"As I have been a classical guitar student for 25 years on and off, I’ve had many teachers.
I can truly say that Deborah is by far the most inspiring, knowledgeable and technically able teacher I’ve ever had tuition with/from.
I even played a duet with my brother in law at Christmas.
I never thought I’d be able to do that!
It felt great.
"I have been teaching classical guitar for thirty years now.
Receiving a scholarship to train at Trinity College of London as a Junior Student, I went on to complete my BA (Hons) Degree and then to perform in venues across Europe and the UK.
Becoming a mother changed my musical direction and I decided to teach (CT ABRSM qualified). My focus is not only on sound technique, but on the joy of music making and developing our unique personal gifts that I had been lucky enough to receive through my journey both performing and creating original music. I know first hand, both the discipline required and the expansive ability of music to transform mind and emotion. It is my joy to share this, and to pass it on to others."
"About eighteen months ago I decided to give the classical guitar another go.
I’d last played over thirty years ago and forgotten more than I remembered.
I tried one teacher and that was a bit of a disaster so I dithered a long time before ringing Deborah.
I think I found her number online and I’m so glad I made that call.
If there was a Trip Advisor site for guitar teachers I’d give Deborah 5 stars."
"After my first experience (of guitar lessons) I was desperate to find someone who really knew their stuff and Deborah got me working at the right level immediately.
It was also important to me to find someone I could relax with.
Deborah remains remarkably calm even when my fingers refuse to cooperate with my brain!
Taking up the guitar again has been a challenge but I’m making progress and enjoying the process."
"I really enjoy the ensemble sessions sometimes available, and the Xmas students performances are great too!
I am working on Grade 5 now, not sure how far my limited talent will take me but it's always fun."
"I have been taking classical guitar lessons with Deborah for several years now, and have made far more progress than I ever imagined I would be capable of.
The lessons are relaxed and not intimidating for beginners, but at the same time Deborah teaches the correct technique rigorously; if there is a shortcut to a particular sequence she encourages you to take the harder route, for the good of your technique."
Before I would start to teach your son or daughter, I always like to meet with you, the parent(s).
In our meeting we will cover important information about how you will support your childs development in the language of guitar.
Before your child begins lessons with me, I will provide a lesson for the parent, so that you can better support your child.
Castle End Farm, Lea, Ross on Wye, Herefordshire HR9 7JY, GB
Please email me for a list of suitable and available guitars - available for sale and for rental.