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Online Lessons

“There is a rubber-meets-the-road quality to learning something – anything – and Cliff is supplying me with exactly that. Step by step, brick by brick, the only way to learn something.”

Joe Marcuse – New York, USA

Online guitar and ukulele lessons

Online Guitar and Ukulele lessons via Zoom

I give online guitar lessons, ukulele lessons and music theory lessons via Zoom. This service is available to pupils anywhere in the world.

I currently have pupils in Colorado, Dubai, New York, Chicago, Texas, Tokyo, Madrid, Sweden and the U.K. Don’t worry about the time or currency differences, I will deal with that side of things.

We will be able to see and hear each other and your lesson notes will be emailed to you prior to your lesson, or shortly afterwards for any new topics covered during the lesson.
The benefits of online guitar and ukulele lessons:

  • Save time and money on travelling
  • Have lessons from the comfort of your own home
  • Have lessons when you are on the move (stuck at the office or on a business trip etc)

Zoom Guitar & Ukulele Lessons Demo

What I see

What you see

Guitar teacher with gold PRS McCarty 594 and audio Technica headset

Booking procedure

  • Arrange your lesson with me by phone or email
  • Once the lesson has been arranged, I will send you a PayPal payment request, or online banking payment details
  • You must pay for your lesson at least 48 hours in advance otherwise it will be cancelled. Lesson fees are non-refundable
  • I will send you a Zoom link for the lesson

If you have something in particular that you would like to work on, please let me know in advance of your lesson so that I can prepare any PDF worksheets I may need to email to you. I usually email any PDFs before your lesson.

During the lesson we will be able to see and hear each other. If possible, please test your video and sound in advance of your lesson and find a position where I will be able to see both of your hands on screen at the same time.

You will need

  • A working internet connection
  • A device with webcam: phone, tablet, computer etc. bigger is better – you will have a much better experience with a big computer screen than on a tiny phone, but it still works.
  • Your instrument – please tune it in advance if possible
  • Download the Zoom app onto your device – it is much better than using the web version.
  • The ability to open PDF files. You can download Acrobat Reader via the link below.

* If you do not have a webcam, I can still teach you music theory via the text chat function on Skype/Google. This works quite well as you can save the conversation as a text file and recap it at a later date.

Online guitar lessons

In my online guitar lessons, I can teach you acoustic, electric or classical guitar. I teach most styles from beginner to advanced level.

If you have something in particular to work on, just ask. We can cover many topics in my online guitar lessons, including:

  • Technique
  • Neck knowledge
  • Musicianship
  • Styles and songs
  • Music theory
  • Lead and Improvisation
  • Plectrum and fingerstyle
  • Exams (optional!)

Online ukulele lessons

In my online ukulele lessons I can teach you most styles and any size of ukulele, from beginner to advanced level.

If you have something in particular to work on, just ask. We can cover many topics in my online ukulele lessons, including

  • Posture – how to hold your ukulele properly!
  • Strumming with thumb and fingers
  • Fingerpicking and rolls
  • Songs and pieces
  • Chords
  • Ukulele for guitarists
  • Theory
  • Notation

Online music theory lessons

Topics covered include:

  • Rhythm
  • Melody and harmony
  • Keys, scales and chords
  • Reading music
  • Songwriting
  • Transposition
  • Aural
  • Exams

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