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Cornwall Guitar Lessons offer professional guitar tuition for all ages from beginner to advanced levels.
Lessons are taught by guitar tutor Darren Richards online via Skype as well as some primary and secondary schools around Cornwall.

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One to one Guitar lessons tailored specifically to your needs. These lessons are currently all through Skype until I fund a local venue to teach from.

Individual guitar lessons are designed for each student. Wether you want to work on your favourite song or solo or delve into the world of music theory, everything can be catered for.

If you're interested in grades CGL offers full tuition in the rock school syllabus.

£12.50 - 30 minute lesson

£22.50 - 60 minute lesson

CGL's 10 week guitar courses are designed to improve your playing. Check below for a list of out current courses.


Kids Course (6-10 year olds)

Beginners Course

Intermediate Course

Blues Course

£112 - 10 x 30 minute lesson

£198 - 10 x 60 minute lesson

Darren has been teaching over SKYPE for over 10 years now, with the last year being 90% Skype teaching due to covid 19 restrictions.


Skype has become one of the new norms of teaching. Learn from the comfort of your own home. The Skype lesson service includes PDF lesson sheets sent before the lesson. Also follow up lesson sheets or videos can be provided after the lesson has finished.

£12.50 - 30 minute lesson

£22.50 - 60 minute lesson





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Hi and thank you for checking out this page.


A little about me, my name is Darren Richards and I’m a guitar teacher from Cornwall, originally coming from Newlyn. I have been playing the guitar since the age of 13 and studied music at Truro College before moving to Brighton at the age of 19 to study the guitar at the Brighton Institute Of Modern Music.

I have extensive live playing experience and have played at venues all over the country and festivals such as The Isle of Wight festival.

Whilst playing with The Perils I had the pleasure of playing with acts such as The Buzzcocks, Carbon Silicon and below a picture of me playing alongside one of the greatest guitarists of all time, Gary Moore.

After the band went our separate ways I started teaching the guitar full time for The Brighton Guitar Academy as well as working as a tutor for The Brighton Rockschool and Sussex Academy Of Music.

Which brings me to today, I am now living back in Cornwall and my main aim is teaching people how to master the guitar through my own guitar courses and lessons. I have been teaching privately at Trevada music since 2013 and currently proving weekly guitar lessons at St.Hilary primary school and Mounts Bay Academy. I have been using SKYPE to teach the guitar since 2011 and find it a great teaching platform. Outside of teaching I play in one of Cornwalls leading function bands. 

Thanks for reading,

Darren Richards

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