About Guitar Lessons Oxford

About Guitar Lessons Oxford

Kevin prides himself on being approachable, patient and most importantly structured with his guitar lessons, whether you’re a complete beginner or if you’ve been guitar for years. Recent students have gained distinctions at Trinity classical exams, RGT and rockschool exams.

Aside from teaching, Kevin Armstrong is also a freelance guitarist, session musician and composer. He co-leads the group Jazz Menagerie and composes and arranges music for jazz/soul band Jazzelation. Other bands include the Alison Bentley/Ewen Baird Band, French café music trio Les Musettes and the Martin Pickett Organ Trio. He has also DipRSL Music Teaching Diploma in 2015.

After playing in rock bands as a teenager, Kevin co-formed his first jazz band, The All-Night Cat-Food Store while at university. His interest in education led him to study teaching theory and techniques - gaining an RSA diploma in 1994 - while his passion for jazz led him from Oxford to London to study guitar method and music theory with leading UK guitarists, Dave Cliff and John Parricelli.

I teach both graded (optional) and non-graded material, in all styles on both electric and acoustic guitar. My main goal is for you to achieve the musical ambitions you have set yourself, whether that is playing a few songs in the local pub, rocking Wembley or mastering your favourite guitarist, I will teach you all you will need to know to get you there!

Guitar Lessons Oxford

Kevin Armstrong gave up a promising academic career to concentrate on his first love – music. He is a versatile, creative guitarist who adapts brilliantly to any style, but particularly jazz. Technically gifted and ever thoughtful, this is a player of great style and substance.Paul Jefferies Co-founder, Oxford Jazz Festival

On Jazzelation’s debut CD: “Impeccable…choc-full of irrepressible hope and optimism” Seb Scotney LONDONJAZZ

Music that skilfully blends jazz with soulful elements…impressive guitar & organ solos…This is a promising debut album and the group should go from strength to strength…Tony Augarde CRESCENDO & JAZZ MUSIC MAGAZINE

If you're looking for a friendly local guitar teacher get in touch! Call 01865 570285 today, or email info@guitarlessonsoxford.com to talk more about learning to play the guitar!

Electric & Acoustic Lessons

I teach all ages, abilities and styles on both electric and acoustic guitar focusing on helping you learn through the music that you love! Whether it's Eva Cassidy or George Benson I will help you learn it ensuring that you achieve you aims on the guitar!

I have taught many beginner guitarists over the years, as well as advanced guitarists so no matter what level you are I know I have the lessons to help you reach your guitar dreams!

To arrange your first guitar lessons drop me a call or an email!

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Kevin is a fantastic local guitar teacher here at the heart of the Oxford music scene! His friendly and relaxed guitar lessons helped me to learn the guitar with speed and confidence!