Ridgestone John

Ridgestone Guitar & Harmonica Tuition

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Rochester, UK, United Kingdom; Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom

Banjo, Ukulele, guitar, Bass Guitar, Guitar: 12 String, Guitar: Classical, Guitar: Slide, Guitar: Acoustic, Guitar: Electric, Harmonica, Appalachian Dulcimer, Tin Whistle, Mandolin, Octave Mandolin (Octave Mandola)

Youth, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Bluegrass, Classical, Folk, Reggae, Theory, Rock & Roll, Blues, Country

In Person, Online Content, Group Classes

Teacher's Biography:

Hi I'm Ridgestone John a dedicated Guitarist inviting & welcoming new Students & Pupils to come on board and gain the benefits of my 20 years of experience in teaching the Guitar, Mandolin, Banjo, Ukulele & other stringed, fretted instruments. Which ever of these instruments you would like to learn as a beginner or advanced player I can help you. My rates are good value for money. I can travel anywhere in the County of Kent or you can have the lessons at my home & I can also do Skype Lessons which ever is convenient for you

I am also available as a One Man Band performer/Last minute musician for your small function which I can provide at a very reasonable cost. for further details you can email me or call on 01634 315860


A self taught musician, I first started playing guitar during the “Hippie” Era. There were no such things as the Internet or YouTube in those days. There were no guitar teachers that I could learn from or that I knew of or were available to me. I gleaned what little I could from a guitar chord book of Beatles Songs from their Sargent Pepper’s Album. In the 1980s I learned further guitar chords and progressions from a Jethro Tull Guitar Chord Song book. For 25 years I was stuck on Basic first position open Chords and that was about it. In 1992 all that changed when I went to work for a community arts group in Gillingham. I was introduced to the Folk Music scene and spent 2 years as a Folk Music Floor Spot performer Playing Guitar, Singing, Playing the Mandolin and Balalaika learning and improving as I went along studying very closely how other musicians played and used techniques. I gained enough confidence to start teaching the instrument as my playing ability during this time rapidly improved. In 1993 I gave my first lesson as a group workshop which was covered further on Radio Kent. From there I gradually started to build up a student base from that small beginning. There was a gap of 7 years then in 2000 I intensified my activity in guitar teaching and from that time added other instruments to my repertoire such as the Banjo, Ukulele and Harmonica. I have taught one to one, groups, in schools, from beginners to advanced. There is not enough space here to explain all the benefits of learning from me if you wish to take lessons. All I can say is give a try, I think you will be glad you did.


Music Qualifications / Achievements: Time served. 50 Years guitar playing experience



One off Lesson           £35

Minimum 3 lessons   £60

Location: Ridgestone Guitar & Harmonica Tuition, Rochester, UK ME1 3PA, United Kingdom

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