Hi, thanks for considering me as your guitar teacher!
I have over 30 years experience playing and teaching guitar and love helping others to improve their guitar playing, whether that's a child picking up an acoustic guitar for the first time or an advanced guitarist with an electric guitar.
I'm a friendly, patient and well qualified guitar teacher in Bedford, and I don't just teach guitar, I've performed with numerous bands so understand what it's like to be on stage.
Please contact me to discuss how I could help you. Your first 30 minute session would be free!
A bit more about me
I started playing guitar at seventeen, instrumental jazz, funk, and blues at that time.
The reason for the late start was because my father was a music teacher which was great if you wanted to learn the bagpipes. I did try to have a go - from age 7 - but they were not for me however I did learn to read music which helped me later on with chord charts and scales.
Born in Cambridge and later returning in my teens to watch bands play at a place called the Dorothy where guitarist like Dave Gilmore (Pink Floyd) and Tim Renwick (Eric Clapton) would be playing in local bands.
After learning just enough guitar to join local bands which played around the Milton Keynes area playing in venues from working men clubs to bars and dance halls. In the eighties I was introduced to american guitarist like Lee Ritenour and Larry Carlton and that is when I knew that instrumental guitar does work which has always been the direction I wanted to go in.
I then spent around thirty years lecturing in colleges before teaching now just from my studio at home and have joined the registry of guitar tutors as an Associate Member at the London College of Music.