Acoustic Guitar

Tues / Weds

 

Learn Classical or general acoustic guitar. My lessons are tailored to the individual, from beginner to advanced all styles of music are taught.

 

Electric Guitar

Tues / Weds

 

From Jazz and Blues to Rock and Pop, all styles and abilities are catered for.

 

Bass Guitar

Tues / Weds

 

From Jazz and Blues to Rock and Pop, all styles and abilities are catered for.

 

Ukulele

Tues / Weds

 

Have fun with this affordable and underrated instrument! You can get playing your favourite tunes in no time. 

 

Music Theory

Tues / Weds

 

If you need help passing ABRSM grades or just would like to learn about music theory, chord/scale relationships or improvisation, I can help you to demystify these tricky subjects in a fun and practical way!

 

What my pupils say

I already had a few years of bass practice under my belt when I started having lessons with Ida, and was looking to learn some more advanced techniques such as transcription and slap bass. I thought it would be a long and painful process, but Ida had me slapping and popping along to Marcus Miller’s “Run for Cover” within a couple of months. I also picked up a lot of valuable musical theory along the way, and had great fun doing it!
— James Neve
I have really enjoyed having Ida as my guitar teacher, she has taught me so many different techniques and different kinds of music during my lessons with her. She is also always cheerful, encouraging and we always have a laugh! I think its going to be difficult to find another guitar teacher just as good as her!
— Suzie Case, aged 13
Zoe’s lessons with Ida have been encouraging, educational, enjoyable and flexible. We thoroughly recommend Ida’s teaching skills to anyone considering leaning the guitar.
— Justin and Jayne Ruffell-Ward
Ida makes things seem easier than they are, I really enjoy my lessons.
— Zoe Ruffell-Ward, aged 11
I always had a yearning to play the bass guitar and two years ago started looking for a teacher. I found Ida and things suddenly started to make sense. The structure of the lessons created a perfect blend between theory and the practical side of playing the bass. Ida is a true professional with great enthusiasm for music.
— Bob Davis
Ida was the first teacher our daughter (age 7) had and hence it was important she had a good start. We could not have wished for better. Ida is not only an inspiring teacher and a superb role model, but she is also very patient and positive. She always followed up her lessons with the next steps for learning in Kitty’s notebook. I have no reservations about recommending Ida. Kitty always enjoyed her lessons and made great progress.
— Helen Barker
Ida’s enthusiasm and love of music is clearly demonstrated in her lessons. She is both encouraging and very patient, even with older beginners like myself!
— Phil Brereton
Ida has been a great inspiration to Charlie, she has always made him feel at ease making it easy for him to have enjoyed all of his guitar lessons with her. Charlie has shown a huge improvement with his ability thanks to Ida’s knowledge, fantastic talent and lovely personality. He has thoroughly enjoyed his guitar lessons with Ida. We thank you Ida very much!
— Sarah McCann