Find UK Tuition

Sam Bloxsidge Guitar tuititon

Sam Bloxsidge Electric Guitar Teacher (North West London)

Sam Bloxsidge Gold Member

Contact Me
  • Professional Qualification BMus Music Performance
  • Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS, formerly CRB) Check DBS Check
  • Professional Membership Member of The Musician's Union
  • References References are available upon request
  • View my LinkedIn Profile I'm on LinkedIn


(click on the subjects to see other tutors in this area)

Personal Message
Guitar tuition with over ten years experience. Delivered with a structured approach, kindness and encouragement, to help you progress in a manner that is tailored to your playing goals and musical interests.
Which subject(s) do you teach?
I teach electric and acoustic guitar, bass guitar and applied music theory. I also teach songwriting and music production using Logic X, in addition to instrument maintenance and repair.
Tell me about your qualifications.
I hold a BMus in Music Performance from Tech Music Schools : Guitar - X, validated by Thames Valley University.
What kind of experience do you have?
I have worked privately as a guitar teacher since 2007. Between 2011 and 2015 I worked for North London Music Centre and Herts Music Centre as a Guitar and Bass Tutor and repair technician. In tandem to this I worked for a company called Music Unlimited, delivering music workshops for children and adults with learning and physical complex needs. Through this service, I worked in schools, day care centres, care homes and hospital settings. The workshops were run on a group and one to one basis, creating music using instruments and computer software.
How much do you charge?
Maximum of £45.00 per hour, including travel fees to student's home.

Maximum of £30 per half hour, including travel fees to student's home.

I am able to be a little flexible with lessons fees, depending on what is affordable for you and your location. I am willing to negotiate deals for prepaid blocks of lessons also.

Skype lessons are £30 per hour.
Where do you teach?
Lessons take place primarily in the student's own home in areas within 30 mins drive of Kilburn (London.)

I teach from the King's Head in Winchmore Hill on Tuesday nights between 15:30 and 20:00 and have some slots available.
When are you available?
Please contact me for details as my availability can vary.
Which ages and levels do you teach?
I am happy to teach Beginner to Advanced in both Bass and Guitar.
Ages from 7 upwards. I have taught younger children and am willing to discuss on an individual basis.
Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
I am familiar with Rockschool, ABRSM and Trinity.

I have helped to prepare students for GCSE and A-level Music/Music Technology, Diploma and Degree interviews and Modules.

I am open to help prepare for auditions and other entrance interviews, please contact me and we can discuss how I can meet your needs.
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
I have an up to date DBS certificate and have undertaken several modules over the years on safeguarding for children and vulnerable adults.
Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
I am happy to offer lessons by video call, such as Skype or Facetime.
Lessons must be paid in advance and players who have some experience are likely to be more suited to video lessons.
I can also offer a mix of face to face and video lessons to supplement if meeting weekly is logistically difficult.
Do you belong to any professional organisations?
I am a member of The Musician's Union
Where and with whom did you train?
I trained in London at Tech Schools (Drumtech, Guitar-X) under excellent tutors; John Wheatcroft, Jim Clarke, Ian Scott, Steve Alsworth and Femi Temowo.
Tech Schools is now part of BIMM.
Tell me about some of your current students.
I currently have private students based in West and North London and run music workshops for a SEN group in Finchley.
My younger students are either preparing for grades, or learning for fun. My older students are learning for their own enjoyment.
Do you have a personal message for students?
I feel I have a passion for teaching and helping people learn and develop to meet their musical goals, whether that be to learn your favourite songs, to write and record your own material or get to a level where you can join or form a band and play live.

Grades are a great way to set goals and bring structure to your learning path; these can form the backbone of a greater musical journey. However, there are many ways to learn to play. I aim to work with each of my students to find out what works best for you as an individual.

Playing, writing and recording music have always been a huge part of my life and it's a pleasure to work with others to help them realise their own creative talents.