Frequently Asked Questions
How much do the guitar lessons cost?
£40 per hour (evenings and weekends)
£35 per hour (off-peak times Mon-Fri 9.30am-6pm)
How long are the guitar lessons?
One hour (minus 5 minutes at the beginning for setting up and at the end for packing away).
Where does Alistair teach?
In a dedicated teaching room in the Turnham Green area of Chiswick, and also anywhere in the world via Skype. Here's a map:
Does Alistair do home visits?
No - he is too busy, often teaching one student after another for four straight hours, so there is no time for travelling between student's homes.
How do I access the resources page of this website to download exercise mp3s?
Click on the bridge (grey box) of the guitar above. Alistair's students are given the username and password via email.
Does Alistair teach children?
Yes, children of 10 years and older.
Does Alistair teach beginners?
Yes, he teaches both beginners and guitarists who have been playing for many years.
How long will it take me to learn to play the guitar?
That question is impossible to answer because it depends on so many variables - how good is your memory, how dextrous are your hands, how much time will you dedicate to practice and how focussed and disciplined will that practice be, what level of guitar playing are you aiming for, etc., etc. Anyone can learn to play the guitar – it takes some people longer than others.
What do I need for my lessons?
Only your guitar and a plectrum; Alistair will supply leads, amps, tuners, etc.
Does Alistair teach acoustic and electric guitar?
Yes; he teaches acoustic, electric, lead and rhythm guitar in a variety of styles.
Do I need to be good with computers to use Skype?
Not at all; it's very easy, and Alistair can help you to get started.
What if I pay for a guitar lesson via Skype and then decide I don't want the lesson?
As long as it's more than 48-hour's notice, Alistair will refund the money.