Bill Withers – Ain’t No Sunshine. This song has a pretty sophisticated rhythm, that can be quite confusing for most beginners. I can help you to get the hang of it, until you can play it yourself.
Family Of The Year – Hero. From the movie Boyhood. This finger picking style may seem complicated at first, but in fact it is really quite simple and very effective.
Norah Jones – Sunrise. Her guitar player is strumming with a beat on 2 and 4. This rhythm is can be a little hard to keep, but it is popular among guitar players and feels really groovy.
Neil Young – Needle and the Damage Done. Young’s guitar style is characterized by very subtle hammer-on and half-muted strokes. This will always be a real challenge for any guitarstudent.
David Bowie – Rock’n’Roll Suicide. Bowie called himself a very ‘basic’ guitar player, but he very well understood how to play. He is singing while keeping the rhythm tight without any effort.
City Of Stars, from the movie – La La Land. This song is composed for piano, but it can work just as good on guitar. You can play a simple version or make it a bit more complicated if you like.
Who am I
My name is Vincent Francois. Over 40 students take private guitar lessons with me. I enjoy working with beginners, but I also work with performers who are familiar with small and large stages, such as Paradiso and Ziggo Dome.
Many years of experience make it easy for me to sense what you want to learn and how I can convey that to you as well as possible. So give it a try. Bring some motivation and a good mood with you. Then you are most welcome..
Playing a song
My approach is simple and well proven. Playing guitar begins with a basic song and a few chords. Step by step I will show you how beautiful and sophisticated pop-music can be.
You don’t need to reed music notation. Guitar players work with Chords or Tab’s.
How often a lesson
- EVERY TWO WEEKS (most popular)
- ONCE A MONTH
50 minutes guitar lesson € 39,50
Trial lesson € 10,-
Rates Include VAT
Norah Jones with Bob Dylan’s – I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight. Her guitar player is picking a slow shuffle that works really well. Not as hard as you may think, and without any bar chords.
Paul McCartney – Jenny Wren. He tuned his guitar down and is strumming with his thumb and index finger. Notice the same strumming in – Blackbird. As soon as you master this rhythm, you will love to play it.
Paul Weller – You Do Something To Me. An impressive solo performance, I think. As soon as you understand the structure of this song, it is not too difficult to play it yourself.
Leave your guitar at home
If you want, you can bring your own guitar, but you really don’t need to. Leave your instrument safely at home and play on one of my guitars. (also for the left-handed player)
If you want me to contact you by telephone, please send me an email with your number, and I will contact you as soon as I finished my teaching.
With a gift voucher, someone can find out for themselves how much fun guitar lessons can be. You decide how many lessons you want to give. Just a trial lesson or a couple of lessons. You can pick-up the voucher yourself, or I can send it to you by snail-mail.
Frequently Asked Questions
How old do I have to be for guitar lessons?
Guitar playing is for all ages, but most of my students are older than 16 years or younger than 60. I don’t provide guitar lessons for small children, because that requires a special approach.
Should I be able to read musical notation?
Reading musical notation can be useful if you want to play the piano. Most guitar players prefer using chords or tab’s, instead of classical notation.
If I don’t have a guitar?
Never mind. Feel free to drop by for a trial lesson, and let me show you which guitars are popular among beginners. Guitars are not expensive and if you want, you can start on my ‘spare guitar’.
Is playing guitar very difficult?
Because I have been teaching guitar for many years, I know that it takes a beginner several months to play a few chords in time. That may seem like a poor result, but in fact that is more important than you may think. It is what you need to play a simple song that everyone can recognize. Soon you will get the hang of it.
Do I have to have musical talent?
Don’t worry about that. Most people have average talent for music, and still enjoy playing guitar. That is easy, as long as you play songs that fit your level well. A good guitar teacher knows which songs are perfect for you.
Do I have to practice an hour every day?
Many people think that beginners have to practice for hours, but that is not necessary. Playing guitar is actually less difficult than you may think. Pick up your guitar occasionally, and play it fifteen minutes. You can learn it quite quickly.
Can I learn all musical styles here?
My students want to play pop songs on a steel string guitar. They learn everything about the rhythm, playing chords, strumming patterns, finger-picking and singing. I don’t offer lessons on classical music, or electric guitar.