Master the Guitar with Expert Guitar Lessons in London

Unlock Your Potential and Discover the Joy of Playing Your Favourite Songs

Welcome to Guitar Tuition East London, where we transform ordinary guitar players into extraordinary musicians. Our proven teaching methods, tailored lesson plans, and dedicated instructors will help you achieve the skills and confidence you've always desired.

Our Unique Approach:

Discover the groundbreaking teaching philosophy that sets us miles apart from the competition. Our dynamic lessons, personalised feedback, and immersive learning environment will keep you motivated, engaged, and ready to conquer your goals.

Personalised Lessons Tailored to Your Goals

At Guitar Tuition East London, we believe that every student is unique, and so should be their learning experience. Our expert instructors take the time to understand your goals, interests, and preferred learning styles to create a customized lesson plan that fits your needs. You'll learn the techniques and skills necessary to achieve your objectives and enjoy playing the guitar.

Learn from Experienced and Passionate Instructors

Our team of instructors is composed of professional musicians who are passionate about teaching and helping students unlock their full potential. With years of experience in various musical styles, our instructors provide a comprehensive understanding of guitar playing, music theory, and performance techniques.

John Oxley
Started lessons here after around ten years away from playing. Rapidly made more progress than I ever had before. A really holistic way of learning, which not only advanced my playing but also my understanding of music theory and confidence with the instrument. The group sessions are a great way of learning - you get plenty of attention but also the chance to learn and play with others. I went from having never played in front of anyone else to performing at open mics in just a few months. The teaching structure is really excellent, ensuring everyone has a learning strategy that suits them and is followed. The teachers make complex aspects of guitar easy to understand while still encouraging you to develop and to become better at independent learning. Carys, Dan and Darryl are all great teachers, and the school is a superbly supportive environment. Would happily recommend to anyone.
Richard L
I've been at the school for about four years and I've learnt so much from the expert tuition. The lessons are really well thought out and personalised to each student with the benefit of learning together with other students in a class setting. I've learnt so much both technically and also in terms of music theory which makes each lesson a really well rounded experience. There are lots of opportunities to play with other students in a safe and fun way. It's also a very friendly school and I would thoroughly recommend it to anyone of whatever experience.
Gleicijane Zoppi
Absolutely loving my guitar lessons, the amazing duo Carys and Dan are such great motivator. At 58, I finally decided to take guitar lessons, and I could not have chosen a better place to learn. From the start they showed their professionalism, I called 3 different schools and they were the only one that returned my call to provide me info about their classes and to offer me a free class, I have not look back since. Thank you guys!
I love this school and I am really enjoying lessons. Been attending for nearly a month. It’s a fun fill environment while learning. Never in my life have I seen 2 hour goes so fast. It’s hands on. Group lessons feels like 121 lesson. I look forward to lessons every week. Although I live very far away, it’s worth the travel. The teachers are great, easy to talk to and very helpful. It’s worth every penny. I was made to feel at home from the very first moment I walked into premises. Amazing instructors. I recommend them to anyone who will like to play the guitar.
Amatullah Thornhill
Amazing teachers! Really friendly! My 6 year old loves coming to her lessons and the workshops! Best decision I made for my daughter!
Jonathan Marius Charmesing Jones-Wong
After many failed attempts at trying to pick up the guitar through online tutorials, I started with GTEL some time towards the end of 2021. It is clear that they care a lot about their students, and it is amazing how GTEL have brought people together across East London and created a community for people to simply vibe, jam and have some fun! Even though it took me a while to sign up after my free trial lesson (likely due to my inquisitive yet indecisive nature), Carys was extremely helpful and patient in walking me through the system of the school and how classes are structured etc, which reassured me a ton before signing up. Most days, I take classes with Dan. He is an excellent teacher who has a keen sense in gauging the level of a student to help them learn and enjoy each class while also having the capacity to develop them further through the practices given. In spite of having to teach so many students throughout the day, he still accommodates to your needs depending on where you're at that day. Anyone interested in learning to play the guitar should definitely check out GTEL, they've got really interesting workshops and open mic events as well.
Angie Ah Kun
I started lessons at GTEL 4 years ago as a total beginner never having even held a guitar before. Daryl and Dan are excellent teachers and they have the special ability to assess which levels you are currently capable of playing at and what the next step will be to challenge you. They are hard working and very supportive! There is always something to learn on guitar and my friends and family have told me that they can see the progress I’ve made over time. The monthly workshops are fun and always have great themes. Jen and Daryl have built a community feeling that makes me feel like I am part of the guitar family! Carys is super helpful and she has taught me many things including how to restring my guitar! The effort you put in will determine what you get out of lessons. I would highly recommend GTEL.
Regina Siminderova
I’ve never met so caring tutors. I enjoy coming to lessons every time, and even though I am a very bad student I am still managing to make progress :) highly recommend it ❤️
Akiko Hobson
My son has been learning guitar with them for nearly 3 years and he has been very happy with the school as well as myself. He gets to practice all the “cool” tunes as well as techniques, and most importantly, he likes all the friends in the school and plays in the band with them. They have lots of performance opportunities and workshops and I really like the community spirit that the school has!! Everybody is friendly each other and support each other, and they all have the love of guitar and music!

Collaborative Learning in a Supportive Environment

We believe that learning is more enjoyable and effective when done in a supportive and collaborative environment. Our group lessons allow students to learn from each other, share experiences, and build a sense of community. Our instructors create a positive atmosphere where students feel comfortable expressing themselves and trying new things.

Regular Performance Opportunities and Workshops

At Guitar Tuition East London, we provide our students with various opportunities to showcase their skills and gain valuable stage experience. Our regular open mic events, showcases, and workshops enable students to perform in front of an audience, build confidence, and apply what they've learned in a real-life setting.

Ongoing Progress Tracking and Feedback

We believe in the importance of tracking progress and providing constructive feedback to help our students continually improve. Our instructors monitor your development, set achievable milestones, and offer insightful feedback to ensure you're on the right path towards your goals.


"See for yourself how our students rave about their incredible progress and the vibrant community they've found at Guitar Tuition East London."


Fast-Paced Fun & Personal Attention


"I love this school and its fun-filled learning environment. Group lessons feel like 1-on-1 sessions, and even though I live far away, it's worth the travel. The teachers are great, easy to talk to, and very helpful. I recommend them to anyone who wants to play the guitar."


Kind, Patient & Fun Learning

Catherine Faiers

"Our daughter adores Carys, who makes learning fun and engaging. The environment at the school is friendly and relaxed, making it enjoyable for young learners."


Outstanding Teaching & Unique Environment

Nick Iyegbe

"The teaching philosophy is incredibly effective and efficient, and the school's unique environment encourages learning and shared enthusiasm. I achieved my personal goal of gigging again after a long hiatus, all thanks to their support and dedication."


Enthusiastic & Encouraging Teachers

Charlie Jamison

"The teachers are really encouraging, patient, and enthusiastic about your progress. I've already seen significant progress after just a couple of months of lessons with Dan, and Carys is always a joy to deal with!


Enjoyable & Engaging Lessons

Reema Patel

"I've enjoyed every minute of my time at Guitar Tuition East London. The engaging content and welcoming environment created by the amazing teachers make it a perfect place for learning guitar from scratch or improving existing skills."


Patient & Knowledgeable Tutoring

Guy Crompton

"Picking up the guitar for the first time is never easy, but having a patient and knowledgeable tutor like Dan has been great. Carys is also extremely welcoming, making you feel right at home. I highly recommend this school to anyone looking to learn guitar."


Vibrant Community & Expert Teaching

Jonathan Marius Charmesing Jones-Wong

"GTEL has brought people together and created a community for people to vibe, jam, and have fun! The teachers are experts at gauging students' levels and helping them learn and enjoy each class while developing their skills."


Rapid Progress & Holistic Learning

John Oxley

"Within just a few months, I made more progress than ever before. The holistic way of learning not only advanced my playing but also my understanding of music theory and confidence with the instrument. The group sessions are a fantastic way to learn, and the teaching structure ensures everyone has a tailored learning strategy. I'd happily recommend this school to anyone."


Structured & Inclusive Learning

Lizzie Jarvis

"The program of classes is brilliantly structured, making learning accessible and fun. The mixed abilities classes are challenging, and everyone feels included, making progress in every lesson."


Fun, Friendly & Supportive Community

Akiko Hobson

"My son has been learning guitar here for nearly 3 years, and he loves the school. He gets to practice cool tunes, techniques, and enjoys playing in the band with his friends. The school offers numerous performance opportunities and workshops, creating a friendly and supportive community where everyone shares a love for guitar and music."

Our Expert Instructors

Darryl Powis

Founder and Passionate Guitar Educator

Darryl, the founder of Guitar Tuition East London, began his teaching journey in 2014 from his home in Leyton. Originally moving to London with his band Neon Nurse, he soon discovered his passion for teaching guitar and helping students excel. Darryl specialises in guitar soloing, singing and playing, and fingerpicking. He also plays drums, sings, and bass guitar. His favourite guitarists include John Mayer, Tommy Emmanuel, Nick Johnston, and Cory Wong.

Dan Mayhew

Virtuoso Guitarist and Head Instructor

Joining the school in May 2017, Dan is an exceptional electric guitar player and gifted teacher. He has toured the UK with the official Iron Maiden Tribute Band "Hi-On Maiden" and is the school's head guitar instructor. Dan has also mastered the drums, enabling him to play along with students in lessons and performances. His favorite guitar players are Guthrie Govan, Yngwie Malmsteen, John Petrucci, and Steve Vai. Dan has authored several guitar books and developed our entire Guitar Karate curriculum for kids.

Carys Jones

Skilled Guitarist and Young Children's Program Leader

Carys began her journey as a student at the school in February 2017 and has since become a skilled guitar player and teacher. She leads our young children's program (ages 4-7) and also teaches adults. Carys is a talented musician, playing French horn and violin at a high level. She's likely the first person you'll speak with when you inquire about our programs.

Barry De Jager

Singer-Songwriter and Guitar Instructor

Starting as Darryl's student in August 2016, Barry has evolved into an accomplished singer-songwriter and expert guitar soloist. He now teaches at our school, helping students develop their skills. Barry has released several original songs, performs live regularly, and is a popular performer on London Underground busking points. Keep an eye out for him when you're on the tube!

Lessons & Workshops:

Explore our wide variety of classes, workshops, and performance opportunities designed to accommodate players of all skill levels and musical interests.

Engaging Lessons and Interactive Workshops

Discover the joy of learning guitar with our comprehensive lessons and workshops tailored to your needs. Our expert teachers guide you through a well-structured curriculum, focusing on technique, theory, and practical application. No matter your skill level or musical preferences, our lessons will help you develop your skills and grow as a musician.

Our interactive workshops offer a unique opportunity to dive deeper into specific topics, learn from others, and collaborate with fellow guitar enthusiasts. From songwriting and improvisation to mastering specific techniques, our workshops provide a supportive and fun environment to explore new aspects of guitar playing.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Get answers to your most pressing questions about our guitar school, lessons, and more.

How do I get started with guitar lessons?

To get started, simply reach out to us through our contact form, email, or phone call. We'll schedule a free trial lesson to assess your current skill level and discuss your goals. Once the trial lesson is completed, we'll work with you to create a customised lesson plan that suits your needs and schedule.


What styles of guitar do you teach?

Our expert teachers are well-versed in various styles of guitar playing, including rock, pop, blues, jazz, and more. We'll tailor your lessons to focus on the styles you're most interested in and help you develop a versatile skill set.

Can I attend lessons if I don't have a guitar?

Yes! For your first lesson with us you can use one of our guitars. You'll need to to have your own guitar for practice at home - we can help you choose what guitar you need after your first lesson. If you need advice on purchasing a guitar, our teachers will be happy to help you choose the right instrument for your needs and budget.


Do you offer group lessons or private lessons?

We offer both group and private lessons to cater to your learning preferences. Our group lessons provide a fun and interactive environment to learn from others, while private lessons offer more personalized attention and a tailored curriculum.

How often should I attend lessons?

We recommend attending lessons at least twice a week to ensure consistent progress. However, we understand that life can be busy, so we offer flexible scheduling options to accommodate your needs.


Are there performance opportunities for students?

Absolutely! We believe that performance is an essential part of learning an instrument. We offer various performance opportunities, such as open mic nights and showcases, for our students to gain experience and build confidence on stage.

Ready to begin your transformation into a guitar master? Book your free trial lesson today and experience the Guitar Tuition East London difference for yourself!