"State-of-Art facilities providing the best of Instrument Lessons and Musical Education in the heart of Hackney [E8] - East London" 

We are now also providing ONLINE tuition
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Acoustic & Electric Guitar

Mandonlin & Bass

Piano & Keyboard


Theory, Arrangement            & Songwriting



                "Electric & Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Harmonica & more..."


Free methodology

Open-Minded approach

• Customized Individual Lessons - Learn what you need!

All styles/Levels covered  - ROCK, POP, BLUES, JAZZ, SOUL, ClASSICAL

• Performance - Theory - Composition & Arrangement - Songwriting - Gear Talk

• Lessons One-to-One or Discount for small groups

• 10+ years teaching experience 
• Highly-Qualified Degree

DBS Checked

2 mins walk from Hackney Central Station / SECRET Location

Coffee Facilities

• Special Offers & Package deals

We provide you all the material necessary to your knowledge and practice:

Methods - Chord Charts - Diagrams - Lyrics - Scores - TABS - PDF - Audio Files

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Special Bookings

Working Hours

Monday - Friday

10:00am - 7:00pm


10:00am - 2:00pm


Clare Payn (Piano)
'I started piano lessons a few weeks ago after not having played for more than 20 years! I was so nervous to start again but I am learning so much more with EMB than I have ever learnt. The construction of music and chords and how music fits together - not just reading the notes on a page. Loving it and am looking forward to being able to improvise on the piano as well as to just read music which is what we are working towards.

I have now booked blocks of lessons to continue my improvement. Highly recommended teacher - fun lessons and so patient!'

Ryan (Harmonica)
'This guy is awesome! Passionate and dedicated to teaching you! Always on call to help.

There is no way you can fail with EMB and Gabe in your corner! Thanks man!'

Alice Cunningham (Guitar)
'Such a good guitar teacher, I have improved so quickly in just a few weeks!'

Claire Cervera (Classical Piano)
'I wanted to learn the piano and I have been very happy to start learning with Gabe! He gives very good advice, is patient, and mixes the tools to help the learning comes together. He is a talented musician himself. During the confinement, he even put in place the skype lessons to avoid having to stop the lessons. I really recommend him!'

Ronny Vio CR (Mandolin)
'Highly recommended, very professional, and communicative teaching classes in a good learning environment.'

Daniel Rodrigues (Electric Guitar)
'I had lessons around 1 year, and I really recommend the place. Great methods to teach the students, comprehensive, patient, and always knowing what they are doing.'

Stevie Williams (Electric Guitar)
"I took lessons at the 'Earthquake Music Brigade' for around one year, starting as an almost complete novice. Their style of teaching is both engaging and comprehensive, mixing theory with practice in a way that both complement each other. We focused on classic rock such as Led Zeppelin and The Beatles, but also looked at blues and jazz. The pace of learning was perfect, and I could really tell the difference in my ability after only a short period, and after a year I can now pick a guitar and pick out a tune, find chords and scales and find my way around the fretboard. I'd definitely recommend 'Earthquake Music Brigade' to anyone who wants guitar lessons. I couldn't have asked for more in terms of my own playing progress, in helping me understand the relationship between practice and theory, and the pace of the teaching was perfect. 5 stars!'

Maria Stroka (Electric Guitar)

'My 10 year old son has an ambition to become a Rock Star so we needed some help! Gabe's guitar class was the best find!! He is professional but very approachable at the same time. Great communicator and obviously an amazing musician himself which is inspiring. I am very impressed with his teaching techniques, patience and his passion for music (Rock&Roll) is infectious! My son is surprised himself how fast he learns and remains as motivated as on day one. Due to the Coronavirus we are continuing the lessons via Skype and this is working perfectly. I highly recommend EMB’s music classes!'

Michael Baran (Harmonica)
'Great facilities! Dynamic lessons and professionalism! Definitely recommend EMB'


Alex V (Piano)

'I took lessons with Gabe for around 3 years. Super efficient, organized and friendly approach. I started from a totally beginner and today I'm able to learn a tune by ear, improvise and also read music. Go for EMB and you won't regret!'


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