‘The Boogie Monster’! My new short course in the 12 Bar Blues

I’m very excited to say that I’ve now finished my introductory Blues course! Designed primarily for students in school year groups 5 – 9, it is also likely to prove useful for instrumental tutors as well as higher ages. You can buy/download it by clicking HERE. Download FREE preview files from ‘The Boogie Monster’ here:…



Music Production tuition with new Rockschool syllabus

I am pleased to say that in addition to my normal music production tuition, I now offer training in grades 1-5 of Rockschool Music Production – the world’s first graded syllabus of its kind! The syllabus is very comprehensive and most importantly enjoyable. It covers a variety of skills and knowledge, from working with virtual…




Hiking and songwriting – New EP ‘On Mt Luxmore’ released 7th October

After 5-10 years of hiking in Britain and New Zealand and 3-4 years of writing songs about those adventures, I have finally finished my EP ‘On Mt Luxmore’. All the songs are about some of my favourite places in the world, from ‘Lily Tarn’ (the instrumental of my EP), which is about a spot on Loughrigg…



My student Ryan’s compositions (part 2)

My work with Roman Fields School student Ryan (who has only just finished GCSEs) is always so exciting – he seems to never stop coming up with new ideas for songs and has already created 4 tracks this term for his demo CD. One of his top influences is the Hard Rock band Avenged Sevenfold, although his…




My student Ryan’s fantastic new composition…

One of the most enjoyable and rewarding parts of my job is teaching at Roman Fields School in Hemel Hempstead. I currently work several times a week there with two very talented students, who both love to turn up their guitars nice and loud and play rock music – always a good thing! One of these students,…




‘On Mt Luxmore’ new song and lyrics

I’ve been playing around with a few song ideas in recent months and last weekend was a big and unexpected dose of inspiration. Fortunately I had time to take advantage of it and so moved into the studio and finished my track ‘On Mt Luxmore’. It’s a song about a hike I went on in New…



7 Motivation Ideas for Beginner Guitarists

The following are some tips on staying motivated in the early stages of learning guitar. It can be a tough instrument, particularly where you’re starting out and so I hope these ideas will inspire and help keep things fun for you! Learn easier arrangements of your favourite songs. It can seem like a long road…




Listen to my arrangement of ‘Autumn Leaves’

I have been particularly enjoying my jazz playing lately and decided to have a go at arranging a classic – ‘Autumn Leaves’. I decided to play it on a classical guitar because I felt the tone worked well and I’ve mixed in a variety of techniques and ideas to try to give the piece my…



Guitarist’s ‘Memory’ Card Game (for beginners)

I’ve noticed that some of my younger guitar students seem to get very excited at the mention of playing a game! This is particularly true when they’ve been struggling with something, such as learning a new chord or piece, and want something a bit different to add variety to the lesson. Therefore with this in mind, I’ve created a…



OKTV featured in latest ‘The Musician’ magazine

Jake Munn and I are very pleased to see that our debut EP ‘Bring Out Your Ghosts’ has been featured in the latest ‘The Musician’ magazine. It’s also great to receive their kind words and be compared to The Everly Brothers! You can see the review below and remember if you’d like a copy of…



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