Adam Pickard

Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Bass, Drums, Music Theory, Music Production.

Biography

Adam Pickard is an established music teacher and all-round musician specialising in Acoustic, Electric and Bass guitars. Whether it’s rock, blues, funk or acoustic that you want to learn, and whatever your age or ability, Adam can show you how to achieve your goals in an enjoyable and engaging way. You may wish to learn your favourite songs for fun, or you may prefer a more structured approach taking the recognised exams as you progress. The choice is yours! Adam runs personal one to one lessons, paired lessons and group workshops from his dedicated studio in Staines-Upon-Thames. Academy of Contemporary Music trained Adam Pickard is RGT (Registry of Guitar Tutors) accredited. He has extensive experience within the industry gained through live session work for major label artist Sony BMG, performing at The o2 and studio engineering for top selling label Universal. Adam also enjoys songwriting and has had several songs recorded and released through Metropolis Studios (where the likes of Ed Sheeran, Beyonce, The Rolling Stones and Michael Jackson, to name a few, also have credits!). Retail shops, restaurants and TV shows both here and overseas regularly play his songs. Various artists and bands have been recorded in his studio, ranging from acoustic singer-songwriters looking for ‘full band’ sounding productions, to 5 piece rock bands!

Certifications

  • Degree in Creative Music Production - Academy of Contemporary Music Guildford
  • Higher Diploma in Creative Music Production - Academy of Contemporary Music Guildford
  • Diploma in Contemporary Music - Brooklands College Weybridge
  • A* GCSE in Music Thamesmead School Shepperton
  • RGT Registered Guitar Teacher

Additional Information

Full DBS Check with all studio electrical equipment PAT Tested with members of the public (students) also insured up to the value of £5,000,000.

Fees

Fees Duration
1st 1/2 Hour LessonFree!
1/2 Hour£17.50
1 Hour£33
2 Hours£65

Testimonials

  • I’m a singer and wanted to learn guitar so I could accompany myself and within 5 months of having lessons with Adam, I got my first gig in which I fully accompanied myself on guitar! Adam is very patient, relaxed and will adapt lessons to suit your needs. I honestly wouldn't go to anyone else. - Jenna W

  • I have been studying guitar with Adam for 3 years now and it has been a wonderful experience to say the least! He is extremely enthusiastic and tailors the lessons specifically to me by teaching me how to play pieces from the genres I listen to. He continually pushes me to try new methods and expand my playing techniques through the fun exercises he sets, it has been a pleasure to attend my lessons. - Tara R

  • I have been having lessons with Adam since I was 9 years old, I'm now nearly 15. His lessons are always fun and he is very good at suggesting what songs to teach me and will always listen and help me with my own guitar ideas too! I learn Electric and also Acoustic guitar with Adam. - Jamie A

  • I've been learning to play Bass with Adam for almost a year and he's taken me from a complete adult novice through to Graded Rockschool exams. He is an exceptionally gifted musician, a naturally patient, understanding teacher and every lesson is a joy to attend! Thank you for turning me into a Bassist! - Joanne R