Guitar Lessons in Bromley: why study with me?

There are plenty of great teachers giving guitar lessons in Bromley  and it can be hard to decide on who to take lessons with. While I can’t speak of other teachers I can tell you some of the things you’ll get when you study with me!


All my lessons (unless it’s online) take place in my purpose-built studio situated in my garden, which backs onto woods….it’s a really lovely setting. It’s acoustically treated and for those studying electric guitar I have plenty of amps for you to plug into (and a few pedals too!).

I have a passion for teaching and like to tailor my lessons to the student’s needs. I think it’s also very important to get solid foundations so in the initial stages of study I like to add in a bit of music reading (no tab!), rhythmic development and ear training (aural skills). Ultimately this makes learning the instrument easier and more fulfilling.


A little about my background…..after playing classical guitar (Grade 8 Trinity) and playing in various bands at school I went to study on the Jazz Studies course at Leeds College of Music where I obtained a BA(Hons) degree. During this time I studied with world renown guitar player Mike Walker and learnt sitar/Indian music from Ustad Dharambir Singh MBE. I then achieved a Master Degree in Music from the University of Leeds and then a PGdip in Jazz from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama studying with some of the best educators in the field……Pete Churchill (great harmony lessons), Simon Purcell (great improvisation lessons) and John Parricelli (another world renown guitar player who you’ve probably heard every Saturday in the house band of Strictly Come Dancing on BBC1!).


I now have over 25 year’s experience as a professional musician working in a number of different genres. I’ve played on various recording sessions, tours and over 38 West End shows…..and of course I have extensive teaching experience too. From Higher Education (ACM, Brunel University) to secondary and primary schools and many years of private teaching ! I’ve had some amazing experiences along the way, including 5 trips to India to study the sitar in the traditional way (sitting with your Guru for several hours every day).


These experiences have shaped my teaching and I like to incorporate some of these experiences into my lessons. Whether it’s an Indian rhythmic idea, an improvisation concept, a way to learn a song or just some good old rock n roll!


I love teaching people of all ages, ability and walks of life so please email me on if you’d like to book a lesson!