Paul Lord Guitar

Guitar Lessons Derbyshire - Paul Lord (BA Hons) - Music Theory, Composition Lessons.
Professional Accredited Guitar Teacher Derby. Over 19 years experience teaching the guitar and music in Schools, Colleges & privately in Derbyshire, Nottingham & Ilkeston - All Levels & Ages.

Whether you are a complete beginner, or a more experienced guitarist that needs some help with a particular style, degree, college, band studies, or maybe just some help with Theory / Guitar Technique - Paul has now tutored hundreds of guitarists around Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire - in Schools & Colleges and privately.


Your course of Guitar study with Paul will be tailored to your own musical interest. It is important to be learning the kind of music you love and enjoy. For each different style (Classical, Jazz, Blues Latin, Pop, Rock etc) there are always different techniques to grasp, you will be given the right exercises & songs to develop in your chosen style. Whichever style, whether a beginner or more advanced player it is very important to make sure you are given a good grounding in Rhythm, Technique & a basic understanding of the Guitar and Music.


Whether a complete beginner or more advanced guitar player, every Guitar Student learns at a different pace and has their own individual musical interests and particular needs.

First and foremost, it's your Guitar Teachers priority to ensure you progress and learn through a structured and individually tailored course of work. Developing your own musical interests (and discovering new ones along the way) through relevant work and exercises. You're music lessons should be inspiring and relevant to your needs.

music examinations

You will be tutored in a warm, friendly and very creative studio environment where all the very latest and best technology is at hand to aid and inspire your musical development. For school, college & band work, music can be created in the studio for your course work.
Students can progress through accredited Guitar Exams in both acoustic and Electric guitar styles. In 20 years your teacher Paul has a 100% rate. Areas covered for Examinations include Ilkeston, Duffield, Heanor, Long Eaton, Sawley, Ockbrook, Littleover, Oakwood, Spondon, West Bridgford, Stapleford, Eastwood, West Hallam, Kirk Hallam, Mackworth, Sandiacre, Littleover, Oakwood, Spondon, Wollaton, Beeston, Long Eaton, Loughborough, Leicester East Midlands.


Tuition in music composition and songwriting is available and at some point will at least touched upon in your lessons. We don't all want to be the receptionist that types out a recorded dictation, or just simply copy other guitarists or composers - at some point, you may wish to use what you have learned and get a bit more creative.

Writing music / songs can be really rewarding and for some, financially so. Very often writing music is really simple and easy...
How about this, nearly every TV theme and nursery rhyme you have heard was composed using the major scale - that's just 7 notes.

So, with just some basic understanding of the major scale and Diatonic harmony you could be writing the next soap opera or game-show theme. Or even a simple little folk or rock song - the basic music principles apply to all styles.


Like Composition, Improvisation is using what we have learned - but closer to composing on the spot over a given set of chord changes often. As a start, it is good to look at some basic concepts from the blues genre.

More complex forms of improvisation are found in the style of Jazz and also some more progressive types of Rock.

Basic and more advanced concepts of improvisation are taught, with tips and guidance for the student to develop their own voice & creative expression on the instrument.


Music Theory & grades - are required by all students wishing to study music at a further Education Level.
For others, it is simply a way of learning how make sense of what they are doing.

Music theory is the field of study that deals with the mechanics of music and how music works. It involves identifying patterns that govern composers' techniques. In a more general sense, music theory also often distills and analyzes the elements of music – rhythm, harmony (harmonic function), melody, structure, form, and texture. Broadly, theory may include any statement, belief, or conception of or about music (Boretz, 1995).