I am an experienced guitar and music teacher based in Newcastle upon Tyne, available for private tuition of the acoustic guitar and music theory. I teach a range of styles including folk, jazz, blues and rock and tailor my lessons to suit the individual student. My lessons are relaxed and I like the content to be directed by the student.
Lessons can range from a beginner level, gaining a general understanding of the guitar through learning technique, chord shapes and theory, to more specific needs such as requested repertoire, improvising, help with reading musical notation and guitar tab and more. Lessons can be taught either by ear or through the use of notation. Either way, I hope for my lessons to be relaxed, fun and adaptable to suit the needs of the student. I generally teach from my home in Heaton but, depending on times, can travel around Newcastle if necessary.

I am a qualified Arts Award Advisor so guitar lessons can lead towards Arts Award qualifications for younger students. I am also able to take students through graded exams if requested.

For further information see my list of qualifications below, my ‘about’ page and, if you are interested in beginning lessons or have any questions, please get in touch using the contact form below.


BMus Folk and Traditional Music – First Class Honours
A-level Music – Grade A

Qualified Arts Award Advisor up to Silver level

Arts Award Logo


1 hour = £25

45 mins = £20

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