Guitar Lessons In Oxford & Online



Greetings, my name is Joff Winks. I’m a musician, composer, teacher, professional daydreamer and a passionate advocate of the arts.  


I began learning to play the guitar aged 6 and ever since then music and the pursuit of playing the guitar have been steadfast companions. Indeed for me they have shaped and transformed my life and always for the better!  

Over the years some of the most memorable musical experiences I’ve had have been during music lessons. I’ve been incredibly fortunate throughout my life to have found inspirational tutors, music educators and fellow musicians to learn from and all have been generous with their time and talent. 

Why I teach people to play the guitar.

Music can sometimes feel like a magic trick. We're in awe of its effect but are unsure of the slight of hand that has entranced us. As a teacher I'm motivated by the desire to share my knowledge, to reveal the secrets of playing the guitar and most importantly to help aspiring guitarists achieve their ambitions. Sharing my experience and knowledge of music with others is a lifelong endeavour, one that I'm dedicated to and continue to find time for in amongst the various projects of my personal music career.     

Guitar Lessons in Oxford

I’ve been teaching the guitar in Oxford for nearly 20 years and in that time I've helped dozens of guitarists achieve their aspirations. 

I want to help you achieve your musical goals too, with structured guitar lessons that are centred on the music you love. 

Electric, Acoustic & Bass Guitar Tuition

If you’re invested in learning to play the guitar, improving your current technique or need help studying for your music course or exams please just click the 'enquire now' button and drop me a line. I'm happy to help and look forward to hearing form you.  

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Joff makes you want to learn because you are excited rather than through discipline. I cannot reccomend him highly enough
— Max Whitby
His lessons tend to be very tailored to what I want to be learning and also he gives realistic feedback that always manages to be genuinely positive. I always enjoy his lessons and feel I improve each time.
— Ryan Davies
Joff coached me during my Grade 5 Rockschool study and provided both technical help and musical theory guidance. With his assistance I was able to get a distinction... He is extremely knowledgeable and he often surprises me with new theories or techniques I hadn’t previously considered.
— Nick Warner
My son did taster lessons with three different guitar teachers two years ago. He was immediately certain that he wanted Joff to be his teacher. From the first, Joff has fostered my son’s interests, motivations and confidence. He has been able to tap into some innate musicality of his pupil, and accompanies him often in lessons making music that is enjoyable to the whole household. He is very well informed about softwares, instruments, accessories, maintenance, music types and academic studies in music that has been helpful to my son’s schooling as well. Without hesitation, I would recommend Joff to any student looking for guitar lessons in Oxford .
— Joy Rosenberg
We have loved having Joff as our son’s guitar teacher over the last few years. He is interesting, thoughtful and extremely professional - a great teacher and a fantastic role model for our teenage son.
— Matt Haydon & Nilofer Ghaffar
Joff did not see dyslexia as an issue, but just repositioned how teaching reading music was presented to my son Louis and by playing to Louis’ individual strengths in helping him break down the components to make this an enjoyable experience.
— Martin Holland
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