Why Choose David Strand?

Choosing a guitar teacher can be daunting, and I understand you may be nervous inviting someone new into your home. You want to be sure that your tutor has the right qualifications and experience, has the ability to coach and communicate, get the best results and have fun doing it.
Dave Strand Guitar Tuition
I fell in love with music at the age of 6 and have never lost the passion for playing it, listening to it, teaching it and talking about it!
Whether you’re a complete beginner looking to learn the basics, or a seasoned musician or band member trying to hone your skills, you will benefit from:
  • 20 years teaching experience, private lessons and group classes.
  • 20 years experience playing live in bands at weddings, parties, festivals and pubs.
  • 10 years experience recording in studios and with digital software.
  • 5 years experience creating music for TV.
  • Higher Diploma in Contemporary Music. ACM.
I aim to make my guitar lessons as varied, interesting and as fun as possible as well as structured and focused. I am friendly, patient, relaxed and good with kids, and also fully DBS checked for safety.

I cover all contemporary styles – Rock, Pop, Blues, Metal, Funk, Jazz, Reggae, R’n’B – on acoustic, electric and bass guitars.

Student Reviews

  • Dave is absolutely fantastic, we couldn’t be happier having him as a music instructor (drums and guitar) for our two children. Apart from being a knowledgeable and systematic teacher, he is a great guy. His friendly, laid-back demeanour puts our children at ease and it’s always a pleasure having him in our home. We recommend him to everyone.

    Hampton Hill
  • Dave is a fantastic guitar teacher! He has been teaching my children for 2 years now, and has recently started to teach me. He explains things very well and in an easy-to-understand way. Highly recommend.

  • David has been teaching my son Zac for the past 6 months. Zac really enjoys the lessons as David gets him playing along to songs he knows and makes the learning really fun. Dave is friendly and relaxed; an excellent teacher. Highly recommended!

  • Dave has been my inspiring, dedicated and patient guitar teacher for several years. I am continually surprised and delighted by his clear, easy-to-understand explanations and his willingness to help me realise my guitar goals. I always look forward to my guitar lessons with him.

  • We are so glad to have found Dave. The kids had lost interest in piano and it was a battle to get them engaged. Dave has turned it around! Playing music they love and learning chords to their favourite songs has reignited their passion for music. Dave pitches the lessons perfectly to their ability and they now look forward to their lessons.

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