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The Complete Guide To Guitar Octaves

Over the coming weeks I'll compiling a set of lessons about a subject that's been a core part of my own playing; Octaves. Octaves are an incredibly important musical concept, but on the guitar they are also a crucial means in which we can navigate...

Beginner Guitar Lesson Imagine Dragons, Born To Be Yours

This lessons requires an understanding of how to read chord charts; If you are new to them, check out this article! One of my students asked me if I could teach him the song 'Born To Be Yours' by the band 'Imagine Dragons'. The full tab/chord sheet with the words for...

Group Jam/Improvisation Classes Launched!

After a successful run of trial group based classes on jamming and improvisation, I've decided to formally launch bi-monthly sessions!   You can book in online at any time, but please check in with Zaid to ensure you are grouped into the appropriate ability. What Is...

3 Simple Tips To Prepare For A Skype Guitar Lesson

Playing the guitar is a fantastic skill and one that many people of all ages aim to master. Whether you\'re looking to build on basic skills or start completely from scratch you may have already considered the importance of a skilled teacher. It\'s not always easy to...

Calling all Lefties; Should You Consider Playing Right Handed?

Deciding To Play As A Left, Or Right Hander I've had quite a few left handed students over the years, and as long as they've never played before I make sure to have a chat with them about considering going right handed.  Playing guitar requires a great deal of...

Guitar Barre Chords – The Myth About ‘Finger Strength’

Technique Over Brute Force The term ‘strength’ when used with barre chords kind of grinds my gears. You do need to develop some …but there’s a point where you need to look at technique. Our fingers are operated by tendons in our forearms (not muscles!), which can’t...

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Google Rating
4.9
I have known Zaid for just shy of 20 years now. In that time he has helped me grow as both a guitarist and a musician. He is friendly, approachable and knowledgable, with a passion for helping others understand how to use theory practically.read more
Paul Williamson
09:35 27 Jun 17
Would highly recommend Zaid as a teacher. Finally started getting back into playing my acoustic after a very long break, I was really worried at first, but decided to try a few lessons with Zaid over Skype. What can I say….I’m so glad I found him. A fantastic tutor, really friendly, adaptable and patient. Lessons are always fun and my confidence in playing has come back. In the past I always got frustrated whenever I found myself hitting a plateau….but thanks to Zaid I feel like I’ve made real steady progress this time. Thanks again. Look forward to our next lesson.read more
Man Yee Lee
21:16 27 Jun 17
Zaid Crowe has spent countless hours passing on his love of music to my two little girls. Very patient and creative, Zaid always comes up with interesting ways to learn new things. Would definitely recommend to friends. Thanks Zaid!read more
Alex Buckland
19:42 27 Jun 17
As someone totally new to any musical instrument, Zaid has been absolutely great; patient, warm, friendly, flexible and most importantly, absolutely fantastically talented on the guitar! I've learnt a huge amount (both practical and theory) as well as the types of music and styles I wanted to! Hugely recommended to anyone of any talent!read more
Snoope Fiasco
19:31 04 Jul 17
Zaid is an extremely patient and passionate guitar teacher, and his mastery of the guitar has inspired me to become a better player. As an intermediate guitarist I would definitely recommend him as a teacher for learners of any level.read more
Stuart Nomimizu
20:27 09 Aug 17
I’ve had a few lessons with Zaid and I’m astounded by how differently I now approach the fretboard. Zaid breaks down complex ideas into easy to digest chunks of information, and teaches them to you in a way that you can actually apply to your playing. Zaid is friendly, knowledgeable and patient, and I would highly recommend his tuition. If you have hit a plateau in your playing (as I had) you will be amazed at how quickly taking lessons with a good teacher will change the way that you approach your instrument.read more
James Kershaw
14:41 01 Feb 18
I was a little sceptical about having guitar lessons via Skype, I had always had face to face lessons previously and worried that Skype lessons wouldn't give me the same level of interaction, and that if I was doing something incorrectly then the teacher wouldn't be able to see and correct on the fly! I needn't have worried! Zaid's lessons are brilliant! It's like having a one to one lesson with the exception that you don't need to leave your house, and the time you would have spent travelling to and from a lesson can be used for the other things in life we never seem to have time for! I use my extra time to practice for an hour after the lesson. All of the concerns I had disapeared straight away and Zaid was able to spot any issues without problem. From the first contact with Zaid, he was massively enthusiastic, even just his response when I emailed to find out availability. I emailed many Skype teachers and most of the responses I got were along the lines of 'Yes I'm available, this is how much it costs' whereas Zaid's response was comprehensive and he gave lots of background information about his teaching philosophy, and even gave me an introductory 30 minute session for free to see how we got on. The introductory lesson was brilliant, I had emailed Zaid previously to give him a backgorund of my guitar playing journey and where I wanted to get to in terms of guitar playing (something I would recommend anyone who is interested in having lessons with Zaid to do) and from the start he just knew what we should be working on, no messing around, just straight into it. We cover a lot during the lessons but it is always at a pace that seems to fit my ability to learn, and if I don’t quite understand a concept that we are working on then we stop and focus on on it before moving on.After the lesson Zaid emails a summary of the lesson, and gives a comprehinsive set of notes of things that were covered in the lesson, i.e scale patterns, chord shapes etc and what things to focus on when practising. I spent a year after finishing one to one lessons just noodling about on my own and really wished that I had tried Skype lessons sooner, it would of saved a lot of time trying to do things on my own.Skype lessons have re-engaged me with my guitar and I’m looking forward to where the lessons will take me.If you’re sitting on the fence, and not sure if Skype lessons are for you, I recommend booking yourself in for an introductory lesson. All you need is a laptop with a webcam and you’re good to go!read more
Adam Matthews
10:45 11 Feb 18
Zaid is such a kind and patient tutor!! After the lessons with Zaid, my 5 years old son have developed his interest on playing guitar (which is guitalele for his age). Being parents without any music knowledge, he managed to teach him to fully understand the knowledge and skill during the lessons! Rather than watching TV, my son now likes to spend more times on his little guitar at home.read more
Tim Ngai
21:50 30 Jun 18
After searching for Guitar lessons Birmingham and finding Zaid I couldn’t be happier with the guitar tuition he has provided me with. His home studio provides the perfect professional but relaxed environment for guitar tuition in Birmingham. As a guitar tutor he’s helped me increase my skills quickly and is the kind of tutor that knows exactly how to motivate you!If you are looking for guitar lessons in Birmingham - Zaid is your man!read more
Corey Deards
14:52 24 Jun 18
After trying to find guitar lessons Birmingham for several months I finally stumbled across Zaid. Within a few short lessons he had already helped me master several simple chords and gave me the ability to learn songs by finding tabs online. Whoever I get stuck I use Zaid’s tuition to help me overcome hurdles; I really can’t recommend this Birmingham guitar tutor highly enough for any skill level guitarist looking to improve their abilities!read more
Matt 'Cobia' Stephenson
15:16 24 Jun 18
Great teacher my sister who is 7 is loving her lessons. She has learnt a lot in a short time. Zaid has a lot of patience ☺
Joseph Richardson
09:08 14 May 18
Zaid is a great teacher. He has great zeal for music and he always makes stuff simple and easy to understand. Total value for money, I totally recommend him. 🙂
Arnab Ghosh
19:20 05 Jul 18
I've always dabbled with my guitar but thought it was time to start improving my playing and getting past playing just chords. Zaid is a great teacher with a lot of patience and a huge passion for music. He listens to what direction you want to go in and always has good suggestions of how to learn the more tricky parts. Playing guitar is something I've never found easy because I like to sing at the same time, Zaid has given me tips and advice on how to get my head around playing more complicated parts which has made it way easier to play and sing. He is also a gear nut which is great for conversations about what kit to try out!read more
dean0707
20:09 01 Jul 17

Ready to Begin?

Lessons start from as little as £15 (your first lesson is even free!), and can be conducted in person at my Birmingham studio, or over Skype.

I can even lend you an instrument for the duration of the lesson to get you going.

Ready to Begin?

Lessons start from as little as £15 (your first lesson is even free!), and can be conducted in person at my Birmingham studio, or over Skype.

I can even lend you an instrument for the duration of the lesson to get you going.

I have known Zaid for just shy of 20 years now. In that time he has helped me grow as both a guitarist and a musician. He is friendly, approachable and knowledgable, with a passion for helping others understand how to use theory practically.read more
Paul Williamson
09:35 27 Jun 17
Would highly recommend Zaid as a teacher. Finally started getting back into playing my acoustic after a very long break, I was really worried at first, but decided to try a few lessons with Zaid over Skype. What can I say….I’m so glad I found him. A fantastic tutor, really friendly, adaptable and patient. Lessons are always fun and my confidence in playing has come back. In the past I always got frustrated whenever I found myself hitting a plateau….but thanks to Zaid I feel like I’ve made real steady progress this time. Thanks again. Look forward to our next lesson.read more
Man Yee Lee
21:16 27 Jun 17
Zaid Crowe has spent countless hours passing on his love of music to my two little girls. Very patient and creative, Zaid always comes up with interesting ways to learn new things. Would definitely recommend to friends. Thanks Zaid!read more
Alex Buckland
19:42 27 Jun 17
As someone totally new to any musical instrument, Zaid has been absolutely great; patient, warm, friendly, flexible and most importantly, absolutely fantastically talented on the guitar! I've learnt a huge amount (both practical and theory) as well as the types of music and styles I wanted to! Hugely recommended to anyone of any talent!read more
Snoope Fiasco
19:31 04 Jul 17
Zaid is an extremely patient and passionate guitar teacher, and his mastery of the guitar has inspired me to become a better player. As an intermediate guitarist I would definitely recommend him as a teacher for learners of any level.read more
Stuart Nomimizu
20:27 09 Aug 17
I’ve had a few lessons with Zaid and I’m astounded by how differently I now approach the fretboard. Zaid breaks down complex ideas into easy to digest chunks of information, and teaches them to you in a way that you can actually apply to your playing. Zaid is friendly, knowledgeable and patient, and I would highly recommend his tuition. If you have hit a plateau in your playing (as I had) you will be amazed at how quickly taking lessons with a good teacher will change the way that you approach your instrument.read more
James Kershaw
14:41 01 Feb 18
I was a little sceptical about having guitar lessons via Skype, I had always had face to face lessons previously and worried that Skype lessons wouldn't give me the same level of interaction, and that if I was doing something incorrectly then the teacher wouldn't be able to see and correct on the fly! I needn't have worried! Zaid's lessons are brilliant! It's like having a one to one lesson with the exception that you don't need to leave your house, and the time you would have spent travelling to and from a lesson can be used for the other things in life we never seem to have time for! I use my extra time to practice for an hour after the lesson. All of the concerns I had disapeared straight away and Zaid was able to spot any issues without problem. From the first contact with Zaid, he was massively enthusiastic, even just his response when I emailed to find out availability. I emailed many Skype teachers and most of the responses I got were along the lines of 'Yes I'm available, this is how much it costs' whereas Zaid's response was comprehensive and he gave lots of background information about his teaching philosophy, and even gave me an introductory 30 minute session for free to see how we got on. The introductory lesson was brilliant, I had emailed Zaid previously to give him a backgorund of my guitar playing journey and where I wanted to get to in terms of guitar playing (something I would recommend anyone who is interested in having lessons with Zaid to do) and from the start he just knew what we should be working on, no messing around, just straight into it. We cover a lot during the lessons but it is always at a pace that seems to fit my ability to learn, and if I don’t quite understand a concept that we are working on then we stop and focus on on it before moving on.After the lesson Zaid emails a summary of the lesson, and gives a comprehinsive set of notes of things that were covered in the lesson, i.e scale patterns, chord shapes etc and what things to focus on when practising. I spent a year after finishing one to one lessons just noodling about on my own and really wished that I had tried Skype lessons sooner, it would of saved a lot of time trying to do things on my own.Skype lessons have re-engaged me with my guitar and I’m looking forward to where the lessons will take me.If you’re sitting on the fence, and not sure if Skype lessons are for you, I recommend booking yourself in for an introductory lesson. All you need is a laptop with a webcam and you’re good to go!read more
Adam Matthews
10:45 11 Feb 18
Zaid is such a kind and patient tutor!! After the lessons with Zaid, my 5 years old son have developed his interest on playing guitar (which is guitalele for his age). Being parents without any music knowledge, he managed to teach him to fully understand the knowledge and skill during the lessons! Rather than watching TV, my son now likes to spend more times on his little guitar at home.read more
Tim Ngai
21:50 30 Jun 18
After searching for Guitar lessons Birmingham and finding Zaid I couldn’t be happier with the guitar tuition he has provided me with. His home studio provides the perfect professional but relaxed environment for guitar tuition in Birmingham. As a guitar tutor he’s helped me increase my skills quickly and is the kind of tutor that knows exactly how to motivate you!If you are looking for guitar lessons in Birmingham - Zaid is your man!read more
Corey Deards
14:52 24 Jun 18
After trying to find guitar lessons Birmingham for several months I finally stumbled across Zaid. Within a few short lessons he had already helped me master several simple chords and gave me the ability to learn songs by finding tabs online. Whoever I get stuck I use Zaid’s tuition to help me overcome hurdles; I really can’t recommend this Birmingham guitar tutor highly enough for any skill level guitarist looking to improve their abilities!read more
Matt 'Cobia' Stephenson
15:16 24 Jun 18
Great teacher my sister who is 7 is loving her lessons. She has learnt a lot in a short time. Zaid has a lot of patience ☺
Joseph Richardson
09:08 14 May 18
Zaid is a great teacher. He has great zeal for music and he always makes stuff simple and easy to understand. Total value for money, I totally recommend him. 🙂
Arnab Ghosh
19:20 05 Jul 18
I've always dabbled with my guitar but thought it was time to start improving my playing and getting past playing just chords. Zaid is a great teacher with a lot of patience and a huge passion for music. He listens to what direction you want to go in and always has good suggestions of how to learn the more tricky parts. Playing guitar is something I've never found easy because I like to sing at the same time, Zaid has given me tips and advice on how to get my head around playing more complicated parts which has made it way easier to play and sing. He is also a gear nut which is great for conversations about what kit to try out!read more
dean0707
20:09 01 Jul 17