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Lessons

Lessons & What to Expect...

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  • Lessons for beginners and intermediate players aged fourteen upwards.

  • Tailored lessons to suit all learning styles.

  • Nurturing environment to spark musical ambition and self-confidence.

  • Learn your favourite songs, rhythm and lead playing, sight-reading and music theory.

  • Lessons on both acoustic and electric guitar.

  • Lessons will be fun!

 

About

About

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Jane Finlay BA(Hons)

Growing up listening to bands such as Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Pink Floyd, Santana, and many more - the guitar sparked my imagination from a young age. As the years passed, I discovered more contemporary bands that also influence me today, including the likes of Ghost and Halestorm. It was only a matter of time before just listening to the guitar was not enough; I had to learn to play the music I loved so much.

I attended lessons of my own and with the support of my teacher, I became more proficient at music theory and also enhanced my technical, aural and theoretical skills. This boosted my appreciation and understanding of the instrument so much that it motivated me to begin studying music at college. My lessons complimented my musical studies, and after completing entry level courses, I finally graduated from London's Kingston University with a First-Class BA (Hons) Degree in music composition in 2020. In addition, I acquired my Grade 8 Trinity Rock and Pop Guitar Exam qualification as well as completing a guitar teaching placement at a local high school. During this time, I also developed this teaching experience at home, which has since evolved into my full-time focus.

In my spare time, I enjoy drawing, painting and playing gigs with my band, The Fever Dream Monarchs. In 2022, I had the honour of playing with Michael McGeary, one of Edinburgh's best musicians at one of the city's most prestigious venues, Usher Hall. When I don't have a paintbrush or a plectrum in-hand, you will find me walking my pooch, Kai; spending time with family and friends; and enjoying video games and cinema.

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Single Lesson Price: £30 per hour / £25 per 45 mins

Block of Ten Lessons: £270

FAQ

FAQ

  • How much do lessons cost?

Lessons are £30 per hour/£25 per 45 mins, per person. If you wish to book a block of ten lessons, it costs £270 - one lesson free!

  • How long do lessons last?​​

Each lesson lasts for an hour.

  • Is parking available?

I live in a cul-de-sac and there are multiple parking spaces available . You are also welcome to use my ever-vacant garage space situated right outside the studio. 

  • Do I need any prior experience?​​

Not at all! I will take on a range of pupils from complete beginners to more experienced intermediate players. I can teach from the very basic practical skills up to Grade 8 and also Grade 5 music theory. I aim to help students who wish to pursue Trinity Rock & Pop examinations as well as prepare them for ABRSM theory exams from Grade 1-5.

  • What materials will I need to bring?

Just yourself and your instrument and any material we are working on together (provided by me).​

  • Can parents sit-in during lessons?

Parents are more than welcome to be present for lessons and my studio provides seating if they wish to stay.

  • What days are lessons offered?

Tuesday - Friday (11am-7pm) and Saturday (11am-4pm)

  • Do you have flexible time-slots?

I will try my best to fit our lessons around your schedule!

  • Do you have a current Enhanced Disclosure Scotland Certificate?

I do have this and I can provide a copy on request.

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Testimonials

Michael

Really enjoying my lessons with Jane. She's super friendly and I've already learned more in five sessions than I've done on my own over many years. Lessons are fun and she has really inspired me to learn, practice and improve (and buy a new guitar!) Highly recommend.

Jessie

Jane is a very sympathetic and caring teacher. She takes time at the start to work out exactly what you are looking for and then gears the lessons to suit your needs and goes at a pace that works for you.

Kareem

Jane is a very conscientious and talented person. My son (10 y/o) has recently started to take guitar lessons with Jane and he can already play some amazing tunes. Jane makes you feel at ease and she is very patient.

Erin

I have been thoroughly enjoying my guitar lessons with Jane. She provides a fun, encouraging, and enthusiastic learning environment which, as an adult beginner to the guitar, I have found very supportive. I look forward to my lessons every time.
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