Guitar Lessons West Hampstead

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Guitar Lessons West Hampstead 

Here at Bruce Music: Guitar Lessons London, we provide Guitar lessons in West Hampstead. Our fantastic guitar teachers offer guitar lessons, bass guitar lessons, ukulele lessons and mandolin/banjo lessons anywhere in West Hampstead, NW6, and the surrounding North West London areas.

Not in the West Hampstead area? Don’t worry, our guitar teachers can also travel to you, anywhere in London.

Our expert, friendly, qualified, DBS checked guitar teachers are excellent at helping students make quick progress, while enjoying music and having fun along the way. We visit you or you can visit us if preferred. During your guitar lessons in West Hampstead you’ll receive the highest level of tuition, and our guitar lesson are available to all ages and ability levels so absolute beginners don’t be shy.

Our West Hampstead Guitar Teachers

Three of our guitar teachers provide guitar lessons in West Hampstead and the surrounding NW6 area, including the Bruce Music founder Alex. All of our West Hampstead guitar teachers are friendly, highly skilled, DBS checked and expert in their area of study. You’re in safe hands with our guitar teachers and here’s why:

West Hampstead Guitar Lessons with Ben

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Ben – West Hampstead Guitar Teacher

Ben has been with Bruce Music since 2017 and he’s already proven himself to be an excellent teacher with an extremely high student satisfaction rate. What separates Ben is the creativity he brings to lessons, helping students find their own voice. Although highly capable at teaching all levels, Ben is a particularly good guitar teacher for beginners and young children using his creative flair to inspire their learning.

Outside of guitar teaching, Ben has toured with Catfish & The Bottlemen, Reverend & The Makers, and Peace. He’s also composed music for Made In Chelsea & for in-store use at Harrods. If you’d like to start your West Hampstead guitar lessons with Ben, get in touch now.

West Hampstead Guitar Lessons with Neli

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Neli – West Hampstead Guitar Teacher

Neli has been teaching guitar with Bruce Music since 2016. She’s a Music graduate and multi-instrumentalist who has studied guitar, piano, vocals and bass guitar to the highest standards. She’s also a multi-linguist – a woman of many talents! 

When Neli’s not teaching she can be found performing, songwriting or working as a session guitarist across Europe. If you’d like Neli to become your guitar teacher and visit your home for expert guitar lessons in West Hampstead get in touch.

West Hampstead Guitar Lessons with Alex

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Alex – West Hampstead Guitar Teacher

Educational specialist Alex founded Bruce Music in 2013. With over 10 years experience in the London music industry, Radio 1 airplay and UK festival experience, Alex has dedicated the last decade to ensuring students receive the best standards of guitar teaching London has to offer through his dedication to Bruce Music.

Alex’s passion for playing started at a young age. When he started Bruce Music he wanted to inspire and support others in his area of expertise. Alex’s love of playing, attention to detail and natural compassion for others has made Bruce Music what it is today – a fantastic collective of friendly, expert musicians dedicating their time to supporting the success of their students. Alex still teaches today, travelling to students in West Hampstead or teaching from the Bruce Music HQ in West Hampstead. 

Take a look at all of our guitar teachers in action in this video:

Guitar Lessons West Hampstead: Book A Lesson Now

To book, enquire, or discuss anything at all about your Guitar Lessons in West Hampstead, fill in the contact form below, or contact Alex directly on:

07749 918143 | alex@brucemusic.co.uk

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West Hampstead’s Music History

The Beatles’ Famous Decca Audition

Firstly, we couldn’t possibly talk about the musical history of West Hampstead without mentioning Decca Records! Now a rehearsal space for The English National Opera, 165 Broadhurst Gardens spent 80 years as the home of Decca Records. Their studio here is where ‘King of Skiffle’ Lonnie Donegan recorded the album “Rock Island Line”.

Decca Records is the home of the single biggest mistake ever to happen in musical history. Did you know on the 1st January 1962, The Beatles auditioned for Decca Records and were rejected?! This is widely regarded as the biggest error in the history of the Music Industry. Here’s a well-updated Wikipedia page on the subject. It’s hard to believe that The Beatles weren’t snapped up by Decca isn’t it?

Speaking of the fab four, don’t forget that Abbey Road studios and the famous Abbey Road crossing is just down the road from West Hampstead. The main man himself, Sir Paul Mccartney was recently spotted walking over arguably the world’s most famous zebra crossing. Sir Paul is one of many A-list celebrities who can be spotted in or around West Hampstead so make sure you keep your eyes peeled. You can also watch all the action live from the Abbey Road using the Abbey Road Cam.

The Railway Pub & The Klooks Kleek

The building next to the old Decca building was and still is The Railway pub, now best known as somewhere for football fans to congregate before heading up the Jubilee line to Wembley.  The Railway pub has a fantastic musical legacy, as does the now closed Klooks Kleek club above, which hosted Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones and Eric Clapton (who famously had a guitar stolen from there one night!) Read More About The Railway’s Musical Legacy

West Hampstead current day music scene

West Hampstead has certainly changed a lot since the days of Decca records and the Klooks Kleek club as has its nightlife and music scene. For 38 years West Hampstead was home to Lately nightclub’. Sadly, the most eccentric music venue in West Hampstead has recently closed down, which means it’s also lost its Thursday open mic night. It’s been a difficult time for venues in NW6 with the closure of ‘The Good Ship’ – the venue which helped launch the careers of Adele, Kate Nash and The XX. Although one venue in Kilburn (a stone’s throw away from West Hampstead) is still hosting an open mic night. The Brondes age pub hosts ‘smokin mic’ every Saturday.

Why not test out your new skills from your West Hampstead guitar lessons and give the open mic night a go! It’s a great way to meet fellow musicians, build your performance confidence and make the most of your guitar playing. Your Bruce Music guitar teacher will be more than happy to support you working towards playing a local open mic night during your weekly guitar lessons, helping you develop repertoire, performance skills and confidence. If it’s something you want to do, give it a go, you won’t regret it!

West Hampstead musical residents

West Hampstead has been home to many musical greats including:

  • Joan Armatrading – Joan shared a flat with Helen Chappelle, in Cholmley Gardens when she joined a repertory production of Hair in 1968.
  • John Paul Jones­lived at 7 Priory Road before forming Led Zeppelin.
  • Billy Idol – could be found residing in Tower Mansions, and 315 West End Lane with girlfriend Perri Lister, an actress and dancer in Hot Gossip. Billy later moved to New York and had huge success with his song ‘White Wedding’.
  • Olivia Newton-John – lived in West Hampstead in 1965, while she recorded her single, “Till You Say You’ll Be Mine”, at the aforementioned Decca records.
  • Slash – yes the guitar legend himself also lived in West Hampstead.

Just a handful of the talented musicians who have resided in West Hampstead.

Well, that just about covers our musical round-up of West Hampstead. Don’t forget – all of our guitar teachers are available to visit you at your West Hampstead home for guitar lessons. You can also choose to visit a teacher for lessons if preferred. All of our West Hampstead guitar teachers are expert, friendly, highly-skilled musicians who can help you or your loved-ones pick up a guitar and get playing today.

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