Guitar Lessons in the Wimbledon, Morden area

Dan Hoyes - Guitar Tutor

I am an experienced guitar tutor offering private lessons from my premises on Buttermere Close (close to Raynes Park, Morden, Wimbledon etc) – see map for location.

From complete beginners to more advanced playing, the style of learning is completely up to you – many of my pupils choose the rock/pop route, but classical, folk, blues styles can all be taught to at least an intermediate level.

I also teach bass guitar, and can cover very specific elements of music like songwriting, music theory, music production or learning how to use equipment (such as amps, pedals etc).


Teaching & Studio Area

Teaching & Studio Area

I have a folder and bookcase full of over 300 song sheets that I can give you. Many of the songs I have arranged, or edited myself. (You can view the complete list here – they are currently sorted by genre. You can also download the full spreadsheet to view in Excel.)

Also, I often work out songs on request and really enjoy playing pupil-requested tunes that I wouldn’t have otherwise have played. I’ve discovered a lot of great songs that way! I’ve also got over 30 tutorial sheets that I have edited or created myself.

With beginners, I’m a great believer in getting to the point where you can play something that your ear recognises as fast as possible, even if it’s just a song that uses two chords (yes, there are some out there)!

As I teach in my studio, we can also make use of recording as a way of progressing – learning separate parts to a song, then layering the rhythm, lead and bass parts and record a CD!


I am an RGT registered tutor who can guide you through the various grade examinations that RGT offer in acoustic, classical, rock, electric or jazz guitar (accredited by Thames Valley University). I have put pupils collectively through 20+ exams now, and all pupils have passed with either merit or distinction. The RGT syllabus is very well balanced – a strong emphasis on creativity and playing by ear, but also some great well-known songs to perform too.

I can also balance the amount of music theory that you need – I think it’s important to have a good grasp of what you’re doing and why it works as you’re playing, but too many tutors go too far with this.


Every year, I put on a concert for all my pupils of primary or secondary school age. This works well, as it can be something to work towards, as well as a lot of fun on the day. The video below was the 2016 version. All footage taken from parent’s camera phones – I must record it properly next year!

For adults, I have also put together a group of pupils that have played at a local open mic night. It was similar in that it’s always good to have something to work towards – but on this occasion there was a lot more beer involved!


  • £34 for 60 minute lesson
  • £27 for 45 minute lesson
  • £20 for 30 minute lesson

If you pay for a batch of 8 lessons, you receive the 9th lessons free.
There is a further discount if you are able to take lessons daytimes between the hours of 10am to 1pm (Monday to Friday).

If you are buying these lessons as a present for someone else, I can take payment online and send you a receipt and voucher through the post. The voucher is a nice thing to put in a birthday/christmas card to be opened on the day.

If you are thinking of lessons, but don’t yet have a guitar – you can see some suggestions on guitars you might want to purchase here.

DBS checked – please ask to see this if required.

N.B. I cannot guarantee a lesson every week/fortnight due occasionally being busy with gigging/touring. On the plus side, you’re getting taught by an active musician, not a tutor just going through the motions. I will always try to give as much notice as possible if there are weeks where I’m away.

First Aid Trained, An RGT registered tutor, safeguarding and child protection trained, CRB checked



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(NOTE – If you are looking for lessons elsewhere in London, or would prefer someone to come to your own home, I also work with a group of tutors over at London Guitar Lessons. Just get in touch with me on this site and I can get you something booked in.)

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