Skype Lessons

Looking for guitar lessons to fit around your lifestyle?

I’m an experienced guitar teacher offering relaxed Skype lessons at a time to suit you.

Why choose me?

* All ages/abilities – from beginner to very advanced.
* All genres – I’m a session guitarist so I’m happy to teach you anything from funk and soul, to rock and metal, and anything in between!
* Learn from an exam syllabus or by learning your favourite songs – I’m an experienced examiner for Rockschool, but I also enjoy working through student suggestions.
* Acoustic, electric and bass guitar – all welcome here.

How does it work?

* Lesson durations can be flexible – 30 minutes, 60 minutes, or longer when you need it!
* Lessons can be regular or one offs – it’s purely up to you.
* Lessons can take place at any time between 9am-8pm GMT – cheapest rates are before 4pm GMT.
* I have a fast fibre broadband connection so your lesson will run smoothly with no drop outs, with quality audio.
* Each lesson is followed up with a detailed PDF covering everything from the lesson, including relevant TABs and advice.**
* Payment is easy – via online transfer or Paypal.
* Block booking discounts are available from time to time.
* Prices are competitive, especially if booking lessons before 4pm GMT – drop me a line using my contact details below.

How do I know if I will like your lessons?

I have lots of free sample lessons on my Youtube channel. Most include free TABs and practise backing tracks. Check out one of my most popular ones above – and please hit subscribe if you find it useful/fun!

Here’s a testimonial from one of my students (a few others are available here):
“James is incredibly knowledgeable. Being a partially self taught creative left me thinking I could never get into lessons with someone that could communicate with me in a way that would work, luckily for me, James’ easy going nature makes him so easy to work with. He breaks things down so that even I can understand them. He provided me a full write up of our lesson so that I could revisit it. Plus I’ve never seen someone look so good on Skype. I wouldn’t learn anywhere else. Thanks James.” (May 2015)

How do I book?

Drop me an email at jamesbguitarist@hotmail.co.uk to book a first lesson or for more information.

You also may be interested to check out the downloadable courses I produced with MusicGurus.com, firstly a great beginners guide to the guitar to help avoid those damaging bad habits:

https://www.musicgurus.com/course/fundamental-beginner-rock-guitar-technique-with-james-barratt

And a series covering the new Rockschool Acoustic syllabus – I’ve produced the content that covers the ‘back of the book’ stuff – scales, arpeggios, studies etc. Also featured are individual lessons of the performance pieces, often by the arrangers themselves!

https://www.musicgurus.com/course/rockschool-acoustic-guitar-grade-5-online-lessons

** I highly recommend getting hold of Guitar Pro software by Arobas. This is what I use for transcribing lessons, and if a student also has access to this software, I can send through the gpx file instead of a pdf, which allows you to hear midi playback of the transcription, loop sections for practise, as well as changing tempos etc. You’ll also have the added benefit of being able to transcribe professional looking music for yourself. One of the best pieces of software I’ve purchased which offers absolutely amazing value for money in my opinion.