Guitar Tuition

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Jo Bywater Guitar Tuition

All lessons are tailored to individual circumstances.

Lessons are available in person and online

Electric and Acoustic Guitar  ( Lead  &  Rhythm ) Rock, Pop, Blues, Folk, Funk..

Blues Slide Guitar (Resonator)

Songwriting Development

Music Theory

Guitar Grades and Music Theory Grades – 100% Pass Rate (RGT@LCM / RSL Awards / Trinity / ABRSM)

Beginner Ukulele

School MAP Tests


Online Guitar Lessons are available on Zoom / Whatsapp / Skype

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 30 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 Enhanced DBS checked and a member of Musicians Union and RGT@LCM

Jo Bywater Guitar Tuition

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Having no experience in guitar playing felt quite daunting when I wanted to start learning. However, Jo has been the most patient, insightful and skilled tutor I have ever been taught by! Jo allowed me to move at my own pace whilst still being incredibly encouraging. With weekly lessons that were tailored to what I wanted to achieve from the guitar, Jo equipped me with a plethora of tools that have allowed me to flourish as a guitarist. Her knowledge of the instrument and its use in different styles is limitless and I would highly recommend her to anyone who is a beginner, intermediate or an advanced player because Jo always has something valuable to offer. Jack. 2022.

Jo is an exceptional tutor, passionate , enthusiastic and committed to passing her knowledge on to others , she makes the sessions fun and can teach all ages and abilities, she is patient with a lovely personality. I will miss my sessions with her. Andrew. 2022.

Have had a year worth of lessons with Jo once every week. I have to say, she has been the greatest music teacher ever, helping me with improving my music theory drastically to playing some of my favourite songs on guitar. I started out knowing absolutely nothing, but she gave me the opportunity and courage to start performing on stage, with implemented techniques and skills to the highest standard. Her listening skills are immaculate. She pretty much knows the key to every songs thrown at her, and has the ability to improvise every single time. I love her to bits and will hope to start a lesson with her again nearer future. If you are looking for a music teacher, do not hesitate to contact her as you will not be disappointed. Jazwin. 2022.

Jo has tutored our Daughter on a regular basis, she is patient and understanding. She improved our daughters confidence no end , we would not hesitate to recommend her as a tutor. Billy. 2022.

Jo has be helping our son for around a year and his progress is amazing gone from strength to strength and with jo helping him has gain a place at LIPA great teacher wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her ***** Tommy. 2022.

Currently having lessons with Jo and just want to put it out there that this lady is the best guitar teacher you will find in Liverpool. I am a mature “lapsed” strummer who has being going to Jo for the last 3 months and the difference her teaching has made to both my technique and musical theory knowledge is unbelievable. Jo has a patient, tailored approach to lessons that have really improved not only my ability but also my confidence around other guitar players who I used to feel inferior to. I have been taught all the things I should have learned long ago when I first picked up a guitar. Fretboard knowledge and scales are now second nature to me and these were an alien concept before lessons with Jo, and almost without realising it my musical theory knowledge is now at a level I could only dream of three months ago. Jo has such patience and her whole approach to lessons with a more mature student like me is fantastic. Add in the fact she is an amazing guitarist and a hell of a nice person and you really do hit the jackpot if you have lessons with her. Five stars doesn’t even come close but it is the most I am allowed to give. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with Jo if you are reading this and undecided-I guarantee you won’t regret your choice. Peter. 2022.

My Grandson aged 8 has been taking lessons for quite a while with Jo . He is extremely shy with new people & Jo has been patient & caring & has a way that has brought him out of himself & he has progressed not only with his guitar but also in confidence . Thank you Jo. Joan. 2022.

Jo is amazing at teaching my daughter improved so much with her lessons highly recommend. Diane. 2022.

My daughter has had lessons with Jo for a few years. Jo is remarkably patient and enthusiastic. I watched my daughter make great progress, despite a lack of commitment on her part to practice. Jo is flexible in her approach and seems to bring out the best In her pupils. My daughter enjoyed the lessons and more importantly built up her confidence in playing guitar. For us it wasn’t about grades but enjoyment and learning and this was achieved in both parts. Would highly recommend Jo, she is reliable, enthusiastic, a great teacher and a lovely warm person. Suzanne. 2022.

Positive: Communication, Professionalism, Quality, Value. “Good players don’t necessarily make good teachers” a phrase I’ve heard over the years. Jo is an exception. She’s a great performer and an equally great teacher. I needed a specific style of coaching over a limited period and had specific objectives. Jo helped me achieve and surpass all my targets.. in addition, making improvements to my playing style along the way. I would wholeheartedly recommend Jo.. she’s a great communicator and a really easy person to get on with, which makes the learning process so much more enjoyable 😎🎸👍🤘. Rob. 2021.

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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