David W "I've been playing guitar for over 30 years and was looking for a teacher who could teach music theory and improve my technique. Rob has helped immensly with both of these aspects and especially was able to provide guidance about which parts of my paying could be improved. He has a friendly and relaxed attitude, is patient and always willing to re-explain things.

I highly recommend him."


"If you are looking for a guitar tutor, then I highly recommend Robert Dodds. Whatever your age, whether you want to learn contemporary or classical, this man will find the musician in you and  get you through your exams."



"An excellent tutor who makes guitar lessons enjoyable, interesting and challenging."


Learn to play your favourite songs with play-along tracks on CD or USB MP3 files.






'' I can't thank you enough for everything you've taught me over the last four years. I've really enjoyed learning and I am definitely going to continue playing,

Thanks again"


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Anya P-2.     "A wide range of styles taught by an expert. I had classical lessons but you should hear Rob's electric lead guitar playing. Astounding!

Highly professional, giving great advice on practising methods and  technique and a brilliant insight into music.......

I learned more in one session than any number of YouTube videos."

"Excellent. Robert is a fantastic tutor, he explains things very clearly and intuitively knows what pace to work at. Very enjoyable."  Lizzy A.

Alfie Connor;

"Forever grateful to Westside Guitar Studio for giving me a most solid foundation in proper guitar technique and music reading.

I take this with me in my life, most notably to London for music studies at Goldsmiths University and on into my career as a musician and recording artist."

" Patient and supportive-an accomplished teacher and musician-teaching our 8 yearold- Robert has been a great teacher understanding his wants and needs." Victoria.


"Rob is a great teacher, he is patient and clearly passionate about the guitar and teaching.

I have wanted to learn the guitar for yearsand am pleased with the progress I have made since starting lessons with him."



" Rob is a very knowledgable musician. He  plays and teaches an amazing range of styles. His teaching is well thought-out and offers excellent guidance for progress."


"Excellent guitar teacher, wide range of knowledgeof experience teaching all age groups, including me a born again guitarist trying to get back into it."



"Guitar tuition at the highest level.Rob's lessons are well structured, covering both practical and theoretical elements of musicianship, meaning that a well rounded learning experience and accumulation of instrument knowledge are gained in a surprisingly short period...but also feel assured that it's based on solid techniques. His explanations are very clear. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone wanting to learn methodically and with solid grounding in the instrument."

JaneA-253. "Robert is a great teacher who has been wonderful with my son who has ADHD.

Robert really worked to find the best way to teach my son and he has made amazing progress."

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