Alex Butler -

Guitarist, Musician, Tutor

"Let the music set you free"

Nominated 'Best Young Artist' in the British Blues Awards 2015 (Vote here)

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Many of my evenings are taken up with the band or very rarely some social time! During the days and early afternoons I turn to another passion in my life which is teaching. For the past 5 years I have been coaching guitarists young and old towards their musical goals. Within lessons I like to focus on a variety of areas to help with a rounded approach to music and its aplications.


From the very first few notes of James Bond to the final flourishes of a Hendrix Classic. I offer tuition on:


- Electric - Acoustic - Classical - Slide Guitar (Blues)  - Ukelele - Mandolin


The outline of lessons:



- Sounding notes - Basic technique - A repertoire of recognisable songs old and new - Simple chords

- First steps in theory (Major/Minor Keys Scales etc) - Reading music tab/notation - Tuning



- Strumming technique - Greater focus on fingering and picking - Approach to learning songs by ear/notation - Theory Developed (Chords, Scales, Timings, Sheet Reading) - Soloing ideas, bending notes etc - Basic Improvisation - Playing with others



- Structuring solos, phrasing - Accompanying other musicians in a range of situations - Playing with feel

- An introduction to song writing - Technique (Picking styles, finger economy, exercises etc)

- Further Theory Study (Graded Songs, Reading, Harmony etc) - Use of effects/alternate equipment/instruments types (I have plenty to try !!)



Lesssons can be taught from my premises (Uckfield, East Sussex)

or home visited within a 10 mile radius (exceptions can be made)



At my premises - £18 per hour / £10 per half hour

Home visits - £22 per hour / £12 per half hour

Skype lessons are also available