Leon Lewington

guitar teacher

Based in
London, Greater London, United Kingdom
Also teaches in central, North and North West London. Other areas in London can be discussed.
Leon Lewington | guitar teacher

Rates: From £30 per hour/ £24 per 45 minutes

Make an enquiry Phone: 07809622967

I have been composing for and performing guitar for over 20 years and teaching for 14 years. I specialised in composition at University and studied guitar with Tom Kerstens (classical) and Eric Roche (acoustic). I currently compose for classical/acoustic guitar and electro-acoustic media. I have also composed for short films.

As a teacher I have taught private one-to-one lessons and in schools around Bath and London. As part of the Outreach programme (IGF) I taught in secondary schools and for disabled students. In the lessons I covered beginner's guitar and songwriting skills. As part of my teaching practice I also cover ABRSM and Trinity college classical guitar syllabus, Rockschool's electric guitar and Registry of Guitar Tutor's acoustic guitar.

If you are a beginner then I like to get you playing music as soon as possible. At the same time you will start learning the right techniques to progress and improve. The main aim in my teaching is to find out what works for you, what you want to learn and what your goals are. Once you have progressed from beginner level we can work harder on theory and technique. If you want to work towards ABRSM, Trinity or any other type of qualification we will work together to help you succeed.


Outreach Guitar Teacher.

Teaching guitar to groups of school children including those with disabilities, beginners 11-16 years old.
Taught basics of guitar: holding the guitar, first notes and chords, song structure and songwriting.
Designed a ‘Songwriting for guitar’ course, which culminated in performances at the Purcell Room, London.

Feb 2007 - Jun 2007

Guitar Tutor

One to one lessons: beginner to advanced, 6 years to adults.
Needs analysis and course planning. Developing performance and receptive skills. Development of technique, aural awareness and creativity skills. Succesfully helped students to gain confidence in their performance skills.

Sep 1997 - Jan 2013

Educational history

BA Music

September, 1999 - June, 2002
Bath Spa University.
Specialised in contemporary composition and Acoustic/Classical Guitar. Tutors for composition were Philip Cashian and Dierdre Gribbin and have attended masterclasses by Howard Skempton and Graham Fitkin. I studied classical guitar with Tom Kerstens and acoustic guitar with Eric Roche.


Aimed at: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.


I currently have a 24 hour cancellation policy. You will still have to pay for the lesson if it's cancelled with less than 24 hours notice.

Make an enquiry Phone: 07809622967

Last login: 10 years 4 weeks ago

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