Ian Griffiths

Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Music Theory.


I have been teaching for 25 years. I have taught in primary schools, secondary schools and I've taught adults. I have experience of teaching 1-1 lessons and in groups. Currently, I'm teaching 1-1 guitar lessons online through Facetime & Skype or view beginner's course at: www.playcoolguitar.com. QUALIFICATIONS: 1997          Graduate             B.Mus. (Hons), Goldsmiths College, University of London - Performance,  Composition and Music Technology. 1989          Diploma               Licentiate of the Welsh College of Music & Drama (Performance: Guitar and Cello). MUSIC EXAMINATIONS Guitar: Grade VIII Royal Schools of Music Cello: Grade VIII (Distinction) Royal Schools of Music A BRIEF HISTORY OF MY TEACHING EXPERIENCE: Shiplake College, Near Henley on Thames. 1991 – March 2001 Queen Anne’s School, Reading. 1992 – July 2000 Berkshire Young Musicians Trust (BYMT) September 1996 – March 2001 Ealing Music Service 2005-2010 Richmond Music Trust 2005-2010 2010-2017 Private Guitar Teacher working in the Borough of Richmond-Upon-Thames. Developing www.playcoolguitar.com as an online teaching resource. 2018 www.playcoolguitar.com growing from strength to strength as a guitar teaching agency, online teaching resource and teacher support site. Currently offering '1 free guitar lesson every week for a year'.


  • B Mus (Hons) Goldsmiths College
  • London
  • Licentiate of the Royal Welsh College of Music

Additional Information

Guitar, music theory, songwriting. Building a guitar teaching practise.


Fees Duration
60 mins Skype / Facetime£35


  • To whom it may concern

    I confirm that I have known Ian Griffiths for seven years.

    He has been our primary guitar teacher at Broomfield House School during this time.

    At all times I have found Ian to be dependable, reliable, hard-working, conscientious and honest. I consider him to be an invaluable member of the music department, who consistently achieves good results and delivers all expectations.

    I'm happy to provide further information if required.

    Yours faithfully,

    Mr Norton York