I have always focused on playing music I love, not restricted by genre. Playing the guitar is a life-long journey with new challenges along the way and I hope to always inspire with my music and teaching.
Why learn with me?
If you feel you've reached a plateau or are not developing as a guitarist, I can point you in the right direction. If you feel your playing suffers from bad habits, I can show you what to do. If you lack confidence in your playing, I can give you a boost. If you're stuck in a rut I can introduce you to new pieces that will reward you. I can encourage you to play naturally avoiding physical stress. I can help you develop a fluid and musical approach to your playing.
I can't promise the impossible, but I'll do my best to put that spark back into your playing again.
What we'll do:
• You can learn fingerstyle guitar (folk, celtic, DADGAD...), classical, some jazz, blues... so many possibilities
• Lessons can be customised to suit your needs
• Improvisation, composition and theory, if requested and when necessary
• There's no need for you to be able to read music! We can use tab which is very easy to learn and use
• Lessons for all players of all levels
• Possibility to study for grades in classical or acoustic guitar and sit exams
It was as a teen that I was first inspired by the guitar's versatility and power to captivate and that I started my life-long passion to entertain; I continue to play to audiences across the UK and Europe.
After many years playing in groups as varied as ceilidh and jazz bands, I now specialize in solo fingerstyle/classical guitar and have developed my own sound, not restricted by genre. My repertoire embraces classical, flamenco, blues, jazz and folk.
Two teachers have had a big impact on my technique and approach to musicality, whilst I was a child: Derek Faux-Bower and as an adult: Craig Ogden.
I always hope my love for the guitar comes over in my approach to teaching; over the last 30 years I have inspired hundreds of students to develop their skills and to begin their own musical journey.
Jonny Moss MA, PGCE (Oxon)
As someone who has been playing for years but seems to encounter so many brick walls that prevent me from progressing as I feel I should, these videos have been invaluable to me. They have really helped me identify areas of weakness which until now, I was unaware of and make me think my time would probably have been better spent learning a lot more about technique rather than just concentrating on being able to play particular tunes.
I guess one thing this this experience shows is that although being self taught clearly works well for some people, there must others like me who would have done and probably still can do so much better with professional lessons and I'm already giving that some serious thought.
Thanks again for great videos.
I had the privilege to work with Jonny for two-and-a-half years and can’t begin to tell you how much I grew during that time. What stands out about learning from Jonny compared to other teachers is how well-structured and individualized the lessons are. Jonny was always prepared for me with a new technical exercise that managed to develop my technique bit by bit, and the full-length pieces we worked on were always somehow just right—never being too easy nor too hard. But what I appreciate the most about Jonny is how patient he is. How he made it through some of our lessons listening to me hack away is beyond me. Lets face it, playing things we’re learning can sometimes feel embarrassing, but Jonny always made me feel safe and welcome.
Jonny and I used Skype. At first I wasn’t sure how Skype would work out, but it turned out to be perfectly fine. Even though I would have loved to actually been there in the room with Jonny, I still felt like I was. He didn’t miss anything and was always able to give me effective feedback, both on technical aspects and in regards to musicality.
If you’re considering guitar lessons, give Jonny serious consideration.
James, California, USA
After teaching myself the guitar for fifteen years (playing with a plectrum and picking up bad habits), I was unable to go any further with my playing. I had to take lessons in order to develop and stay motivated.
With Jonny, I have progressed even more quickly than I had ever hoped. He tailored his dynamic teaching to my needs, giving me a coherent method, at my own pace, built around exercises and a wide range of pieces.
I am now capable (after a year and a half of lessons) to play fingerstyle (folk and celtic) and classical... pieces I did not dream of ever being able to play by Andrew York, Phil Keaggy, Baden Powell and Bach. THANK YOU!
Nicolas, Perpignan, France