What you will do
In this class, students will learn how to develop their improvisation skills by using a variety of arpeggios, scales, modes, rhythmic patterns in an effective and stylistically appropriate way.
The development of timing and comping skills by using a variety of dynamics, rhythms and a wide range of triads and picking techniques (hybrid picking, alternate picking, finger-style) are also covered in these lessons. Do not forget 90% of the time we play guitar is rhythm!
A variety of musical styles and genres is also covered in this lesson (Blues, Pop/Rock, Metal, Funk, Reggae, Soul, Jazz, Fusion, etc.) Students of that level are introduced to the stylistic elements of every relevant contemporary music genre.
They will also improve their sight reading, ear training, harmony, theory and songwriting skills.
These class classes are also tailored to prepare students for exams:
- RGT Grades 3, 4 & 5
- RSL Grades 3, 4 & 5
- Any other music exam upon request
We ensure quality. If your class doesn't reach your expectations, we'll give your money back.
This is a Flexitime class, which means the teacher can run this class around your schedule.
Time & Location
Select a date and location you want and your teacher will get back to you to confirm their availability.
About your host, Petros Stathatos
I am Petros Stathatos. I am a professional musician, guitarist, songwriter and tutor based in London covering many different genres from pop-rock to hard rock, blues, funk, jazz & fusion. My main influences include major international artists such as Carlos Santana, Larry Carlton, David Gilmour, Mark Knopfler, Scott Henderson, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Johnson.
I have been working in the UK as a music instructor for the last 5 years teaching classes of all ages at JCM music school and currently at Marie De Bry Arts Academy covering different levels of students, from beginners & intermediate to the more advanced.
I have graduated from BIMM London (2017) where I was awarded with a Music Bachelor Degree, while before I was studying music and taking guitar lessons for another 8 years in my hometown Athens (Musical Praxis Conservatory & National Conservatory of Athens, Greece) where I was trained to teach both eastern & western contemporary music. Therefore, I teach my students to develop a wide and diverse approach while learning. Over this period in my career, I have attended lessons with some of the finest masters of the instrument like John Wheatcroft, Les Davidson, Jim Clark and have gained recognition following masterclasses with Nile Rodgers, Frank Gambale, Larry Carlton, Vinnie Moore, Mike Stern, Oz Noy & Nick Mason among others. I am also no stranger to the London music scene, having formed the rock band Seismic Moonfrog, as lead guitarist & joint songwriter, adding to my 10 years experience as a gigging session musician.
During the lessons, I help the students develop stylistic diversity, essential techniques, advanced popular/jazz theory & harmony, sight reading and ear training and fine-tuning of their favourite songs. Also I prepare students for internationally acclaimed music exams like the RGT & the RSL upon request. If you are looking for a tutor who is patient, highly organised, outcome-driven and professionally motivated, do not hesitate to get in touch.
Students need to bring their own instrument and a manuscript. Further notes, lead sheets and material are provided.
All students under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.