Online Guitar, Bass Guitar and Music Theory Lessons/Tuition

Persevere Music Tuition/Classes - guitar, bass guitar teacher, Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

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Roland Wagstaff, bass guitar/guitar teacher, Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

Hi - I'm Roland Wagstaff, founder and principal tutor at Persevere Music. I've been teaching guitar, bass guitar and music theory to private students in the Edinburgh area since 1998, but I've been playing since the early 1980s. I hold a Higher National Diploma in Modern Musicianship and an Enhanced Disclosure certificate. As well as teaching, I also perform and record with rock bands and function bands throughout Scotland and the wider UK and Europe.

The main instruments I teach are electric bass and electric/acoustic guitar, encompassing most popular styles from rock, metal and punk to folk, jazz and funk. Whether you're a beginner or a more experienced player looking to take your skills to the next level, I tailor my lesson-plans to each individual student so you'll get the most out of my one-to-one classes and quickly begin to realise your musical potential.


"Roland took me from complete novice to playing bass in my band
in a very short space of time."
- Ian Allan

I also teach music theory, either as a stand-alone course or within the context of instrument tuition. Many rock musicians feel alienated and confused by the abstract way that music theory is often taught, so I aim to de-mistify the concepts and show how a little bit of music theory can go a long way in helping you master your instrument. I call this approach Applied Rock Theory or A.R.T for short.

My lessons are priced at £30 for an hour or £24 for 45 minutes, with special offers for block bookings. Your first lesson is absolutely FREE! If you then decide to proceed the normal schedule is one lesson per week. I used to conduct all my lessons at my home in Leith - but (thanks to the Covid pandemic) I'm now online and teaching via Zoom and other video chat services, so whether you're in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester, Belfast, Birmingham, London or even further afield in the UK, Europe and beyond, I'm here to help you become the best musician you can be.

"Getting in touch with Roland was the best thing I ever did
in terms of advancing my playing and my knowledge of the bass."
- Alan Milbourne

Feel free to drop me an email at or call me on 07970 322082

Thank you for your visit.