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I'm very grateful to the following students and parents for their generous reviews of my service!

"'I have had lessons with Dave all through secondary school and have thoroughly enjoyed every minute! Dave has taken my playing from that of a total beginner to achieving grade 8 with Merit! '

Ross Mackay, Durris

When I started lessons with Dave I could only roughly play a few chords. After taking  lessons with Dave I have now passed Grade 8 with Merit. I highly recommend Dave for his  guitar tuition, his lessons are both enjoyable and motivating.

Bob O'Reilly- Maclean, Tarland

Returning to lessons as an adult with Dave has been great - his relaxed, patient and friendly style makes lessons a weekly highlight'

John Windress, Torphins

My daughter started last summer after waiting a while for this in demand guitar teacher to have a spare slot. Well worth the wait. Immediately put my daughter at ease fantastic that he comes to our house. She has come on leaps and bounds and her confidence has grown immensely. Can highly recommend Dave Inkster.

Eileen Longino, Tarland

Dave has been teaching both my son and daughter over the past few years (electric and acoustic guitars). He is patient and laid back in his approach which I think brings out the best in our kids. He encourages them to sit grade exams if they wish to, but never puts pressure on them to do so. He always ensures that the focus is on enjoyment . He plans every lesson individually and if there is a particular piece that the kids wish to learn he will always go away and work to make this achievable for them. I rarely need to remind my kids to practice because they seem to want to improve and Dave always gives them positive feedback when it is deserved. I really cannot more highly recommend Dave Inkster Guitar a 5 star service.

Kate Diamond, Durris

My child loves Dave’s guitar lessons. He is calm and encouraging and actively tries to find pieces to practice that fit with the child’s musical tastes which makes it interesting and fun.

I would highly recommend Dave Inkster Guitar tuition.

Elizabeth Watson, Torphins

Our son has had lessons with Dave since he was 8 years old (over 4 years) and really enjoys them. The lessons are fun and relaxed. Dave is very helpful, patient and approachable. His student shows are a great opportunity for anyone who's keen to get a taste of performing live with a band. We would highly recommend him for anyone looking to learn to play guitar.

Amanda Brodie, Aboyne

Dave is a fantastic instructor, who we would highly recommend. Patient, encouraging and really enthusiastic about music. Our son has really enjoyed his guitar lessons.

Ruth Johnson, Torphins

First, a big Thank you for all your patience and professionalism! My son is very much enjoying the guitar lessons, find easy to learn at lesson time and also to follow the instructions and repeat at home. Appreciate the opportunity to get his lesson online if not able to attend as well. Hugely recommended.

Anamaria Gusa, Aboyne

Dave has done wonders teaching my 9 year old son guitar. Very collaborative in his approach, which is empowering for the kids, and his passion and enthusiasm is contagious. My son adores Dave and when he practices the guitar at home it's so fun to watch him grooving along to what he is playing, emulating Dave no doubt!

Heidi Neal, Tornaveen

Dave is a great teacher. His encouragement and relaxed style have made learning to play really enjoyable. He tailors the lessons to the things that I enjoy, which means that I'm motivated to play and practice at home in my spare time. I really look forward to my lesson and learning more.

Samantha McNulty, Dess

Dave is an excellent teacher. He really understands how to get the best from his students, recognising that not everyone have the same desires/work ethic &/or ability when it comes to learning how to play the guitar. The student shows are great too, giving the kids a taste of the stage & what it's like to play with a band. I can't recommend Dave highly enough.

Phil Johnson, Banchory

Dave has worked with our son since for several years and has been a fantastic teacher! I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a guitar teacher.

Lydia Taylor, Torphins

Dave’s really genuine and approachable. His teaching approach is a good match for my son’s learning style. He keeps his interest and enthusiasm while gently encouraging him to the level he can achieve. Highly recommend.

Sarah Baikie, Torphins

Dave’s a brilliant guitar teacher! His classes are really enjoyable and relaxed. At the same time he’s very professional, well-organised and encouraging.


William Kelligan, Banchory

Dave is personable, relates well to people, and he tailors the lessons to suit both what the student wants and what the student needs (always a good thing in a teacher). His manner would suit both adults and children. I thoroughly enjoyed my lessons, finding them useful and fruitful. I have stopped guitar lessons for now, but, when I start them up again, I can honestly say I'll be giving Dave a call to see whether he has space for me!

Crystal Anderson, Torphins

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