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Guitar Lessons in Elephant & Castle
The best guitar tutors for both beginner and advanced learners based in Southwark, SE17
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- Guitar lessons online or at your home
- From £12 for online sessions and £30 for sessions at your home, we offer the most affordable prices for high-standard teaching
- Professional guitar tutors, trained at top conservatoires, including the Royal Academy of Music and Royal College of Music
- Flexible – schedule lessons whenever it is convenient for you, pay as you go or book in advance for discounted rates
- In addition to our private lessons, we host biannual concerts, regular group workshops, ABRSM guitar exam preparation and mock exams
- Free access to one of our highly-acclaimed, BBC-featured music courses for children
- Help sourcing a guitar, and receive a free guitar for your first month (T&Cs apply)
- Satisfaction guarantee – if you don’t like your first lesson we'll refund the entire fee!
'This service is amazing! The staff are welcoming, positive and professional. My child has been enjoying learning violin and has definitely shown growth since starting their lessons. Simply amazing.
Jonathan E, 43, London
'This is such an innovative and forward thinking music service, really prioritising quality and consistently inspiring musicians of all levels. Keep up the good work!'
Victoria H, 32, London
'The teachers at Lycaeum are very professional and welcoming. They do a really good job teaching the children and are passionate about what they teach. My son enjoyed every minute'
T JB, 30, Manchester
'The teachers were very helpful, kind and patient with the children. The teachers were excellent and so much was learnt in a short time'
Viviane A, 39, London
Having the right guitar teacher is everything
When it comes to learning the guitar, the tutor will be by far the most important and influential figure in a student's musical development, so having the right person is paramount to becoming the best musician one can be and actually having fun in the process!
One of the things that makes learning with Lycaeum so great is the tremendous amount of care we take when we select the relevant tutor for each student.
We are good at what we do
97% of our students continue with their recommended tutors after the first session
86% of our students continue studying with their recommended tutor after their first 12 months of learning
How it works
We will set up a time to speak over the phone and learn about your musical likes and dislikes, your experience, and aspirations. The chat usually lasts 10-15 minutes, its goal being to determine exactly what kind of tutor and teaching style will work for your best.
After the call, we will email you with what we believe will be our best tutor for you, based on the chat above. You can look over their CV, history, and call up their references.
If you like what you see, we can organise a first lesson whenever it is convenient for you. If you like it and wish to continue, you can arrange further lessons directly with your tutor.
Our guitar teachers
All our guitar tutors are professionals or late stage students from London’s top conservatoires, such as the Royal Academy of Music and the Royal College of Music, and are all DBS checked, so you know you will be in very good hands!
In order to teach guitar lessons for Lycaeum, our tutors must first pass a series of thorough personal checks and interviews, and show the relevant experience and expertise not only as professionally trained guitar virtuosos, but also as tutors in various educational settings. Additional skills beyond mere competency on the guitar are a must, such as patience, organisation, and very good empathetic listening
We only work with the top 10% guitar tutors in London!
Guitar lessons online
If price is a concern, or if it’s simply not convenient for you to welcome a tutor into your home, we also offer private online lessons for up 50% less compared to face-to-face lessons.
Our online guitar tutors will create a bespoke learning experience for each student, whether children or adults, for as cheap a price as can be found in the UK for this level of tuition.
All our online guitar students will of course still benefit from our great range of events, concerts, competitions, and group courses. You can always upgrade to face-to-face lessons whenever you feel ready!
Getting a guitar
We'll offer you a free guitar for the first month, after which it'll cost only £6.50 a month for as long as you need it.
We can help our students find a guitar that suits them, helping you make the best decision when getting your musical instrument. Our tutors have excellent technical knowledge, and will be able to make suggestions based on their expansive experience as both teachers and former students themselves.
Many prospective students and parents hold back from beginning guitar lessons, believing them to be inaccessible. At Lycaeum, we believe that music should be available for everyone.
Guitar lessons in Elephant & Castle – what else is included?
All our students taking private lessons benefit from discounted or even free access to our unique complementary courses that explore music in-depth - where it came from, and where it’s heading. Explore courses like those below, and many more!
- Film Music
- Music in a Time Machine
- ABRSM Music Theory
Our online courses are available to everyone, and are designed for learners at all stages in their musical journeys, including those with no experience. No instrument required!
Events, competitions, and concerts
Here at Lycaeum we aim to offer our students not just regular good quality instrumental tuition, but also an avenue to experience one of the best thing about learning to to play - making music with others and performing.
We even have a musical double decker bus where our students can have workshops and concerts across London!
In a regular school year we offer: weekly group workshops in various parts of London, three concerts - where our students can showcase their progress in front of their friends and family, and two student competitions with cash prizes to give our pupils something tangible to work towards alongside more regular ABRSM exams. We keep music exciting!
Who we are
Lycaeum music is a service focused on delivering specialised music tuition at home, online, or in group settings to children and adults across London. We have been featured in the local media on numerous occasions, even being on featured on prime-time BBC Radio London three times so far!
We have been particularly successful with the MusicOnWheels social inclusion project, where we bought a double decker bus and converted it into a musical space, taking it to various areas of London to deliver musical education free at point of use to underprivileged children in London, in partnership with Brent, Westminster, and the Arts Council. A 6min presentation video made by Emmy award winning film-maker Joe Pavlo is available here.
Numbers speak for themselves
Check out some of our greatest achievements since we started
You can pay as you go, or book in advance for discounted rates.
Satisfaction guarantee: If you pay for four lessons to start with and you don't continue after the first one, we will refund you everything!
Guitar lessons in Elephant & Castle, SE17
The name of this area has an interesting story. ‘Elephant and Castle’ was the name of an inn in the area, which itself is believed to be derived from the Spanish ‘La Infanta de Castilla’—which refers to, not an elephant or a castle, but to a Spanish princess with an English connection. Charlie Chaplin grew up in Elephant and Castle, adding to the area’s rich cultural history.
Guitar lessons in Elephant and Castle are available to those based in SE17 with the passion to learn. The neighbourhood benefits from having access to a variety of skilled guitar tutors that prove invaluable mentors to any prospective students.
For more information please contact us.
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