Gig-A-Bull Ltd. Guitar & Bass Tuition in Cambridge

Professional instrument tuition from beginner to diploma.

Guitar, Bass, Ukulele & Cajon

Tuition at its best.

Practical instrumental tuition for learning songs playing in bands, performing gigs and gaining qualifications.

RockSchool- RGT- Trinity- ‘GCSE’ & 'A' level exam preparation available.

Gig-A-Bull is a Ltd Co. No 6373939

Lessons In School

If your Child attends Trumpington Primary, Trumpington Meadows or Fawcett School and you would like to register them for lessons please fill out the registration form by following the following link: ‘Registration’.

Your Child’s teacher will assess whether it is best to start your Child on Cajon or Ukulele or whether to use a combination of the two. You will receive feedback, lesson notes and advice via our Parent/Student portal after the fist lesson.

If you are an adult of young person from another School or College, follow the following link for a free consultation prior to booking lessons: Free consultation.

 

Kids- 'Ukulele to Guitar'.

The size of a Ukulele is more proportional for the younger player.

The size of a Ukulele is more proportional for the younger player.

We have a program for small children. This is centred around establishing strong musical foundations and forging a repertoire of skills easily transferable to Guitar.

When your child is better physically equipped for the demands of a larger instrument we will teach them how to transfer the skills to Guitar. 

Over reaching, over-stretching and generally contorting the body to fit an instrument that is too large, can lead to long term postural complications or R.S.I. Even a 3/4 size Guitar is likely to prove problematic for a the average eight year old. The instruments that will fit your child vary from person to person, but the range of inexpensive and highly portable Ukulele available today make this a great choice for children who wish to play the Guitar, but are a little too small.

The ideal age for transferring to Guitar is around nine or ten. 

Ukulele & Transferable Skills

The Ukulele is the same as the mid section of the Guitar, but minus two strings: If you put a capo in the fifth fret of a Guitar and chop off the two bass strings, then you have in essence a Ukulele. Anything played in that section of the neck will be transferable to the Guitar. 

Or to put it in more complicated musical terminology, the Ukulele is a four string Guitar playing a fourth higher with re-entry tuning.    


Too Small for Ukulele?

Occasionally children come along for lessons who are physically not yet ready to form chords or hold down notes on the Ukulele. Don’t let this delay your child’s development. Apart from being an amazing instrument in its own right, the Cajon is what we recommend in such cases to build musical skills and awareness that will be transferable to any instrument as your Child get older. See our page on Cajon or Drum Box for more details.