Bristol Guitar Teacher


"Jim is a great guitar teacher, he's friendly, supportive, experienced and knowledgable. He'll cover a variety of musical styles and there's no pressure to grade but well structured lessons when you're ready to do so. Highly recommended."

Pete (Aged 35)

"Starting out with Hendrix, via The Who, Nirvana, Beatles, Lynyrd Skynyrd and more, Jim quickly gave our 12 yr old son a very wide repertoire which really helped him progress quickly on the guitar. Easygoing, very professional and punctual, it was a real pleasure having Jim as a teacher, wouldn't hesitate to recommend. "

Young Soon and Andy (Chul's parents)

"Thanks for giving me lots of encouragement and advice, and preparing me for the future"

Chul (Aged 12)

"Jim is an excellent teacher and I would highly recommend him. He has taught my son for the past 5 years and still inspires him to play and practice!"

Sam (Aged 16)

"Jim is a great teacher. he is patient and understanding. i have made so much progress since he started teaching me!"

Oscar (Aged 11)

"Jim has been teaching my son guitar for nearly 3 years and has taken him successfully through 3 grades and is preparing him for a 4th. Jim has been a very effective teacher, he understands the different exam options, works with his students to achieve results but equally he's able to just give them an enjoyment of playing guitar. He's flexible, friendly and professional and I wouldn't hesitate in recommending him as a guitar teacher."

Jos (Aged 13)

"Jim has been teaching me for over 3 years now. I am nearly 50 and I always wanted to learn the electric guitar. I have so far after 3 years passed my Grade 1 to 4 exams all with "Merit" or above ; and that's all testament to Jim's excellent teaching skills, patience and attention to detail. I am currently working towards Grade 5 and its given me renewed confidence as I was never particularly strong at music or playing instruments at school. I can honestly say that Jim is a great teacher (as well as a very accomplished guitar player!) and I would recommend Jim to anyone young or old wanting to learn or improve!"

Simon (Aged 49)

"Jim has been teaching my son (aged 12) for a few years now. He has always been flexible in the type of music to be played and has recently helped him to get a distinction in his Grade 2. Jim is very approachable, always on time and extremely reliable. I would have no hesitation in recommending him."

Daniel (Aged 12)

"Jim is a fantastic teacher! He’s very easy going and patient (I’m a slightly older student so I take a little longer to pick things up!) He teaches a great variety of music and styles, has tonnes of knowledge and he’s pretty wicked with a guitar in hand! ;) would highly recommend as a teacher."

Lauren (Aged 35)

"Jim has been teaching my kids to play guitar for about 6 years. 100% reliable & 100% professional. Patient regardless of whether he's teaching a small child or stroppy teenager! He gets on to the stuff they want to play really quickly so they don't lose interest - everything from classic rock to movie themes. Would highly recommend Jim to teach any age, any level.."

Christopher (Aged 9)

"Jim has been teaching my son for a few years now and always teaches him music that keeps him interested and that he is keen to practice in between lessons. Jim is patient and enthusiastic and I would highly recommend him if you are looking for a guitar teacher."

Fred (Aged 9)

"Jim’s tutoring skills are simply first class. I had been dabbling with playing guitar for going on 20 years (self taught with a host of bad playing habits). I had hit a progressive wall so decided to get some lessons to get me through it. Over 5 years later i’m still having them. Fun, informative (incredibly patient…..I’m not the worlds greatest student), ultimately, Jim has opened up my playing to new musical styles and techniques, expanding my musical creativity and enjoyment of the instrument. I could not recommend him highly enough. A true inspiration."

Richard (Aged 40)

The boys say - "The lessons are fun, they are cool. Jim has time for us not like the guitar teachers at school. Jim lets us choose the songs we want to learn". Mum says - "The boys don't like practicing scales & chords but do like to practice new songs which keeps them interested & enthusiastic!"

Rohan & Will (Aged 11 & 12)

Jim's lessons are lots of fun. Before learning with Jim I could only play "Mary Had A Little Lamb". Now I can play "James Bond"!
I look forward to the lessons with Jim. He is patient with me and he's a great guitar player."

Asher (Aged 11)

"I would highly recommend Jim to tutor the Guitar, I've been very pleased with how my Guitar playing has developed."

Shaun, Langford (Aged 36)

"Jim explains things easily and always brings new songs to our lesson for me to practice. He can teach a wide variety of styles of music. His lessons are always new and interesting."

Ruth, Henleaze (Aged 33)

"I'm jealous as Jim has toured Japan!
He is a supportive tutor. Lessons are interesting and we learn a wide variety of songs/genres."

Amy (Aged 15)

"Jim is a good tutor. He brings songs that we have asked to play and he is very patient, letting us practice until we get it right."

Oscar (Aged 11)

"Jim is an excellent guitar tutor. He is timely, excellent value for money, very patient, has a thorough knowledge of differing music styles, listening to what the children say ( musical preferences).
He gives parents honest feedback on their childs ability and progression. Thanks Jim."

Oscar & Amy's Parents, Stoke Gifford.

"Jim has been teaching me Guitar for the last year.
He is always on time for my lessons and takes his time over anything I find difficult. He always finds a new challenge for me."

Sam, Shirehampton (Aged 60)

"I've liked the guitar lessons because you get to show off what you can do (when you've learnt it!). Also play the songs that you want, and make new melodies, as well as knowing what the parts on the guitar are called. Making songs up (it helps if you want to become a singer.) And it's fun!!!".

Katey (Aged 9)

"Jim is very reliable - he always turns up promptly and is well-prepared with lots of handouts".

Stan (Aged 10)