Looking For Guitar Lessons in the Tameside Area?

Are you after guitar lessons offering the BEST standard of tuition? Yes? Then stop right here – You’ve found them!

simonMy name is Simon Bennett and I’ve been a full time guitar tutor for over 20 years. During this time I have helped over 3000 people become the best guitarists they can possibly be.

I’m located in Hyde and have a purposefully equipped room in my house that is dedicated to teaching guitar lessons. There is ample free parking outside on a quiet, easy to find cul-de-sac.

I teach ELECTRIC, ACOUSTIC, CLASSICAL and FINGERSTYLE guitar lessons from beginners level right upto Grade 8 advanced, as well as UKULELE. I am also one of the very few teachers in the UK able to offer TOUCHSTYLE guitar lessons as well. If you don’t know what that is then go take a look at me playing in my videos section!!

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Lessons are on a one-to-one basis. As well as my own private guitar lessons business, I also teach two nights a week in a busy local music store. Additionally for the past 15 years I have been giving guitar lessons at the prestigious Blue Coat School in Oldham, widely regarded as one of the best schools in the country. Recently I also worked with Fender Guitars on a Learn to Play guitar tour, visiting many cities across the UK giving free introductory lessons to the public.

The guitar lessons are based around YOU, what YOU like to play, what YOU listen to and YOU enjoy. Every song can be suited to your own playing ability.

Click here to book up to 10 lessons in advance via my online shop. Prices START AT £12.50 when you book 10 lessons IN ADVANCE from the link above.


Want to work towards accredited guitar grades? No problem!! I teach Rockschool, Trinity and RGT exam courses (Electric, Acoustic and Rock). Also I teach the LCM and ABRSM Classical Guitar exams up to grade 8. I also teach the UKULELE exams up to grade 8. These are brand new and I’m very excited to be one of the first tutors to offer qualifications in ukulele playing! All these qualifications/grades are officially recognised and accredited by the QCA (Qualifications & Curriculum Authority) and DFES (Department for Education and Skills) both of which are official government bodies.

Past Students

Former pupils I’ve taught have gone on to play gigs with some of the BIGGEST bands in the world. (Not just in a tent on the other side of the field but actually with and as tour support) including:


So to see if you could be joining them, get in touch TODAY and start playing the music you want to!!

Outside of Teaching

When I’m not teaching guitar I play in the successful ska/pop/reggae band D.I.L.E. My music has featured on Radio 1, Xfm and many more stations. We have supported bands such as The Fall, Bad Manners, The Beat, Stiff Little Fingers, The Alarm and The Undertones to name just a few. In 2016 I supported Jon Gomm (Viral YouTube sensation and part of the recent UK Guitar Masters tour). On this tour I performed a solo set of my own touchstyle guitar arrangements. In another role I also act as a tour manager for Twisted Wheel and have helped ensure performances run smoothly at some of the best festivals in the country. This has included the main stages at Kendal Calling and the Reading and Leeds festivals.  And additionally some of the biggest arenas in the UK and abroad on tour supporting LIAM GALLAGHER.

I have been a member of the Registry of Guitar Tutors (RGT) since it started in 1992. I am ENHANCED CRB checked and conform to the new Disclosure and Barring Service(DBS) which came into force in 2013.

So if you live in the Tameside Manchester Stockport area including. : Stalybridge, Ashton, Denton, Hattersley, Mottram, Newton, Dukinfield, Droylsden, Oldham, Glossop, Stockport, Woodley or Bredbury. Get in touch today via my contact form for the speediest response or try me on…0161 368 0820..  and start your guitar lessons NOW!