Guitar Lessons
Setups & Repairs
Live Music
Rehearsal Space


Based in Heanor, Derbyshire and with over 20 years experience - Lee Walker provides professional guitar tuition, guitar setups, repairs & upgrades, as well as recording services and band rehearsal space. He is also available to hire for weddings as a solo instrumental guitarist, or as part of his function band Waking Vegas

Beginning to learn the guitar at age 11 , Lee quickly realised that music and guitars would make a rather satisfying occupation! Teaching privately in Ripley at just 18 years of age, he quickly became well known in the local area. 18 years on and now based in Heanor, he offers guitar lessons to students of all levels and abilities covering many musical styles. Lessons are fun and made current with poular music being at the centre of the learning experience.

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Electric, acoustic and bass guitar lessons are offered on a one-to-one basis from my studio here in Heanor and are available to students of all levels of ability. Lessons are available in 60 or 30 minute sessions. Be assured that you can learn at your own pace and in a friendly and relaxed environment.

As a student, you can expect to be fully supported in achieving your musical goals whether you want to jam your favourite songs at home, play and sing at open mic nights, or join a band writing and performing your own original music!

Learn for fun, or work towards guitar grades - the choice is yours! Learn to play songs by your favourite bands while developing essential musical skills along the way. Learn a variety of musical styles incorporating a wide range of guitar playing techniques.

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Areas of Tuition

- Reading and playing music from a variety of notation such as TAB, standard notation, chord charts & scale boxes.
- Lessons in rhythm, lead, strumming, fingerstyle, accompaniment, improvisation, songwriting + more.
- Learning to play songs, often playing along to professional backing tracks.
- Advanced techniques - hammer-ons, pull-offs, string bending, string tapping etc.
- Recording, performance tips, gear tips & pedalboard advice!
- Get graded with Rockschool or RGT electric & acoustic guitar exams.

Lesson Fees & Terms

- 60 minute lesson - £24
- 30 minute lesson - £13
- Lessons can be paid for in cash at each lesson or by bank transfer.
- 48 hrs notice is required for cancelling a lesson. Lessons cancelled without the required notice should be paid for unless they can be rescheduled during the same week.
- Students should have their own guitar for learning and practising.

To enquire about availability for guitar lessons please get in touch using the contact button below.

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Does your guitar have an undesirable/excessively high action making it difficult to play? Are you suffering from fret buzz, notes 'fretting out' when you bend, or 'dead' notes on the fretboard? Do you have electronic issues such as crackly controls, buzzing or a temperamental jack socket that cuts out your signal when you wiggle your guitar lead?

If the answer is yes to any of the above questions it sounds like your guitar could do with some maintenance or a setup!

A setup involves adjusting the guitar to a player's desired specification. Every player is different and knows what feels 'right' to them. Some things such as intonation, neck relief and the radius of the strings are set pretty standard, but other parameters such as action at the nut and action further up the fretboard are a personal preference and can be adjusted accordingly.

It's not just used guitars that may need attention. Even some brand new instruments come from the factory with minimal time spent on setup and will need a few tweaks here and there to optimise playability. Other common issues that arise with cheaper, brand new guitars could be sharp fret ends or frets that have not been levelled properly!

Even a beginner can tell the difference between a guitar with a good setup vs a poor setup, and in most cases, a good guitar setup can make the process of learning a much more enjoyable experience!


"General re-string and clean."

£10 plus strings

- Strip guitar of old strings.
- Oil fretboard as required.
- General all round clean and polish.
- Fit new strings, stretch & tune to pitch.

Basic Setup

"Make sure you're getting the most out of your instrument."

£30 plus strings

- Assessment of existing neck relief, action, truss rod & frets.
- Strip guitar of old strings, clean fretboard and apply oil if required.
- Overall clean/polish, tighten any loose hardware parts.
- Set neck relief, action & string radius.
- Re-string and set intonnation.

Deluxe setup

"Everything that is involved in a basic setup plus a level crown and polish"

£80 plus strings

- A 'Basic Setup' plus...
- Assessment of fretboard and frets.
- Glue down any loose frets.
- Tape off fretboard, level frets, recrown & polish.
- Make any necessary adjustments to the nut.

Additional Maintenance

All other work is priced per job (plus parts).

- Complete re-fret (rosewood fretboard) - £180
- Fit new nut (Pre-cut) - £25
- Fit new nut (Construct from blank) - £50
- Fret polish - £25
- Fit pickups (no routing) - £10 per pickup
- Replacement of electronic components - from £5

Any unforseen problems that may arise once a job has started will be assessed and discussed with the customer before commencing any further work.

Click below to make an enquiry for guitar work.


Are you getting married and fancy having your favourite song played live on the acoustic (or electric!) guitar as you walk down the aisle to meet your soul mate? Or maybe you're looking for some live acoustic guitar music to entertain your guests during your drinks reception or wedding breakfast?

I play instrumental versions of popular songs from a varied repertoire ranging from the 60's right up to present day, delivered in a relaxed manner, making it ideal as background music for your wedding breakfast or as entrance & exit music for your ceremony.

Do you and your partner have a song that's special to the two of you that you just HAVE to have during your wedding ceremony? No Problem! I can work with you to develop the perfect instrumental arrangement of your special song and play this live for you on your big day.

Please check out my packages below to see what I can offer, and check out my repertoire to which I am adding new songs all the time. If you have any special requests, please don't hesitate to get in touch!

Ceremony Music

"One song for entrance & exit plus noodling"


- Electric or Acoustic instrumental guitar playing.
- 1 x song request to walk down the aisle and to exit.
- Background music on signing of the register (selected songs from repertoire).


+ Drinks Reception

"Ceremony Music package + drinks reception"


- Down the aisle package PLUS... 1 x 45 minute set of live instrumental acoustic guitar music during your drinks reception.
- Small, un-obtrusive PA system & lights if required.


+ Wedding Breakfast

"Ceremony Music package + Wedding Breakfast"


- Live instrumental Electric or Acoustic guitar music during your wedding breakfast.
- 1 x 80min set of live music.
- Small, un-obtrusive PA system & lights if required.


Additional Information

Fancy creating a little more atmosphere? Why not add the lead vocalist and/or percussionist from the top Midlands based wedding band Waking Vegas to any of the above packages to create an amazing acoustic duo/trio - +£99 per extra musician

For full band options please visit my band's website here.

All packages include travel within a 30 mile radius of DE5. If your venue is outside of this radius any travel costs will be quoted on top of the package price. See a sample of my repertoire below for an idea of the kind of songs that I can play as a solo guitarist. Check out the Waking Vegas repertoire here


Perfect (Ed Sheeran)
Old Pine (Ben Howard)
This Bed I Made (Allen Stone)
Stary Stary Night (Don Mclean)
Love of My Life (Queen)
Wonderful Tonight (Eric Clapton)
Blackbird (Paul McCartney)
Every Breath You Take (Sting & the Police)
I Won't Give Up (Jason Mraz)
Marry You (Bruno Mars)

£12 per hour (minimum 2 hours)

Large band rehearsal space available to hire. Unlike many rehearsal spaces, my room is warm, well-lit, spacious and doesn't smell of sweaty band members! All I ask is that you use all your own equipment, it's only the room that's for hire. Various days and times are available at the moment, make an enquiry below!

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"Fantastic teacher - has encouraged and praised his pupils from day one. Very understanding and always goes at their pace."

Julia Wilding

"Would like to thank Lee Walker for setting up this workhorse. Plays and looks great. Couldn’t recommend lee enough. He’s professionally set up all my guitars and also customised a few. And it’s well worth looking after your guitars."

Tom - Burns Guitar

"Would like to thank Lee for setting up my bass guitar, not had a setup done before and can't believe the difference. It plays and sounds great. My other guitars will be coming your way soon"

Craig - Yamaha Bass

"A BRILLIANT Wedding band - got yesterday's wedding dancing from start to finish xx Nice bunch of blokes too xx Highly recommend (I am a wedding photographer and see ALOT of bands!!) xx"

Sarah - Wedding Photographer

"Got my Tanglewood fixed and cleaned up by Lee and is now playing evenly and sounding ace!"

Jake - Tanglewood Guitar

If you'd like to request further information about any of my services, ask about availability for lessons, or get a quote for guitar work, please use the links below to get in touch! You can either drop me an email, or contact me through my Facebook page.