Lessons/Consultations via Zoom/Skype

Hello Everybody,

I would like to announce I am available for lessons or technical consultations via Zoom or Skype. My rates are very fair. I would accept payment through PayPal or Revolut.

I cannot currently commit to regularly scheduled lessons. Instead, I am available for standalone or sporadic lessons or technical consultations. I am based in Ireland (GMT). I can try to accommodate your timezone and schedule to arrange mutually suitable times.

Many of you are familiar with the posts I have written on this forum. You may have also seen some of the lesson videos I have made and shared here.

For those of you who less familiar with me, I have earned a reputation for having a critical eye for details and for thorough analysis. I have been playing guitar (electric and steels-string acoustic) for over 20 years. I developed a high level of playing technique as a teenager, and my technical development has continued through careful study of my favourite players (including Eric Johnson, Allan Holdsworth and Shawn Lane) and through learning to imitate their methods.

I have developed an understanding of the anatomy of the hands, and I have learned how our anatomy impacts upon our guitar playing. In particular, I’m known for my study of positioning and mechanics for the fretting hand, including efficiency concerns and optimisations.

I have limited experience as a guitar teacher, but I am a university lecturer by profession and I have a lot of experience in teaching and explaining complex topics and ideas.

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.



Nice Tom. I’d highly recommend Calendly as a great tool for booking a la carte sessions. Once set up, anyone interested can simply book and pay through a calendly link you provide. Take it from the vets - spending time sorting out scheduling and making sure your fee comes in is a real drag when you could be doing something else with that time.


Thank you for the tip @JakeEstner!

Hi Tom. I’d love to set something up. Let’s chat about. Email me @ [email protected]

Best regards,
David Arquilla

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Hi @Mcgaffer12 , I’ve sent you an email.


Hey Tom, that’s awesome!

As an unsolicited suggestion, I’d recommend to set up an email account dedicated exclusively to this [ like [email protected] ], so you can keep your personal / other job email inbox clean — and so that you don’t have to share too much about your identity when “advertising” this online :slight_smile:


Hi @tommo,

That might be a good idea. Here’s to hoping I get enough interest to warrant it!


I had a terrific consultation with you, you will get plenty of interest! Might I add i also love the word consultation over the word lesson! Cheers


I would like your help. What is the best way to contact you to arrange Skype or zoom lessons?


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Hi @skypig70 , I’ve sent you a private message with my email address.

Hi Tom, that sounds great!
I would love to get your help and insights.
I always read your posts very intensely and admire your analytical mind.
Looking forward to getting in touch with you.
Cheers, Robert: [email protected]

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Hi @Robpick ,

I’ve sent you an email.



Hi Tom, I’m interested. Could you please email me at [email protected]?



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Hello @jeffgood . I have sent you an email.

Tom is VERY good, and I’ve learned an incredible amount from him simply from some of his observations on the biomechanical aspects of guitar techniques. 10/10, would recommend, as kids these days say.


I completely agree with everything in your post. Tom is awesome!


I am interested in a consultation, but I have doubts whether I am even at the point where a consultation would do me good

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Hi @Djangor

My apologies for the very late response. I’ve been very busy with work and family. If you’re still interested in a consultation, I can send you a PM. Since I’ve started giving lessons I’ve worked with players of all levels and I’m sure I can help you. There is no “mimimum level” required.


No problem, I am definitely interested.

@Tom_Gilroy No problem, I am definitely interested

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