Have you ever jumped around your room, air guitaring to Metallica or had dreams of being the person playing the guitar by the fireside, not just listening in envy? Maybe you’ve bought a guitar and a couple of tab books, learned a few of your favourite songs and not had the confidence to pursue your rock star dreams because, let’s face it, the guitar is not as easy as it seems.

Even if you are a complete beginner without any previous experience, knowledge or even a guitar (yes, I can lend you a guitar!), I can help you to realise your dream by guiding you through the pitfalls and obstacles all new musicians face when learning the guitar.

Why choose Me?

I have over eight years’ teaching experience and over 20 years’ experience as a recording and performance artist. Not only can I teach you how to play the guitar, but I will teach you music theory, help to train your ear and develop performance skills.

If you are looking to break into the music industry, I can also help with the recording and production aspect as well as provide crucial information about the business from my own experience.

I cover a range of styles, including blues, metal, funk rock, jazz, country and folk.

Not only am I based in central Birmingham, we can also carry out lesson via Skype, so no matter where you are in the world, we can jam.


Your first 30-minute lesson is free so we can discuss what you want from the sessions and how to proceed. This lesson is also useful for you to decide I’m right for you too, so remember to ask me any questions you might have.

Subsequent lessons are based on how long YOU think you need, and a priced based on time. You can find more information on pricing here.

Packages are available to book online a with 10% discount.

Need Some Help or More Advise?

Zaid Crowe, Guitar Teacher

Hi, I’m Zaid.

Get a free 30 minute lesson with me and I can help you out, or checkout some of my free online lessons for ideas and inspiration.  I’m constantly adding content to these section so follow me on social media for updates.

You can find out more about me and my lessons here, or get in touch to find out more.

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