Music Tuition

I usually give lessons at my own house (afternoon/evening), or at Macclesfield Music Centre (Saturdays), however I can come to your location if required. I am a member of the Musicians Union, and I’m covered by their Public Liability Insurance.

Guitar Lessons

I teach Electric Guitar and Acoustic Guitar from beginner (debut) to Grade 8 level. I usually teach the Rockschool syllabus (Pop, Rock, Jazz, Funk) on electric guitar, and general acoustic guitar techniques (folk, jazz, singer/songwriter style), or the new Rockschool Acoustic syllabus.

Ukulele Lessons

Ukulele lessons are aimed at beginners and developing players – but if you’re an absolute beginner do consider a ukulele group first – as it’s a great way to get started and much more affordable. I have also started working with the Rockschool Ukulele syllabus (Jan 2017). You can also find lots of ukulele song sheets on this website to get you started.

Rockschool

I’m a registered Rockschool Tutor:

https://www.rslawards.com/music/find-a-teacher/tim-sparks

 

Prices

Lessons are charged at the recommended Musician’s Union rate (currently £15.50 per 30 min lesson) unless otherwise arranged. Group lessons can be arranged, and longer e.g. 1 hour lessons may be discounted.

If you feel that you can’t afford one-to-one tuition, but are keen to learn, then do consider teaming up with someone for group lessons, or joining a community group such as Macclesfield Music Centre (open to anyone), or Cre8 Macclesfield (drop-in music sessions for young people). In Macclesfield, Trackside Studios offer budget music lessons, and Cre8 Macclesfield may be able to offer subsidised or free music lessons if you live within certain areas.

Availability

I currently have quite limited availability for new pupils – do get in touch if you’d like to learn, but be prepared to wait for the start of the next term to find a time that suits us both!