Tutor & Coach
Based in Leicestershire, I have been playing and performing for over 40 years and teaching since 2005. I love helping people to discover their talents and develop their skills as musicians. I give private one to one sessions in a comfortable well appointed studio in Ibstock.
Learn to play or develop your skills in using a plectrum (flat picking) or finger picked guitar. All ages and ability levels catered for. I can help you to develop your performance skills. Work on material of your own choosing at your own pace. Gain from over 40 years of playing and performing…
5 String Banjo
Always wanted to play the banjo? Well now you can! Start by learning great technique from the very beginning. I can show you 3 finger style aka Scruggs style or claw hammer techniques, sometimes known as frailing or old time. No pre conditions required only your time and a willingness to learn…
The mandolin is a fabulous and highly versatile instrument. Great for playing solos or for accompaniment. Learn the secrets of this wonderful instrument including right and left hand techniques. Open the door to hours of fun and enjoyment whether you’re playing for your own pleasure or for others…
Only had a couple of lessons with guy so far,but learnt so much on all aspects of playing the guitar.Gret teacher would highly recommend.
Lovely guy! He know what hi’s dooing. Make the new generation of tallents!!
Excellent banjo and guitar player and a really nice bloke.
Guy is a tutor who listens rather than just, a really good tutor
Thank you both for a superb night. We hope to see you in the not to distant future.
Guy is a brilliant musician, and inspirational teacher. I came to Guy as a complete beginner to guitar, and quickly gained the confidence to play at open mic nights, attend week-long folk festivals and have tunes played on BBC Introducing. I could not identify a finer teacher and mentor. Thanks, Guy! More...
After having my first lesson with Guy I feel inspired, and feel sure I'm going to enjoy my banjo journey immensely with him helping me. His passion for music shows through with a commitment to ensuring the pupil has an enjoyable time, high quality teaching and Incredible value. Thanks Guy More...
I have Been seeing guy for a few months now, and I enjoy every session. He's a Very talented musician and a genuine person, would highly recommend anyone to see him for banjo/guitar lessons.
Guy has taught me for 6 years now and has not lost an inch of enthusiasm. He is not only a great Guitar teacher but also a great man and easy to get along with. He will make anyone feel welcome.
Guy has been and patiently and expertly teaching me to play electric guitar for a few years now. His approach to teaching and his personality suit me very well and I'm sure he individually tailors his method to each student rather than rigidly following a syllabus. Tuition times and lesson durations are flexible and I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Guy, whatever your standard or preferred type of stringed instrument. He's an all round 'good Guy'! More...
Guy is a 'great guy'! His support, encouragement, huge knowledge and experience has made my banjo journey of just 4 months a real pleasure. We also have a lot of laughs and cups of tea in the process. The encouragement is key to maintaining motivation, and learning from a professional such as Guy is a real privilege. I can highly recommend Guy as a tutor for any age of would-be musician. His passion for music and the instruments is clear and this transfers to the student. Thanks Guy. More...
I purchased a Banjo in 2017. I have no previous experience of playing a musical instrument. After scanning the Internet I found Guy, I made contact and following my initial lesson with him, came to the conclusion that not only was Guy a very nice friendly individual he also possessed fantastic enthusiasm and a method of teaching second to none, he is very inspiring. Thanks to Guy I have come on leaps and bounds and its all down to his tuition and genuine support. My lessons are definitely good value for money. Guy is still my Tutor, he amazes me with the knowledge and patience he displays, all fantastic qualities for a Teacher. Guy provides an excellent service. I have absolutely no hesitation recommending him and personally using his services in the future. More...
Since Ive started learning the banjo with Guy my playing has really improved, a very positive experience and I certainly would recommend him to anyone no matter what level they are.John.
I've been working with Guy for more than three years, playing 5 string banjo and who knows, I may be learning from him three years from now. It's great learning from him. Not only does he know his stuff and makes his teaching personal to your needs, but he also has a way to make you feel successful even when you are struggling. I always feel better about my playing and totally buzzed when I leave than when I got to his studio. He recognizes my learning style and what I want to accomplish, then builds his teaching around that.If you are looking for a guitar / banjo teacher (and yes, he also plays Mandolin and Ukulele) I'd say spend some time with Guy and you will feel it is one of your best investments.Mike More...
I started to learn the banjo with Guy as a complete novice over two years ago and have made great progress in that time. Guy is a teacher of great experience at all levels and seems to have infinite patience. He has taught me at my pace often with different techniques. I learnt many new tunes and also some old familiar favourites. He is happy to repeat practice as often as required and will also provide support outside lesson time. More...
I decided that I wanted to learn to play the banjo as a retirement hobby. Guy was recommended to me by a local music teacher and I gave him a ring. He recommended a suitable banjo to purchase and I started taking lessons with him. This was four years ago and we are still going strong. Guy is an excellent musician and this, coupled with very good interpersonal skills, makes him a superb tutor. Ok so I’ve put in plenty of practice but he has brought me to a standard of playing that I wouldn’t have dreamt of four years ago. I’ve already recommended him to others and I wouldn’t hesitate to do so again More...