Neil Cowmeadow Guitar Tuition & Research

Seldom on Facebook - always sharing the Secret Life of the Guitar. Give me a call. Learn, right now, what took me 23 years and a music degree to uncover.

Have tons of Fun whilst saving years of hard slog - surprise yourself! I'm all about debunking the myths that kept me back as a learner on the guitar. I dreamed of playing with ease and speed: with comfort, not pain. I dreamed of understanding and a system that worked for everything. I looked for a better way to think and play the guitar, and because that's what I was looking for, that's what I found.

Operating as usual

16/01/2023

Mega busy with guitar and bass students - scheduling is like playing Tetris...move this one here... then that one goes there... that one over there...
24 years of teaching and still loving every minute of it - helping my tribe of loonies, oddballs, maniacs and eccentrics to make music: this is the Best Job In The World.

20/10/2022
10/07/2022

Just added a direct-dial WhatsApp button here. Cool

The Telford Guitar Teacher 30/05/2022

Finally, another blog post written - and I've missed writing them, I realise.

The Telford Guitar Teacher Neil Cowmeadow, BA(Hons), Dip.Mus, Cert. NLP. Accelerated Learning for Guitarists and Bassists. Creative Coaching. Enhanced DBS (CRB) Disclosure for Your Safety.

The Telford Guitar Teacher 24/06/2021

More updates to the website - needed to check online booking system was behaving itself.. it is!!

The Telford Guitar Teacher Neil Cowmeadow, BA(Hons), Dip.Mus, Cert. NLP. Accelerated Learning for Guitarists and Bassists. Creative Coaching. Enhanced DBS (CRB) Disclosure for Your Safety.

05/05/2021

Settling in to a nice rhythm with in-room lessons whilst continuing Zoom online lessons with students as far away as India and Australia.
I love teaching - destroying myths and realigning misconceptions that have held students back for decades: new student yesterday who had struggled with bar-chords for many years... sorted out in a few minutes and he was chuffed.
A new member of The Tribe.
Love my job!!

The Telford Guitar Teacher 12/04/2021

Back in the room with my tribe - Happy Days!

The Telford Guitar Teacher Neil Cowmeadow, BA(Hons), Dip.Mus, Cert. NLP. Accelerated Learning for Guitarists and Bassists. Creative Coaching. Enhanced DBS (CRB) Disclosure for Your Safety.

The Telford Guitar Teacher 12/04/2021

Back in the room with my tribe, at last!
Happy days.

The Telford Guitar Teacher Neil Cowmeadow, BA(Hons), Dip.Mus, Cert. NLP. Accelerated Learning for Guitarists and Bassists. Creative Coaching. Enhanced DBS (CRB) Disclosure for Your Safety.

24/02/2021

Hmmmmmm.... No immediate return to in-room sessions, but the situation will change and change again as Boris & Co try to find their way out of the chaos they've created.
Meantime, we're rolling along with the 5-camera HD setup and direct-feed studio sound, so it's not all bad news.

The Telford Guitar Teacher 13/01/2021

A great day teaching online via Zoom - the big investment in multiple cameras, extra lighting and using my pro studio audio gear makes a big difference to the output quality.
I bloody love teaching!

The Telford Guitar Teacher Neil Cowmeadow, BA(Hons), Dip.Mus, Cert. NLP. Accelerated Learning for Guitarists and Bassists. Creative Coaching. Enhanced DBS (CRB) Disclosure for Your Safety.

The Telford Guitar Teacher 30/11/2020

Cautiously contemplating a Covid-Secure return to room lessons for students who can't use online delivery.

The Telford Guitar Teacher Neil Cowmeadow, BA(Hons), Dip.Mus, Cert. NLP. Accelerated Learning for Guitarists and Bassists. Creative Coaching. Enhanced DBS (CRB) Disclosure for Your Safety.

The Telford Guitar Teacher 02/11/2020

The Telford Guitar Teacher Neil Cowmeadow, BA(Hons), Dip.Mus, Cert. NLP. Accelerated Learning for Guitarists and Bassists. Creative Coaching. Enhanced DBS (CRB) Disclosure for Your Safety.

31/10/2020

Back we go on to Zoom lessons whilst the government screw things up even worse than before.
So the multi-camera setup, studio sound and mega-lights are going to earn their keep again, and the automated booking page is working well...there's a positive in everything, right?

www.neilcowmeadow.com/bookings

The Telford Guitar Teacher 22/07/2020

Updated online booking page for all lessons - In-Room or Online delivery with automatic update to your diary/calendar apps.

The Telford Guitar Teacher Neil Cowmeadow, BA(Hons), Dip.Mus, Cert. NLP. Accelerated Learning for Guitarists and Bassists. Creative Coaching. Enhanced DBS (CRB) Disclosure for Your Safety.

Using a Tuner - Step by Step Standard Tuning 07/04/2020

If you can't tune up, even playing te right notes won't sound good. Here's an easy walk through using the world's best-selling tuner.
It's a Korg CA-30 (now discontinued) but the current CA-50 does the same things.
Here's a direct link to the new CA-50 on Amazon:
https://amzn.to/2xRJflp

Using a Tuner - Step by Step Standard Tuning A simple walk-through using a common-or-garden Korg CA-30 tuner. Strings are tuned (thick to thin) E A D G B E - easily remembered as "Eddie Ate Dynamite...G...

How to make Your Guitar play out of Tune - Mauling the Strings 07/04/2020

The Basics really matter, and here's why using a strong grip on your fretting hand is a daft idea: trust me on this - I mauled my strings for years before this dawned on me.

How to make Your Guitar play out of Tune - Mauling the Strings Too much finger pressure drives the strings against the fretboard, thus increasing the tension in the string and raising its pitch. The harder you press, the...

02/04/2020

Guitar Lessons That Work - this is a ground-up rethink of how to love playing guitar, focusing on the most fun, efficient and useful route to understanding and mastering music. It makes no difference if you are a beginner or an experienced player: the rules don't change.

01/04/2020

The tech learning curve has been tough, but we're up to full speed with live online guitar and bass guitar lessons, using 6 HD cameras and a screen feed, paired with studio quality audio.
Student feedback has been amazing - so glad to be helping my Tribe.
Do I miss the face-to-face teaching?
Hell yes - but this is pretty good fun, too!

Keep Calm and Play Guitar.

30/03/2020

If you're lucky enough to live near me we'll be resuming In-The-Room lessons as soon as the COVID-19 situation calms down and we're all let out of our homes again.

Nobody Loses Their Mojo on My Watch.

Keep Calm & Play Guitar

Photos from Neil Cowmeadow Guitar Tuition & Research's post 25/03/2020

I've been pleasantly surprised by how much fun it's been to test online teaching.
Everybody knows that there's no real substitute for being in-in-the-room, learning one-to-one with a great teacher, but HD video 1-to-1 lessons with one are a close second.

01/02/2020

Just reflecting on how fantastic it is to do what I do for a living - watching people change and hearing the transformations in their playing.

The Telford Guitar Teacher 24/11/2019

For Guitar Lesson Gift Vouchers in time for Christmas I've added a Direct Dial button to the website.
Pay by card or bank transfer and receive a printable voucher by email - Easy-Peasy!

The Telford Guitar Teacher Neil Cowmeadow, BA(Hons), Dip.Mus, Cert. NLP. Accelerated Learning for Guitarists and Bassists. Creative Coaching. Enhanced DBS (CRB) Disclosure for Your Safety.

26/03/2019

Thinking of learning to play guitar?
Don't spend a single penny until you've watched this video and we've spoken about beginning your journey with the right kit and the right direction...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VCmljQZYVg

16/01/2019

Music has power...

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Our Story Continues...

Currently teaching omline-only due to the Covid-19 situation.

Here are my two current favourite maxims:

1 - Keep Calm and Play Guitar.

2 - Nobody loses their mojo on my watch.

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