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About Me

I am a member of the Registry of Guitar Tutors (London College of Music) and teach electric and acoustic guitar as well as music theory.

The most important thing to me is that you have fun whilst learning to play guitar and learn at a speed that suits you. My job is to provide you with all the skills you need to "learn to play what you want".

Simon Ashworth playing guitar
Simon Live at the Stroud Festival

Playing Live is just so much Fun

 

At your first lesson I will assess your playing level and we will agree what you want to learn and achieve so the lessons can be structured to meet your needs, whether you want to just have fun playing music, write your own songs or learn more theory, the key is to make it fun.

 

Qualifications

I have been playing guitar and for 20+ years playing guitar in bands and playing in many different styles.

Registry of Guitar Tutors
RGT Membership Certificate
Simons CRB certificate
CRB Check

I have a Guitar Teaching Diploma from the London Thames Valley University / London College of Music. I have Grade 8 "Electric Guitar Performance" and Grade 8 "Popular Music Theory" and am studying Classical Guitar. I write my own music and enjoy being around musicians and making music.

RGT certificates in studioDiploma of the London College of Music in Electric Guitar Teaching
RGT Certificates in Studio, Diploma of the London College of Music in Electric Guitar Teaching, Grade 8 certificates in electric guitar and popular music theory (click to enlarge)

 

Guitars Equipment and Support

I am a keen guitar, guitar amplifier and guitar effects collector and happy to offer free advice about setting up your guitar, selecting and buying the best guitar, amplifier, effects and accessories to help you create the sounds you want. I am also happy to help with general advice about the best music books and software to use.

Guitar collection
Simon's Guitar Collection
pedal board
Simon's Pedal Board
Dream Amp - Matchless HC30 and Artist Series PRS
Dream Amp -
Matchless HC30 and Artist Series PRS
 
pedal board
Simon, Ray Burley and Arne Brattland
at Urchfont Classical Guitar Weekend

Phanida - thai sponsor
Phanida - One of Simon's Sponsor
Children says "Thank you!"

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