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Guitar Lessons For Motivated Guys in Their Prime !

Get ready to impress your friends and family with your guitar skills !  

You've landed on this page because you're an aspiring rocker, riffer, strummer or shredder…  

getting back into guitar after a long time off…  

You've tried other methods that haven't worked or teachers you didn't click with

or you've always wanted to play guitar but have no clue where to start 

It feels like it'll take ages and you're ‚Äútoo old‚ÄĚ ¬†to perfect the skills you need to play the way you want.

Well I'm here to tell you

It does NOT have to be that way! 

As you know, there’s a LOT of information on learning guitar out there.  

Tons of tab websites,¬† ‚Äúeasy‚ÄĚ lesson videos on youtube‚Ķ¬†¬†

Confusing and conflicting advice on where to start and what to learn… 

It's so easy to get lost and overwhelmed, distracted and disheartened…. 

When all you want to be able to do is play along with your favourite tunes, jam with others or impress your family and friends with the skills you've been learning!  

Why on earth do so many guys WASTE TIME WITH A TRIAL AND ERROR, TEACH YOURSELF APPROACH when working with a teacher is THE most effective, proven method for guitar players like you to progress in a SHORTER SPACE OF TIME? 

Less frustration and no more trawling websites for mediocre lessons by people who don’t CARE about YOU and YOUR musical goals. 

So stop wasting time with these one-size-fits all methods that clearly don’t work… 

Get some personalised lessons and training that’ll keep you motivated and inspired to practice! 

See, what you need is tuition based on your terms, tailored to what you actually want to play.  

And, with the right support, skills development and mentoring  

you really can learn everything you need to play guitar the way you want. 

Don't rely on old-fashioned, out-dated methods of learning music  

OR worse…try to keep up with the latest trends, apps or overwhelming amount of stuff online,   

Get guitar lessons based on solid principles and values... 

Guitar tuition that taps into your unique learning style  

and a guitar training action plan based on your specific guitar goals  

That way, you'll always feel like you know exactly what you’re doing and that you're on the right path.

Whether you want to strum along to your favourite songs, 

riff along to some rock and metal classics 

or really get those fingers moving and shred some awesome solos that'll drop the jaws of your family and friends in disbelief… 

It's time to finally play guitar the way you want. 

You don't need natural talent. 

You don't need to be a music theory expert, memorise a ton of scales or know how to read music.   

If you've already got the guitar, the passion, the drive and the commitment... 

I can help YOU experience the thrill of learning guitar whilst practicing the songs you love, at your own pace, on your terms with Personalised Guitar Training. 


I'm Jimmy Alford. A highly-experienced educator, musician and a friendly, patient guitar teacher from Southampton.

I train motivated guys aged from 35-65.  

Some are beginners, others are more advanced.

But they all make faster progress to play guitar exactly the way they want! 

See, I offer way more than just Guitar Lessons in Southampton, 

I help guys get unstuck, improve their confidence and feel more capable. 

So they quickly make way more progress on guitar then ever before! 




I provide them with:

  • Training
  • Skills Coaching
  • Guided Guitar Practice
  • Unlimited Email support between lessons¬†
  • Structured lessons and Long-term strategies for success
  • But most of all the accountability necessary to achieve their guitar goals!¬† ¬†¬†

I've taught hundreds of people from Southampton to play guitar and now teach people across 3 continents online.   

But, back when I started playing guitar, I tried to teach myself too.

I didn't know where to start and was totally stuck in a rut with my playing for YEARS.  

I had ZERO natural talent, could not read music and didn't have 8 hours a day to practice!  

Despite all this, with hard work and the help of the RIGHT teachers and coaches, I've gone on to be a professional guitar teacher and musician, written and recorded music and played live for almost 30 years…

So don’t give up on your dreams just yet! 

I help guys like you play guitar the way they want and achieve what they’ve always dreamed with a simple, down to earth, no-nonsense approach to learning and practicing guitar... 

that’ll get you playing along to those classic tunes you love in no time! 

I specialise in teaching classic rock, pop, punk and metal styles of guitar, covering your favorite songs and styles from the 70's up to the early 00's so I can help you focus on what truly matters.  

Things like:  

  • Being able to pick things up efficiently whilst going at your own pace ¬†¬†
  • Nailing the songs that you know and love from your youth¬†¬†
  • Developing a strong, rock-solid sense of timing and keeping a steady rhythm going.¬†¬†
  • Effortlessly changing chords (with no frets buzzing, squeeking or muted strings!)¬†¬†
  • Having the confidence to express yourself fully with no inhibitions¬†¬†
  • Making sure we have FUN every step of the way!¬†¬†
  • and the most important lesson of all‚Ķ ¬†Knowing exactly how and WHAT to practice!¬†¬†

Learning to play the guitar, should be fun. Seeing as this is your hobby and I understand that! 

Since 2011, I've been creating engaging, fun guitar lessons and I am a people person first and foremost!  

Don't take my word for it, here's some feedback ('scuse the pun!) from just some of my satisfied students: 


"Jimmy is a fantastic guitar teacher and all round top bloke.  

… after having around a 10 year break, I developed plenty of bad habits, which Jimmy quickly identified and helped me fix. This really kickstarted my progress on the instrument again and allowed me to make great progress towards my goals.  

I would not hesitate to recommend him to guitar players who want to improve and enjoy the instrument to the fullest."  

Alex K.  Guitarist in Prion Son 


  "I use a huge amount of internet resources in pursuit of my guitar hobby - but still, always look forward to my lesson with Jimmy. There’s something about face to face lessons that just can’t be satisfied by even the best video lesson. 

Jimmy’s calm tutoring, explanation and encouragement has most definitely helped me to keep my frustrations in perspective and gradually overcome the early hurdles 

Jimmy has always taken the time to assess what my particular needs are and to help me understand them better myself . His mentoring has also encouraged me to strive for a bit more than I would have settled for. Jimmy has really helped give my enthusiasm proper direction in a relaxed and comfortable environment. 

Having face to face time with an expert, who takes a personal interest in your progress and achievement, is just not something you can't get from Youtube " 

Martin D, Founder of Hampshire Guitar Club.  


Let's face it fellas,  

The older we get, the harder it can be to learn new tricks and make these dreams a reality!   

Fingers start slowing down or not doing what we want them to do 

The brain seems takes a bit longer to fire up than it used to!  

It seems to take ages for stuff to sink in sometimes… 

And like a lot of things, guitar lessons seem so fast-paced these days. 

Groundhog day, daily grind means you don't have much time to actually play guitar and when you do … 

So whether you're a complete beginner or have experience and are looking to improve your guitar skills, I've got you covered. 

As an experienced guitar teacher, I'm able to create bespoke lessons, specifically catering to your needs, skill level and helping you learn exactly what you need to play guitar the way you want.


"Returning to guitar playing after life‚Äôs adventures and diversions i.e. the day job, family-life, 5-minute tasks etc‚Ķ has meant tackling many new techniques along the way, involving quite a bit of trial and error to ‚Äėget-it-right‚Äô.¬†

 Then I discovered Jimmy’s guitar lessons and these have given me a focus and direction to achieve the best results. 

 There are a multitude of resources available today to assist budding gee-tarists, but nothing beats the human interaction with the right music teacher. Jimmy gives just that right mixture in his varied and original lessons… tailored more to the individual requirements, pace and temperament of the pupil. 

 If you’ve been strung along with another music teacher, now really learn to play to your best, with Jimmy." 

 Dave Durnford, Southampton. 


" I have definitely improved since I started lessons and I'm a lot more confident learning stuff on my own at home.  

My lack of progress was the biggest frustration. I was getting nowhere on my own and getting into bad practice habits.  

My rhythm guitar playing is a lot better. I feel like I know exactly what to practice and how to apply it.  I've been playing along to my favourite tracks and taking things in in small chunks.  

Jimmy is patient and that's really important for me as it sometimes takes me a few times to get it!  

Paul Garside. Southampton. 


"I‚Äôve had teachers in the past that were very prescriptive and just made me play scales up and down and I was like ‚Äúwhat is the point? Where is this getting me?‚Ä̬†

With Jimmy’s lessons it’s different.  I really enjoy the way these lessons are structured and we learn different things all the time.  

I really enjoy the training aspect and learning the fundamentals. 

 A lot of the things we do strike a chord with me (scuse the pun!) and it makes me really wanna go home and practice it. 

 I thought it would take me a long, long time to get close to being able to play what I want… I’m really impressed with how quickly I can now pick things up…"   

Phil D. Australia.  


‚ÄĚI have tried 2 other local teachers and had no connection with them which I find makes you nervous and stunts growth as a guitarist.¬†¬†

 Jimmy has showed me an easier way then previously told in much quicker time which makes great value for money. 

immy is relaxed, patient and an exceptional player. He teaches in a way that links things together so it's big breakthroughs in small steps so not too overwhelming.  

I'm definitely more confident and more knowledgeable to embrace new things I once found very hard to grasp.‚Ä̬†¬†

Darren Smith. Southampton


When you invest in yourself, you’ll make WAY more progress each month than you have on your own for ages! 

I can help you change the way you think about guitar practice and and totally transform your guitar playing right now... 

Or not.  

Up to you… 

Nothing changes. 

Your guitar playing stays the same and you give up on your dreams once again… 

You buy another guitar course  

or book  

or app  

or waste more hours on YouTube searching for the next video to help you  

(and get totally distracted from actually practicing guitar) 

Or you can take action and find out more about how I can help you level up your guitar playing today.  


"My wife has remarked on numerous occasions how much better my guitar playing has sounded since I began lessons with Jimmy. 

He is an experienced teacher and thanks to him, I am now able to apply and integrate what I’ve learned. 

Jimmy is like the Mr Miyagi of guitar!"

Nyge. Southampton. 






"I started taking lessons with Jimmy as I wanted to improve my playing generally and get tighter.
I have improved a lot. My timing has got much better and my soloing and riffs have come on a long way.

A big thing for me is that my confidence has improved. Before I started taking lessons, I used to dread practicing as it didnt sound good. I thought about giving up...

I’m glad I didn’t!"

Sam Dando, Southampton. UK 


"Jimmy has been improving my guitar playing…even my wife recognises the songs I'm playing now !

Jimmy is an excellent guitar teacher using your favourite music to teach theory and technique. 

Jimmy has been both thoughtful and extremely helpful by providing well structured mentoring and coaching.  

Not only that but Jimmy is a really good bloke with a great sense of humour and certainly has improved my confidence.

I have no hesitation in recommending Jimmy to anyone wanting to learn to play guitar 

To guitarists wanting to improve…contact Jimmy, you will not be disappointed!"

Ian. Romsey, UK


Whatever your musical goals and dreams are, I am committed to helping you reach them! 

Imagine being able to do all the things you want to play on guitar!

Imagine being able to finally do all the things you want to do on guitar! 

Imagine finally being the guitar player you want to be…

Choose me as your teacher and you can expect…


  • A genuine interest in YOUR goals, aspirations and what you want¬†
  • The CORRECT information, implementation support, guidance and help to get you there!
  • Coaching and Mentoring every step of the way through the learning process even outside of our lessons together
  • Solutions and help to overcome your challenges and frustrations RIGHT AWAY!¬†
  • Lessons designed and delivered in a way that suits YOU, YOUR situation and YOUR GOALS instead of you sinking your hard earned cash and precious time into lessons made for the masses and NOT tailored to YOUR NEEDS
  • Training in the areas you NEED to work on to get to the level YOU DESIRE!
  • I will record your progress and help you celebrate your achievements as and when you reach your goals!¬†


If you're ready to ROCK, here are four ways to work with me:

Guitar Lessons in Southampton

Personal 1 on 1 Guitar Training. 

* 1-2-1 Private Lessons (90 mins)

* Unlimited Support

*Training on how to practice

* Weekly accountability checks to keep you focused & motivated

* Feedback between lessons

4 lessons per month £258

2 lessons per month £129 

(Discounted rates for 3, 6 or 12 month comittment)


Remote Guitar Lessons

Learn from your own home

2 x 90 min guitar lessons per month with resources, unlimited support and weekly accountability checks to help keep you focused and motivated! 

Plus I review video recordings of your playing and give you personalised feedback so that you can make progress between lessons!

Monthly £129

Jimmys Guitar Gym!

Weekly Guided Guitar practice Sessions

All the drills, exercises and great guitar workouts to get your playing, practicing and guitar progress into the best possible shape.

Give your practicing the structure and focus it needs!

Practice along with me each week in these group guitar lessons as we cover all the elements to make you into the guitarist you dream of being.



Jimmys Guitar Gym : Guitar Coaching

Maybe you feel like you don't need "lessons" as such but...

you would like someone to guide you, mentor you, coach you, provide support and ACCOUNTABILITY so that you move forward with your guitar playing.

If that sounds like you, Guitar Coaching is what you need!

*Guided Guitar Practice Routines

* Unlimited Support

* Weekly accountability checks to keep you focused & motivated and ACCOUNTABLE so you get what you need to do...DONE! 

* I review video or audio recordings of your playing and give you personalised feedback.