Other Courses

Basic guitar maintenance

An hour long lesson aimed at new guitarists, or parents with kids who’ve just started playing. Learn the essentials of choosing and changing strings as well as a few simple tips to help keep your instrument in top condition. Also a great opportunity to ask a professional guitar maker any kind of questions about your guitar or guitars in general.

£25 with tea, coffee and strings included*, availability most weeks including weekends.

Restoring and sharpening hand tools

Although not strictly guitar related, I do enjoy restoring antique hand tools. A lot of the tools that I use on a daily basis have been in my family for several generations, and I often get approached by people who have their grandfathers planes but don’t know what to do with them.  I am very happy to offer lessons on subjects such as how to find good antique tools, how best to clean them and sharpen them for use and how to make replacement handles where the old ones have split.

*Price includes a basic set of strings appropriate for your instrument. You are welcome to provide your own.
Price is for one or two people (ie. a parent and child) and one instrument. For prices for larger groups contact Alex.