My name is Rob Nicholson. I live in Harrogate but started my business teaching in York in 2018, and I am still available to teach around the York area as well as Harrogate and surrounding areas. I'm an electric and acoustic guitarist with 20 years playing experience and close to 5 years experience teaching. 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 lessons on electric or acoustic guitar or £13 for a 30 minute lesson. 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 for £23 an hour.
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.