Elton Ritchie


I offer one to one and group tuition in acoustic guitar, all styles and techniques, songwriting & performance for all ages and levels of ability.


905 741 1547



Based in Hamilton, Ontario, I am from England where I have over 30 years of involvement in music and education. I have been teaching one to one, leading guitar workshops and music education courses for 15 years. My background is in popular music, rock, blues, jazz and folk. I am a reliable and dedicated teacher with a unique background in music making and education to share.


 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. It takes every musician many attempts before they feel they can call themselves a musician. 


I work at your pace. I deliver my lessons in a relaxed and comfortable, non judgmental and supportive environment. I understand how challenging learning is. I am offering you the support and expertise you need to just pick up the guitar and play. 

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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.