Guitar lessons in Hemel Hempstead
Tom Parsons offers classical guitar, bass guitar and electric guitar lessons to all ages and abilities. 
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Professional guitar tuition by Tom Parsons

Professional guitar tuition by Tom Parsons
I have been a professional guitarist and teacher for over thirty years.

I worked originally in Rock and Pop and then studied Classical Guitar with the late Oliver Hunt, achieving a Performance Diploma from the London College of Music.

I then studied composing and arranging, also with Oliver Hunt.

After that I ran a professional covers style band for many years doing private and corporate functions and backing cabaret.

I teach all ages and abilities from beginner to advanced and am proud to have a 100% student pass rate in all exams (classical, rock school, GCSE and A LEVEL) with most achieving Merit or Distinction. This includes my work for Hertfordshire Music Service as well as my private teaching.

I also compose and arrange music for and direct the Hertfordshire Guitar Orchestra.

I have been studying with Tom for almost two years utilising weekly, half-hour lessons. As a mature student, I am very pleased with my progress and feel I have significantly improved in both technique and music reading skills. 
Tom is patient and easily builds confidence. He understands the difficulties faced by students and uses his skills to analyse individual problems and provide really good solutions to overcome any difficulties. His teaching methods and standards are very high and Tom ensures a feeling of calmness and confidence with a solid base for progression.
– Alan P

I’ve been having lessons each week for many years. Tom has an uncanny ability at once to spot details of inaccuracies in one’s playing (e.g. using the wrong finger, using a barre unnecessarily, poor hand position). His teaching method is precise, and ground-rules for one’s improvement are quickly clear and consistent. His versatility is such that he is as good for complete beginners as advanced players seeking to improve. He provides the grounding whereby you, the player, can go on to turn a practiced piece into ‘Music.’ As leader he is very committed and has reasonable expectations of members for whom he provides graded arrangements in the pieces we play. Our concerts have afforded much pleasure to audiences, and also to the members.

– ShirlawP

For enquiries about The Hertfordshire Guitar Orchestra or guitar lessons,
contact Tom Parsons on
01442 385776

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