Welcome to the Glasgow guitar teacher homepage. My name is Paul Tasker, and I have over 15 years experience of playing and teaching including 10 years playing in international touring bands. I teach guitar, 5 – string banjo and mandolin from a dedicated teaching studio in the creative community of the Hidden Lane in the west end of Glasgow, and am currently a musicworks tutor from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow.
I offer individual lessons in rock, blues , pop and country electric guitar, and all styles of acoustic guitar playing but specialise in fingerstyle guitar, and can teach you the fundamentals to the little short cuts and tricks that can turn notes into a piece of music.
All lessons are designed to teach technique and musicality using examples from the students favourite genre. I do not follow a set teaching method but design each lesson around the individual, using a flexible teaching strategy that is proven over many years. I am a member of the Registry of Guitar Teachers, and can offer the possibility of studying for RGT graded exams organised in partnership with London College of music, or rockschool accredited guitar grades. As well as the RGT and rockschool exams, I have prepared students for the performance section of standard grade, higher and advanced higher SQA music exams. I have a full enhanced disclosure Scotland certificate
In addition to teaching guitar I also teach beginners and intermediate 5 string banjo in picking and frailing styles, and beginners and intermediate traditional and bluegrass mandolin. Prices start from £14 for a 30 minute lesson, and if want to try playing and don’t own a guitar / banjo / mandolin I have instruments you can use for the lesson
Learning from an experienced touring musician and teacher will turn the learning curve into a gentle slope, and help anyone struggling to make the link between the tablature on the page of the instructional book and the music you hear.
Contact me for more details of taking guitar lessons in Glasgow
email: paul ( @ ) glasgowguitarteacher.com *please remove brackets and spaces from this address*
“One of the guitar players of his generation” – Maverick Magazine, November 2010
“As talented a guitarist as you’ll hear in many a moon” – R2 Magazine, December 2010
Registry of Guitar Tutors
Wednesday 8th June – The O2 ABC, Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow. With Doghouse Roses, opening for Television
Friday 10th June – Manchester Academy, Manchester. With Doghouse Roses opening for Television
Friday 15th July – Floating Castle Festival, Slovenia with Katarina Juvancic and Dejan Lapanja
Tuesday 19th July – The Star Folk Club, Admiral Bar, Glasgow with Doghouse Roses
Wednesday 17th August – The Isle of Muck with Doghouse Roses