About Jon



Jon Dedman is an experienced, full-time guitar teacher who has been playing guitar for over 20 years. He is a member of the Registry of Guitar Tutors.
He has been teaching students of all ages and abilities for over 10 years.
He holds a diploma in contemporary music performance from ICMP (formerly the Guitar Institute) where he studied with some of the UK’s top guitarists including: Dario Cortese (Spice Girls, Larry Carlton, Brent Mason, Albert Lee); Lee Hodgeson (Stevie Wonder, Odyssey); Iain Scott (Beach boys, Frank Gambale). He has studied privately with Youtube guitar teaching sensation Justin Sandercoe (Katie Melua, The Counterfiet Stones). He also has a grade 8 with distinction in Acoustic Guitar from the London College of Music.
He has played in several covers bands and a blues band as well as solo.

Styles and levels taught.

I teach all ages, all styles and all levels. Beginners are very welcome.
Check out my free lessons page for complete beginners.
I specialise in beginners acoustic and electric lessons, Acoustic Guitar, mainly Fingerstyle and Pop. I also specialise in Blues.
During my own studies I have covered every style from Pop to Heavy Metal, Country, Funk, and Jazz.
I also teach music theory, sight reading, song-writing, and Improvisation.

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Jon’s teaching philosophy.

I believe that anyone can learn anything! There is no such thing as a tone deaf person, someone who can’t sing or doesn’t have any musical ability. If you want to learn something then you can. If you are willing to put in a little bit of practice each day then I can help you to achieve your musical goals.