Most common questions about starting guitar lessons answered for you.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Absolutely, if you’ve never even touched a guitar before you’re more than welcome. I have taught loads of beginners over the years.

I teach all my guitar lessons from my dedicated home studio, located on Bishopton Road, TS19 0SD. It is the perfect environment to learn the guitar, calm relaxing and soundproof.

Yes, I teach children of all ages. For your peace of mind, I am fully CRB checked - please ask if you would like to view the certificate.

To begin with, we'll be working through study pieces & exercises tailored to your needs. It's essential that you have the basic core skills in place before we move on. After that, it's up to you. I can teach you to play your favourite music whatever your style.

All you need is a guitar at home to practice on. If you need some guidance on guitar shops, check out our article about Guitar Shops in Middlesbrough.

Yes, block bookings and gift vouchers can also be arranged upon request subject to availability.

Lessons purchased via a gift certificate must commence within 3 months of purchase and be used within 3 months of their commencement date. I.e. end of March if lessons commence in January. Refunds will not be issued and lessons are subject to forfeit if not started within 3 months.

Cancellations can occur for many reasons, I try to be as flexible as possible when students need to cancel or move their lesson. Please remember if your lesson can be rearranged to a different time in the same week, no cancellation fees are charged. I do this as I would rather students get their lesson than not. Below is my cancellation policy:

  • Less than 72 hours notice – Full lesson fee charged;
  • More than 72 hours notice – No lesson fee charged;
  • If I/tutor cancel or move your lesson time and you subsequently cannot make it – no lesson fee charged.

Still have questions? Get in touch

Bishopton Road,
Stockton-on-Tees, TS19 0SD
Full teaching address will be provided upon first lesson booking.


Bishopton Road,
Stockton-on-Tees, TS19 0SD
Dave Rutherford

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