I have been teaching over 20 years now as a school teacher, peripatetic and private guitar tutor. I cover small groups and one to one lessons from age six onwards. I teach all levels and abilities of guitar/bass,uke and enjoy seeing all my students succeed and achieve there goals whatever they may be?

At GJ's we provided relaxed and engaging environment for Lessons. Our approach is to develop playing skills through the pupils musical interests. This can be your first steps or developing existing skills.

We can also travel please contact us for details.

I am now extending my private lessons to include online classes (over Skype/FaceTime)! Classes will last 30mins- 1hr and will span from learning the absolute basics (from scratch), to professional technique, and songs / pieces that you've always wanted to learn. There will be a little bit of Music Theory, should you want to learn that too, but it isn't a necessity, if you just wanna learn to play a few good tunes!

I'm really looking forward to hearing from you, and starting your musical journey with you! This a great option if you are short on time or travel.

Lesson Cost £25 per hour.

Graded Music Exams

Rock School


The aim of this unit is to build the learner’s musical knowledge and give them the ability to express their thoughts and feelings about music using the appropriate language whilst drawing upon knowledge learned within this unit.

Learners will explore the impact an artist has had on them. Through a study of the artist’s background, music and career development, the unit will encourage the learner to measure this artists influence on their own development as a music practitioner and individual.

Whilst studying this unit learners will build a wider knowledge of contemporary music. This knowledge will be demonstrated through the ability to recognise key musical elements present within contemporary music


Trinity College


Every year Trinity College London supports the music education of thousands of students with assessments across a wide spectrum including popular, jazz, contemporary and classical music.

Trinity College London graded examinations and diplomas span performing, teaching, theory of music and composing, all of which are fully accredited by the relevant UK regulatory bodies.

The candidate is at the heart of our focus. That’s why we offer insightful assessments for everyone, from beginners right up to diplomas for the most advanced candidates.

All Trinity College London examiners are professional musicians, and they take special care to make candidates feel relaxed in the examination room, creating a positive environment for you to demonstrate your talents to your full potential

Contact Details

GJs Rock School ,
13b The Juggs ,
West Chiltington ,
West Sussex,
RH20 2JT
Telephone: 07786 566 231
Email: john@gjsguitars.co.uk

Opening Hours

  • Monday - Friday 8am-10pm
  • Saturday 8am-6pm
  • Sunday 10am-12pm