Ridgestone John

Ridgestone Guitar & Harmonica Tuition

Ridgestone John

Rochester, UK, United Kingdom

We don't make mistakes, we just have happy accidents

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

Private, Group Classes

Teacher's Biography:

I am Ridgestone John a predominately Traveling Guitar Tutor & have been a Guitar Instructor in the Medway area and further afield for the past 20 Years. Having put a lot of Time & Effort in Research, Travel & Practice I can offer you the Student the quality & consistent Tuition that you would expect from a Professional Tutor. I appreciate it when the the pupil to not only engages enthusiastically in the lesson but to also practice regularly between lessons with the goal of achieving steady and enjoyable progress not only for the Student but the Tutor as well. Practice can be as little as 5 minutes a day. Additional Instruments have been added along the way so that I now teach Banjo, Ukulele, Mandolin & a host of other Stringed Fretted Instruments also.

My guitar tutoringg got its start when I was assigned in 1992 to work at Gillingham's then Community Arts Project as a Publicity Designer and Artist. I then became acquainted with the local Folk Music Scene and became a regular floor spot Singer Song Writer for 2 years. With the playing skills that I had acquired through experience and watching others performing and learning from my own trial and error, I acquired the confidence and desire to teach and progressed to conducting my very first Guitar Lesson. Since then I have had many fruitful years in teaching all kinds of students' In addition to teaching Guitar I also Teach Fine Art.

Tutoring Experience:

1992 to 1993 Teaching Assistant in Art: Running Guitar a Workshop (Featured on Radio Kent): Singer Songwriter at the Disability Arts Day Horniman's Museum London: Started teaching One to One guitar lessons. After that I didn't start teaching the guitar again till the Millennium

2000 to Date: Tutoring/Instructing guitar on a One to One basis in Student's Homes: Started Adding the Mandolin, Harmonica, Ukulele & Banjo from 2008: In 2016 I tutored Guitar to selected pupils at a Community School in Ashford for a year, in 2018 I ran an after schools Art Club @ a Gravesend School for a year. Although now having reached retirement age, I am not stoping in any way and will continue till I drop. I remain young at heart a Guitar & Fine Art Tutor.

Tutoring Approach:

My lessons are flexible and geared to the individual preferences of the Student and you will find me an Easy Going Tutor. As a professional I have gained a tremendous amount of musical knowledge and experience which I pass on gladly to my Pupils. It is much appreciated when the pupil takes the lessons seriously and maintains lesson continuity. It is also appreciated if the Student commits to a minimize of 5 Lessons. In the event that a a Student has to cancel, and I recognize that emergencies do occur, a minimum of 48 hours Notice of cancellation would be appreciated. There is no cancellation Fee



Music Qualifications / Achievements:

Qualified by time served for over 30 years as a Guitarist, consistanlty mainting professional motivation and commitment



One off Lesson           £35

Minimum 3 lessons   £60

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


We don't make mistakes, we just have happy accidents

Contact Information for Ridgestone John

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

07305 359264



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