My lessons welcome students of all ages & standards, whether you’re amateur or advanced I can easily cater to your individual needs. I am a passionate and dedicated person that enjoys all types of music. My overall goal is to share that passion and teach lessons that the student enjoys, whether that be through grade exams, or a more casual approach by building lessons around your favourite songs.
My students will always be challenged, but only pushed to the limits that they are comfortable with. We can look at anything you want such as chords, techniques, theory, scales, improvisation and more.
I am a highly successful professional musician, with a First-Class Degree and over a decade of experience, giving me a wealth of knowledge & experience to draw from. I have been playing the guitar for nearly twenty years and teaching it for a decade both in schools & privately. My work has achieved millions of streams, thousands of sales & a UK Top 40 charting album. I have toured worldwide & played hundreds of shows to audiences of up to 20,000 people. Highlights include festivals such as Glastonbury, Reading & Leeds and Summersonic Tokyo, whilst sharing the stage with bands like Muse, Queens Of The Stone Age, Royal Blood, Iggy Pop, Wolf Alice, The Libertines, Catfish And The Bottlemen, Razorlight, & Of Monsters And Men.
COMPOSITION & PRODUCTION
I also have a vast collection of credits as a composer & producer, allowing me to share valuable experience & knowledge on these subjects too. I have had the pleasure of collaborating with several successful writers & producers such as Alan Moulder (The Killers, Arctic Monkeys) Royal Blood, Carl Barat (The Libertines), Dom Craik (Nothing But Thieves) & Olly Burden (The Prodigy). I can show you how to use Logic Pro effectively and share my broad knowledge of microphones, effects plugins & MIDI programming to help you achieve your full potential as a songwriter or producer.
Just bring your guitar and a list of your favourite songs/artists that you'd like to learn! Let’s have some fun & make some music!
My kids have been learning how to play guitar with Chris for about 3 years now. They enjoy his lessons & particularly his company as he is such a genuine person showing interest in both their guitar playing development & their lives generally. His style is calm, gentle & encouraging, following the kids musical interests. He finds out what they want to learn to play but if that draws a blank he is also happy to lead them & provide inspo. He rocks too ! Exuding rock ‘n’ roll & yet is an absolute sweetheart, a brilliant roll model whom we welcome into our home each week & thoroughly recommend ! More...
I am a beginner at guitar and recently started guitar lessons with Chris. His positive way of teaching really makes it easy to stay motivated. He is professional, passionate, supporting and a lot of fun. More...
Chris has been teaching our teenage daughter for a couple of years, he is professional, personable and flexible, and builds the lessons around what she wants to do (now grades - she got a distinction). Would highly recommend.
I couldn’t of found a better guitar teacher for my son. Chris is not only a fantastic guitarist but has a natural aptitude with kids. Finley loves his lessons and has progressed amazingly with his guitar all thanks to Chris and his positive fun approach. More...
Chris has been teaching my son guitar for almost 10 years now, and has been a fantastic mentor for him. He is very flexible and will teach whatever the student wants to learn, whether it's a new song each week, or more recording and production.
He has up to date knowledge of the industry, being a great guitarist and in a band.
Chris is professional and reliable, and has helped boost my son's confidence and ability. I would recommend him as a tutor at any level. More...