333 Music


  • 1 hour – £45 per lesson
  • 45 minutes – £37 per lesson
  • Purchase 10 lessons together, get the 11th free

Our tutors are centred around Clapham, Brixton, Wimbledon, Putney, Fulham, Morden and Kingston.

All of the tutors are DBS checked (enhanced).
Option of Zoom lessons if you prefer.

Areas Covered Map (approx)


What is 333 Music?2023-05-25T13:03:02+00:00

333 Music evolved from a group called ‘InsideOut Music’. We are a community of active professional musicians who are passionate to see people enjoy music in a creative and interactive way. We are not a large corporate agency – rather a collective of musicians who love what they do. Whether you are just starting out or an experienced guitarist; learning for fun or have rock-star ambitions; we can help achieve your goals and also have a bit of fun along the way.

How much is it? How do I pay?2023-05-25T17:26:09+00:00

Lessons are £45 per hour lesson, or £37 for 45 minutes. Alternatively, if you purchase 10 lessons in advance, we will give you the 11th lesson for free (so 11 lessons for £450). This includes a qualified, experienced guitar tutor visiting your house (or chosen destination). This may not include any extra guitar equipment or books you may want to accompany the lessons.

Please pay us online BEFORE the day of the lesson. You can pay on the individual tutor pages on this website via Apple/Google Pay or by credit card. Or we will send you the details to pay by bank transfer. Please include the name of the tutor and the pupil in the reference of any bank transfer. If you cannot pay online, then please contact us to arrange payment by cash to the tutor.

If you are not paying for ten lessons in advance, we ask that you pay an extra one lesson’s fee as a deposit (i.e. paying double for the first OR second lesson). This is just to prevent any last minute cancellations or non-payment. You would therefore receive your last lesson for free, or you can request the deposit back anytime.

I don’t have a guitar – what should I buy?2022-01-25T03:49:24+00:00

We have a few guitars that we often recommend to beginners, and know are good quality, easy to play but excellent value for money. See the list of recommended guitars here.

You are sometimes welcome to borrow a guitar from the tutor for the first lesson or two. However, you wouldn’t be able to have it at home to practice, so wouldn’t get good value from the lessons. Also, we are unlikely to have guitars that are a good size for children to play.

What happens if we need to cancel?2022-02-10T14:48:21+00:00

You need to give at least 48 hours notice to cancel a lesson. If you call us with less than 48 hours to go until the start time of the lesson, we reserve the right to charge the full amount for this lesson. If you need to cancel a lesson, please call us and we will inform your tutor.

Can I buy lessons as a gift for someone else?2022-01-25T03:44:26+00:00

Yes, we can take payment online and send you a receipt and voucher through the post. The voucher is a nice thing to put in a birthday/christmas card to be opened on the day. You can purchase any number of lessons – a single lesson, right through to the ‘11 for price of 10’ package. There would be no commitment to continue after the lessons are taken.

What age should you start? Is my child too young?2022-01-25T03:46:07+00:00

There is no definitive answer to this, but we would recommend being at least six. Even then, it can be a hard going initially. But sometimes we’ve had five years olds get on surprisingly well.

Sometimes it makes sense for younger pupils to start on ukulele and then graduate to guitar. A lot of chord shapes are the same on a ukulele and there is a good crossover, much in the same way recorders lead well to the flute (although ukulele sound infinitely better than recorders in our opinion!)

Do you teach absolute beginners?2022-01-25T03:50:31+00:00

Yes! With beginners, it’s important to the point where you can play something that your ear recognises as fast as possible, even if it’s just a song that uses two chords (yes, there are some out there)!

We might start with just two chords, have a go at some strumming patterns (rhythm is how the song comes alive!) and perhaps have a go at a simple single string melody/riff too.

What happens if my guitar tutor is late?2022-01-25T03:51:11+00:00

Due to the unpredictable nature of the transport system in London we cannot always guarantee an arrival time. Please allow a 15 minute leeway either side of your lesson start time. If a tutor is unreasonably late you may be able to cancel the lesson without charge.

What styles and genres of music do you cover?2022-01-25T03:56:21+00:00

We have a roster of tutors that between them have experience with a diverse range of musical genres. We especially cater for rock/pop, classical, blues, jazz, metal, fusion and folk!

Are tutors DBS checked?2022-01-25T03:39:28+00:00

All our tutors are DBS checked. It is not a legal requirement for private tutors to be checked, so do be careful. If you’d like to see proof of your tutor’s check please let us know.

Are you able to offer tuition for grade examinations?2022-01-25T03:41:54+00:00

Yes. Our tutors have various experience with different examining bodies, but RGT, Trinity and Rock School are favourites. There are grades in acoustic, classical, rock, electric or jazz guitar. Even if you do not want to take the exam, playing graded pieces can be a great way of measuring where you are at. Some of them are very well known with some fun backing tracks to play with. We do not specifically encourage pupils to take exams in music – but grades offer a practical goal and something to aim for whilst having guitar lessons. The RGT syllabus is very well balanced – a strong emphasis on creativity and playing by ear, but also some great well-known songs to perform too.

Do I have to learn music theory? Can I just learn songs?2022-01-25T03:43:29+00:00

We’re happy to tailor the lessons to do exactly what you would like to do. It all depends on the type of guitarist you want to be. It’s not initially important to be able to read music notation, but then if you don’t read TAB either it becomes rather hard to remember your whole repertoire. However, some guitarists have a strong ear which is an excellent way to play.

It’s about balancing the amount of music theory that you need – it’s important to have a good grasp of what you’re doing and why it works as you’re playing, but some tutors go too far with this.

Do you offer any shorter lessons?2022-01-25T03:54:07+00:00

If it is unsuitable for your child to have lessons of 45 minutes in length, then under certain circumstances, we could offer 30 minute lessons. This may be for children under 7, or may be for anyone with particular learning disabilities. However, even for children it is surprising how easy it is for 45 minutes to pass by if the lessons are varied and fun.

Whether we can offer 30 minutes lessons may depend on how close you live to one of our tutors. Price will be negotiated, and based on this distance.

Can I split/share the lesson between siblings or family members?2023-05-25T17:25:59+00:00

You are welcome to book a lesson that is split or shared between siblings, a parent/child or different members of the same household, but the price will be slightly higher than if just one person.

If the lesson is split (i.e. two separate individual lessons) the price would be the same as if it were for just one pupil, plus an extra £7.

We charge more because two 30 minute lessons will always involve more preparation and active teaching time than a more relaxed, slower-paced 60 minute lesson with one pupil. We believe the compromise between the two is fairer to our tutors, who would have an increased workload/intensity; but also gives you a discount as the tutor will have less travel time.

If the lesson is to be shared between two pupils (i.e. both people being taught at the same time) then the prices will be the same as above.  Note that a shared lesson must be two people of the same standard who are happy to learn the same songs. Sharing lessons in this way is often not as efficient as it sounds. If one person is making progress faster than the other, it can mean much slower progress for one, and extremely discouraging for the other. It can often be better in the long term to split the lesson, and be taught individually.

Prices for one pupil:

  • 45 mins – £37
  • 60 mins – £45
  • 75 mins – £53
  • 90 mins – £61 (increases in £8 intervals)

Prices for two pupils:

  • 60 mins – £45+7 = £52
  • 75 mins – £53+7 = £60
  • 90 mins – £61+7 = £68
Do you do lessons online (Zoom/Skype etc)?2023-05-25T13:05:32+00:00

Yes, most of our tutors are happy to do lessons online and are skilled at using the extra features this technology can bring to music learning. Some pupils like to have a mix of online and in-person lessons – choosing the location based on their circumstances each week. With some tutors, they are happy to offer a small discount for online lessons – do get in touch with us to discuss this.

Can I come to you? Do you have a studio to come to?2023-05-25T13:07:26+00:00

We don’t have a base as such, but most of our tutors have some sort of home studio in SW London that they could also teach from. If your home isn’t suitable to have a lesson their (because of noise, housemates etc) you could request to come to us. Just let us know and we’ll suggest your nearest tutor. With some tutors, they are happy to offer a small discount if you come to them – do get in touch with us to discuss this.

“I’ve been taking guitar lessons with dan for about two years now and find him to be a great teacher. Lessons are friendly and varied to give you a broad playing ability and include music theory to help you understand what it is you are actually playing. Everything covered in lessons is backed up with printed tabs and MP3’s via email, which makes practice a lot easier. Dan’s also very happy to help with any songs/solos not covered in lessons which you might be trying to play at home or for gigs etc. Also, there’s ample parking, which is very handy.”


“Conor has been teaching our daughter Katie for nearly 2 years now and we are so pleased with her progress. Conor is an absolutely fabulous teacher. He inspires Katie and her love of music, he is always prepared for the lessons and it has been fantastic seeing her progress from a beginner to a proficient player. He makes the lessons fun and interesting and both us as parents and Katie as the pupil would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending him.”

Caroline, Katie's mother

“I’d had two attempts at teaching myself the guitar in the past, but luckily found Dan. So many of the things I used to find tricky – barre chords, strumming patterns, muting – now come a whole lot easier. I’ve learnt all kinds of songs from right across my musical tastes and Dan seems just as happy helping me learn the subtlest of finger-picking blues as the latest AC/DC riff. He has a ‘gently nudging’ style, which works really well with me, and the lessons are varied, interesting and fun. Next stop is an electric guitar and maybe one day, sneak into a band somewhere at the back. Who’d have thought?”


“During the past 6 months, Issy has passed a Rock School exam with Distinction and successfully performed one of her favourite pop songs to a large audience in Dan’s summer concert. Currently a typical 45 minute lesson includes preparation towards her grade exam alongside working on a varied pop repertoire which allows her to master new chords & strumming patterns whilst adding in vocals. He is an extremely adaptable teacher and has built up a great rapport with Issy who thoroughly enjoys her weekly guitar lesson. I’m really pleased with the progress she has made in 2 years.”

Stella, Issy's mother

“Conor is a brilliant teacher who has inspired my son to absolutely love playing the guitar. His approach is purely pupil focussed – always making lessons fun and catering to our son’s musical tastes. This has inspired my son to practise and be on his way to mastering various pieces and also preparing for a contemporary guitar exam, all in the space of a few months (but at a very manageable and non pressured pace)! He’s an encouraging and friendly teacher and I would highly recommend him.”

Danette, Zac's mother

“I started guitar eighteen months ago, in my late 50’s, with Dan and he has always kept me inspired, even through lock down with Zoom lessons. I started with nothing and have gone through finger warmup exercises, multiple strumming patterns, various riffs, lots of different tracks including a couple of Christmas ones, 12 Bar blues, and now onto finger picking. Every lesson seems to lead onto something new and progressive. I never feel like it is a chore to do practice because I want to learn more every week because Dan keeps the lessons interesting and show me were I maybe going wrong in a positive way. I can highly recommend Dan to anyone young or mature like me.”


“Dan has been teaching my 14 year old daughter the guitar for the past 6 years or so. He manages to make the lessons really interesting, and age-appropriate – she loves the riffs she’s currently learning! And thanks to Dan’s excellent teaching she’s done really well in her guitar exams too!”

Catherine, Lucy's mother

“I am a very mature student of Dan’s and I was an absolute beginner. He has given me the gift of playing the guitar with his patience and understanding. I couldn’t have a better teacher.”


“Conor is an outstanding teacher. My daughters have learned more in the last few weeks with him than from the other two teachers of the last two years! Isabella & Rhiannon praise his approach, technique and enthusiasm. They are now studying for their first exam.”

Andrew, Isabella & Rhiannon's father


Student Recordings

Watch Sam, keen 333 pupil playing his version of John Renbourn's Transfusion here. This Grade 7 piece is based around a twelve bar blues, and includes some lovely [...]

New Resources

We have been developing a series of songs, tutorials and exercises that our tutors can teach on request. New resources include a series of riffs based on the [...]

Guitar Concert

Dan's guitar pupils recently took part in a concert. It was clear to see the progression of all those that performed last year, and particular congratulations should go [...]

Grade Distinctions

Congratulations to both Luke Martin and Jack Milmene who passed their RGT Acoustic Grade 5 and RGT Rock Guitar Grade 1 respectively. They both achieved fantastically high scores, [...]

New Resources

We have been developing a series of songs, tutorials and exercises that our tutors can teach on request. New [...]

Book A Lesson

Call Dan on 020 8058 8450, or enter your details here and we will get back to you.


    Postcode (or nearest station)


    *Either Email Address:

    *Or Phone Number:

    Current level:    

    What time of the week is best? (daytimes, evenings, weekends etc)

    Any other information, questions or requests?


    Go to Top