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Whether you're trying to improve your current skill level, or learn completely from scratch, I can help you make sense of the guitar.

I have been offering guitar lessons for over five years, and in that time I have helped scores of students find their confidence on the instrument, I regularly take students out to open mic nights for their first ever live performance.

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John Christian

17 July 2019

I started guitar lessons with Martin about 18 months ago to prepare for my first ever performance on my 65th birthday last summer. Following that my brother in law and a friend both asked me to play bass for their bands for performances this summer so I have also been taking bass lessons from him. He is excellent at all aspects from practical playing tips to music theory and I have learned a lot from him and continue to really enjoy the lessons. More...

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Léo Gorman

27 April 2019

Great teacher and very nice guy! Very open to change lesson plans to suit your own goals and teaches theory in a really applied way. Always leave the lesson inspired to play more!!! More...

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Liz Owens

27 April 2019

Myself and my niece started guitar lessons with Martin around 6 months ago as complete beginners. Martin is an excellent teacher and has been very patient with us and our lessons are easy to follow and explained very well. I would highly recommend Martin! 5 stars...if I could give 10 stars I would!! More...

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Michael Clark

27 April 2019

Can't recommend Martin highly enough. Incredibly patient, knowledgeable, and encouraging. Makes learning guitar fun!

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Will Bowery

26 July 2018

Dex can't wait for his next lesson. Very professional and patient with a good teaching style. See you next week A+

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Ed Troughton

26 July 2018

Sean is an excellent teacher, he's taught me things musically that I thought were beyond me and he is very patient, a good quality in any teacher!

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Dot Klos

26 July 2018

I really like my bass guitar lessons with Martin - inspirational, interesting, funny. Can't wait till the next one.I would recommend to everyone.

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Tom Neely

26 July 2018

I can’t recommend guitar tuition with Sean enough. Over 9 months I feel like I’ve made real progress almost every week, and I’ve gone from somebody who literally could not play the guitar to somebody who can play chords anywhere on the neck, (mostly) hold time and even improvise and solo to some degree. He is keen to help me with whatever songs I am working on, but also gets me to learn stuff I wouldn’t necessarily listen to in order to develop new skills.

Sessions are always structured and targeted towards making me better and it is clear that he puts a lot of effort into preparing them ahead of time.

It’s also a good laugh; Sean is a very easy guy to get on with and I really enjoying spending time with him playing my guitar.

Be warned though; if I haven’t practiced my scales then Sean makes me play progressions with diminished chords without resolving them.
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James Simmons

27 May 2018

From my personal experience I can say Martin is a great teacher especially for those who have just started. Teaching the basics efficiently so you can play something recognisable extremely quickly. He also makes lessons extremely fun tailoring teaching style to how I wanted to learn. Offering great tuition and flexibility when life gets in the way. More...

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27 May 2018

Martin is a very dedicated, patient and experienced guitar tutor. He provides just the right amount of persistence and encouragement, and for someone who has been self taught for the last few years, Martin is challenging my playing and taking me right out of my comfort zone, which I think is crucial to developing and improving as a player. I cannot recommend his tutoring highly enough. More...

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Nll08

27 May 2018

Martin played at our party, was fantastic. Very gifted musically, could take requests etc but also a strong front man, interacted with the crowd well and provided a great atmosphere

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Stuart McClean

16 November 2017

Martin is a very dedicated, patient and experienced guitar tutor. He provides just the right amount of persistence and encouragement, and for someone who has been self taught for the last few years, Martin is challenging my playing and taking me right out of my comfort zone, which I think is crucial to developing and improving as a player. I cannot recommend his tutoring highly enough. More...

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Rebecca Nicolle

21 July 2016

Excellent teacher. Great and shaping the lessons to suit your own personal goals and styles.

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wnlharris

18 July 2016

Martin's really helped build my confidence playing my guitar. Excellent at explaining how to figure out chords and where to play them. Thank you

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Adam Cole

18 July 2016

Honestly cannot praise Martin enough. In a short space of time he vastly improved my guitar technique. He has great patience and I always leave my lessons feeling like it was worthwhile. Fantastic!

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Milo Sellick-Begg

26 January 2016

Brilliant teacher, lovely person. Highly recommended!

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Gemma Beake

7 June 2015

Martin has made me feel very welcome with his patient and positive manner, always encouraging ad forgiving (when I have not done enough practice ). Would recommend his tuition....

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Paul Mattock

5 June 2015

I have not long started to have lessons with Martin and really look forward to them each week. I think I am going to take some teaching as I struggle to make my fingers go where I want them to. Martin is so patient and it must be as frustrating if not more for him as it is for me but he doesn't show it and he really puts me at ease and gives me loads of encouragement. Roll on my next lesson. More...

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Lewis Gabb

28 May 2015

I have been playing guitar for a while and was looking for someone who could help with the more advanced technical side of my guitar playing as well as diving into some quite heavy theory. After only a few lessons Sean has helped me a lot and I would definitely recommend him to any intermediate/experienced players looking to up their game. More...

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Dringeruk .

28 May 2015

Being a 40 something long time guitar dabbler i decided to take the plunge with some lessons. So glad i did. Quickly puts you at ease even when my confidence level is low at the start of a lesson. Love how he uses songs that i want to play to improve my playing. Just had the best lesson yet culminating in a jamming session with Martin singing Tenacious D Tribute......epic!!!! if your thinking of guitar lessons then Martin is your man. Top bloke. More...

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Morgan Acres

28 May 2015

I have had several tutorials with Martin and I plan to have more.Each time he has made me feel very relaxed and his teaching manneris adaptable so you can concentrate on the areas most in need of improvement.After every lesson I leave feeling as though I have made a break-through in my guitar playing with both theory and technique.I would recommend Martin to anyone at any level. More...

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Eliza Fyfe Music

28 May 2015

Sean is highly talented and skilled in his instrument (guitar), has a meticulous approach to his music and an excellent grasp of musical theory. This is not to say, however, that he always plays by the rules, and this what I love about performing with him: he can pull it out of the bag on the spot and has a very natural ear! He is highly organised and you can rely on him to learn/arrange a huge repertoire in a very short space of time. He is also extremely competent with the logistics required by modern musicians, and has a very good business mind. More...

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Ash Turner

28 May 2015

I have worked with Sean for a number of years now and he is everything you could ask for in a guitarist. Reliable, accurate and confident, he always performs to an extremely high standard and is fantastic at listening to other members of a band; a trait that is imperative for any great musician. Sean is at the top of his game in terms of technical ability, but also has a brilliant sense of musicality and rhythm; always playing to compliment the overall track. Whether you are looking for an experienced tutor, session musician or live performer for any musical situation, I cannot recommend Sean any higher. More...

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Ben Griffiths

1 January 2015

I've spent the best part of the last 5 years working alongside Sean, and he is without a doubt one of the most dedicated, hard working, and above all talented guitarists you could wish you play alongside. He learns material very quickly to an impeccable standard and I would highly recommend hiring Sean for any musical endeavour. More...

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Alice Cabanas

18 December 2014

I have had a few guitar teachers in my time but Martin McConnell is easily the best. He is patient but at the same time pushes you to improve, the lessons are well prepared, and most of all the learning is fun. Highly recommended !

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Mark Reed

9 December 2014

Sean is a fantastic Guitar Teacher/Mentor and my 17 year old son Cameron has been really inspired. Sean really goes the extra yard by helping combining singing with the guitar, even setting up open mike nights at a local pub to draw out the talent of his students and gaining them great life experiences from this. All types of music are covered from Rock to Jazz etc. Helping with Grade Music for College, Recording tracks and various Techniques has also been a bonus. I am so glad that that Sean takes the time to really get to know the pupil and help them along their journey. More...

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