Parent Testimonials

(Zac’s mum)

“We came across Steve in Feb 2015, he came recommended by another guitar chap.  I would highly recommend him as he is an excellent guitarist (check YouTube) and he really is a fantastic man.  Both my boys have a lot of respect for him and they both really like his style of teaching so from a parents point of view you couldn’t ask for anything more!!” (Zac’s mum)

My son was learning guitar at school for 2 years before we collectively decided he wanted to take his music seriously, and after being referred to Steve he has progressed in leaps and bounds over the past year.  After a few months of sitting in on his friendly, insightful and technical lessons with my son, I decided to take up the guitar myself and I’m now progressing quickly and loving the experience.  For someone who has always struggled to understand the technical side of music, Steve demystifies the topic and makes the process an enjoyable and rewarding one.  We couldn’t recommend him more highly.  Nick Lee

Stephen Ledsham

I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Steve Dodds as a wonderful guitar teacher. He has tutored both my sons, improving their playing beyond all recognition and nurturing and encouraging their appreciation of the guitar and guitarists. Steve has kindly allowed me to sit in on lessons, allowing me to gain an excellent view of his talents as a teacher and guitarist. He is consistently patient and encouraging, giving clear and specific feedback accompanied by relevant guidance and related exercises. Steve carefully tailors lessons according to the needs and tastes of his pupils. My younger son, who is hoping to study music and the guitar at university, benefits from his extensive musical knowledge, with lessons founded firmly on theory. This was less the case with my older son whose musical interests were not so academic. As well as providing inspiration via his own superb playing, Steve also references a wide variety of guitarists (and mutual heroes), such as Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, Jimi Hendrix, Larry Carlton, Kenny Burrell, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Stanley Jordan. The presence of one or more of these guys is felt at every lesson!  Last, and certainly not least, Steve’s lessons are a very enjoyable fortnightly treat which my son (and I) look forward to greatly. I would be very happy to talk to any prospective pupil / parent, just ask Steve for my contact details. Very many thanks from us both.

Julie McCarron

“Milly’s guitar playing has progressed immensely since being taught by Steve. He’s very encouraging and teaches in an extremely professional but fun way that Milly relates to and she always looks forwards to her lessons with Steve.  I’d highly recommend Steve to anyone who’s looking for a guitar teacher.”