I have been having lessons with Kevin for about a year. I chose Kevin because I was looking for a different approach. Kevin’s significant impact on my playing has been through learning to play songs. Simple though that may be, it was missing from earlier attempts to learn. Through these songs , which mostly I choose, music theory and playing technique are covered as well as the satisfaction of actually playing music.
Our lessons are enjoyable and I look forward to them. We either work on something Kevin picks up on, or he responds to what I want to do. This works very well for me as a mature student because it has a collaborative feel, means my playing is developing but fits with how much practice I can do given my varying work commitments. Despite my more limited playing ability we get to jam together, which I get a real kick from!
For anyone wishing to make music by playing guitar, Kevin comes with a firm recommendation from me.
After having been taught by Kevin for over 3 years, I can safely say that I could not ask for a better guitar teacher. I have improved a great deal over this time with Kevin as my mentor, but I have also learned much about how to compose my own music and improvise, which was something I never thought I would enjoy. The lessons are laid-back, interesting and sometimes difficult, but I have enjoyed every one of them. I would definitely recommend Kevin as a teacher for all those who are looking to be taught guitar outside of school or college
I’ve been playing acoustic guitar since my teenage years but have always felt limited in terms of my technical
ability and the type of music I play – I always seemed to be strutting the same old stuff and lacked inspiration.
Those first few hours with Kevin were a revelation and opened my mind to a whole new world of techniques,
theory and appreciation of musical styles. It was immediately obvious how limited my knowledge and skills
were. Kevin has with great patience and expertise taught me to play a greater range of music and introduced
me to a myriad of techniques to improve my playing.
I feel so much more confident in my abilities to the point where I can now tackle a wide range of songs and styles.
I constantly feel inspired to progress and this is due to Kevin’s approach. His knowledge and skills are extensive and I’ve yet to ask him something he doesn’t know or can’t show me.
It’s a real pleasure learning with Kevin and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him to anyone, no matter how
much or little they know, to help improve their ability and most of all, enjoyment of guitar playing.
I have been having guitar lessons with Kevin for just over two years, having decided to take up the guitar when I retired.
Kevin is the perfect teacher for me – he is professional with a relaxed teaching style which puts you at ease. He is also very patient and understanding. Kevin focusses on what you want to learn, whether that be a specific song style or music theory.
Kevin always arrives punctually and well prepared for our lesson. He can teach any style and prepares materials accordingly. I have learnt a lot of music theory with Kevin, as he explains this in a simple format which makes it easy to understand.
I have tried learning with the many online teachers available on YouTube these days, but nothing compares to having your own personal teacher.
My hour a week with Kevin is the shortest hour in my week!!
I would highly recommend Kevin, whether you are an experienced player or just starting out with this wonderful instrument.
In the relaxed, patient and supportive environment of Kevin’s studio he has
guided me through basics of different banjo playing styles and taught me the fundamentals of music.
I look forward to each lesson and I feel inspired to play more when I leave. My banjo doesn’t just make noise
anymore. Thanks Kevin.
Our daughter has been having acoustic guitar lessons with Kevin for the last 18 months. Kevin is very calm and patient, which is a real asset when teaching new techniques. He makes the lessons fun and interesting and our daughter has learnt a wide variety of different music. Kevin is always on time, very polite and we would have no hesitation in recommending him.
I found Kevin via the internet over 2 years ago. I was a complete novice but due to Kevin’s huge knowledge and his patient teaching technique it wasn’t long before I started to pick up the basics. I have a lesson once a week, the lessons are well prepared and Kevin is very helpful. He comes with my highest recommendation. “
I highly recommend Kevin as a tutor. He is very knowledgeable, encouraging and understanding. Kevin is very adaptable, puts you at ease and will teach you what you want to play. If you put in the work you will progress and learn a lot. Lessons are always very well prepared, incorporating the next steps as well as being enjoyable. I couldn’t ask for a better tutor, if you want to learn guitar this is the place to go
Kevin really helped me take my playing to a new level, I’m very happy with how much better my playing
is now. I really loved that his teaching wasn’t just about learning new songs and techniques – he also
helped and encouraged me write and record my own songs. This is not only a ton of fun and rewarding,
but it also really helped me to understand music theory better. Thanks Kevin!
My son started learning electric guitar with Kevin about 3 years ago and quickly gained confidence getting to grade 5 end of last year. Kevin always brings good music that’s enjoyable to play and this has helped to keep his interest. Kevin is kind and funny which makes my son look forward to his lessons. As a parent I believe Kevin is a very skilled guitar tutor and really engages his students. I don’t think my son would have continued so long if Kevin hadn’t been his tutor. They are now creating their own musical compositions and learning bass guitar together in the sessions, its very exciting. I would definitely recommend Kevin
I had been very on and off with guitar struggling to learn much that was useful. But since beginning lessons with Kevin I have noticed huge changes in the way I play guitar. I have begun to develop my own playing style and I am now able to play music that my friends or family recommend to me. Having lessons with Kevin also allows me to play music I like no matter how easy or difficult. The lessons are a fun and fulfilling experience which I look forward to every week.
Kevin has been teaching my 13 year old son electric and acoustic guitar for a few
years now, he had never played an instrument before this. We are amazed on how far
he has come in such a short time and how enthusiastic he still is about playing.
At times if my son has become frustrated because he can’t quite get something right immediately Kevin has always been able to encourage him and give him the confidence he’s needed to continue. Kevin customises all of my son’s lessons to suit his tastes in music which keeps him interested and keen to learn.
We can’t recommend Kevin highly enough, he’s down to earth and incredibly talented, my son loves his lessons
with Kevin and its so wonderful listening to how well he plays now
Kevin has been teaching my son to play acoustic and electric guitar. At all times I have found him to be punctual, reliable and polite.
He is able to tailor lessons to suit my son’s interest and ability and is very patient when my son finds something hard to grasp, altering his teaching methods until my son understands the concept.
My son is progressing well under Kevin’s tuition, he looks forward to his lessons and has great respect for Kevin. I would not hesitate in recommending Kevin as a guitar teacher.
I have been learning electric guitar with Kevin Gunner for the past year and find him to be an excellent tutor.
He has a relaxed, friendly style and is keen for his students to play the type of music they like which has greatly helped my motivation to learn. He suggests songs that would fit the style the student wants to learn but that will also enhance their playing and teach them new techniques and ideas.
He is very supportive during the lesson and prepares prior to the lesson by choosing appropriate music for the student to play. However he does place demands on his students, by playing along with me he makes me want to improve to be able to play with him.
He also understands the history of guitar and takes time to explain the theory of music so the student gets a deeper understanding of the concepts behind music and how this has been used by guitarists to create new, or revisit old styles to create memorable contemporary or historic tunes.
Based on my experience I would recommend Kevin as a guitar tutor for all ages.
I have been playing electric guitar on and off for the best part of 10 years but have never really got anywhere, so I decided to get professional lessons from Kevin. I’m so glad I did as it feels like I’m now getting somewhere.
Kevin is very patient and extremely informative. His knowledge is endless which really helps with the theory side of things. I’m gaining in skill and knowledge every week, to the point where I have booked the RGT grade one exam and with Kevin’s help I hope to pass and progress further.
The hour lesson seems to fly by and it feels like I’m just jamming with a good friend. The lessons are always aided with fantastic backing tracks where needed and of course Kevin also plays alongside me to help.
I have no hesitation in recommending Kevin to others looking for one of the best guitar teachers around
I can highly recommend Kevin. His knowledge and patience have not only helped my technical ability, but also increased my enjoyment in playing a wide range of music. I only wish I’d discovered him years ago.