Elton Ritchie

The only dedicated acoustic guitar specialist in Hamilton, Ontario.

 

One to one private and group tuition, all styles and techniques for acoustic guitar, fingerstyle for all ages and all levels of ability.

905 741 1547

elton.ritchie@protonmail.com

 

I am confident that I am the only acoustic guitar instructor you will ever need, from first steps to final touches...
If you have had a bad time with a teacher and it has knocked your confidence, it is never your fault. Your relationship with music is lifelong. finding the right teacher to support you can be a journey in itself.
Issues of confidence and self worth can effect learning and the rewards it offers. I work at your pace. I deliver my instruction in a relaxed and comfortable, non judgmental and supportive environment. I ensure that learning is always progressing with regular reviews, we are always discussing ways forward and your needs as a learner.  I understand how challenging learning is. I am offering you the expertise and guidance  you need to finally just pick up the guitar and play.

 

Based in Hamilton, Ontario, I am from the north of England where I have had over 30 years, a lifetime of experiences and involvement, in music and education. I have been teaching one to one private lessons, leading guitar workshops and running music education courses for 15 years. My background is in popular music, rock, blues, jazz and folk. I am a reliable and dedicated teacher, choir leader, singer and guitarist with a unique and comprehensive background in music making and education to share.

If you think I can support you in your learning, 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. 

 

'you can't always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you just might find, you get what you need' 

Mick Jagger

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.