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"Billy is the killer combination of an amazing musician and a great teacher. He really listens to me and helps me work out what I need to do to improve. His lessons are always really fun, interesting and motivating. One of my all time musical highlights ever was doing a live guitar duel with him at a concert, where he helped me prepare and really challenge myself!"  Tom Hodginson, 15 - jazz guitar student and award-winning classical guitarist

“I have been taking jazz guitar lessons with Billy for one year and I have learned such a lot. Billy explains complex theoretical concepts in a way I can understand and makes the lessons fun and interesting.”  Beth, 30

  • BMus (Hons) Jazz Guitar, 1st Class - Royal Academy of Music 

  • LRAM, distinction - Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Music in jazz teaching 

  • Up-to-date Enhanced DBS check

  • Up-to-date Safeguarding Training 


What I Can Offer

I am an experienced teacher and love helping students to achieve their goals and enjoy themselves in the process. I teach both children and adults from beginner to advanced. The focus of the lessons is tailored to you and could include:  


  • Jazz, rock, pop, folk, classical and more

  • Learning songs, repertoire and solos

  • Reading notation (standard and/or TAB)

  • Preparing for performances or music exams (Trinity, Rockschool)

  • Preparing for Conservatoire jazz course auditions

      Any Instrument

  • Improvisation

  • Rhythmic skills (e.g. odd time signatures)

  • Music theory 

  • Ear training

  • Composition, arranging and orchestration

  • Harmony 

  • Counterpoint

  • Learning songs, repertoire and solos

Get in touch to make an inquiry!

I teach in-person in North London or on Zoom/Skype.




I have over 8 years experience as a private guitar tutor and have taught guitar in primary and secondary schools in London for over 5 years. I currently teach at Fortismere School and Guildhall Young Artists and am a Jazz Guitar lecturer at Morley College. I have helped students successfully prepare for grade exams and music college auditions and have also taught composition and music theory. As well as teaching one-to-one, I teach groups and have directed ensembles such as the NYJO Jazz Ensemble and have taught on the National Youth Jazz Collective Composition Summer School. I received distinction in the LRAM jazz teaching diploma from the Royal Academy of Music.  

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