|"Graham manages to be encouraging while offering constructive advice. Listens to what you really want to do." N.W.
"Graham is very patient and laid back. He's cool and goes into the roots of the songs you like. Instead of one type of music he goes into all the genres." C.S.
"I have been having guitar lessons now for about 4 years. Graham has coached me to be a more confident player ( he even convinced me to play on stage for the first time, helping with stage fright and ability). His approach to lessons is to give you what you want, and to guide you through your chosen path, sometimes showing you just that the simplest things can make all the difference.
I can recommend Graham with utmost sincerity. He is an honest, friendly, likeable guy who I am proud to know and call a mate." N.F.
"I've learnt so much! It's been a really big help with my songwriting having lessons with Graham. We have studied the blues guitar and compostion. Graham has recorded me in his studio which is really useful to learn from. I really like Jago his dog!" T.B.
"Graham was referred to me by a local music shop, where I bought my bass guitar. I was looking for someone to give me the basics in music stucture and practical skills. I've been having lessons for about a year. From the start I found Graham to be a very pleasant teacher, patient, but with a passion to see his students progress. Since our lessons at his studio we have got together with another of his students to form a practise band. This with his teaching skills has progressed my playing no end. I would refer Graham without hesitation." J.W.
"For many years I have wanted to play the guitar but never had the opportunity to learn until at the age of 63 years I discovered Graham Smith. I went along that first day not having a clue about what type of guitar, what songs/music I could learn.
I needn't have worried because Graham from the word go provided a wonderful environment for anyone at whatever age to learn, as well as some excellent advice on purchasing guitars. I have every reason to appreciate his calm, patient, encouraging manner. His genuine belief in people and their abilities gives his students an essential confidence in themselves. I have learnt not only to play the guitar but can now read music." C.H.
"I have wanted to try and learn to play guitar for years but through a lack of confidence & determination I never got round to it. Since meeting Graham and talking things through I've finally got started. He gave me time and encouragement which enabled me to buy the right instrument and equipment." P.W.
"Graham's knowledge and playing ability is phenomenal and he is happy to explain as much or as little as I am ready for. He doesn't put pressure on me, so I feel welcome whether I've been able to practise a lot or not. He will give you whatever you want and need musically." S.M.
"I enjoy my lessons & practice time and with the offer of any problems answered even by e-mail I feel confident in the progress I am making". P.W.
"Friendly, easy lessons where you learn to play what you want. I'm dyslexic, so sometimes it's not that easy to learn things but with Graham I'm getting on really well with my guitar playing. I'm really pleased" C.T.
"Graham's calm 'student centered' approach to teaching guitar has enthused and inspired me." A.F. (teacher)