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Kent guitar school

Discover the music in you

Learn guitar with us online!
As well as in person from our lesson studio, we continue to teach online, so get in touch for an info pack and book in for a FREE intro lesson. 
If you are looking for lessons for yourself or your child, then right now is a perfect time to learn guitar from the comfort of your home or visit us in person. 
Do you feel stuck with your guitar playing? 
Have you tried videos and books but still no progress?
Are you ready to take the next step to becoming a better guitar player?
Are you looking for quality lessons for yourself or child near Meopham or Maidstone?
Helping you play better each step of the way
Many people face the same kind of problems learning guitar, but you don’t have to continue struggling, there is an easier way! 
My name is Joe Bailey guitar teacher for the past 20 years and owner of Kent Guitar School. We have developed a well structured and fun programme of learning that is also tailored specifically to your goals. 

I know how it feels to really love music and want to play guitar how you want to. With our lessons we help you work to a tried and tested plan so that you can see results. Maybe you are a beginner and just cant figure out how to change chords smoothly or strum your favourite songs? Or maybe you are more advanced and can play well but still feel there are some missing pieces to your playing or your theory knowledge that could get you to that next level?

Whether you are starting out or looking to improve we have lessons to suit children and adults from 6 years to any age. Why not book in for a 4 week lesson trial so that we can asses you and you can get a feel for lessons. 

 07956 862841

" I've come a long way now and I can play 6 songs all the way through. We have a band going at work where we all jam and it's all down to coming to lessons at the school. I never thought in a million years I would be able to play, and its unbelievable how you have brought me along "


– Gary Burgess from Maidstone

" When we started we were beginners and our goals was to be able to pretty much play anything and jam together. We definitely achieved that, very impressed!"


– Charlotte & Stephen Barlow from Dartford

Some of the reasons people struggle to learn guitar


Self teaching from Youtube and unreliable sources. 
Self teaching can be a very slow and frustrating way of learning guitar. Why then do so many people still do it?! When you trust resources such as YouTube lessons and books, you are in danger of learning incorrect information, things in the wrong order, having no organisation or advice! This is a sure way to hurt your guitar playing and cause you to go backwards in your progress. 


When we undertake lessons we customise them for your own personal needs. Everyone is a little different with the way in which they learn and we will customise each lesson so that you get the most out of learning. This is where some of these methods such as YouTube are useless because they know nothing about you and your needs. Our guitar tuition will make sure we are helping you every step of the way and you will soon be enjoying all the new things you can do on the guitar! There is zero feedback from online guitar lessons on YouTube. When you take expert guitar lessons with us you get instant and continual feedback to know that what you are doing is correct. Not only that but you will be supported in a way that will keep you focused and motivated to go the distance with your guitar playing. 

Learning from ''friends who play guitar''. 
Whilst this may seem like a good idea, it can actually hurt your guitar playing progress. Your friend is not a professional guitar teacher and does not have all the up to date and effective methods to teach you. It is highly likely that they do not even have any kind of plan to help you! Learning with friends can leave you with bad habits, bad information and hinder your chances of becoming a great guitar player, however well intended. When you work with a professional teacher you are investing in the quickest way to get where you want to go. Someone who already has the roadmap laid out for you and can instantly correct you in the best way when you need help. 

"I have made great progress over the past few years, and above all else the tutors are really friendly too. 

"With KGS you can learn the music for exams but you can also get help with any songs you want to learn, no matter what genre it is, making the lessons a whole lot more enjoyable.


–Robert Noakes from Longfield

Imagine how it would feel to be able to play exactly the way you wish you could?​​​


Stop for a moment and imagine being able to play the guitar exactly the way you want to. How do you think it would feel to be able to pick up your guitar and feel exited every time because you now have the skills to sound amazing? Imagine being able to write your own music and know instinctively how it was going to sound even before you play anything. Wouldn't it feel so awesome to be able to jam with other musicians and feel totally confident and have way more fun because everything you play sounded professional? How about playing your favourite songs and instead of sounding sloppy you could have them sound exactly like the recording. Maybe you really want to learn to improvise? What would it make you feel like if you could improvise awesome sounding licks over any style?

" Your lessons will be structured entirely to your ability. When I fist came to see Joe I had never played guitar at all. Now I can play various songs and play in front of friends and not feel embarrassed by my skills.

Whatever your ability or style Joe certainly has lessons to suit.  


– Lee Smith from Rochester

I will help you get the most out playing guitar and have fun in the process

What I have found from over 25 years of playing guitar, taking guitar lessons myself and 20 years of teaching students is that there are many many teachers using outdated and boring linear methods of teaching. Due to this I have built upon methods to make learning both much more fun and effective for you. As a result I see people becoming way better players much faster and also enjoying playing guitar so much more than before. 
I want to encourage and inspire you to become the guitarist you aspire to be. Having someone behind you to boost your progress is one of the best reasons to take lessons. I am committed to getting you the results you want and when we work together we make sure that you are always on track and enjoying the process.

You will have the opportunity to learn how to play with others and share musical experiences. When you learn guitar with me you don't just take guitar lessons but join a local community of guitar players and friends; all there to help you improve and spur you on become your best self.


There are many guitar teachers out there, but they are not all the same! I have the training to help you whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced guitarist. I take a holistic approach to teaching and make sure each student is gaining the maximum benefit from lessons. I offer lessons in multiple types of lesson to suit each student. Each student is treated as an individual, not the usual cookie cutter approach, so that you feel that you are getting what you need based on your unique goals.

" I feel so much more confident and able to play with other people now.


I feel learning the theory has taught me what makes a good song and learning the technique has really improved my playing". 


- Chris Johnson from Dartford

Why choose to learn with Kent Guitar School?

If you are looking for a guitar teacher in kent then we have taught hundreds of people to transform their guitar playing over the years. Many of these people are coming from Gravesend, Dartford, Maidstone, Meopham, Longfield & New Ash Green. Here are some of the things you can expect for your guitar lesson with us.


  • Fun and well structured lessons that will help you achieve your goals.

  • The most up to date and effective learning methods. 

  • Learn how to practice most effectively at home every day.

  • Fast results saving you time, money and frustration.

  • Lessons suited for both adults and children.

  • Learn how to play the music you are interested in whatever the style.

  • Opportunities to jam and build confidence in real musical situations.

  • Develop skills in creativity, songwriting, improvising and how to use them.

  • Learn in a clean/safe environment. Full public liability insurance and a teacher with current CRB checks.

  • Attend workshops and master classes from visiting musicians.

  • Experience lessons like no other in the Kent area.



At Kent Guitar School we pride ourselves on giving you the very best tuition and teaching you to play the guitar and improve your life is our absolute mission. Why not get in touch today to find out more and find out how we can help you with your goals. 

"My guitar playing has improved massively. Not only have I learnt many cool songs but I can now think musically.

If someone asks me to play something I know what I am doing and how to do it".

- Calum Flaherty from New Ash Green

         Get in touch to enquire or book your 4 week trial



If any of this sounds good to you then we would like to invite you tell me a little about your challenges and goals. We are currently offering a 4 week trial so that I can give you an assessment and you can get a feel for lessons, so get in touch by clicking the button or call me directly and I look forward to hearing from you!

07956 862841

“The quality of guitar tuition at KGS is brilliant and each lesson is relevant to what I have wanted to learn. 

Since taking lessons I have really improved my theory and fingerpicking. Now my playing is so much sharper and cleaner".


– Josh Weston from Maidstone

" If anyone is thinking of learning guitar then I can highly recommend Joe at Kent Guitar School. It's working for me, and I must say it's probably one of the best investments I've ever made because it's something that will probably stick with me for the rest of my life "


– Gary Gurr from Gravesend

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