Student Reviews

Below are a selection of reviews left by students. Student reviews really help new students to see which teachers are offering the best quality guitar lessons in the area. You can see the original source of all of these quotes by either visiting my Google Listing Page or my Facebook Page.

Mark Armitage

“Ian has a great way of explaining the magic of guitar!! He is very patient (needs to be with me!) and is very good at understanding what you feel you would like to accomplish in playing guitar. His rates are very reasonable and the lessons themselves are very informative and fun by combining music theory and playing. He is very knowledgable and i would recommend him to anyone wanting to learn the guitar.”
5/5

Bruce O'Connor

Nikki Walters

“Our son has progressed really well with Ian, his relaxed style and patience suit his personality and learning style so well. He has really developed a love of guitar and always come back from Ian’s lessons with enthusiasm and positivity, I would recommend Ian to everyone.”
“Ian is a great guitar tutor to my two sons. They have different skills but he caters for both. He makes the lessons interesting and fun, and they have a great relationship with him and always enjoy going. They have been working with Ian for more than two years and have both progressed really well with him.”
5/5
5/5

Nick Reynolds (Head of Jazz - chichester university)

“Ian Mayes is a talented guitarist, arranger and teacher. He incorporates a wide range of influences into his playing and has developed high level of technical skill along with a satisfyingly individual voice. His work with other musicians is always tasteful, both as a lead and rhythm player and his arranging skills are exemplary. As a teacher, Ian inspires students with his infectious enthusiasm and wide range of teaching tools and is able to get the best out of anyone who wants to develop their skills as a guitarist or bassist.”
5/5

Phill Russell

Laura Gibbs

“Ian has helped me enormously -still a long way to go but I do feel i am making real progress”

“Ian is a great teacher. Extremely knowledgeable about Jazz music and is a great guitar player”
5/5
5/5

Nick York

“Ian rates are very reasonable and he displays excellent and thorough knowledge of the guitar, My technique has improved and Ian has been very helpful in getting me composing my own chord progressions and writing my own songs.”
5/5