DJ Harman Guitar Tuition
Type Of Organisation: Band
DJ Harman Guitar Tuition is able to offer all aspects of modern guitar and bass tuition, taught by professional players/teachers, from beginners to advanced.We currently teach Lessons in the Swindon and Wiltshire area. We specialize in all styles, from punk to funk, latin to jazz and rock and pop, and lessons are available for students aged four onwards.
Students are also able to study and take graded exams on their instrument through Trinity Guildhall, Rockschool and RGT syllabuses.
Guitar Lessons, Bass Lessons, Ukulele Lessons and Drum Lessons can be arranged for home tuition all over Swindon and Wiltshire, with the teacher travelling to you, so the pupil can be taught in his or her home environment, making it easier for parents, grandparents or carers.
Alternatively, lessons can be at one of our professional studios around Swindon with live amplification, recording and music playback facilities.
We also offer gift vouchers for presents or parties.
We always try to create a fun and positive learning environment for students to learn and grow
We can also offer Drum and keyboard lessons through our other company Ultimate Tuition. Ultimate Tuition also delivers lessons through schools.
Our courses are tailored to suit your needs and what you want to work towards, so please do not hesitate to contact us regarding availability and prices.
What we currently offer
Guitar (acoustic, electric, classical)
The Ultimate Band Sessions
Drums and Keyboard (through Ultimate Tuition)
Music ICT (Making music with iPads, recording)
Song writing and band tutoring
Session musician work
DJ started teaching in 2005 in addition to coaching youth groups at the famed Rock School run by the Swindon Music Service, helping to form and mentor some of the up-and-coming names on the local music scene.
He has been classically trained in guitar, including Spanish styles, and can teach up to and beyond Grade 8, having been successful himself in all the grades. He has great technical ability and a real vocation for music.
DJ does also work for Swindon Music Service, delivering new projects in local schools and inspiring the next generation to over 15 schools weekly! He also teaches ukulele and has a working knowledge of Music ICT. As well as teaching guitar at preparatory schools, he is also employed by a local school as their main ‘rock/pop’ music teacher, helping children to learn contemporary instruments.
Having a broad musical influence, he is currently working on various projects, including his 8 piece reggae band SNDubstation, and he is currently working in various other projects, whom he will be touring with next summer. He has toured belgium with his youth project, and has spent time working as a session musician for various reputable brands.
DJ can also give assistance in songwriting and composing, and offers this service frequently to bands who need new material.
What I / we help young people achieve
We always inspire, encourage and create musical progress. All lessons are suited to the type of learner and the learner outcomes. Lessons are always made to be fun to help build a passion and enjoyment for learning music.
There are plenty of performance opportunities. We have end of term concerts where over one hundred of our students perform at the all day events raising money for charity.
We also encourage students to take graded exams for a natural progression route. This helps students to push their skills further.
Opportunities for children & young people
- To learn to play an instrument and / or develop skills on an instrument
- To learn to sing
- To create / write music and / or lyrics
- To develop recording /production skills
- To play, perform music with others
- To learn things about oneself , other subjects or life-skills through musical activity
- To work with and support other young musicians
- To develop their wellbeing
- Term Time
- After School
- School Holidays
- Project based
- Drop in
Working with special needs
I have worked in SEN schools and provided Music Therapy
- Guitar & Bass
- Drums / percussion
- Singing / Voice
- Recording & Producing
- Piano / Keyboard
- Electronic / Computer Music
- Curriculum Music (Primary)
- Curriculum Music (Secondary)
- Music Theory
- Musical Director / Conductor
- 4 and under
Qualifications, Grades & Certificates Taught
- Instrument grades
- Arts Award
- Duke of Edinburgh Award
Rock school Diploma
RGT Guitar Exams
Musical Clusters Covered
- B-on-A / Corsham
- Calne & Melksham
- Trowbridge (CSL)
- Salisbury / Wilton
- Marlborough & Pewsey
- Malmesbury / WB / Purton
- Mere & Tisbury
“Productive and useful lessons, that are still fun! Great teacher very reliable and professional – Kyle, 16 ”
Lessons with my teacher are really fun, I can’t wait to play songs like him! I like playing really loud – Ellie, 7
“Having guitar Guitar lessons with DJ has allowed me to study grades as well as learn songs that I love to play. Lessons are very flexible so it allows me to learn acoustic and electric guitar whilst keeping lesson structure!” – Jess, 21, Swindon
Its never too late to learn how to play guitar, I really enjoy my lessons every week – Mike, 59
A Great teacher who makes me feel very comfortable, has given me a massive boost with my music and self confidence” – Sam J
Our Training & Development
We receive yearly CPD Training and always try to put new ideas and concepts to improve our teaching.
In addition to CPD, we attend first aid and fire training sessions.