Here are some of our most frequently asked questions. If your query isn’t answered here please contact us.
What age do you start teaching from?
Children can start from 7 years.
There is no upper age limit, you can start learning guitar at any age.
How much do lessons cost?
Private lessons: £20 per half hour
Workshops: vary depending on the workshop
Open Mic events: £1.50 per person (performers & spectators)
Are you open during school holidays
Yes. We are open all year round apart from 2 weeks over Christmas.
Some students are away during school holidays and that’s fine, just let us know in advance so as to avoid cancellation fees.
Am I too old?
You’re never too old! You might not make it to be the next Eric Clapton, but there’s nothing stopping you learning an instrument to a high enough standard to have fun with it.
Can I sit in on my child’s lesson?
If it’s a private lesson, yes you are most welcome to come and sit in. In fact it’s a great way to see how your child is progressing and to get a feel for what the lessons are like.
We don’t allow anyone to watch any of the group lessons/workshops as it is unfair to the other students who may get nervous with someone unfamiliar watching.
Can I have a lesson at the same time each week?
Yes. You can reserve a time slot and you will be booked in for this time each week. If for some reason you can’t attend one week, just let us know with plenty of notice (we require at least 48hrs notice otherwise a cancellation fee will be charged).
Do you charge a cancellation fee?
Yes, for private lessons with less than 48hrs notice half the fee is payable.
Workshops and Group lessons are non-refundable.
For more info on cancellation charges click here.
Will I have opportunities to play live?
Yes. Goodall Guitar School holds many different events and workshops that give you the chance to play live and/or in front of a supportive audience.
Can I book lessons via email?
Yes. We will need to take contact details including a telephone number from you before we can book your first lesson.
Can I learn to play in a band?
Yes. All the skills you learn during your lessons will be put to good use if you want to join a band or are in one already. There are also Band Workshops that enable you to play along in a full band while gaining help and advice from our experienced tutors.
Do you teach acoustic or electric guitar?
Do you teach bass guitar?
Can I take exams?
Yes, we can help you work towards exams, Rock School are very popular. However you don’t have to take exams.
Can I network with other students?
Yes. Attending a workshop or event such as an open Mic is a great way to meet other students.
We also have a Facebook page where you can chat with other students:
www.facebook.com/pages/Goodall-Guitar-School/20755328235 (opens in new browser).