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Adrian Hughes

Banjo Lessons, Guitar Lessons, Ukulele Lessons | Theory Lessons, Jazz Improvisation Lessons

  • Qualifications: BA Hons Music (Jazz), RGT Electric Guitar Grade 8 Hons, RGT Acoustic Grade 8 Hons, RGT Classical Grade 8 Hons, RGT Electric Bass Grade 8 Hons, RGT Popular Music Theory Grade 8 Hons
  • Pricing: Weekly Lessons $50 per hour, 1/2 hour $30, Casual and Group lessons also available. Please contact me for pricing.
  • Styles: Acoustic, Blues, Rock, Latin, Country, Jazz, Slide, Modern Fingerstyle, Classical, Clawhammer,
  • Suitability: All ages and levels welcomed


I have been playing Guitar for over 25 years and teaching since successfully completing my Music degree at Middlesex University in 2007.

I am fully registered with RGT (Registry of Guitar Tutors) and have been a member since 2007.

I am a accomplished Banjo player and have been playing Clawhammer Banjo for the last 12 years and have been recently learning old time banjo.

In my time playing guitar I have been a finalist in the ‘Admira International Young Classical Guitarist of The Year’, Played in many bands ranging from cover bands to Jazz Ensembles. I have also played many solo gigs as a finger style guitarist around Wales and London.

Teaching Info

Teaching music has been a real passion of mine and I enjoy watching as my students progress from the beginnings of guitar and banjo to mastering the riff or a song they have always wanted to play.

I make the lessons fun and interesting with always a goal in mind for what the student wants and the feedback i get from students and parents are always positive in my approach to teaching.

I also incorporate all the essential skills that a guitarist or banjo needs to be able to work out by themselves a song they have heard without the music or compose a song that have in there head. Each lesson will always have an element of the essential skills so that you can create your own voice and style.

In each lesson I supply music and tab sheets professionally done using Sibelius Software, exercises to help you achieve your goals quicker and backing tracks so you can practice your lead or improvised solo.