Dean is a very talented musician and a great teacher, who knows exactly how to balance breaking down the fundamentals of learning guitar whilst still making his lessons engaging and enjoyable.
I used to believe that I didn't have a musical bone in my entire body, but to my surprise I was able to play my first song on guitar by the end of my second lesson, and I've continued to progress ever since.
I highly recommend Dean as a guitar teacher, he is very flexible and can adapt his teaching style to suit all. He also goes that extra mile to tailor lessons specifically for you, and incorporates the type of music/songs you are interested in. - Avni
I have found Deano to be a great teacher! Within just one lesson I was able to play a few songs on guitar.
His understanding and tailor made lessons make every session enjoyable, and I now have an understanding of both the practical and theoretical sides of playing guitar.
I highly recommended to all wanting to learn and progress with guitar playing. - Sureyya
I was privileged enough to have Dean work as a sound engineer on one of my demos. He was professional and very efficient.
A highly proficient sound engineer whom I would wholly recommend and work with again. - Cal-I Jonel
Dean worked as a Guitar teacher and Mentor for the Zamar Young Musicians Programme that was held at my local church. He was thorough in teaching a number of students how to play the guitar from scratch.
He confidently taught these beginner students sound guitar theory and practical application over the course of 12 weeks, with all students making significant progress.
Dean always went the extra mile to be present during whole group sessions, where he would support students on how to cope as a guitarist in a full band setting.
We are tremendously grateful to Dean for the excellent service that Fundamental Guitar provided.
Thank you! - Zamar Music Programme
As an adult learner having never played an instrument it is thanks to Dean's very patient and professional coaching, that within a short space of time I have learnt to play the rhythm guitar.
I have been able to learn chords, strumming patterns, theory, and I now know my crotchets from my minims. Putting all of this into practice, I am now able play a number of songs and enjoy playing the guitar.
I would recommend Dean to anyone who wishes to take up guitar or further develop their musical skills. - Soames
I had unsuccessfully spent several months trying to teach myself to play guitar, then I randomly came across Dean's YouTube channel. Now my bad guitar playing days are history, and I was able to play a proper song after just one lesson!
Dean is an excellent teacher who uses the perfect balance of practical and theory to deliver the 'fundamentals' of guitar playing. Each lesson is well planned, fun and dynamic. Every week I look forward to learning something new and every week I do.
Dean is extremely professional and uses lots of positive reinforcement, anecdotes and philosophical quotes (which I steal) to keep you motivated along your musical journey.
His musical experiences definitely shine through in his teaching style, which I think serves as a great motivation for older students and inspiration for the younger ones.
Dean's lessons are excellent value for money and he is very flexible with his schedule. - Maudette
After the first few lessons with Deano I could see a real improvement in my guitar playing. He has a great way of combining practical technique with theory which keeps the lessons fun as well as providing an understanding of the musical underpinnings.
Deano is a very patient, friendly teacher and makes sure that the lessons match my musical tastes and interests. I would highly recommend Deano as a teacher and find my lessons both enjoyable and very effective. - Freya
I have been taking lessons from Dean for a while now but within the first few lessons I learned how to play chords & rhythm. He really helped me to understand the theory behind the music and not just how to play chords or melody, which made it a lot easier to both understand & play music.
Sessions are always fun, friendly & exciting, & I always look forward to my next lesson. He is a great teacher & a cool guitarist, with a very friendly personality. - Jehangir
Dean applies himself to be as technically competent in every musical endeavour he takes on. Whether that be recording vocals or playing and teaching the guitar.
His love of music and his commitment to learning, has led to his growing popularity as a traditional and online guitar tutor. - Francis
It was a great honour working with such a talented man, who has a very good understanding of popular music. Each project Deano worked on as a vocal engineer was treated like it was his own with no amounts of time spared, insuring my project was the best it could have been.
The project I completed with him got the attention of several major record companies.
Great work Deano - Mark
I have had lessons with Deano for about 4 months now, and I think he has the perfect balance of teaching in a structured and methodical way, and at the same time makes lessons fun, lively and enjoyable!
He has a genuine love of teaching and it’s obvious that he gets a lot of satisfaction from watching you progress with the guitar. He is able to teach theory in a way that is accessible rather than daunting and difficult. He's also able to break things down in a way that keeps you wanting to learn more.
I like the fact that he tailors his teaching to the type of music that I like rather than making me learn songs that he likes. He also likes to encourage my own style, which is very refreshing.
It's obvious he has a great love of music and I always look forward to each lesson. I would highly recommend Deano if you want to learn guitar! - Nithi
I really wanted to get back into learning how to play the guitar again, and having know Dean through music I found out that he was a guitar teacher.
It was a perfect time to start learning how to play again, and with only a few lessons I was able to grasp a good understanding of basic chords and even play some pop songs.
Dean has a lot of patience when it comes to teaching and he makes learning fun. Lessons are well structured so you get a good understanding of what you're learning, and he's always very supportive and interested in my personal practice sessions.
I'd recommend Dean to any new student learning how to start playing the guitar. I now have my own acoustic guitar (which Dean advised me on) which has made playing even more enjoyable. Thanks D! - Diya
Dean has been teaching my 9 year old son for just over a year, and we are delighted at how our son has progressed.
Dean has a great teaching style- firm and rigorous yet also friendly and engaging.
He is flexible with timings which suits us, and always punctual and communicative. I have no hesitation in recommending him.