James Walker B.A


With a degree in music production and years of teaching experience I've refined and developed my teaching style to where I feel confident teaching anybody. I have a huge passion for music, composition, production and performance and believe that helps me teach my students to be confident, skilled guitar players.



I teach one to one guitar lessons to all ages and abilities in Derby and surrounding areas. During the first lesson we'll access what you want to gain from lessons and I'll plan the content from there, making sure that your individual goals are at the forefront of the lessons at all times. If you're a complete beginner, or more advanced looking to learn and develop specific areas of your playing, I can help.


I teach from my home in the centre of derby, as well as travel to students houses for a small travel fee. I can also let you use one of my guitars during practice, but would recommend you bring your own. I've taught from the ages of 7-70 and welcome anyone looking to learn guitar.


As well as offering lessons in person I also offer online lessons via Skype/zoom. As with my 1-2-1 lessons each lesson will be centred around your goals which will be discussed in the first lesson. I have a HD webcam, a huge range of excellent resources and a flexible teaching style that will have you playing and understanding the music you love in no time.

If you want to learn guitar but cannot get out of the house or host at your own home then Skype lessons are perfect, learning in the comfort of your own home at your leisure. Each lesson will be fun and enlightening and put you on your way to being a great guitar player. Please get in touch with any questions you have and we can go from there.



Electric Guitar

I can teach from beginners all the way to advanced students for the electric guitar and have spares for students to borrow.

Acoustic Guitar

I teach steel string & nylon

string guitar & teach a range of styles including: Country/Folk/Classical/Blues/Pop/Funk/Rock


Learning the Ukulele is great for children as they are fun and easy to play. They're also good for all ages as you can quickly learn your favourite songs!


You can take lessons at my home in the centre of Derby, I have a range of guitars and amps. I also travel to my students in and around derby.