I have 30 years professional experience as a Jazz guitar teacher and performer and I have also studied with many well known jazz musicians including the famous pedagogue Charlie Banacos.

I am also the former Head of Jazz Studies, Guitar and Bass Instrumental Coordinator and Assistant Head of Music at Leeds College of Music in the UK, where I taught for over 20 years at both under graduate and post graduate levels.

I cover Classic and Modern Jazz styles in my lessons and you will study everything from the common Jazz standards and blues forms right through to the most modern Jazz repertoire in a systematic and thorough program of musical study.


My Rock and Blues guitar lessons principally cover the following areas:

Major/Minor Pentatonic and Blues Scale Soloing, String Bending and Vibrato Techniques, Developing Time and Rhythmic Awareness, Learning Rock and Blues Vocabulary, Idiomatic Rhythm Guitar Styles, Common Rock & Blues Repertoire, Using Triads for Soloing.

Classic Rock Lead Guitar Styles. Hendrix-style Rhythm Guitar, Applying Intervals to Solos, Using Power Chords and Diads, String Skipping, Arpeggio Picking, Using Double-Stops, Developing Fingerboard Knowledge and Understanding.


Lessons are currently priced as below for 2018. I reserve the right to change payment details at my discretion, but previously agreed rates will always be honoured for the duration of an existing lesson package.

Please note that Payment via PayPal or BACS bank transfer is required in advance upon initial booking:

1-1 In Person Lessons (1 hour duration) £30 GBP
Skype Video Lesson (1 hour duration) £30 GBP
Pre-recorded Video Correspondence £25 GBP

NEW! – 3 x 1hr Skype Lesson Package – £80.00 GBP

NEW! – 5 x 1hr Skype Lesson Package – £120.00 GBP

(All lessons are inclusive of PDF notes – in tab and regular notation – MP3 audio tracks)

Teaching Terms and Conditions 2018

(*Please ensure you are able to commit to the entire course of lessons if you are considering purchasing a lesson package, as refunds are not available once you have purchased either a Skype or video correspondence multi-lesson package)

(Please note that the copying or reproduction (by any means whatsoever) of my teaching notes or the recording of lessons is strictly forbidden without my prior approval and any unauthorised reproduction of teaching materials will result in the immediate termination of any existing lesson package)