Elton Ritchie

I am a dedicated & experienced guitar specialist offering lessons in Hamilton, Ontario.
One to one private & group tuition, all styles & techniques for acoustic & electric guitar, all ages & all levels of ability in a patient & supportive learning environment.





I am confident that I am the only guitar instructor you will ever need, from first steps to finishing touches, i offer you the knowledge, understanding and skills to just...

pick up the guitar and play!


Originally from the north of England, I have had over 30 years, a lifetime of experiences and involvement in music and education, teaching one to one private lessons, leading guitar workshops, running music education courses, festivals and open mics.
I can support you in every aspect of your playing, especially if you have simply given up hope of ever playing a musical instrument, please, contact me for a chat and let's see what we can do.


guitar lesson

I provide...

  • A tried and tested method for supporting absolute beginners,
  • help for rusty players returning to the guitar,
  • direction and guidance for frustrated players hitting brick walls,
  • creative solutions and ideas for advancing players,
  • songwriting and arranging song materials, lyrics and chords
  • a plain English approach to any supporting theory.
All tuition is...
  • Personalized to the needs and development of the student,
  • song based. the music is chosen by you,
  • focused on practical tasks, mechanical skills, and solid technique,
  • supportive of your understanding and appreciation of the music
    you aspire to play.