Rob Shaw is a very patient and sincere guitar teacher. He understands the importance of structuring and presenting the guitar classes in a way that his students will enjoy. He is able to evaluate his student's style of playing and present the most effective approach to help them effectively learn guitar. Being an international student and a full-time student, I enjoy going for his classes because of his highly approachable, flexible and laid-back nature.
My son Ryan has been having guitar lessons from Rob since he was 10 years old and started as a complete novice. He started with an acoustic guitar but swiftly moved on to electric guitar as this was better suited to his style of music. He is now 16 and an accomplished guitar player. Rob has always geared the lessons towards Ryan's musical interests and let him choose the type of music he wanted to play to keep his interest. He has just sat his Music GCSE and is on track to receive the highest grade thanks to Rob's support. Rob has taught Ryan to read music and develop knowledge on different types of guitar playing, solos and techniques; enabling Ryan to join a rock band as lead guitar where he has been playing for the past 18 months. I am very pleased with the quality of the tuition Ryan has received and the advanced level he has achieved due to the 1:1 tuition and would thoroughly recommend Rob Shaw to anyone who's child has an interest in playing guitar.
Julie Bacon - Parent of Ryan Bacon
I have been playing guitar from the age of 9 and i am now 14, rob has taught me from the start. I really enjoy it and Rob is a very good teacher and helps me with anything I am not sure of or maybe struggling with, he is a very nice person and easy to get along with, as well as being a brillaint guitarist. Over the years i have learnt to play different songs, learnt different techniques as well as how to read music.
I've been learning guitar for two and a half years. Rob is a fantastic teacher and shows a great deal of patience when you are struggling with things. I've recently started to play with other musicians and have received a great deal of positive feedback from them about my playing. Which is mostly down to Robs structure and style of teaching.
My name is Jack i am one of Rob's students. I have been having guitar lessons now for around three years with Rob and i have progressed from not knowing how to play the guitar to performing with a band as their rhythm guitarist. Rob is an excellent teacher and takes you through every phase of guitar tuition step by step so you gather a full understanding of each aspect. I would highly recommend Rob as he knows everything there is to know about playing the guitar and he is an excellent teacher.
Jack Wilkinson (aged 17)
I have been taking Lessons with Rob for 3 years.
Whilst I had basic Rhythm guitar experience, I lacked any idea of timing and wanted to learn lead stuff. It's been hard going but I have made a lot of progress and whilst Rob is very focused in his teaching outcomes he is also understanding of the things that get in the way off regular practice and works with you to bring out what you have and develops that in a constructive way using practical hands on teaching mixed with a twist of theory.
At 46 they say you can't teach an old dog new tricks. Tell that to Rob because he's taught me many new tricks. Excellent teacher I would recommend Rob to any other older student who wants to learn to play guitar.