I am originally from a small village called Scarisbrick, near Southport in the North West of England. It was here I first picked up a guitar at the age of 16, and began practicing day and night. I moved to Cheltenham to study at University a couple of years later, and formed the bands Red Eye Flyers and The Drawing of the Three, gigging all over the country. I am now playing in a covers band called The Indie Hitmen, and performing solo shows too.
I began teaching guitar purely for the love of playing guitar, and I feel a real sense of achievement as my students progress through the grades. I teach students of all ages from my home in central Gloucester, and I'm CRB checked. Styles range from heavy metal riffing to mellow acoustic picking. Variety is the spice of life!
I studied to the highest level of grade 8 in acoustic guitar. Exams can be a great way of motivating you to progress, and I offer support and guidance in the following:
- Rockschool Guitar Playing
- RGT Electric and Acoustic Guitar Playing
- Trinity Rock & Pop Guitar Playing
- London College of Music Popular Music Theory
I also come across many students who have guitars that are difficult to play because they have been neglected over time, or set up poorly. I have passed a Pro Guitar Setup course and can offer to service your guitar, to improve playability and make it feel like new again! Please ask me for details.