Jon Bennett

guitar teacher

Based in
Oxford, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Jon Bennett | guitar teacher

Rates: £20/hour

Make an enquiry Phone: 01865 769206

Are you a beginner, or in need of improvement lessons? I've been teaching acoustic guitar for 20 years. mostly folk and blues, finger picking and strumming. I'm also a perfoming musician and singer with Moonrakers. I can help you develop your playing and performing skills, either formally(through the RGT system of grades) or at your own pace. I usually follow up the lesson with a free video reminder of what we did. All lessons are about an hour - £20. I'm in Headington, Oxford, and free weekdays and most weekends.

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Group Classes

Moonrakers residential folk weekend

Halsway Manor is a rather grand old Somerset farm house in the heart of the Quantock Hills. It was set up as a charity and a folk centre in 1965 and puts on a year round programme of courses, events and activities to get people involved in folk dance, music, song, storytelling and arts and crafts. It has a large folk library in a 16th century panelled
room. The food and accommodation are great, it has a bar, lots of parking, lovely gardens and the staff are very friendly and helpful.

The Weekend....
• A multi-instrumental ‘slow jam’ group for all standards. We will provide tunes, parts, etc for all levels of proficiency and all instruments. Some of the tunes can be sent to you in advance.
• Anna will run a Celtic harp group for all standards. She will bring some written music and will also work on a performance piece for a group concert on Sunday.
• If there is a demand, Jon can offer a guitar/mandola and songwriting skills workshop. For non-players, there will also be a vocal workshop
in preparation for a performance piece on Sunday.
• The group will run a “how to form and run a band” session.
• On Saturday, the band will perform their “History of the Celtic Harp” slide show/narrative/live music presentation.
• There will be a Saturday evening concert by Moonrakers as a public event.

Provided you have a basic proficiency of your chosen instrument, we’ll accommodate you. We’ll provide music, but playing by ear is also OK. We can discuss your requirements on the phone – call us! We’ll send
a few tunes and songs in advance to work on before the weekend, and would encourage a “research” element allows you to use the wonderful library at Halsway Manor. For enquiries relating to the music only,
contact 01865 769206 or [email protected]

How to Book
Phone 01984 618274 [email protected]
Full board (all meals, accommodation, workshops, performances) £150 per person – single ensuite room; £140 per person - nonensuite room. There are also very affordable options for day visitors (workshops only), camper vans, non-participants accompanying a
participant and children. Phone for details.

It's a: 
Halsway Manor
Nr Crowcombe, Somerset, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
19-21 January 2014
£150 for two nights full board and all workshops


Aimed at: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.
Online teaching offered

Make an enquiry Phone: 01865 769206

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