Mortlake, Petersham, Roehampton, St. Margarets, Strawberry Hill, Teddington, Twickenham, Whiten, Wimbledon
Music will enrich your life, help you to explore your creativity, and stimulate the mind like no other activity. Forward thinking keeps our lessons exiting, fresh, fun and effective. Learn to play the acoustic guitar or electric guitar. You can play any style of music that you choose. You’ll have the freedom to explore pop, rock, classic rock, hard rock, classic metal, classical, and folk music. Growing Musicians · Building Community. Guitar tuition in Barnes; Barnes Bridge; Fulwell; Hampton; Hampton Wick; Mortlake; North Sheen; St Margarets; Strawberry Hill; Teddington; Twickenham and Whitton.
- All Levels & sales of guitarist welcome
- Effective: Motivating and Engaging
- Lessons are available seven days a week.
- Inspired: Never Repetition Based or Boring!!
- All private lessons are available in 30, 45, and 60 minute lengths
- All of our classes have been custom-written
- We teach you to play guitar in the style you want
- Scheduling is flexible! Regular slot available
- Fully equipped studio with plenty of guitars to use
- Our amazing teachers can even travel to your home or office!
- Proper positioning and holding of the guitar
- Basic chords and scales
- Barre chords, more advanced scales and chord shapes along the fretboard
- Theory behind chord structure and different styles
- Our instructors will develop a program specific to your individual needs,
- Strumming, timing and alternate rhythm patterns
- Fingerpicking in varying styles
- Introduction and theory behind different genres (Rock, Pop, Reggae, Alternative, Jazz, Blues, Folk)
- Open Tuning – chords, scales and well-known pieces
- Slide/ Lap-steel techniques
- Tablature and music notation
- Play exactly what you want to, providing you an efficient and enjoyable learning experience.
- Songwriting theory and techniques
- Advanced strumming, finger picking and combination rhythm styles
- Maintaining and caring for your instrument
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We teach guitar for all kinds of levels & styles.
- Guitar for Absolute Beginners
- Guitar for Near Beginners
- Guitar for Intermediate Beginners
- Learn Chords, Strums and Fundamentals
- Guitar for Advanced Beginners
- Ukulele Basics & Intermediate
For those who wish to play guitar solos
- Intro to Lead Guitar
- Lead Guitar Basics
- Advanced Lead
- Lead Guitar Modes
- Classic Solo’s By All the Guitar Greats
- Lead Guitar Chords and Arpeggios
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We will learn the right things at the right time and in the right way. You will gain motivation and inspiration to become the guitarist you have always wanted to become. Call 07957 230 354 fast track your guitar playing TODAY!
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Whether you are brand new to lessons or looking to brush up your skills, all are welcome. Our teachers tailor private guitar lessons to meet your specific needs and have genuine love for teaching music and an innate ability to inspire. Music helps to self belief and confidence that will serve children well throughout their lives. Our expert guitar instruction covers musical styles including rock, pop, jazz, classical, blues folk/Americana, and Bluegrass. Guitar Lessons Richmond have successfully taught students ranging from beginners to professionals.
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GIG GUIDE – RICHARD HAWLEY
Last month saw Richard Hawley touring Europe to promote his latest album “Hollow Meadows”. Our LGA gig reviewer, Paul Wood, was on hand to see one of the final nights of the UK leg of his tour at the Roundhouse in London.
“Hollow Meadows” is Hawley’s 8th studio album and the evening’s show is predominantly based around the new album and its predecessor “Standing At The Sky’s Edge” interspersed with a few Hawley “classics”.
Hawley’s recent albums have gone for a more expansive (and at times psychedelic) sound with emphasis on his undoubted talents on guitar. The live set is therefore an interesting mixture of guitar based songs alongside the gentle ballads on material such as “Coles Corner” with which he came to national prominence.
The mixture works well and Hawley has an on stage line of patter which moves through being funny, self-deprecating and poignant. The Roundhouse gig included a one minute silence for Remembrance Sunday which was impeccably observed by the audience.
Here’s a link to the Richard Hawley official site where you will find videos for the rather gorgeous new song “I Still Want You” (the opening track on the new album) and the menacing guitar sound of “Which Way” (which opened the Roundhouse show)
Both new and old songs are greeted with appreciation from the full Roundhouse crowd and the band come back for an encore with breakthrough song “Coles Corner”, new song “What Love Means” (the closing track on “Hollow Meadows”) and the trademark guitar tour de force finish of “The Ocean”
Here’s a link to Youtube footage of “The Ocean” filmed in Paris on the current tour. LGA students and followers should check out Hawley’s guitar build up on his trademark Gretsch guitar which starts from 5.00 in:
Further dates have been added for Richard in the UK for February and he’s well worth catching live. He is scheduled for an appearance in London at the Eventim (Hammersmith) Apollo on 23 February.
- Which Way
- Tonight the Streets Are Ours
- Standing at the Sky’s Edge
- I Still Want You
- Leave Your Body Behind You
- Sometimes I Feel
- Open Up Your Door
- Tuesday pm
- Time Will Bring You Winter
- Down in the Woods
- Don’t Stare at the Sun
- Heart of Oak
- There’s a Storm Comin’
- Coles Corner
- What Love Means
- The Ocean
Blast From The Past
Here’s video footage of the Longpigs (featuring a young Richard Hawley on guitar) from TFI Friday performing “Lost Myself” in 1996:
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Eddie Van Halen has always been one of my favourite guitar player for a whole bunch of reasons. Dynamic, inventive and a brilliant composer. All the hard rock fans at my school started to listen to Eddie and the boys soon after their self titled album came out in 1978. As a budding guitarist instantly fell for Eddie’s free flowing innovative guitar style. The first time i heard the seminal instrumental Eruption i realised someone special had arrived on “plant guitar”.
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GIG REVIEW – THE QUIREBOYS
Lovers of classic British rock’n’roll were out in force at the Borderline last month to see the Quireboys on the last night of their Autumn acoustic tour of the UK. LGA gig reviewer, Paul Wood, and LGA owner, James Stratton, were in the crowd to see the band liven up a chilly night with a selection of songs from their classic back catalogue.
Best known for their late 80s/early 90s live shows and high charting debut album “A Bit of What You Fancy”, the band reformed in 2001 and have issued three fine albums over the last 3 years – the most recent being “St. Cecilia and the Gypsy Soul” – a 4 album set which combines the new “St Cecilia” album with a reissue of the “Halfpenny Dancer” album plus 2 CDs worth of live material from the “Halfpenny Dancer” tours. Available on Amazon for less than £20 the set is an absolute bargain.
Here’s a link to a taster for the new album “Gracie B” (a swampy Quireboys classic):
The live acoustic shows feature the current lineup of four permanent members – Spike (vocals) alongside fellow long term Quireboy, Guy Griffin (guitar), and stalwarts of the current lineup Paul Guerin (guitar) and Keith Weir (keyboards), who have both been on board since 2004.
Support was provided by Welsh band Fireroad and their drummer Matthew joined the Quireboys to add a percussive punch for the last few songs of their set.
The acoustic setting gives you a real chance to hear the distinctive Spike vocals in full flow and the band didn’t disappoint with a set combining old favourites and recent material.
Here’s a link to Youtube acoustic footage of “Hates To Please” (from their 2nd album):
Traditional curtain closer 7 O’Clock brought the packed Borderline (including original guitarist Guy Bailey) to a rousing finale (even though Spike seemed to have the wrong harmonica for the normal harp blowing introduction).
Brought back by the crowd for two sweaty encores the set ended with the classic rock ballad “I Don’t Love You Anymore”.
Here’s a link to Youtube acoustic footage of “I Don’t Love…” from 2015:
Back on form and touring regularly both in the UK and Europe try and catch the Quireboys live – acoustic or with a full electric set, you won’t be disappointed. For 2016 dates and merchandise see their website:
- Roses and Rings
- There She Goes Again
- Devil Of A Man
- Mona Lisa Smiles
- Out Of Your Mind
- Whipping Boy
- The Promise
- Late Night Saturday Call
- Hates To Please
- Stubborn Kinda Heart
- Sweet Mary Ann
- 7 O’Clock
- I Love This Dirty Town
- I Don’t Love You Anymore
BLAST FROM THE PAST
Here’s a link to footage of the Quireboys rockin’ out with full electric swagger on “Hey You” from Top of the Pops in 1990:
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GIG REVIEW – McALMONT & BUTLER
Back together to promote the 20th anniversary deluxe edition reissue of their 1995 classic album “The Sound of McAlmont & Butler”, David McAlmont and Bernard Butler played a short series of successful UK dates in November. Our LGA gig reviewer, Paul Wood, was on hand to catch the duo and their band (which included a string section) perform an impressive set before a crowd of enthused followers at the Institute in Birmingham.
“The Sound of…” album is probably the highlight so far of the post-Suede career of guitarist Bernard Butler, an intoxicating mix of his trademark guitar sounds and the impressive vocal talents of David McAlmont,
Support was provided by the Magic Numbers (or at least, three of the four members) who started the show with a stripped down pulled from their various albums before proceeding to join David and Bernard as part of their band for the evening. The compliment was returned with McAlmont and Butler lining up with The Magic Numbers for the last number of their own support set.
The set list for McAlmont & Butler was a combination of tracks from “The Sound of…” and their 2002 album “Bring It Back”, including minor hits “Falling” and “Bring It Back” from the later album. Surprise cover of the night was the 80’s soul/pop hit “Zoom”, originally released by Fat Larry’s Band.
Here’s a link to the band’s official website which contains videos of “Falling” and “You Do” plus recent live footage from shows in 2014:
The audience crammed into the slightly smaller Institute 2 hall loved every minute, and their obvious delight from both David and Bernard to the reception they were getting and the music they were creating on stage. The whole show was a treat from start to finish, with charting singles – “Yes” (UK Top 10) and “You Do” (UK Top 20) both saved for the encores.
Here’s a Youtube link to the original promo video for “Yes”:
This was a great show from a band that was clearly enjoying itself, together they put on a performance which left their fans delighted. The guitar work of Butler in particular should be of interest to all LGA students and followers. The reissued deluxe edition of “The Sound of” includes a second disc of unreleased material and a DVD. There’s even talk of a new third album on the back of the current successful tour. Can’t wait to hear it!
BAND LINE UP
David McAlmont – Vocals
Bernard Butler – Guitar
Makoto Sakamoto – Drums
Romeo Stoddart (Magic Numbers) – Bass Guitar
Sean Read – Keyboards, Saxophone
Michelle Stoddart & Angela Gannon (Magic Numbers) – Backing vocals
Strings led by Sally Herbert
- Can We Make It
- Where R U Now
- What’s the Excuse This Time?
- Different Strokes
- How About You?
- The Debitor
- Sunny Boy
- Bring It Back
- Zoom (Fat Larry’s Band cover)
- You’ll Lose a Good Thing
- You Do
BLAST FROM THE PAST
Here’s a Youtube clip of the duo playing “Yes” live on the Jools Holland Later show in their 1995 pomp. Check out the squalling guitar work from Bernard Butler as the song closes out.