UNCOVER YOUR POTENTIAL

ELECTRIC
GUITAR LESSONS

In our Hamilton Studio or Live Online

Over 20 Years Experience teaching and motivating students of Blues-Rock-Fusion & Metal Guitar styles

The electric guitar players are the axe slingers of both classic and modern rock. The electric guitar is a very dynamic and fun instrument. Be inspired by legendary guitarist such as, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Eddie Van Halen, Steve Vai and Slash. Bands like Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Metallica to name a few. Throughout its history the guitar has delivered a powerful message.


Get your playing Rockin' 
with Guitar Studio

Why learn with Guitar Studio?

  • We have a Hamilton studio or
          live online sessions
  • All styles of playing for all ages
  • Over 20 years experience
  • 10am - 9pm Mon to Fri  
          Sat by arrangement
  • Principles that really work
  • Key parts of lessons recorded
  • An approach built on your goals
  • How we teach

    When You Fix it in Your Mind - You can Fix it on Your Fret-board.

    STRATEGIC


    Within every hurdle is an opportunity to go beyond it. Challenges help you develop skills to transcend them. Expand your mindset to deal with difficulties, develop strategies and solutions to keep you moving forward.


    INTEGRATED


    Imagine a system of learning where each step you learn affects the next in a positive way. Progressively your skills expand, growing exponentially as you develop an understanding of The Way Of The Strings.


    SOLUTIONS


    There is always a solution, if someone else has played it, then it is playable... no matter how complex the parts may be. We help you understand the mechanics, brush away the problems and reveal the solutions.

    "Identify, adapt and overcome the challenges"

    BOOKINGS - SECURE YOUR SPACE NOW!

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    Steadily improving and finding the guitar fun again

    I tried to teach myself guitar for a couple of years but found myself struggling to make progress. Getting one-on-one lessons with Ian has highlighted all of the techniques that I didn't know I was missing and were holding me back. Now I am steadily improving and finding the guitar fun again. I highly recommend Ian as a guitar teacher to anyone interested in learning to play due to his skill, patience, and thoroughness.

    Corey Sterling
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    My confidence has been boosted

    Ever since I started taking lessons with Ian 4 years ago, I have felt a massive improvement in my guitar playing. My confidence has been boosted from Ian’s honest feedback, because he always finds ways for you to improve. Ian is adaptable to all types of genres, or can teach scales and music theory. Ian’s whole way of teaching is unique and efficient. His friendly, helpful attitude makes him easy to talk to, and ask for help. Ian has helped me for my NCEA music exams and performances, and reach the top marks. His methods are fun and easy to learn from, thanks to the videos he creates and tablature he sends you. If you are beginning guitar or already experienced, I recommend Ian as your teacher.

    Jake Rolston
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    Improved in his skills with both acoustic and electric

    Aaron has enjoyed his lessons and has improved in his skills with both acoustic and electric guitars. Ian is an all round tutor and also patient with Aaron. I would recommend Ian to anyone seeking to learn and improve their guitar skills. Aaron likes the way that lessons are done.

    Aaron
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    level of authenticity

    Over the past 25 years I have received music lessons off and on from Ian . I have seen him perform Rock in sweaty pubs , impromptu cafe jam sessions to Jazz standards in elegant restaurants. Very few musicians reach that level of authenticity across various musical styles , even fewer can teach it.

    Sean Brown
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    balance of patience, motivation and discipline

    As a professional guitarist working in London, I’ve come to reply on the things I learned from Ian on a day-to-day basis. He is a superb technician with a real passion and encyclopedic knowledge of the guitar, and has the best temperament of any tutor that I’ve come across. Ian was always able to answer questions, show me techniques, and point me in the right direction regarding equipment with the ease of someone who has dedicated their life to the instrument. He’s a nice guy too, with a great balance of patience, motivation and discipline. I would strongly urge anyone, from beginners and intermediates to pros in need of a high level tutor in any style, to seek out lessons from Ian McLaughlin. You won’t be disappointed.

    Sam Wilcock , (Professional Guitarist based in UK)
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    breaking things down

    TESTIMONIAL FOR IAN MCLAUGHLIN Ian is familiar with a wide range of musical genres and therefore is able to cater to all students’ individual needs and interests. He helps me choose music that I like and listen to whilst all the time maintaining a clear evolution in developing new techniques and skills. He is an encouraging teacher who focuses on the improvements and progress I have made as well as providing useful constructive feed back to extend my playing even further. When learning new songs, techniques and ideas he’s always quick to acknowledge what I’m doing well and shows patience and understanding with any difficulties I’m having. He has a skill for breaking things down into small manageable steps, subsequently turning a potentially difficult learning process into a confidence enhancing experience. Ian is much more than a technical guitar teacher and I really appreciate how he has broadened my musical tastes, turned me on to many new guitar players and introduced me to some great guitar products. (e.g the amp simulation software amplitube). I really value talking to Ian about music and am impressed with his broad knowledge of guitar players, musicians and music as a whole. Through discussions on how music effects peoples emotions, he helped me appreciate music on a much deeper level. These insightful discussions have helped me bring more feeling and soul into my own playing. In conclusion I would highly recommend Ian for the holistic and personal service he provides students.

    Nick Coulson
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    the direction I want

    I have been learning with Ian For over 8 years now.

    I began with no experience or knowledge and have now learned to play faster, more advanced and technical songs in their entirety with a better understanding of music itself.

    I like the that I have the freedom to head in the direction I want to and choose the style and genres I want at a pace that I can keep up with or not be slowed down by. I also like that each section that has been demonstrated is recorded into video form for me to use when at home to help memory or slowly digest and repeat what I am doing.

    I am looking forward to continue in advancing my skills even after so long, there is still always more to work on and improve with the help of Ian.

    Sean Gilbert
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    Steadily improving and finding the guitar fun again

    I tried to teach myself guitar for a couple of years but found myself struggling to make progress. Getting one-on-one lessons with Ian has highlighted all of the techniques that I didn't know I was missing and were holding me back. Now I am steadily improving and finding the guitar fun again. I highly recommend Ian as a guitar teacher to anyone interested in learning to play due to his skill, patience, and thoroughness.

    Corey Sterling
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    sense of accomplishment


    Lessons with Ian are more than just 'music lessons'. For me I've found myself engaging parts of my brain previously pushed aside by work and life. The sense of accomplishment in being able to make music is profoundly-rewarding, I would encourage everyone to begin their journey with Ian.

    John Morrison
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    Ability to get the message across

    Ian is an awesome guitar tutor who has a fantastic ability to get the message across to his pupils. I know because I'm a pupil who had a go at teaching myself without success, but now I have a better understanding for music and the guitar all thanks to Ians hard work.

    Murray Reynolds
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    "Mentor and friend"

    Ian has helped grow not only my guitar skills, but also my discipline and patience. My playing skills have improved greatly over the past six years thanks to Ian's great way of teaching. Ian is a truly talented musician with a passion for what he does and he is willing to make time to help his students succeed and achieve. I am proud to call Ian a mentor and friend.

    Tom Fitisemanu

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