Coda Tuition offers Skype guitar lessons to those students who want the benefits of face to face tuition from the comfort of their own home. Resident Cigar Box Guitar expert Sion Littledyke, has over 20 years teaching, and 35 years playing experience, and is fully DBS checked. Lessons are also offered using Zoom, Google Hangouts or Meet, Facebook Messenger or WhatsApp.
Skype lessons are effectively the same as face to face lessons, in that it’s possible to quickly correct posture and technical issues (through observation and demonstration), and that lessons are focused on the requirements of individual students (when compared to pre-recorded, video lessons). Lessons are tailored to suit personal tastes, and cover different styles and ability levels including:
- 3, 4 & 6 string guitar tuition
- Slide and fretted playing
- Fingerstyle and flatpick playing
- Blues & other styles!
- Bass , Banjo, Ukulele, Mandolin & Bouzouki.
Sion has logged many 100s of hours of Skype lessons to date, with students located in the UK, USA and Brazil. Scores (Tabs), for songs and exercises are sent prior to lessons, with audio and video demos regularly shared post lesson to help with practice. The Coda Tution studio is equipped with a pro quality audio and video setup, including: Guitar Pro and Sibelius apps for scores; a Cubase Pro 9 recording suite; and a Logitech C922 web cam.
The first Skype lesson is 1/2 price at $18 (USD) for 60 minutes, so students can try online tuition before committing to regular lessons.
Standard Skype lesson rates are (USD):
- $35 for 60 minutes
- $27 for 45 minutes
- $18 for 30 minutes
Please contact to enquire about lessons and availability, and for prices in other currencies. Sion is UK based and accepts PayPal transfers from overseas students. For more information on lessons and musical background, you can also visit Sion's site for face to face tuition: https://codaguitartuition.co.uk/
Cigar Box Guitar - Skype Lesson Demo
This is a short demo for a 3 string arrangement of Rollin' and Tumblin' (Muddy Waters' version). This is the same key as the original and is great fun to play with Muddy's recording when you've learnt it.
Cigar Box Guitar - Audio Demo
This is an mp3 demo for the same 3 string arrangement of Rollin' and Tumblin'. It runs through the full song cycle at a slow pace.
This is a sample of the score (TAB), for the 3 string version of Rollin' and Tumblin'. This is the same section of the song covered in the Skype demo above, and it uses Coda Tuition's exclusive Cigar Box Guitar Tablature.