My name is Pete Sladen aka Slado and I am a guitar player and part-time guitar tutor based close to Salisbury city centre in Wiltshire. With 25 years experience in playing, writing and performing with the guitar, I could be available for dep gigs if you need someone to fill in at the last minute.
Between 2004 and 2016 I taught guitar lessons in the Salisbury area. Unfortunately since then I have had to
focus on the "day job" and family life. However, if you have stumbled across this site and you're looking for help
with learning guitar (electric, acoustic, ukelele, mandolin, bouzouki) then I could help you get to grips with all
that these wonderful instruments have to offer. Specialising in beginners and intermediate players of all ages, these are my areas of expertise;
- if you're a beginner I can help you to feel comfortable with the guitar in a short space of time by helping you to learn how to play your favourite songs, keeping things in plain English and steering you away from some of the over-complicated stuff that is written and said about guitar-playing, and finding exercises and techniques to sustain your interest through those difficult early months/years.
- if you've covered the basics and fancy being able to improvise freely with other musicians or over backing tracks then I can help you with that. This would also include lead techniques for rock, blues, metal and other guitar-based music, as well as song-writing and composition.
- I can also help at all levels with improving your understanding and application of the theory of music.