Marc Shakespeare

Guitar, Singing & Songwriting Tuition

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Does it matter that I am an absolute beginner, or if I haver never even held a guitar before?  

A. No, not at all. I have taught many people who have never played before. I can teach you how to sit and hold the guitar correctly and get you started playing right away. I specialise in adapting lessons to suit each student and I am incredibly patient, so don't worry even if you have no confidence, we will build up your skills gradually.

Q. Does it matter that I have been playing for a while, self taught, or have had lessons from another teacher?

A. No, I can build on any skills base you might already have, even if you have been playing for years there are still likely things I can teach you. The best way to find out is to give me a call and we can have chat about where you want to take your playing in the future. I am very experienced at breaking down poor techniques and bad habits that may have formed from untutored playing, or incorrect instruction. There are often very simple exercises I can give you that will remedy them much quicker than many people think.

Q. Do I need my own guitar?

A. Yes. Whilst I am generally happy to allow supervised use of my own instruments during lesson times you will need a guitar to play and practice on at home. I am more than happy to provide advice on a suitable instrument.

Q. Do you offer home visits, can you come to me?   

A. No, I only offer tuition from my home in Poole. There are multiple bus routes that run near by and there is parking available.

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