Guitar Lessons in Birmingham, or Over Skype

Perhaps you are completely new to the guitar and already recognise the value of seeking a professional teacher, or else you have been trying to teach yourself and have discovered like so many others that it’s not as easy as it looks? It can be very frustrating knowing what you want to achieve but being unable to get there. However, a well-experienced teacher can remove the pain and steer you clear of the obstacles to your progress.


Feeling frustrated trying to teach yourself guitar? Here’s how I can help!

Zaid is an extremely patient and passionate guitar teacher, and his mastery of the guitar has inspired me to become a better player. As an intermediate guitarist I would definitely recommend him as a teacher for learners of any level.

Stuart Nomimizu

Guitar Student from Guitar Lessons Birmingham


Over eight years teaching, and more than 20 as a recording and performing musician with a BSC in music Technology.

Affordable Lessons

Lessons start from as little as £17, and your first lesson is even free, so you take the opportunity to get to know me before becoming committed.


Lessons Tailored to you

Each lesson is customised and adapted to you and your needs, this is regularly reviewed to make sure you are making incremental improvement and staying stimulated. Lessons can even be recorded at your request for consideration at your discretion later.

Electric, Acoustic and Bass Guitar

If it’s got ‘guitar’ in the name – I can help you learn it.


Theory can be a daunting subject even for seasoned musicians. Let me break it down show you how to apply it to expand your musical vocabulary.

Ear training

Often overlooked this is a significant extension of both music theory and general musicality, this crucial step in development as a musician. I can show you how to develop your ear and reach your potential for musical expression.

Performance Skills

Learning and practicing guitar is incredibly rewarding when done in isolation, but what about getting up and out in front of some audiences? I can help increase your confidence and build gig readiness into your practice time.

Music Industry and Recording Advice

I can provide information on everything from the music business, to recording, production and live performance. If you’re ready to take the next steps with your playing, I can help.


Based in central Birmingham for in-person lessons, and worldwide via Skype.

Styles Covered

Blues, Folk, Rock, Funk, Metal, Fusion, Country & Jazz.

Risk Free

Finding the right teacher can be hard. That why your first lesson is free and lets you assess if I’m the right teacher for you.

No Equipment? No Problem!

If you are just starting out, and haven’t even invested in equipment yet, I can provide you with everything you need for a lesson: Guitars, Amps, etc.

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