November 1, 2019

I have on occasion had enquiries where the enquirer has questioned my price. 

Let me just break down where I am in terms of what the cost covers. 

Firstly the MU suggests that I actually charge £34 ph. I don't, I'm £30 which is about 10% cheaper than the average music te...

December 3, 2018

As it approaches the festive time of year, a question that I get asked becomes more frequent. 

What guitar/amp should I buy?

Everybody has different budgets and preferences.  So it is very difficult to recommend specifics. However I can give a few money saving tips and a...

November 30, 2018

The chord progression in question is  A major| F#minor| E major | D Major|    which is essentially Purple Rain in A major. 

Why is this called the Cornish pasty practice?  Because I combine learning repertoire with technical exercises and theory.  The cor...

August 30, 2018

I often get asked why a student should take grades. The honest and best answer I can come up with having been asked this a lot, is ...."Because they want to take them." 

If the idea of an exam isn't for you, then don't take a grade. You can still learn all the material,...

December 25, 2017

Sept 2016 I graduated from DIME ONLINE and Falmouth University's Creative Music Performance BA (Hons) and looked to see what I should have my next challenge.  Not one to rest on my laurels. Once I have completed something I am always looking for something new to work t...

February 14, 2017

There is a sister site to this one. www.rockguitargrades.uk. On this site and the related Facebook and Youtube channels I am/have put together all the pieces that are used for the RGT / Rockschool and Trinity Rock guitar grades.  This in itself has been quite an undert...

February 11, 2017

Always needing something to be working towards, I have presented myself with 2 things to complete this year after I finished my B.A. ( Hons) last year. This years challenge is 2 fold. Firstly I have taken it upon myself to learn, record and demonstrate in lesson for ev...

October 14, 2016

My article in Guitarist magazine.