Guitar Tuition

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Jo Bywater Guitar Tuition

All lessons are tailored to individual circumstances.

I operate at a very competitive rate so please get in contact for further details. Based in Liverpool, UK.


Guitar (electric/acoustic, Lead/rhythm)


Music Theory

Grades – 100% Pass Rate

My teaching style is suited to the student. I like to initially find out where the student is coming from, what their interests and motivations are and build on that. I find songs they are interested in learning and then weave in theory and technique. I always like to ensure they’re getting what they are interested in and that they feel encouraged.  I teach grades when requested.  I like to motivate and inspire people learning the creative skill of playing guitar.

My history:

I’ve played guitar for 20 years. I’ve been in a variety of bands/duos/solo projects: Covers and Originals. From acoustic blues to 80′s and most things inbetween.

I play electric and acoustic, lead and rhythm. I have played lead guitar with a original artists for both UK and International shows, as well as performing for their studio recordings.

I write/record/gig my own songs (alternative acoustic) and in Dec 2010 I self-released my debut album to much positive feedback.  This is an ongoing creative project.

I have taught private students since 2002 and I have worked in music schools teaching a range of ages and abilities. 1 on 1 lessons from ages 6 to adult.

I have most recently been involved in a project called Girls Into Rock as a mentor with Sense of Sound. Ico-led workshops in songwriting/musicianship/band work. We got the band (14-18yr olds) gig-ready with their own original songs and also ready for the recording of their songs in Parr St Studios. I also mentor for Get Real Academy, LIPA and have experience in leading guitar workshops.

I am DBS checked and a member of Musicians Union and RGT.

Jo Bywater Guitar Tuition

contact:  or the contact form


“From the very first lesson Sophie had with Jo, she was hooked! At first she found getting to grips with the guitar difficult but through Jo’s endless patience, not to mention skill, encouragement and flair, she progressed extremely quickly.  Sophie will be attending ACM College in Guildford to study music.  Jo’s teaching has without doubt increased her confidence in guitar playing and songwriting and has inspired her even more to reach her goals.  Thank you so much Jo – what a find!”   Carol

“You’ve made me fall in love with playing guitar, and even when I struggle and get impatient you always re-gained my confidence.  I know for a fact if I wouldn’t have had you as my teacher, I would have given up when it got too hard, I wouldn’t have had the courage to make songs my own or even write originals!  Any student would be lucky to have you Jo.  Thank you for everything.”   Sophie

“Jo’s enthusiasm for both teaching and playing is contagious. She’s helped me bring my guitar skills to life.”     Blythe

“Jo is patient, enthusiastic and has made learning guitar excellent fun for my daughter and myself, spanning our ages from 7 to rather not say. Riffy always seems to come out bouncing after a lesson.”     Chris
“I think you are a really good guitarist and are really good at teaching me. I really enjoy guitar lessons with you.”       
“My little girl thinks Jo is really cool, and she has a haunted house too! She can’t wait to go back for her next lesson.”     Selina
“If you want to figure out how to get about those six strings, go to Jo. She’s ace!”     Kaya
“Anyone wanting guitar lessons – check this out! Highly recommended!”     El
“Jo Bywater has passion and soul. She could teach you a lot.”     Eddie

4 thoughts on “Guitar Tuition

  1. As an absolute beginner, from my first lesson with jo I was made to feel at ease and very comfortable. She was very patient and nothing was too much trouble. She tailored my tuition to suit my musical tastes which made my learning more enjoyable. I have had to take a break in my lessons but would not hesitate in recommending Jo to anyone seeking a very competent and talented tutor and I look forward to resuming my tuition in the near future

  2. My daughter has come on in leaps and bounds over a very short space of time. Jo is an amazing tutor!. We take an hours drive every week and it’s been totally worth it!. Thank you so much Jo!

  3. I am moving along with lessons on slide guitar with Jo….and loving every session. Jo is extremely patient and knowledgeable , able to pick out the smallest of errors and suggest how to correct them. As she has stated above, the lessons are indeed individually tailored to my level and what I want to achieve. Very professional in all that she does , and a genuinely nice person that puts me at my ease and encourages me all the way. Just wish I had found her before now. The future looks bright

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