Have a go week

Have a go week in Sutton Coldfield

Guitar lessons to motivate your child to practice and improve

Learning Quickly

School of Rock & Pop works because music makes more sense when you’re playing with other people, even more so when you’re young or just starting out.

We deliver guitar lessons in Sutton Coldfield to students aged 10 to 18 years of age. Everything they learn fits together with the rest of the band to sound great and motivate them to practice.

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Trying us out is risk free

The only real way to find out more about our guitar lessons in Sutton Coldfield is to book your child a free taster session and we’ll invite you to have a nosy around, meet other students and parents and watch your child perform what they’ve learned that evening.

All we ask is that you are serious about your interest.

And if you like it…

Our classes last for two and a half hours and cost £22.50, a little less than the average one hour private lesson.

If you’re considering investing in one to one lessons this might save you a little money and have a more lasting effect.


“Thank you to you and your team for doing such a fantastic job with Aaron. He absolutely loves the sessions and gets such a buzz out of doing the gigs.”

F. Mather – Parent

“I’d like to let you know how highly I think of his tutor. He has taught the whole band so much and succeeded in bonding them together as a real band.”

J. Morgan – Parent

Learn Great Guitar Techniques

Play different styles.

Play the music you really love.

Centre Details

Sutton Coldfield Centre
  • Bishop Vesey’s Grammar School
  • Litchfield Road
  • Sutton Coldfield
  • West Midlands
  • B74 2NH

Lesson Times

  • Tuesday & Wednesday
  • 6.00pm to 8.30pm


Robert Lane

BA (Hons) Drama, Performance & Popular Music.

Alex Phillips

Graduate Diploma in Jazz.

Eleanor Barfield

Rochelle Joesph

BA (Hons) Music.


In all our guitar lessons in Sutton Coldfield, your child will work towards targets including instrumental technique and general musicianship. We encourage parents to discuss the targets with tutors before, or after sessions.

The criteria are designed to add structure to and support our student’s musical development. They can help identify general areas for improvement in instrumental skill and highlight specific issues raised by the demands of a particular song.

Where a very specific technique is not contained, but with which a student would like to receive support, we encourage discussion with a student’s band tutor.


  1. Play in drop D and some power chords.
    Follow basic position numbers.
    Carry out basic amplifier set up.
    Have basic strumming control.
    Generally be able to play in time within a bar.
  2. Tune guitar with a tuner.
    Control up & down strokes.
    Name notes/ chords and not just positions.
    Play simple riffs without fret buzz.
    Keep time within a section.
    Play some open chords.
    Play and use blues scales.
    Can set up desired sound with level & eq.
  3. Set up a range of digital effects.
    Control up & down strokes on different strings.
    Tune guitar by ear.
    Play a range of major, minor, 7th, barred, & open chords.
    Play major, minor and blues scales.
    Have a good understanding of fingering & voicing.
  4. Move smoothly between desired sounds/ effects.
    Perform fluently with agility and flexibility.
    Have a wide vocabulary of chords, patterns, positions & scales.
    Have a sophisticated understanding of fingering & voicing.


When learning to play the guitar in Sutton Coldfield the School Of Rock And Pop uniquely offers the opportunity to develop the discipline of working with other musicians.

Once learned, the skills of being able to make music with others can last a lifetime.

These skills fit broadly into the following categories:

  • Be ready to work quickly.
  • Retain song information such as structure and arrangement.
  • Move between sections accurately.
  • Refocus & re-enter after an error.
  • Move between sections smoothly.
  • Be able to give and recieve constructive criticism.
  • Understand & demonstrate degrees of leadership.
  • Play with a variety of appropriate dynamics and texture.
  • Recognise & perform frequently used musical patterns.

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