Since I started taking lessons at Savage Guitar Studio my playing has improved to an extent that I simply wouldn't have believed possible.

Brian Anderson

Whether you are new to the guitar or have been playing for years, whether you are young or old, whether you want to learn heavy rock or jazz, we tailor our lessons to match your individual requirements and desired learning outcomes.

Our bespoke lessons emphasise the importance of musicianship - the general skills required by all successful musicians - and we bring these wider skills into sharp focus on the guitar. Yes, we can teach you to play your favourite riffs and solos... but we will also teach you how those riffs and solos were constructed, thereby equipping you with the tools you need to construct your own killer chops.

Jimi Savage started his career teaching in local guitar shops in Newcastle upon Tyne. He also used to write and produce the regular Rock Column in Total Guitar magazine, and is a member of the Registry of Guitar Tutors, from whom he was awarded Guitar Tutor of the Year.

As business and demand continued to grow, Jimi moved to larger premesis at Newcastle Arts Centre - Savage Guitar Studio was born! The studio has continued to run from 1993 to the present day, providing more than 20 years of professional guitar and music tuition.

At the beginning of 2015, Savage Guitar Studio relocated from central Newcastle to new custom-designed premesis on North Tyneside. The new studio offers all of the same guitar and music services as previously, within a clean, modern and welcoming venue, and is easily accessible being only 2 minutes off the Coast Road with ample free parking available.

We can provide you with a pro-quality guitar to use - Fender, Ibanez, Gibson etc. - or you can of course bring your own instrument.

If you are learning electric guitar then we will also provide you with a top-notch amp. In fact, the only thing you need to bring to your lesson is an appettite to learn.