Guitar Lessons in Croydon & South London




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  • All ages
  • All levels from Beginner to Advanced
  • Specialising in styles:

    Rock – Metal – Pop – Blues – Acoustic – Fingerstyle

  • All techniques and topics covered:

    Rhythm – Lead – Theory – Sight Reading – Improvisation

  • Rockschool / RGT / Trinity grading syllabus covered
  • Beginner Guitar Lessons
  • Kids Guitar Lessons
  • Remote Guitar Lessons (Skype / Zoom / FaceTime)
  • Ukulele tuition available
  • Fully insured Musician’s Union member
  • Registered RGT tutor
  • DBS verified

Guitar Lessons in Croydon & South London

STUDIO LOCATION – (23/03/2020 – Remote Lessons Only)

Lessons are located at my home studio, just 2 mins walk from West Croydon train station, or 10 mins walk from East Croydon train station. There are also a number of buses and trams serving the area. Click here to view map location.

HOME VISITS – (23/03/2020 – Remote Lessons Only)

I also offer home visits in the following locations: Balham, Battersea, Clapham, Chelsea, Fulham, Putney, Wandsworth, Victoria.


Online guitar lessons work very similar to in-person lessons and can be ideal for those with a tight work-life schedule, particularly when travel and distance are concerned. It’s also a great option if you want to look further out for a teacher that you feel is right for you.

Lessons include all material in PDF format and downloadable video.

‘What do I need?’

  • Decent quality webcam
  • Reliable internet connection
  • Skype / Zoom / FaceTime account
  • Feel free to discuss your requirements with me before booking. Skype guitar lessons can be booked in advance via the PayPal link below.

    Skype Lessons Available Croydon Guitar Tuition

    Skype Guitar Lesson Options

    For any queries, or to arrange a lesson, please contact me here.

    • Finalist in Guitarist magazine’s 1997 ‘Young Guitarist of the Year’ competition.
    • Professional experienced guitar teacher with 20+ years playing and teaching experience; working both in schools and privately teaching over 60 pupils a week.
    • Years of teaching experience working closely with all age ranges and managing one-to-one, group lessons and band training workshops.
    • My lessons are always tailored to suit the individual’s taste and requirements.
    • My aim is to help you quickly develop in all areas of your playing, as well as towards your own personal goals, be it learning a favourite song or passing your Grade 8 exam.
    • Home visits available: Balham, Battersea, Clapham, Chelsea, Fulham, Putney, Wandsworth, and Victoria.

    • This is from Grade 1 and you could be playing this anytime soon!

      Rockschool - Get Off (Grade 1)

      Tommy Emmanuel - Those Who Wait

      Adam is a great teacher. He helped me out with my theory, technique and we've looked at songs that he wasn't familiar with to start off with. Adam learnt them so he could teach me which was really great.

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      Daniel Criscuolo

      I have been taking lessons with Adam for just over a year now. Prior to beginning I had been self-taught for a number of years and had found myself stuck in a rut with no idea how to progress. During my first lesson, Adam helped identify areas in which I was less advanced than others, and we proceeded to work on those. In just a few weeks, I was seeing progress. A year on, I am a much better player than I had ever thought possible. This is testament to Adam's skill as a teacher, and his enthusiasm for, and dedication to, teaching. Adam is also very easy to get along with and lessons are always a comfortable environment for making mistakes - and then learning from them!Lessons have always been varied and tailored to my needs and interests - a mixture of the RGT acoustic guitar syllabus (I am currently working my way through the Grade 4 book) and contemporary and classic songs from Adam's extensive list of tabs - and I always look forward to them. I have been incredibly happy with my lessons and progress so far and couldn't recommend Adam enough as a teacher.

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      Natasha Chan

      Over the course of 2011-2013 I was taught by Adam. I had owned a guitar for about a year prior to starting lessons, but took no interest in it, nor did I know any of the basics at all. I came to his lessons as a complete amateur and would have to be built from the ground up if I wanted to get anywhere. Adam was very patient with me and understood that I was a bit of a slow learner to the guitar, and kept lessons both enthusiastic and enjoyable. Eventually I found myself learning more things much more rapidly, and he allowed me to broaden my musical taste significantly. I went from somebody who listened to a very small pool of heavy metal bands, to learning and both loving new sounds in jazz, funk, indie, blues, as well as broadening my taste in heavy metal. Adam is an excellent teacher who is able to adapt lessons to your needs and is extremely easy to get along with. He makes you feel comfortable and confident in yourself so that you do not become insecure when you make mistakes, and he is a teacher that I would highly recommend anybody to have.

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    • Adam Hooton Guitar Tuition
    • London Road, Croydon, CR0 2RF