My name is Rob Nicholson. I am a York based RGT@LCM registered Electric and Acoustic Guitarist with 20 years playing experience and 5 years experience teaching. I teach Guitar at York High School on behalf of the company Totally Rad Music Ltd. I am passionate about guitar and music in general. I specialise in Metal and Rock music, being a fan of bands like Black Sabbath, Rush, Dream Theater, Rory Gallagher, At The Gates and Pantera among numerous others. I am also openminded to lots of others styles and enjoy Blues, Jazz/Fusion, Indie, Classical and Pop styles.
I have a good understanding of music theory and various techniques including slide, fingerstyle, legato, alternate picking, flatpicking, bending and vibrato and sweep picking. I am a big fan of 7 string guitars and can teach students how to get the most out of having an extended range instrument. I have taken a number of exams through RGT@LCM and have achieved a distinction at Grade 6 Acoustic Guitar and a distinction at Grade 8 Electric Guitar. As mentioned above Rock and Metal styles are my speciality but I am knowledgeable about Jazz, Blues and Popular styles and can teach you how to play in all these styles and learn songs in a specific genre. I also teach Ukulele at beginner level.
I charge £25 an hour for a lesson on Electric or Acoustic Guitar, and the first lesson is free of charge. I have an Enhanced DBS check certificate and I am happy to teach children from the age of 8 and adults of all ages. Lessons take place in my own home but I am able to travel to your residence for lessons for a small extra fee depending on distance. I also offer online lessons over zoom.
Whether you are wanting to learn to play for fun or looking to take grades and learn the in's and out's of guitar and music theory, I possess the knowledge and skills to get you there.