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Welcome to the home page of local Ilkeston Musician & Guitar tutor, Paul Lord.

What you get from your lessons with Paul:
Inspiring, well structured course of study in a friendly, creative environment
Tuition for complete beginners, both old and young
For Acoustic & Electric Guitar - up to & beyond Grade 8 standard
Learn the Classic's, current tracks & the music 'you' love & want to Learn
You will learn to read music in '10 mins'
100% Music Examination Pass Rate
Learn to write your own music
Learn to Improvise
Learn other styles including Rock, Pop, Jazz, Latin, Classical, Folk

Not every one that picks up the guitar is interested in following graded exams. Paul teaches many young and mature students, some complete beginners who simply enjoy learning to play their favourite songs and becoming competent on the instrument!




Graded Examinations  
Practical and Theory
Electric Guitar (Rock guitar Jazz, Funk, Blues, Latin Etc)
Acoustic Guitar (Popular, Rock , Fingerstyle, Folk etc)
Classical guitar
Music theory Grades

Paul Originally began teaching guitar at Ilkeston School in 1999. He was accredited by the head of Derbyshire Education Authority (Phillip King) as an excellent guitar teacher..
Paul is Fully accredited and qualified with a 2:1 Ba hons Music Degree, Grade 8 Guitar & National Diploma in Music with Distinction
He joined the regional music partnership in 1999 and tutored the guitar in many schools in the Ilkeston, Derbyshire and Nottingham Areas. He also lectured Music at South East Derbyshire College in the East Midlands. Three years later he was commissioned to score the music for three films by two London Film Companies, these circulated in the US and Europe winning several industry awards, most notably at the New York, Sanfransisco and Raindance Film festivals. Paul has since scored over twenty films and has worked professionally as a composer since 2002. He Left the Partnership in 2002 to pursue the writing and now teaches guitar privately at his studio in Ilkeston. He is also an Engineer & Producer, regularly producing projects for the BBC, National Trust.

Set in a friendly and creative atmosphere you are able to learn at your own pace. All of us at some time or another come up against a brick wall when we are trying to learn certain things, but rest assured you will always be given the right tools and guidance to conquer any hurdles that come your way. You've heard it before Practice makes perfect... well, really it's practicing the right things that will make you much better and progress much faster - being focused and guided correctly might just save years of work?

Paul teaches Beginners, Intermediate and advanced guitar, Harmony and music theory.
Paul has proudly guided many children in Derbyshire from complete beginners in Primary School, through their Secondary Education & several onto Degree courses.

(Note, currently lessons are available from Paul's studio in Ilkeston)
Areas covered, Ilkeston, Heanor, Eastwood, Sandiacre, Long Eaton, Stapleford, Sawley, Oakwood, Spondon, West Hallam, Nottingham, Eastwood, Kimberley, Langley Mill, Ripley.