Joe Frater Stockton-on-Tees, UK

About Me

I am a 24 year old music teacher based in the North East of England specialising in guitar tuition. I have been teaching guitar for several years now with a 100% pass rate amongst all of my students in graded examinations. I can assist and advise students in all aspects of their musical endeavours, be it songwriting, performing or understanding of music theory.

My style of teaching emphasises a highly tailored approach towards each individual student depending on their ability and overall aims. From beginners who are looking to simply learn the basics of their instrument and play along with their favourite songs, to intermediate and advanced players who are seeking guidance in refining their techniques, I can offer friendly, engaging and professional tuition on your chosen instrument.

Exam Boards Taught

RGT Guitar, Bass and Ukulele.


I hold a Grade 8 qualification in Electric Guitar Playing through the Registry of Guitar Tutors. I also hold a Btec qualification in Music Technology.

Abilities Taught

Complete Beginners to Advanced.

As a teacher my main aim is to work on your core ability as a musician so that you may feel comfortable and confident improvising and playing with others in an ensemble context with a view to finding your own style and niche in the music world.
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Average 5.0 from 6 reviews.
20th August 2018 by Thomas Loraine
A great teacher, he's down to earth, has a fantastic and upbeat personality, very helpful and knows his music like the back of his hand, known him for years, I strongly recommend him as a your guitar teacher.
20th August 2018 by Alex Donovan
Joe is a great guy who knows his stuff and is passionate about teaching. Lessons are always chilled and enjoyable, Joe is easy to get along with and has quickly become a good friend.
20th August 2018 by Emilie Fritsch
Great teacher! He explains very well, is very patient and very friendly.
20th August 2018 by Shyrin Robinson
My daughter has been attending guitar lessons for nearly a year with Joe. He is a fantastic teacher, very passionate, professional and welcoming. Joe has given my daughter 100% of his time and dedication in lesson to build her confidence. He goes that extra mile to make sure the lesson he has provided is fully understood. Nothing is ever to much trouble, which has reflected in my daughters confidence and guitar playing.
20th August 2018 by Chris Lynch
Came to Joe as an absolute beginner. I did not know one end of the guitar from another but I had a passion to learn to play. Joe has kept me interested and I am learning new skills every time I take a lesson. It's great fun. Joe has a really laid back style of teaching, no fuss or impatience. How he picks up the tunes so quickly I'll never know. It's never to late to learn .
20th August 2018 by Darren Wilde
Joe is an excellent teacher, he has been teaching my son from a complete beginner and his knowledge and teaching method are first class, makes learning enjoyable, and the progress my son is making is a credit to Joe's guitar skill and teaching style.

How long will it take to learn to play guitar?

How long is a piece of string? :D There is no real response for this question as every student learns at a different rate. However as a guide someone who practices regularly between lessons should be able to play basic chords and a strumming pattern within 6 weeks.

Do you have any age restrictions?

I would recommend the earliest starting age of 5/6 years old. There is no upper age limit and I currently teach a lot of adults.

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Lesson Pricing

  • 30 Minutes - £13.00
  • 60 Minutes - £26.00

Instruments Taught

  • Bass Guitar
  • Guitar
  • Ukulele


  • Monday 15:00 - 21:30
  • Tuesday 16:00 - 21:30
  • Wednesday 15:00 - 21:30
  • Thursday 15:00 - 21:30
  • Friday Not Available
  • Saturday Not Available
  • Sunday 10:00 - 14:00