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All our lessons can be taught in our fully-equipped recording studio or alternatively via Skype from the comfort of your own home.

If you want to learn for fun or have ambitions to be a full-time player, you need to know you are being taught in the most effective way.

Our tutors are full-time, qualified and registered, with tens of thousands of hours of lesson-teaching experience and many years of real-world gigging and recording experience. They are passionate about helping you to become the musician you'd like to be, whatever your goal.

We have conducted over 35,000 lessons. Our tutors have all gained music diplomas at the London College of Music. They have extensive musical experience in every popular genre!

“Ainsley's an absolutely lovely guy. I've been having bass lessons with him for six years now and he still hasn't run out of new things to show me.

Not only is he an enthusiastic, cheerful and funny teacher but he also has a boundless store of musical knowledge. He's brill!” - S Ashton

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"An excellent tutor and exceptional guitarist, I had lessons with Ainsley for 3 years, he has a great sense of humour and a patient and encouraging manner when conducting lessons. I would recommend Ainsley to anyone considering learning to play the guitar or seeking to improve their skills." - S Latham

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Acoustic, electric and bass tuition from beginner to grade 8

Bass Guitar

Our Bass Guitar lessons are dependant on the style of bass playing you want to aspire to. We cater for beginners wanting to learn basic patterns and scales all the way through to those who want to play like the greats - Flea, John Entwhistle, Victor Wooten, Steve Harris etc.

All our lessons have the option of being in-person or via Skype, whichever is the most convenient for you.

Using decades of live performance, songwriting and recording experience, we can offer bespoke packages for the budding singer and songwriter, including guidance on songwriting, stagecraft, vocal melody and harmony and studio performance, allowing you to truly refine your art.

5 hours personal mentoring and advice, as well as access to recording facilities is just £225.

Artist Development


Meet our founder and chief pot-washer Ainsley Stones.

Registered Registry of Guitar Tutors since 1998 and a London College of Music accredited tutor, Ainsley is a UK based multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and vocalist.

During the course of some 2000+ gigs, his musicianship and vocals have been put to use in genres as varied as rock, blues, metal, swing, folk and funk.

He has also been invited to play as a guest musician on many releases, and he’s appeared on radio and TV with some frequency.

He has been an RGT registered guitar and bass tutor for many years and enjoys teaching keen pupils on a one-to-one basis.

Since setting up Sheffield Guitar School Ainsley has put together a extremely talented group of individuals to help teach the next generation of budding musicians the trade, as well as helping intermediate players improve their skills and techniques.

Ainsley is currently signed to Holier Than Thou Records with his band Dark Sky Park.


Dave Brown is a highly experience guitar teacher with a speciality in classic rock and pop music.

Dave teaches at Sheffield Guitar School and also in a mobile capacity.



Ainsley is our main electric, acoustic and bass guitar tutor, and is a London College of Music qualified teacher.

A large number of his ex-pupils are now also private music teachers across the UK.

“Techniques are learnt in context, so you hardly realise you are in a lesson. I wouldn't now have lessons from anyone else." - S Follet

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Nick Owen-Petch is a highly regarded classical and pop musician who specialises in theory.

Based in Sheffield, he is able to help you with your theory and sight-reading needs.

All our lessons have the option of being in-person or via the internet using Skype, whichever is the most convenient for you.

£18 per 30 minutes Skype lesson • £20 per 30 minutes one-to-one lesson

Payments can be made with cash if you are having a one-to-one lesson or by PayPal if using Skype. Both are to be paid on the day of the lesson.

Spare time at a premium? Contact us for a quote for home visits from Ainsley himself.

If you don’t have Skype already, it’s really easy to use - simply click on the logo opposite to download Skype to your computer - we can even help with setting it up if you have problems! Then once it’s set up we can see each other on our screens and start the lessons!



We now offer vocal tuition with renowned performer and recording artiste Debbie Bilson.

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133 Moor View Rd • Sheffield • Yorkshire • S8 0HH • 07716 871351 •

"Ainsley taught me for a number of years and I learnt a great deal from him. He really helped me to understand the structure of other people's music and thus improving my own. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone wanting learn a great deal from an excellent guitar tutor." - P Washer

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Lessons from £18 • ainsleyguitar@gmail.com07716 871351  

Electric & Acoustic Guitar

Our Guitar lessons are structured again depending on your ability. Using the excellent RGT Guitar Syllabus, you are guided at your own pace, learning the basics through to the advanced playing styles of the Beatles, Ed Sheeran, Joe Bonamassa, Dave Gilmour, Zakk Wylde, Matt Bellamy etc.

What we offer:

• Grades and exams

• Music reading

• Learning favourite songs

• Techniques of your favourite stars

• Improvisation

• Songwriting

• band and ensemble skills

• Studio engineering

• Music production

Dark Sky Park