Rockschool Grade Books

The Rockschool Grade books are not only a fantastic teaching aid but my students find the songs great to learn. The songs are based on famous songs by the likes of ACDC, Black Sabbath, Jimi Hendrix etc. In each book there are 6 songs in various styles from rock to blues, funk and reggae. TheContinue reading “Rockschool Grade Books”

The King of Rock and Roll?

Many people regard Elvis Presley as the king of rock and roll but I must disagree. For me Chuck Berry is the true king. When I think of Chuck I think of him playing Johnny.B.Goode with his famous red 335 guitar and doing his duck walk. Of course Chuck was far more than one song and a stageContinue reading “The King of Rock and Roll?”

Ever wondered how to make money out of music?

Thinking of learning an instrument, wondering what you could do with your music once you get to a good standard? Then, if like me you are a struggling rock star with more emphasis on the struggling than the rockstar you might want to consider joining a wedding/function band. As with all jobs there are good and badContinue reading “Ever wondered how to make money out of music?”

A guide to buying an Amplifier for your Guitar

With so many guitar amplifiers on the market its difficult to know which one to buy.  In general there are two types of guitar amps. 1. Valve Amplifiers (also known as Tube Amps). 2. Transistor Amplifiers. As with most things in music it comes down to what type of sound you like.  For example ifContinue reading “A guide to buying an Amplifier for your Guitar”

Guitar Lessons – Grade 2

About Ben Ben is a nine year old lad, and a complete beginner when he started learning the guitar, and we are now working on Rock School Guitar Grade 2. What Ben is now playing Ben plays a strat like his hero John Fuschanti and has chosen to do two songs from the Hot RocksContinue reading “Guitar Lessons – Grade 2”

A Guide to Buying your First Electric Guitar

Electric guitars come in all shapes and sizes, so buying an electric guitar for you or your child can be confusing.  There are many makes and models, most of which are copies of the more expensive US made Fenders and Gibsons and a few other brands. How much do you want to spend? The first thingContinue reading “A Guide to Buying your First Electric Guitar”

Thank you card for Guitar Lessons

I have taught Joe and Erin (brother and sister) guitar for several years, but after I moved to Lilbourne, just outside Rugby in Warwickshire earlier this year I was forced to give up their guitar lessons. Having to give up their guitar lesson was a real shame because they both really enjoyed their lessons.  Joe and Erin both achieved their grade threeContinue reading “Thank you card for Guitar Lessons”

Guitar lessons – Grade 4 Student

Ryan’s background – where his guitar lessons started I have been teaching Ryan guitar for nearly four years now and he has improved greatly in that time. When Ryan first started his lessons he was a complete beginner.  Since his first guitar lesson Ryan has completed Debut, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, and is now on Grade 4 RockContinue reading “Guitar lessons – Grade 4 Student”

Christmas Gift Idea – Private Music Lessons!

Guitar, Bass, Drums or Keyboard Lessons for a Christmas Present If you live near Rugby, Lutterworth or any of the surrounding villages then why purchase some lessons in guitar, bass, drums or keyboard as a gift for your loved ones!? Sometimes it can be challenging to know what to buy your loved one for ChristmasContinue reading “Christmas Gift Idea – Private Music Lessons!”

About Me – Your local private music teacher

Hello all, As you may know, my name is Martin Dennison. I have recently moved to Lilbourne just outside of Rugby. Myself and my wife have been busy over the last few weeks dropping my guitar, bass, keyboard and drum lesson leaflets! So far we’ve delivered to Lilbourne, Yelvertoft, Catthorpe, Clay Coton, Swinford, Shawell, CliftonContinue reading “About Me – Your local private music teacher”