Guitar Playing

Progression Guitar

Your Music Teacher

Professional Tutoring & Guidance

Music Teaching offering personalised lessons and instruction in Guitar, Bass, Ubass, Ukulele and Lapsteel Guitar to students in the Newbury area in your home or online. I’ve been teaching people of all ages and levels of experience since 2005 and love what I do.


As a music tutor I take pride and care in providing a friendly relaxed teaching manner with an emphasis on enjoyment and progress. I structure my lesson style to suit each individual student to help engage and retain their learning experience aiding development and musical progression.

When good things happen in music it can bring a smile, this is my challenge to achieve as a teacher and for you to enjoy as a student.

Russell Timms

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One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.  Bob Marley

The day you open your mind to music, you're halfway to opening your mind to life.  Pete Townsend

The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you.  B B King


All About Me

A Dedicated Music Teacher

I love what I do and it makes me so happy to be able to share my passion with others. Since starting as a Music Teacher in 2005, I’ve been privileged to see so many students discover their natural skills and abilities and reach results they never dreamed were possible. If that sounds like something you’d like to explore, get in touch.

Teacher Feature -

My initial attraction to guitar began as a young boy upon hearing my uncle play fingerstyle on an acoustic guitar. The sound produced and technique in doing so intrigued me so I asked if he could teach me some simple tunes to start me off.... I was hooked!

Fortunately, I had the loan of his now vintage electric guitar and studied from a 'Tune a Day' book to make further progress. Thankfully nowadays, the range of tutoring and technique books have greatly expanded and with the help of a good tutor, there's no time like the present to get started!

My musical background began early, playing the Tuba and Clarinet in the school band. I was taught to read music notation the basics of which I have retained and developed over time. Reading some music notation helped me later on when I converted to playing guitar in my teens. However, I realised to advance I would need the guidance of a guitar tutor. I was introduced to different guitar techniques and styes from classical to rock and all points in between feeding my appetite to learn. I chose to enter rock and pop graded music exams as a challenge to help focus on playing progress and practice routines. Today, exam boards offer a wide variety of playing styles which is good news for today's student as there is something for everyone.

Ultimately, my playing progressed and I joined various bands making music together with like-minded musicians. This was the fun part, both thrilling and energising with performing to a live audience.

I have learned and developed a range of musical skills and knowledge to bring to you. I hope to inspire you to do the same as a new or progressing music student, to enjoy your chosen instrument, understand it and make progress with your music!