Some reviews about me:
I have been taking lessons with Francesco for about 4 months now and I can say they definitely make a difference. There is a good balance of theory and practical exercises which allows for development and guided direction which is important as a beginner.
Francesco is very patient with all my questions and issues and is able to share his experience and insights well to a problem you are facing. He also has a lot of patience towards beginners and their questions/lack of understanding which is very good for getting confusion out of the way and building a good foundation. I have also never had an issue with getting the lessons arranged or sorted and the rates are very fair indeed. Without his help I may well have given up guitar 2 or 3 months ago.
Overall I feel like he is well suited to teaching beginners by analysing your playing and providing good exercises and guidance.
I started to play guitar about 2-3 months ago and it has been absolute pleasure to learn from Frank. He is very knowledgeable, patient, friendly, and taught me a lot of music knowledge I didn’t know before. Also he is quite flexible with the lesson times, I had holidays, sickness happening quite often recently and he always shows understanding and provides me another suitable time. I have been progressed quickly and I can play some simple cords now which I find very satisfying. I also adore his little cat, very cute and sits around when we are doing the lessons, what a lovely companion!
I started practicing with Frank already having experience playing the guitar for many years. After several lessons, my practical knowledge gained a theoretical basis, Frank is a very good teacher. Also my technical abilities quickly advanced thanks to the tips and exercises that Frank recommended to me.
Francesco’s lessons are just a pleasure! They have the perfect balance between music theory and practice. He manages to explain music theory in such a clear and easy way, he has so much patience (especially with me!) and you can ask as many questions as you want and he never gets tired of explaining things one more time. He really cares about me doing well and often spends longer than expected making sure I’ve got to grips with the objective of the lesson. He’s really passionate about his job and he’s also very knowledgeable. Plus he’s very funny and makes good coffee!
I have started taking acoustic guitar lessons with Francesco in May. I originally started in 2012, but like many people I have struggled to keep the practice going with work and other commitments, still, I could practice a few things on my own, but I have recently faced that I needed a professional to teach me the basics from scratch again, to obviously improve my skills and be able to play songs I like.
Francesco has called me before my very first class and we spent over 45 minutes discussing my goals, and how he would get me into my guitar practice, not only a skill, it is something that has to be genuine, practicing and learning with Francesco was a real pleasure on every session, he is always helpful, takes the time to explain things we would have covered on the previous lessons over and over again – I tend to forget easily from one week to the other -, with clear explanation, and notes he would give me for the theory.
Francesco always guides in my practice at home : which exercise to warm up with, different steps in practicing a song etc.
He would always come up with relevant exercises to help me improve my weaknesses, for example changing one chord to the other during a song..
On top of being a very patient teacher, Francesco always makes his lessons enjoyable, he’s also very encouraging and reassuring in my progress.
I would recommend Francesco to anyone starting playing the guitar, he’s so far the best teacher I have had for the last two years.
Francesco is not very strut so his lessons are fun and he made learning guitar faster than I thought. Also it helps your fingers get stronger.
Abbie S. (8 years hold)
It all started with a search on señor Google in a passionate attempt to find an affordable yet nothing less of quality teaching. My research led to me an ad on gumtree this was my very first encounter with Frank. Attracted to the offer I contacted him, promptly getting a reply back. Soon we met he introduced acoustic guitar to me. What really surprised me was his friendly tone he was so kind and welcoming. My initial expectations of general guitar teachers were rather different: more on the intimidating side but he proved otherwise. What I enjoyed most about his lessons? Well the atmosphere. He can create an extremely comforting and positive environment. More than the right direction, encouragement is what new guitarist’s need. His immense knowledge coupled with his noble character he offered everything a person could want in a teacher….correction he was a like a friend to me. He not only guided me in my guitar endeavours, he gave advise and picked me back up during my early life struggles. Thank you Francesco every lesson is a new experience both in theory and practical I have learned so much in such a short amount of time. Sorry this is long…
For an inspiring guitarist I saw an ad and gave Francesco a call and I was invited to over to his house to get to know each other, he is very kind and welcoming. I was offered a free introductory lesson and his lessons are well structured and easy to follow followed by a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere. He makes lessons fun and has an easy way of explaining things to you switching between theory and practical. You can tell he is very passionate about what he teaches and has wide knowledge over different types of styles of music, he personalizes every lesson to suit you. Since my first lesson I have never looked back and for the time I have been with him these past few months I have learned so much and has motivated to continue practicing and aspire to be a great guitarist. You will never have a more patient man with a friend nature to teach you at such reasonable price, I would recommend to all types of aspiring guitarists and anyone who wants to just learn how to play.
I started to try and learn to play guitar a few years ago and found that I was making progress but it was very slow.
I was trying to memorise the fretboard, trying to learn and memorise scales and chords and thinking that by memorising these that I could play guitar. This proved to be more difficult than I thought. Trying to memorise all this was driving me crazy. I saw an ad from Frank. He was fairly local and seemed reasonably priced. The very first lesson with Frank proved very enlightening. His professional and easy going manner made me feel very relaxed. He showed me what a chord was, how it is made. He showed me a very easy way to play every note on the guitar without having to memorise anything and also how to play scales in such an easy way. The exercises are straight forward. He structures his lessons to suit and is very patient. His enthusiasm for music rubs off on you and I can thoroughly recommend him.
I’ve been taking lesson with Frank for 2 months then unfortunately I had to stop. I really enjoy every each lesson, because this guy he’s so passionate about what is teaching that you get that positive energy all the time. He’s really concern about your understanding and you don’t get to go away if every concept is not been understood at 100%. Great experience. Thank you so much Frank!
I have been lucky enough to find Francesco on google and started my guitar journey with him from the first step. He is an amazing teacher with huge experience and knowledge. He is very patient and pays attention to details. Perfect balance between theory and practice. He is teaching from his heart which makes him a very exceptional teacher. I can only recommend him.
I enjoy my lessons with Francesco mainly because I am getting professional and in depth knowledge in a relaxed and comfortable environment. His courses, home works and exercises are easy to follow, it doesn’t feel like I am learning from a dusty book curriculum, it feels more like I am genuinely learning from someone who is passionate about what they are teaching. I also find that the one to one lessons are more personal and I’ve learnt things I have been struggling to understand for years in just a few lessons. Francesco is also a very skilled guitar player and highly competent teacher who is always willing to answer any questions I have. The fee I have to pay is also fantastic, I would strongly advise anyone with low income to invest in lessons with Francesco, it is worth every penny.
I always look forward to my lessons because I know I will learn a something new. My time and efforts are well invested and I trust that future lessons with Francesco will continue to bring me new aspects of not just music theory but also the creative and practical sides of the guitar.
I am a complete novice with the guitar and found Francesco through an ad on the internet. I decided to start lessons with him after reading some very positive reviews and am very glad that I did, he is a great teacher! In addition to being a really nice guy he has shown incredible competence with the music and great patience for the fact that I have no idea what I am doing. He has struck an excellent balance between musical theory and simply learning finger placement and I’ve found that to be extremely helpful. I would highly recommend Francesco for anyone looking to learn the guitar!
I have recently begun guitar lessons as a beginner with Francesco and it’s great to see how passionate he is about music. I have learnt a lot in a short period of time and he structures his lessons in a way so that you further your knowledge in both theory and practice. I would definitely recommend Francesco.
They say that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but when it comes to learning to play the guitar, Francesco has certainly disproved that particular notion.
As a fifty-something old dog, I’ve been messing around with a guitar for most of my life but I never quite managed to put anything that remotely sounds like a tune until I met Francesco. His lessons are very well structured and he is a man of infinite patience. He is very adaptable and, if you are prepared to put in the effort, Francesco will go the extra mile for you.
In short, Francesco is the best teacher I’ve ever had and he makes a damned good tiramisu too!
I’m currently taking guitar lessons from Francesco and overall I’m highly satisfied. He is a dedicated, talented musician with great teaching and communication skills. While being flexible with the student, he has a realistic approach to deliver the best content based on the student profile and requirements. I highly recommend him if you’re looking for a guitar teacher in London!
I’ve only been meeting Francesco for a few months but already I am very pleased with my progress with my guitar playing/ music theory. I’ve had lessons elsewhere and none have compared to Francesco.