My name is Tariq. I've been playing guitar since I was sixteen and teaching for the last 5 years. I have performed in various bands and also as a solo artist across the UK. I have achieved a D*DD grade in a Music BTEC Ext. Level 3 Diploma, a 2:1 in a Ba Music at Plymouth University, and am now based in Manchester. I have played across the country, had my music played on the BBC, and worked with a number of charities on music projects.
I'm an easy going musician with an adaptable teaching style which aims to accommodate people from all backgrounds. I also have a spare guitar for lessons if you are still unsure about buying one just yet.
I have access to guitars, amps, mics and recording equipment. My aim is to help aspiring musicians come to a realisation that music isn't as impossible to grasp as they may think. I want to help you learn how to play and understand your favourite songs, but also to make up your own and learn to play with other musicians.
Once you gain enough confidence and ability we can go out to local open mic nights in order to try out your new found skills on a real audience!! --if you like :)
I also speak fluent Urdu so can teach any students from Pakistani/Indian backgrounds who have limited English.
I can travel further for a fee, please get in touch if you're interested :)
I have tried and failed to learn various instruments at various times in my life and never got very far. I have a very busy schedule and severe anxiety over playing in front of anyone, including my tutors. Tariq has been a star with all of this. He's very patient and encouraging, finds the positives in every lesson and had lots of little tricks to explaining things; he keeps trying until I get it. He isn't phased by my obvious nerves and does what he can to help, and I'm slowly gaining in confidence. He is very flexible and fits in well with my hectic schedule, even when I turn up late and harassed! I enjoy my lessons and Tariq is friendly and approachable and creates a relaxed atmosphere that lets me learn at my own pace, including stopping to answer my many random questions! 10/10 would recommend.
Great tutor, I have already picked up a lot from Tariq in just two weeks, would highly recommend him to anyone who is eager to play guitar, friendly and fun lessons where you're able to learn at the same time too!
Been taking beginners lessons with Tariq recently. He's a great guitar player and a very good tutor. His teaching method has made the whole process much more enjoyable for me. He is very patient and has helped me to improve my skills much faster than what I thought.
Couldn't ask for a better guitar teacher! Tariq's a great guy and is very patient and encouraging. He's able to explain music theory and proper technique in easy, comprehensible, and engaging manner; can't recommend him highly enough!
Really enjoying my lessons with Tariq - he has made me feel loads more confident and has got me doing stuff on the guitar I never thought I'd be able to do!
Tariq's a great teacher! I've never played Guitar before and have only had one lesson with Tariq so far. He went through all the basics with me, answered all my questions and gave me print outs so I can practice the first few chords I've learnt which I've found really useful! Looking forward to my next lesson, I definitely recommended :)
I had a really good 1st lesson with Tariq. He is honest and open, letting you know the basics and making sure that nothing is left out...even homework! Only 1 lesson in, but definitely recommended if things continue this way :)
Tariq is a great guitar teacher. His teaching approach is tailored to student needs and based on knowledge and interpersonal skills. I really enjoyed my first lessons and can't wait for next one. I strongly recommend him!!! Piotr