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Hi there.

I am a professional guitarist and guitar teacher and english is my mother tongue.

I'm John Lyons, American born and raised, living in Regensdorf/Watt, Zürich since 2001. I have a band and have written songs that are played on the radio. I love teaching guitar.

My guitar school is located next to the train station in Regensdorf in the Kanton of Zürich. I offer guitar lessons for beginners as well as for those who have already been playing but would like to improve. I teach guitar to kids from age 7, students, as well as adults.

As a beginner learning to play guitar, you’ll learn about parts of the guitar, scales, right and left hand form, chord progressions, strumming patterns, and more.  I teach guitar by teaching to play songs. We can choose the songs together so that you will be motivated.

For intermediate students, we can expand your lead/solo playing and improvising skills, learn new chord inversions, play more complicated rhythms - its up to you!


Relax, have fun, and start learning how to play guitar!

Guitar Lessons for Beginners

Whether you’re young or old, there’s no better feeling than learning to play an instrument. Learning guitar is a lot of fun, and with the right lessons anyone can become a great guitar player. However, to be successful it's important to pick the right learning method and stay focused.

When you choose Guitar School 8105, you will be discover that learning to play guitar can be fun, challenging and rewarding. I take great pleasure in teaching guitar because I have been fascinated with this amazing and beautiful instrument since I was a young boy. I taught myself to play guitar  'by ear' and later I did formally study music. I can offer you a combination of music theory as well as shortcuts to quickly learning to play some of songs of your choice.

Looking for a beginner guitar?

Buying your first guitar can be a difficult experience if you don't know what to look for! I can help to steer you in the right direction of making your first guitar purchase easy. Make sure you start your guitar learning journey with the right tool for the job! I can also arrange to rent a guitar in case you are not yet sure if guitar is the right thing for you.

Top 10 Tips for practicing guitar

Included in this list are some things that may not be very useful for a beginner, but try to remember them for later. These are the Ten Commandments of practice! 

Giving these simple ideas a bit of thought and then trying to stick to them will *really* make a difference to how fast you learn to play!

1. Practice what you can't do, not what you can.

2. Never practice making a mistake. Get it right.

3. Start slowly and get it right before you speed up.

4. Using a timer saves time.

5. Focus on one element of practice at a time.

6. Try and practice a little every day, rather than practising a lot all on one day..

7. Keep track of your practice: use a practice schedule..

8. If it sounds good, it is good!

9. Playing and Practicing are very different, don't confuse them.

10. The more you think, the more you stink! Practice until it becomes instinctive.

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