First Pick
Guitar Lessons

Welcome to First Pick Guitar Lessons; providing fun but professional guitar lessons for students of all ages and abilities. With over 15 years teaching experience, the lessons will help you take your first steps on the instrument, or progress to the next level in your guitar playing.


About first pick guitar

First Pick Guitar Lessons was founded in 2011 by Geoff Smith.

Geoff has a degree in Jazz Studies from Leeds College of Music and has been teaching since age 19. Geoff learned guitar at Savage Guitar Studio in Newcastle, progressing to teach alongside the owner Jimi before moving to Leeds to study.

Geoff has a over 20 years of teaching experience and currently teaches in several schools and the Musician’s Centre, Keighley, in addition to a busy schedule of private tuition. Geoff has been a Registry of Guitar Tutors registered tutor since 2013.

As a player, Geoff currently plays with the Low River Blues Band, a blues rock band that regularly plays around the West Yorkshire area.

In addition Geoff enjoys composing and playing with the electronic guitar crossover collaboration, Baltimore Gun Club, which is an all original project formed in 2012.

In the past Geoff has performed on TV and recorded at EMI studios with the immensely talented Andreya Triana; and has performed on BBC Radio Leeds, Leeds student radio and had music played on BBC Introducing West Yorkshire.