Luke DeaconGuitar Teacher

How much teaching experience do you have?

I have been teaching guitar for 20 years.

Do you have performance experience?

Yes. My “rock star” days are over but for many years I played lead guitar in professional bands that recorded and gigged on a regular basis.

Do you have CRB clearance to teach minors?

Yes. I have CRB clearance.

Is there easy parking outside your home studio?

Yes, there is ample and unrestricted parking space outside my home studio.

Is there a waiting area in your home/next to the studio?

Yes. Adjacent to my studio I provide a comfortable seating room with beverage making facilities and adjacent cloakroom facilities for early arrivals and/or parents who wish to wait during their children’s lessons.

Can I take graded exams – even for electric guitar?

Yes. The Registry of Guitar Tutors, of which I am a member, organises internationally recognised examinations in electric, acoustic, classical and bass guitar – from total beginner to Diploma level – in partnership with London College of Music Exams and certificated by Thames Valley University. All RGT graded exams are accredited by the Qualifications & Curriculum Authority (QCA), and UCAS points are available for grades 6-8. So, if required by the student (or student’s parent), I can tailor lessons to follow an RGT curriculum as well as assisting overall with the exam process and preparation.

Do I have to bring my own equipment?

I have spares of everything and if you’re learning electric guitar you certainly don’t have to bring your own amp! But whatever guitar style you’re learning, I would always recommend that you bring your own guitar as it helps to be taught on the same instrument that you’ll be practicing on between lessons.

Can you come and teach at the student’s house?

I generally prefer to teach from my own home studio. However, if travel is a real issue for you then I am always prepared to discuss alternative arrangements on a case by case basis.

I might be interested in lessons. What do I do next?

Easy! Contact me by phone: 07799186517 or email: luke@lukeguitar.com . I guarantee to respond to all voice message and email enquiries within 24 hours. And beyond that, if you do decide to come along for a first lesson, I will of course provide a map of where I am. N.B. email links might not work if a PC or MAC is set to use the wrong default email application. If you are unsure how to check or change this setting, or you are concerned the email hasn’t been received by me because I haven’t replied, then simply click on the email address or copy and paste luke@lukeguitar.com into the address bar of your email application. For peace of mind, please also check your email application’s sent items. I definitely reply promptly to all email enquiries that I receive!