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Musician and private tutor
Guitar, Tenor Banjo and Clarinet lessons

The logo for Gus Dolding music lessons


I am a performer, composer and teacher based in Bristol, UK. I provide private tuition for guitar, tenor banjo, clarinet and theory/harmony/composition for a wide range of abilities.


I have extensive experience working with students of all levels and skills - from beginners to experienced players. No matter who I’m teaching, I thrive on seeing my students grow and develop as they discover what they can achieve.

I have been a professional musician and teacher for over ten years, having been based in Bristol for the last six years.

I teach students of all ages and abilities to play guitar, tenor banjo and clarinet. 

Music lessons with me will help you: improve your technique, grow in confidence, expand your repertoire, understand music theory, find your own personal style, improve your rhythm, and learn how to improvise.

I help students establish solid practise routines and keeps my lessons fun and enjoyable.

I play in a number of projects and specialise in early jazz, blues and folk music. I play tenor banjo, guitar and clarinet and I offer 1:1 and small group tuition in Bristol to all ages.

I am DBS certified.

I teach from my home in BS15, Bristol in my dedicated teaching space. 

For an additional fee, I can travel to your home to teach. 

I offer 30 minute, 45 minute or 1 hour lessons. 


A picture of Gus in his teaching space with his guitar


My lessons can help you to improve your technique, establish practise routines, learn new songs, grow confidence in playing, play music with others and understand your instrument's role in a band, understand rhythm, understand music theory, challenge your skills and enjoy the process of learning and playing music.

The lessons will be fun and challenging and will allow you to focus on your own specific goals. Whether that be preparing a particular song or for a specific performance or audition, building confidence in live performance, to improve technique, to better understand the theory and mechanics behind the music you like or just to have some time focused on yourself and your hobby.

Each lesson is specifically tailored to you but will typically begin with warm up exercises and will progress to working on particular pieces of music as well as spending some time on technique and theory to understand 'why' as well as 'how' music may be played. 

The lessons are positive, fun and friendly and are focused on your needs and ability.

I hold a DBS certificate and regularly teach people of all ages, abilities and walks of life.

At present, I am offering online lessons as well as face to face lessons from my teaching space in my home in East Bristol.

My Baby Just Cares For Me


29 Clare Road, Bristol, BS15 1PL

Very close to St George, Speedwell, Staple Hill, Kingswood, Fishponds and Easton

(+44) 7762 527927

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