FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Do you teach complete beginners?
Certainly, I have taught loads of beginners over the years! I have a great deal of experience building a individually tailored programme of guitar lessons that will help you develop from a beginner guitarist into a confident player. I teach right up to a professional level, helping guitarists of all abilities continue to develop their skills.

Do you teach children?
Yes! I am currently teaching lots of young students - delivering lessons that are extra exciting and engaging. For younger students under 12 I have found from experience that half hour lessons each week tend to work best! You are more than welcome to join us during the guitar lesson if you wish to sit in.

Where are you based?
I'm based in Cambridgeshire, between Newmarket & Ely, so I'm happy to travel within approximately 10 mile radius of my home village, Fordham.
I actually teach many of my guitar lessons at the pupil's houses! I find teaching guitar students in their own homes helps them to learn guitar even faster as they are in a comfortable and familiar environment.

Do you teach electric and acoustic guitar?
Of course, you can take your lessons in electric or acoustic guitar, the choice is yours!

Do I need to own a guitar before I start my first lesson?
Not at all, I have guitars here that you are more than welcome to use!

What happens if I need to cancel a lesson?
That is no problem at all, just contact me as soon as you can to let me know, this enables me to offer that time slot to another student. We can re-arrange our planned lesson for another suitable time. Please note that TimGuitar operates a 24 hour cancellation policy, whereby, if you cancel your lesson within 24 hours of your lesson slot you will be charged the full price of that lesson with no exceptions.

Can I study grades?
Sure, I can totally take you through the grades. I have a huge amount of experience studying and undertaking guitar grades - they are a great thing to do to confirm your knowledge as well has gain UCAS points to help you get to university.

Do I have to attend guitar lessons every week?
Not at all, we can have lessons whenever you want. Most of my students have a guitar lesson once a week, with a few having lessons once a fortnight or even twice a week. It is really up to you! From experience the more lessons we have the faster you progress!
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"Tim Slater is an accomplished musician with a wide range of skills.  I had lessons from him when I was at early stage of my guitar playing. He showed a genuine interest in my progress and was cheerful and patient. He showed me where I was heading into bad habits, showed me how to improve and always did so in an encouraging way.  He made me realise that I was better than I thought which was important in building my confidence.  I would recommend him to both those starting out as I was but also to more experienced players who want to learn different techniques and would benefit from his knowledge and experience." - Adam, Cambs.
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