With Peter Pouros
Peter is also the guitarist and co-songwriter of The Richmond Band and has been a session guitarist throughout his career.
As a guitar tutor, I have been teaching one to one and group lessons from all ages and levels, from beginners to advanced students in both electric and acoustic guitar for over 20 years, covering all styles.
My experience takes me from teaching children in schools to professional artists in bands. Whether you are learning just for fun or have an ambition of being a professional musician, I can tailor lessons specifically to suit your needs.
Have one to one guitar lessons in person or online, it is completely up to you. (Zoom, Skype, Microsoft Teams, Facetime).
In lessons, students will be provided with PDFs of songcharts and TABs as well as chords, scales and arpeggio diagrams in addition to audio backing tracks which will be supplied when required.
I am a member of the Registry of Guitar Tutors and the LCME (RGT @ LCM). I will guide students through the London College of Music Examinations from grade 1 to 8, which are awarded by the University of West London and regulated by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (OFQUAL). I also teach the sylabus for Trinity, Rockschool and ABRSM grades. UCAS points are awarded from grade 6 onwards across all boards.
I also help students with GCSE and A-level performances, recordings and music theory.
Pete built up my confidence and skills to levels I didn’t think I could achieve. I now perform gigs regularly and create original songs thanks to him. Also very easy to get along with, I recommend him to everyone!
Pete has taught our son up to Grade 8 acoustic and Grade 7 electric. He also gave valuable advice and assistance during his GCSE music exams A fantastic teacher with lots of patience and a wealth of experience. Would highly recommend.
I have been with Pete for several years now and I can say that he is an excellent teacher and musician. I have just passed grade 8 acoustic guitar with distinction and am currently working on grade 7 electric guitar both under the RGT/LCM Board.
Learn a variety of musical styles including Rock, Blues, Metal, Acoustic Folk, Country classical, Funk, Jazz, Fusion, Latin, Alternative, Pop, Hip Hop, R&B and more, learning how to use guitar pedals and effects and applying them stylistically
The study of solos, rhythm & phrasing from the playing styles of legends such as, Jimmy Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Gary More, Stevie Ray, Jeff Beck, Steve Via, Joe Satriani, Robben Ford, Eric Johnson, Wes Montgomery, Chet Atkins, Rodrigo & Gabriella, Keith Richards, Slash, Tom Morello… .
Songs & Artists
Song choice can be pretty much up to you, although this depends on your level. Here is a wide list to get you started, G&R, AC.DC, Green Day, Bon Jovi, Nirvana, Chilli Peppers, James Brown, Prince, Maiden, Metallica, U2, Beatles, Ed Sheeran, Oasis, Cold Play, Stones, Trivium, Sevenfold, Foo Fighters, Muse…
Lead & rhythm guitarist will work on analysing chord progressions using the roman numeral system, to gain understanding of scale choice & chord substitution to help you create great solos and interesting harmony
Scales, modes, arpeggios. Technical development of speed in alternate economy & sweep picking, palm muting, string damping and bending, legato, tapping, pinched harmonics, octaves, vibrato, licks & phrases…
Develop rhythm & groove, learning chord voicings, open & barre. Extensions, (220.127.116.11.13.) major, minor, suspended, power chords dominants, altered, slash chords. Using the CAGED system
Harmony & Theory
Reading, note values, key & time signatures, intervals, ear training, chord construction, harmonising scales, modal interchange. Read and write your own charts, recognition and transcription of songs by ear, as well as understanding creative alternate tunings such as DADGAD
Grades & Exams
I will guide you through your exam grades 1 through 8 in electric and acoustic guitar with the London College of Music (RGT @ LCM), Rockschool (RSL), Trinity or the Associated Board (ABRSM).
I also offer assistance for GCSE and A-level students in music theory and guitar performance.
Recording & Songwriting
As a guitarist learn to layer & track guitars, mic positioning, using effects & mixing to recreate sounds. Learn to use Logic Pro to record your songs plus many more techniques to help you operate in studio. As a songwriter learn tips & tricks on how to improve your song writing
Get Started Today!
Whether you are ready to book lessons immediately or would like more information/advice, get in touch today!