Ian Smith

"As one of Edinburgh's most experienced guitar teachers Ian Smith caters for guitarist of all levels and styles from absolute beginners (with no musical background) to advanced guitarists who can already play to a very proficient level."

I teach classical, electric blues, acoustic blues, punk, heavy metal, reggae, acoustic folk, fingerstyle, electric folk in accordance with each pupils preference and level.

I have been teaching guitar since 1981 and enjoy teaching all levels of ability. The variety of music and the way that music constantly changes has enabled me to retain my enthusiasm. Patience is probably the distinguishing characteristic of my teaching style.

I think that the best results are achieved when pupils are enjoying their lessons so I tailor each lesson to the particular pupil. Learning a musical instrument is a wonderful experience in general. The way the guitar in particular lends itself to different styles of music allows us to play music of any style.

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