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  • Casio CTK-1300
    Casio CTK-1300
    Casio CTK-1300 Keyboard - 61 normal keys, 12-note polyphony, 100 sounds, 100 styles, 50 internal songs, transposer, LCD thomann display, headphone/line out (mono jack), 2x 2W speakers, powered via batteries or optional power supply (order code: 252463). Dimensions: 949 x 304 x 93mm. Weight: 3.3kg
    £92.00
  • Yamaha CS40
    Yamaha CS40
    Yamaha CS40 Classical Guitar - 3/4 size, spruce top, rosewood fretboard.
    £105.50
  • Startone CG 851 4/4 nylon string guitar
    Startone CG 851 4/4 nylon string guitar
    Startone CG-851 4/4 Classical Guitar, Maple Fingerboard, 19 Frets, Nylon Strings, Total Length: 99,06cm, Finish Hi-Gloss Light Brown. Great cost effective starter guitar ideal for beginners.
    £42.50
  • Harley Benton D-120BK
    Harley Benton D-120BK
    Harley Benton D-120BK Standard Series, Acoustic Steel Guitar, Dreadnought-Style, Modern C-Shape Neck, Creme Bindings Body & Neck, 20 Frets, Rosewood Bridge, Black Pickguard, Chrome Diecast Tuners, Black Glossy Finish.
    £58.00
  • Harley Benton D-120VS
    Harley Benton D-120VS
    Harley Benton D-120VS Standard Series, acoustic steel guitar, dreadnought-style, spruce top, mahogany body, mahogany neck, modern c-shape neck, creme bindings body & neck, 20 frets, rosewood bridge, chrome diecast tuners, vintage sunburst glossy finish
    £58.00
  • Stentor SR1018 Violinset 4/4
    Stentor SR1018 Violinset 4/4
    Stentor SR1018 Violin Outfit 4/4, spruce top, maple back, maple sides, black stained hardwood fingerboard, black stained pegs, metal tailpiece with 4 finetuners, comes with case and bow.
    £96.50
  • Fender ESC105 Educational 4/4 NT
    Fender ESC105 Educational 4/4 NT
    Fender ESC105 Educational 4/4 Classical Guitar - 4/4 size, spruce top, 18 frets, 648mm scale, 44.5mm nut width, includes gig bag. Colour: Natural satin
    £104.50
  • Ibanez GRG140-SB
    Ibanez GRG140-SB
    Ibanez GRG140-SB, e-guitar, ST-style, rosewood fretboard, 24 medium frets, 2x STDS singlecoil pickup (neck, middle), 1x STDH humbucker pickup, die-cast tuners, chrome hardware, colour: sunburst
    £159.00
  • Picks
    Picks
    Mix of colors and thickness.
    £0.16
  • Yamaha PSR-E253
    Yamaha PSR-E253
    Yamaha PSR-E253 Keyboard - 61x keys, 372 sounds + 13 drum kits, 100 styles, 100 internal songs, 32-note polyphony, thomann Effects: Reverb, Chorus, Ultra-Wide Stereo, Master EQ; One Touch Setting, Metronome, Transpose, duo function, Yamaha Education Suite, Cord-Study function, Phrase Recording, connection: AUX In (Stereo-mini), headphone, Sustain Pedal, speaker system: 2x 2,5 Watt, dimensions (W x D x H) in mm: 940 thomann x 317 x 106, weight: 4 kg, PA-130 power supply and music rest included, usable with batteries, colour: black, follow up model of PSR E-243
    £132.00
  • Stagg VN-1/2 Violin Set
    Stagg VN-1/2 Violin Set
    Stagg VN-1/2 Violin Set, fully carved violin with solid spruce top and solid maple body, maple neck and maple bridge, fingerboard, chinrest and pegs made of stained hardwood, fine-tuning-tailpiece with 4 fine-adjusters, comes with bow, rosin and standard-case.
    £66.00
  • Startone CG-851 3/4
    Startone CG-851 3/4
    Startone CG-851 3/4 Classical Guitar, 19 Frets, Nylon Strings, Total Lenght: 91,44cm, Finish Hi-Gloss Light Brown, no gigbag included.
    £39.50
  • Fender Squier SA-105CE NA
    Fender Squier SA-105CE NA
    Fender Squier SA-105CE NA Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar, cutaway, laminated spruce top, 20 frets, die-cast tuners,Fishman Isys-T pickup system with built in tuner, Colour: Natural
    £100.00
  • Casio CTK-2400
    Casio CTK-2400
    Casio CTK-2400 Keyboard - 61 normal keys, 48-note polyphony, 400 sounds, 150 styles, 110 internal songs, 4-level tutorial thomann system, 5 Voicepad?s with sampling function, transpose function, LCD display, metronome, power save automatic, audio input (3.5mm stereo jack), USB to host, sustain pedal jack, headphone/line jack, 2x 2W speaker system, powered via batteries or power supply. Dimensions: 946 x 307 x 92mm. thomann Weight: 3.4kg. Power supply AS-E95100L included
    £113.00
  • Fender Squier Bullet Strat RW FRD
    Fender Squier Bullet Strat RW FRD
    Fender Squier Bullet Strat RW FRD - basswood body, maple neck, rosewood fingerboard, 21x frets, 3x single coil pickups, standard tremolo. Colour: Fiesta Red.
    £104.50
  • Stagg VN-4/4 Violin Set
    Stagg VN-4/4 Violin Set
    Stagg VN-4/4 Violin Set - fully carved violin with solid spruce top and solid maple body, maple neck, stained plywood fingerboard/plastic chinrest/pegs, fine-tuning tailpiece with 4 fine tuners. Includes bow, rosin and standard case. Size: 4/4
    £68.00
  • Ibanez V50NJP-NT JamPack
    Ibanez V50NJP-NT JamPack
    Ibanez V50NJP-NT JamPack Guitar Package - V50 guitar with spruce top, pearl dot inlays, Includes tuner, gig bag, strap, picks and accessory bag. Colour: Natural.
    £86.50
  • Stagg VN-3/4 EF Violin Set
    Stagg VN-3/4 EF Violin Set
    Stagg VN-3/4 EF Violin Set, fully carved violin with solid spruce top and solid maple body, ebony fingerboard, maple neck, maple bridge, black metal-finetuning-tailpiece with 4 fine-adjusters, chinrest and pegs made of stained plywood, comes with bow, rosin and standard case.
    £82.50
  • Harley Benton ST-20 SB Standard Series
    Harley Benton ST-20 SB Standard Series
    Harley Benton ST-20 SB Standard Series electric guitar. maple neck with modern C-shape, DOT inlays, 22 frets, 3 x ST-style singlecoil pickups, electronic 1-volume, 2-tone & 5-way switch, synchronized tremolo system, diecast tuners, color hi-gloss 3-Tone Sunburst.
    £75.50
  • Yamaha P-45 B
    Yamaha P-45 B
    Yamaha P-45 B Stagepiano, 88 weighted Graded Hammer Keys (GHS), AWM-Stereo-Sampling Sound Engine, Polyphony: max. 64 Voices, 10 thomann Presets, Dual- and Duo-Mode, integrated Effects: Reverb and Chorus, Intelligent Acoustic Control, 10 Demo-Songs and 10 Piano-Songs, USB-to-Host for Computer- or iOS Unit connection, build-in Metronome, Tempo/Transpose and Tuning adjustable, build-in Speaker 2x 6 W Amp, Headphone-Out ?" TRS Stereo, incl. Sustain Pedal, thomann Music Rest and Power Supply PA-150B, Dimensions: 1326 x 154 x 295 mm (W x H x D), Weight: 11.5 kg, colour: black
    £365.00
  • Stentor SR1018 Violinset 1/2
    Stentor SR1018 Violinset 1/2
    Stentor SR1018 Violin Outfit 1/2, spruce top, maple back, maple sides, black stained hardwood fingerboard, black stained pegs, metal tailpiece with 4 finetuners, comes with case and bow.
    £95.50
  • Yamaha CGS104
    Yamaha CGS104
    Yamaha CGS104 Classical Guitar - spruce top, 650mm scale, chrome hardware. Finish: Natural
    £114.00
  • Startone CG-851 1/2
    Startone CG-851 1/2
    Startone CG-851 1/2 Classical Guitar, 19 Frets, Nylon Strings, Total Length: 86,36cm, Finish Hi-Gloss Light Brown, gigbag not included
    £38.50
  • Harley Benton CG200-BK
    Harley Benton CG200-BK
    Harley Benton CG-200 Black 4/4 Size Classical Guitar, Basswood Body, Creme Body Binding, Nylon Strings, Total Length 99,06cm, Finish Hi-Gloss Black
    £40.50
  • Stentor SR1400 Violinset 3/4
    Stentor SR1400 Violinset 3/4
    Stentor SR1400 Violinset 3/4 - beginner's outfit including bow and case, spruce top, maple back & sides, stained rosewood pegs & fingerboard, hardwood chinrest, fine-tuner tailpiece.
    £114.00
  • Yamaha C40
    Yamaha C40
    Yamaha C40 classical guitar, spruce top, rosewood fretboard, rosewood bridge, 49-100 mm body depth, 650mm/25.59" scale length, colour: natural (gloss) Yamaha quality at a great price. Recommended buy.
    £112.00
  • Fender Squier Stratocaster Mini BK
    Fender Squier Stratocaster Mini BK
    Fender Squier Stratocaster Mini BK electric guitar, 3/4-size mini Strat, 41mm nut width, 57.7cm scale length, 3 single coil, rosewood neck. Colour: Black
    £112.00
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Frequently asked questions

 


Can I arrange a meeting with a tutor?

 

Yes. We are offering a free no obligation trial/advice session where you can speak to the tutor in person. Contact us to make an appointment.

 


Are you based near me?

 

We are located in Earlsfield SW18 very close to Earlsfield station within easy reach of Clapham Junction and Waterloo. See our location details. We can also teach at your home.

 


When can I start a course?

 

New guitar,singing and drama courses start usually at the beginning of each month. Check the latest updates on upcoming courses or contact us.

 


How much do you charge?

 

Individual lessons start from £13, children groups from £7 and 10 weeks courses from £120. There are discounted rates for senior citizens. In terms of price /quality, we aim to offer the best deal in London with top quality tutors delivering top quality learning at an affordable price. Check our prices.

 


What is the best age to start?

 

For guitar and violin, 7-9 year old is usually a good age to start. For piano,keyboard and singing, 4-6 is usually fine.

 


What guitar should I get?

 

As a general guideline for children, any 3/4 size nylon classical type works best. Smaller children might require half size instrument but metal strings instruments should be avoided. If in doubt, call us and we will be happy to help.

 

For adult players,both nylon and metal string instruments are suitable depending on your style of music: metal strings for pop/rock, nylon for classical and pop. Nylon strings are easier to play for beginners but metal strings produces a fuller sound.Full size is usually suitable for most adults.

 


I don't have a piano, can I still have lessons?

 

Yes. The best alternative to a real piano is to get a digital model. If possible get one with weighted keys which replicate a real piano touch. Getting something second hand is fine. Check Ebay to see if there are any being auctioned in your area so to save on delivery costs. If on a limited budget, home keyboards can be another alternative. Overall home keyboards are best suited for keyboard lessons but can also work for piano lessons in the short term. Try to choose one with a sustain pedal option. Visit our online shop for great deals on digital pianos and home keyboards.

 


How much should I spend on a guitar?

 

For children, £30-£50 is a good start. Most music shops offer several models in the £35-£50 bracket. Some recommended models: Yamaha, Encore, Stagg.

 

There is much choice for adults in the £40- £100 range. Recommended models: Yamaha, Fender, Ibanez, Tanglewood, Takamine.

  • Metal strings guitar star pick: Yamaha F310
  • Nylon strings guitar star pick: Yamaha C40

Visit our online shop for great deals on guitars for children and adults. Used guitars (Eg. from Ebay) can also be considered but avoid any instrument which has been played a lot and produces buzzing sounds

 


How long does it takes to learn to play properly?

 

It depends what "playing properly" means to you. If it means being the next Eric Clapton, a lot of extra practice and patience will be required. If it means being able to play something to your family and friends that they recognize , then with regular practice , you should be able to achieve this within 2 or 3 lessons. From the very first lesson, we aim to get you playing easy melodies and chords and to make learning enjoyable and fun.

 


How often should I practice?

 

For children, the minimum weekly requirement is two practices of 15 minutes. For adults, two practices of 20 minutes. Less than this and it will take longer to achieve any meaningfully improvement. Any extra practice from this and your progress will be noticeable on a week to week basis.

 


I am a complete beginner and can't read music. Can I still learn with you?

 

At SWS School of Music, we have lessons and courses for everyone. As it happens, most of our beginner students have no knowledge of music theory. All our teachers have extensive experience in teaching beginners and are trained to make you feel welcome and supported in your studies.

 


How often should I have lessons and for how long?

 

We recommend you start with one lesson a week especially if you are a beginner so you are able to arrange your time for practice. For children 30 minutes lesson is usually a good format whereas adults can start with 30 and upgrade to 45 minutes lessons after a few weeks.

 


Do you teach grades?

 

Yes. We have specialist tutors for all main grade exam boards, ABRSM, Guildhall , Rockschool and RGT for grade eight and beyond.

 


I do not live locally. Is there any teacher in my area you could recommend?

 

We are currently setting up a database of music teachers for the London area and surrounding counties. All teachers will be fully CRB checked and be chosen for their experience as teacher and musician.. Contact us if you require this service.

 


Why should I choose SWS School of Music?

 

By choosing SWS School of Music, you will be guaranteed to receive the best teaching standards from professional tutors and musicians. We aim to make lessons fun and interesting and offer the best learning support to our students.

 

 

 

Our centre is in Earlsfield, South West London - close to Garratt Lane, 2 minutes from Earlsfield rail station and a number of bus routes.

 

Underground: Wimbledon Park 0.66 mile (1 km)
  Southfields 0.74 mile (1.2 km)

 

From Garratt Lane, turn into Penwith Road (there is a pub on the corner). SWS School of Music is on the left of the road and is after the serivce staion and before the river.

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