Guitar, Irish Tenor and Bluegrass Banjo Tuition and Guitar Sales

I am a full time tutor of Classical, Acoustic and Electric Guitar and Irish Tenor and Bluegrass Banjo, providing lessons from my studio in Ilkely, West Yorkshire.  My aim is to provide an enjoyable learning experience and help students acquire the skills they need to develop into good players.

I also provide on-line lessons using Zoom and am happy to offer a free introductory lesson.

If any of the points below apply to you then there is a very good chance that I'll be able to help you

  • looking to develop your guitar or banjo playing skills
  • keen to have some lessons that are both fun and informative
  • unsure about what you need to know and why
  • thinking about focusing on a particular guitar playing style
  • looking for a way into the session / ceilidh scene with a Tenor Banjo

From experience, I have found that having objectives to work towards helps greatly with motivation and achievement. Below are a few points that may help you to consider your aims and aspirations.

What are you looking for?

As with other types of instrument, the guitar, tenor and bluegrass banjo can be played in a number of different styles. From a development point of view you may have your own objectives and ambitions. Younger players may not even be aware of the different forms that, for example, guitar playing can take. Others may already have a desire to focus on a particular style in front of an audience, or equally may be happy playing a variety of styles for their own enjoyment. Below are a few questions that may help you work out what is important to you.

Where do I teach?

I teach from my home in Illkley, West Yorkshire which is a train ride from Leeds and Bradford or a short journey by bus or train from Skipton, Keighley and Otley.

Roy Johnson


Do you want to pass exams as a way of benchmarking your skill?

Do you want to play for your own entertainment or would you like to get out and perform in front of an audience?

Do want to know some theory?

Is reading music important to you either now or in the future?

Are you looking to develop a particular style; classical, folk, blues, accompaniment, etc?