Beginner Guitar Lessons

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Beginner Guitar Lessons
Beginner Guitar Lessons


1 - 1 Guitar lessons for beginners. 

Adults and children welcome.

Classes are taught via Zoom.

Hi! My name is Iain and I’m a Guitar addict. I’ve been learning since I was 10 years old and have fallen in love with playing Guitar over and over again over the last 30 (or more) years.

I started teaching Music in 2003. At the time I was doing a World Music degree at SOAS, studying everything from West African Blues to Indian Raga. My first teaching gig was at an after school club and I immediately loved teaching Music. After graduating I got a job as Music teacher at Carlton Primary School and over the next several years I taught Music and Guitar for Hackney and Camden Music services. This gave me the opportunity to work in many different schools, teaching whole classes, small groups and one to one lessons. Working in such a wide variety of settings was the best experience any young teacher could hope for. 

In 2012 I got my teaching qualification form the University of East London and went to work for Beal High School in Ilford. I started as a Guitar/Music teacher and then moved into their Autistic provision as a class teacher. This really made me aware of the importance of teaching in a way that suits the individual’s needs and avoiding a ‘one size fits all’ approach to education.

In 2015 I started work as a Music teacher for Harmeny Education Trust in Edinburgh. Harmey provides for children who have experienced significant trauma in their early lives and takes a therapeutic approach to education. It’s a great place to work and we’re now working on expanding from just Music lessons to doing media projects as well – making Youtube videos and podcasts and exploring all sorts of ways to record and express ourselves.

I have always done small bits of private teaching alongside school work and in January 2020 I decided to start a proper Guitar teaching business. And then 2 months later the pandemic hit and lockdowns started! But, as they say, necessity is the mother of invention and I’ve been lucky to find some wonderful students online who are learning via Zoom and also expand my Youtube channel along the way.


  • Delivered Online

  • Beginner level

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do I need a Guitar?


  • I've never played before, is that going to be alright?

    Absolutley. I love teaching beginners and I'm sure I can help you get strted on the Guitar.

  • I have some experience but haven't played for a long time, is that OK?

    Yes, absolutely. We can figure out the best starting point for yo and take it from there.

  • Do you teach all styles?

    No, not really. I focus more on acoustic Guitar and teach mainly pop, rock and acoustic styles.

About Iain MacLeod Music

Iain MacLeod Music
Iain MacLeod Music
Iain is a musician who lives in Edinburgh, UK. He self produces his own Music and also records other musicians at his home studio. He is also a Music teacher and has a Youtube channel which mainly features Guitar lessons but also includes original Music and covers.
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