School Guitar Lessons

you heard us right!

Without further ado, we’re excited to announce that we are introducing a brand new service! We’re expanding our musical horizons by offering (drum roll please)…guitar lessons! Alexa, play ACDC’s “Back in Black”.

Benefits to DWA guitar lessons

Like the drums, guitarists will see a harem of health benefits after they pick up the strings. Guitar improves working memory by adding more grey matter in your brain. So memorising chords to “Under the Bridge” isn’t just a pastime, it’s a literal brain workout. It also does wonders for your coordination, anxiety and energy levels.

“Cooper has really enjoyed his lessons with Andy, he’s gained a load of confidence and looks forward to it each week.”


What you Get

Lessons are hosted at your child’s school during the term time. 

  • 33x lessons an academic year with a friendly and local tutor 
  • 3x progress reports – Christmas, Easter, and Summer
  • Weekly practise goals  
  • Performance opportunities – school assembly’s, concerts, and HMV Record Store
  • Structured learning and/or famous song learning  
  • Exam preparation (exams are optional)
  • Free tote bag and notebook
  • Use of equipment during lessons 
  • Weekly lesson email reminders 
  • Half term newsletter 
  • Email support 

All tutors are DBS checked, follow the safeguarding expectations of Drum With Alex and your school, and are fully insured.

Who it’s for

Our school lessons are ideal for complete beginners and we offer lessons for ages 5 and up.

New DWA students receive a free tote bag and practice notebook when they sign up.


Sound like something your child would love? Get plucking away to your favourite riffs by signing up for our FREE no obligation taster lesson!

School Guitar lessons FAQ

Where are guitar lessons taught?

Francis Baily Primary

Hambledon Primary School

St James’ CE Primary School in Emsworth

Thorngrove School

Wickham C of E

Will I learn on an acoustic guitar or electronic guitar?

Students learn primarily on an electronic guitar in lessons. But they also use an acoustic, too.

What will I learn?

Cool songs, riffs, instrument knowledge. And you get a crash course in notation, reading music and tabs!

What book do I need to buy?

The Rockschool Guitar Debut book. The link to buy it is here (Approx. cost £18).

Shall I buy acoustic or electronic?

It’s up to you. But an acoustic guitar will be quieter at home.

Can you recommend a good starter pack deal?

We recommend buying a 3⁄4 (three-quarter) size electric guitar. This guitar comes highly recommended. It comes with a mini-amp and accessories for £109.99 plus postage. A 3⁄4 size acoustic guitar is also fine.

Are the lessons individual or group?

Both are available!

20-minute individual lessons

30-minute group lessons

Are the lessons taught during the school day?

Yes. Your child will miss some of their classroom lessons. But the timetable is rotated every half term so children don’t miss the same lesson each week.

How often should I practise?

Ah, the million-dollar question! But a few minutes a day goes a long long way! Children should practise regularly at home to ensure continual progression between lessons.

How much do lessons cost?

Payment for your child’s lessons is required via monthly direct debit.

30-minute group lessons = £33 p/m

20-minute individual lessons = £49 p/m

Sibling discount is available at 20%.

You are billed equal amounts over 12 months which means payments are still taken during the school holidays (i.e., August when no lessons are given).

For your first month if starting midway through, the remaining weeks will be calculated and billed appropriately. 

How many lessons are taught?

Your child will receive 33 lessons across the academic year. No lessons are taught during the school holidays.
We follow the 39-week school calendar and allow a 6-week lesson buffer for circumstances where we cannot teach lessons i.e., bank holidays, inset days, SAT examination weeks.

What if the teacher is absent?

Should one of our teachers not be able to take a lesson a suitable cover teacher will be provided who will be notified of current material. If we can’t find one due to time constraints, a free lesson will be credited to your account and rearranged for you. Cash refunds are not given.

What happens if a student misses a lesson?

Unless the teacher is absent, all missed lessons will be charged for. Lessons will not be refunded or rearranged in the case of short-term illness, school trips or planned/unplanned absence (including non-emergency closures with less that 48 hours’ notice).

How are the lessons timetabled?

Lessons are taught throughout the school day. Children will miss some of their normal lessons. Teachers are aware. 
Lessons will be timetabled at different times each half term to ensure the same lesson is not missed. Some lessons may be scheduled before school or during break times if requested. Timetables are emailed to parents at the beginning of term. 

How much notice period do we have to give if we want to discontinue lessons?

A full term’s notice must be emailed to Alex ( This must be received within the first two weeks of the beginning of term. Lessons will then cease at the end of that term. 
After we receive your final notice, we will schedule your final payment before cancelling the mandate. Because the payments are taken by direct debits as equal monthly amounts throughout the year there may be unused lessons which you can use up before you leave us. We will settle your account via direct debit and then we will close the mandate.