Jay-Bee: Guitar Tutor & Performance Coach

Jay-Bee: Guitar Tutor & Performance Coach


I have some availability, one or two slots weekdays between 2pm and 8pm

Please get in touch today if you or a loved one are interested in learning to play the guitar (acoustic, electric or bass) but be quick - space is limited πŸ˜ŽπŸ‘

Huge love to all and sundry xx
one of my students made his live debut over the weekend...

The journey of 1000 miles, as they say, starts with that first step! So proud to see this little dude!

Personalised one to one music tuition, 25+ years experience. Shine bright and spread your light! Makes you feel alive...

Let's celebrate life. Let's do this!

Personalised guitar and bass tuition and live performance coaching/recording support. Come round for a cup of tea and a chat about what you want from music. First consultation lesson and basic tutorial is free, Β£20 per lesson, tailored to your needs tuition and coaching for 1hr. Whatever your age, whatever your experience level, whatever you want to learn: metal, funk, blues, jazz, folk etc I beli

Operating as usual


Jay's phone has died. If you need him in the next 48hrs, please message through here.


Ladies and Gentlemen....

Finley Marsh plays delta blues slide guitar for the first time...

No words....

Get in touch for lessons πŸ™‚πŸ‘


Proud and delighted to announce that Bailey "B-Dizzle" Brown, after only a few months, has completed his Level One: Begginer Guitar course! Absolutely smashed it, this little shred-machine is a future star in the making... As a note to anyone 10-15 who is looking to form a new band... get this man on your team! Star player in the making!

Well done B-Dizzle!! Keep being awesome!

Anyone looking for lessons, please get in touch to start your child's magical journey today, in person or via Zoom πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘

Photos from Jay-Bee: Guitar Tutor & Performance Coach's post 20/05/2020

First week of Zoom lessons going really well, it's a very different way of teaching, but I'm a quick learner, and all my parents and students have been super supportive and understanding as we feel our way down this new and exciting corridor of opportunities.

This week I have taken on a lovely young chap called Tim from Hadfield, and after riding my bike over for the first time since the lockdown, I collected this beauty off his doorstep with zero personal contact, for a full set up, and I shall return tonight in time for his next lesson tomorrow 😎🀘

If you would like me to set up and restore your guitar, and your our instrument for needs collecting, just give me a yell πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘ Keeps me battery charged... πŸ˜‚

Photos from Jay-Bee: Guitar Tutor & Performance Coach's post 14/05/2020

It might have taken me a month or two...

But here is the restored item...

An early 70's (as best I can tell) Guild GE100 Archtop, modified with Bartolini pickups...

Simply... Astounding.... Full deep clean, electronics checked, action and intonation set up to within an inch of its life...

The owner was gobsmacked, fell in love with her all over again the second I handed her to him...

She will be missed, but she has the best Forever Home a guitar could wish for... and I was given a few quality bottles of wine for my troubles, on top of the Β£50 fee, inc parts.

If you have an old guitar that needs some TLC, why not get in touch today...










Not every day you get to work on a custom shop 1952 Fender Telecaster... πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯°β€β€β€πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜ŽπŸ€˜


Giving one of my own basses the loving treatment, amazed at how much darker the neck gets when you recondition the rosewood and clean/polish the frets up!!

Guitar setups and restringing service from Β£30, get in touch today and treat the one you love πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘


Oh my days.... just recieved a super generous donation to the music school!!


Teacher gets taught!

And this week on "My students say the best things..."

Presenting... The Wisdom of George...

George is 5, and an absolute joy to teach.

Keep on rocking little dude, enjoy the sweet music!! πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ‘πŸ˜ŽπŸ€˜



Respraying and rewiring a jazz bass for a lovely young lady, oh my goodness, look af that gorgeous "Daphne" sky blue go on!! 😍😍😍😍

Resprays available from Β£50, get in touch today if you would like to bring new life to an old friend...


Well, it's been a crazy year for Jay-Bee Tuition, 2 house moves and the establishment of our Guitar & Bass Mastery Courses. We have doubled the number of students, thanks in most part to the recommendations of my existing and past students. I cant say how much that means, and know that I am super proud of each and every one of you!!

We will be resuming lessons from Friday 3rd, cant wait to see you all progress and blossom as musicians in the coming year. We get out of life what we put in, and becoming the guitarist you always dreamed of is no different - and I am here by your side for every step of this crazy, life-changing journey. Never stop believing.... 😎🀘

Love you all, see y'all next year,

Jay-Be # # #


Wishing my students, their parents and Grandparents, everyone in Glossop and the High Peak a fantastic and delightful Christmas 2019, and hoping you all have an amazing day! Stay awesome, and keep on rocking!! For those lucky souls who have woken up to a very special Father Christmas present - a gift certificate for lessons with yours trully - I can't wait to meet you and take you on The Journey in the new year! And why is it called The Journey...?

Cus at Jay-Bee Tuition, we don't stop believing... πŸ˜‰πŸ€˜

Mad love to all, God bless us, every one! xx




Ladies and gentlemen, fairy-folk of all ages, I am delighted that as of this afternoon, after a really moving performance of "Californication" by Red Hot Chilli Peppers, and having passed every module on the syllabus, Tommy Norton of Hadfield has passed his "Level One: Beginner Guitarist" course!! My first student to pass his Level One, Tommy has put in a fantastic amount of work, playing every day etc, and I cant wait for him to get his teeth stuck into "Level Two: Novice Guitarist"...

I couldnt be prouder of anyone - remember this face boys and girls, in about 3 years this guy is gonna be taking the scene by storm, the horn by the bulls and the world by the plums!! A ferocious talent!! Love this dude!

Well done Tommo!! Super effort lad!! Get in my son!!

Huge Christmassy love from Jay-Bee # # #

Photos from Jay-Bee: Guitar Tutor & Performance Coach's post 09/12/2019

Tis the season... to rock like a quarry!! Decorations up at Jay-Bee Tuition, learning Carol's and Christmas classics for the next few weeks - what is your favourite christmas song though? Answers below...


Super-Awesome News Boys n Girls!!!

Its Christmas 2019 &
Jay-Bee Tuition Presents...

The 10-Piece Essential Guitar Care Kit!
Only Β£40!


Allen Key Set
Screwdriver set (4)
String winding tool
Spare set of Strings (Electric or Acoustic)
Needle-Nose Pliers
String and Wire Cutting tool
Tub of Brasso for fret and metalwork cleaning
Bottle of Jim Dunlop Lemon Oil for Fretboard Cleaning
Fast Fret string cleaner
Microfiber polishing cloth

All this in a custom sprayed durable plastic kit box, it is just as perfect for throwing in the back of the van on tour as it is suitable for all the needs of a beginner guitarist! Never be caught short again!

Everything you need to get the most out of your playing experience!!

Show the guitarist in your life you truly care, message me today to purchase and arrange collection from Glossop centre πŸ˜ŽπŸ‘

With love to all my students past, present and future,

Jay-Bee xx

Photos from Jay-Bee: Guitar Tutor & Performance Coach's post 03/12/2019

Restoring this lovely 90's Hokada Romanian guitar... Full clean n setup... Lovely stuff!! ❀


Super-exciting news coming up in the next few hours...

Watch this face...

Whoop de whoop!


Photos from Jay-Bee: Guitar Tutor & Performance Coach's post 27/11/2019

The syllabus for Level 2 has landed!!! Whoop whoop!!

Super excited to take my students from Beginner to Novice... Boom!


Well its all kicking off here! Level 2 course is coming together nicely! Plus I got my first samples back of the certificates that my students will be awarded upon completion of each level; Beginner, Novice, Intermediate & Advanced 😎🀘

To make a booking, drop us a line, lets get to it!


Jay-Bee Tuition now has gift certificates available making the perfect Christmas gift this year!

3 lessons - Β£50
5 lessons plus free trial - Β£100
10 lessons plus free trial - Β£180

I currently have availability but with my humble local music school doubling in size in 2019, I also want to thank all my current students and their parents and partners for your patronage, support and recommendations... Without which I really would still be another frustrated worker in an office or on a production line... I love you guys with all my heart! ❀

I have designed a brand new syllabus for 2020, taking players from the very first chords right through to advanced theory for all players of all abilities, in a simple, easy to understand 4-level course.

I look forward to being here for your journey 😎🀘Message me with any enquires or to give the gift of music this year.

Let's make this Christmas and unforgettable one!

Keep on rocking in the free world boys n girls...
Love Jay-Bee xx


Top day of lessons, and putting this beauty to rights... Fretless Farida Acoustic Bass.. Being restrung with flatwound black nylon strings... Mmm.... Delicious!!


Busy day... ❀

After an afternoon remembering how to use Microsoft Paint, the new Jay-Bee Tuition syllabus and accreditation course are starting to finally take shape... 😎🀘

Get in touch for bookings or any other enquiries, have a top week everyone xx


After an afternoon remembering how to use Microsoft Paint, the new Jay-Bee Tuition syllabus and accreditation course are starting to finally take shape... 😎🀘

Get in touch for bookings or any other enquiries, have a top week everyone xx


Oooh, one of my students has dropped this off, he wants a deep clean, neck pickup sorting out, frets cleaning and dressing, restringing and action/intonation setup and corrected.

Β£30 plus parts! Bargain!

If you or a loved one, or your child has a guitar in need of some TLC, new pickups or whatever, get in touch TODAY! 😎🀘

Cant wait to hear how she sounds when we are finished, pics to follow of course.... 😊


And now... to shape the hole properly... Crazy crazy nights!



Photos from Jay-Bee: Guitar Tutor & Performance Coach's post 20/10/2019

So last night was fun...

Fixing up a 1970's Gibson 335 copy by Commodore for a customer, and after a few weeks of fruitless attempts we realise that because of the way the guitar was originally built, it wouldnt be possible to use the regular "oh God thos is gonna be such a pain in the arse" standard 335 electronic techniques to get all the Gibbons in and fitted... a long a tedious process much like the way ancient Egyptians removed the brain through the nose when mumifying Pharaohs... but in reverse, and more messy...

So instead my luthier friend advised that we create an access panel in the back... like all normal guitars 😊
It will be easy he said, much quicker he said...

So three of us spent over 5 hours last night filing through the back one micron of dust at a time, taking it in shifts, cleaning the back up, shaping the back cover by hand with sandpaper, soldering electronics etc...probably close to 7 in total...

But we got there!!!! Whooop!

Next step.... fit the rear access plate and then loading in the electrics!! Cant wait! Such fun with friends!!

Enjoy the pics n vids,
Happy Sunday,
JayBee and the gang xx


Working on this absolutely stunning 2008 Pacifica for a student:

bridge needs reconfiguring, springs adding, intonation setting up, deep clean, frets dressing and polishing, and then restring with new strings and action resetting...

Dagnammit I love these guitars... this is going to be a very, very sexy beast when this is done...

Β£40... cant said fairer than that for an instrument to go from borderline unplayable to feeling and playing like a Β£1000 custom shop Fender...

Love it!! ❀❀❀ watch this space for the finished results...

Photos from Jay-Bee: Guitar Tutor & Performance Coach's post 14/10/2019

Starting to dread Christmas already? Looking for an unusual present that will never get old or fail to delight?

Well....Gift certificates now available as the perfect present for the aspiring God or Godess of all that rocks and rolls in your life... Whether they play already and want to take it to the next level, or are looking to start, this is the perfect gift!!

3x 1hr (or 6x 30min half hour kids lessons) - Β£50
5 x 1hr lessons - Β£90
10 x 1hr lessons - Β£175

With commitment and daily practice, my students learn at a highly accelerated pace, and the basics of music and guitar can be grasped within days, and serious progress within 4 weeks!

With 20 years teaching all styles to all levels, through all genres, why not get in touch today to give the ultimate gift this Christmas...? Its life-changing, fantasy-fulfilling, confidence inspiring stuff! πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘

Big love, please share far and wide,
JB # # #


Before and after.... Wow...!

Deep clean, fretboard and and bridge reconditioned, frets cleaned and dressed, restring, and action/intonation setup - £40 plus parts, and now how gorgeous does that look? ❀❀ sounds and plays like a £500 guitar now - epic win!

If you have a guitar in need of all your lovin', and quite possibly all you hugs n kisses too... drop me a line! 😎🀘

Thanks for the shares and the love guys, every like and recommendation helps me build my little business, and I really am ever so grateful! ❀

All the love, Happy Strummin'...
JB xx


Deep clean, restring and full action and intonation setup on this rather lovely 90's Montana acoustic for a student of mine, all for a 24hr turnaround.

£40 plus strings - bargain! cant to wait to hear how she plays and feels when we are all done 😎🀘


Happy Monday everyone! Have a bit of space for 2 maybe 3 more students/dual lessons, my business availability is Monday Friday between 3pm - 8pm.

Want to learn guitar at the same time as your son or daughter? Bond over the magic of music and remember that learning an instrument such as guitar helps children improve confidence, academic achievements and opens doors socially that will define both of you for the rest of your lives πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘β€

Why not be brave and drop us an enquiry today? Lessons start at Β£8 for 30 min - absolute steal!

This week, amongst other things, my students will be learning...

Lewis Capaldi - Someone You Loved
Foster the People - Pumped up Kicks
Beatles - Drive my Car
U2 - With or Without you
RHCP - Cant Stop
2Unlimited - No Limit
Queen - Show must go on
Slipknot - Duality
Uriah Heep - Stealin'
Jimmy Cliff - I can see clearly now the rain has gone
Bob Marley - Exodus
Sorrow - David Bowie

If these sound up your street, drop us a line... πŸ˜ŽπŸ€˜πŸ•Ί

Big love, JB xx

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