I was a complete beginner on guitar, (although I’ve played a clarinet for nearly 20 years), and I wanted the challenge of learning a new, and completely different, instrument. At first I contemplated teaching myself, but didn’t really know where to start, and I am so pleased I decided to take lessons with Vicki. I had barely strummed a guitar before my first lesson and within a week I was playing a basic tune and some chords. Within a few weeks I could strum along to a song or two and now 8 months on I am astonished at just how well I have progressed. Lessons are fun and informal, Vicki is very friendly, knowledgeable, and encouraging. She knows whether I’m ready (or not!) to tackle something new. As well as my weekly lessons, Vicki’s website has a wealth of additional material, including backing tracks to assist with practice, and video lessons if I can’t attend face to face. I would highly recommend lessons with Vicki – her passion for music and the guitar is obvious and infectious – I can’t wait to pick up my guitar and play! Thank you Vicki!