Learn. Improve. Play

Allan is a very experienced guitar tutor who over the last 15 years has helped countless guitarists get the most out this amazing instrument.

Because of His many different professional experiences in the music industry, Allan is able to offer insightful real-world advice that very few other instructors are able to give. Whether you're a complete beginner, an improving player, or perhaps an already gigging musician looking for some expert advice, Allan has the tools, tricks and experience to get help you you where you want to be quickly.

Allan's basic philosophy on teaching is rooted firmly around the enjoyment of playing. This approach is extremely effective and leads his students both simply and quickly towards improvement. There are no pre-set or generic study materials, every lesson is 100% tailor made for the individuals needs. Allan likes to encourage you the student to choose which topics/styles you'd like to learn, and will offer additional information (such as theory & techniques) that will broaden your knowledge and appreciation of music. All this ensures that you learn precisely what you want to learn, and helps you to become a confident guitar player. Of course if you prefer you can leave all of the decisions up to Allan too!

Support is also available for anybody wanting to attain "grades" for their guitar playing skills, and for anybody undertaking vocational studies of music at School / College or University. Below are a few FAQ's that students often have before taking guitar lessons. If there's anything else you'd like to know, feel free to get in touch with Allan who will be more than happy to answer your questions. 


PLEASE NOTE: Allan is currently away on tour in China, and can only accept new students via Skype. The first 30 min consultation lesson is completely free, so why not give it a go? Please see the Skype Lessons page for more info. 

Q: What do you teach?
A: Whatever YOU want ! But If you have no idea then that's fine too. Allan will provide you with options and guidance throughout to help you reach your playing goals. 

Q: How much are guitar lessons?
A: There is a full price list is available to download as a PDF at the bottom of the page. 

Q: Do I need to be able to read music?
A: Absolutely not. Allan teaches students to play predominantly "by ear" meaning that they will have the ability to express their musical ideas instantly, and at all times without having to refer to any sheets. If however you would like to learn how to read music, then of course that is available too.

Q: How often do I need to have lessons?
A: For complete beginners and intermediate players, once a week is ideal. Every other week is also good. Once a month is really the lower limit for a beginner. This is because fewer than 1 monthly lesson may cause you to pick up bad playing habits that are hard to un-do., and also stunt your motivation.  

Q; What should I do if i want to know anything else?
A: Contact Allan ! He will be happy to give you any advice you need over the phone or via e-mail.

Reviews from pupils

"Having had my guitar about a year and only learnt a few basic chords I went to see Allan; best idea ever! After just one lesson he taught some really good tips and tricks to improve my playing and gave me the confidence to try out lots more songs. Allan makes it enjoyable, keeps it simple and tailors it to what you want to do and play. Would definitely recommend, great teacher and nice guy!" - Nick 

"Great lessons. A brilliant guitarist and patient teacher - I've made more progress in the last couple of months than I did in the previous year" - Chris

"I would without doubt recommend Allan as all the guitar teacher you need, he can take a complicated subject matter and simplify it in a very eloquent manner - very much makes you feel totally at ease and I have found my playing has gone from strength to strength so much quicker with Allan teaching me" - Mike