So I got into a new band this week. Twin Forks, they are awesome. Twin Forks are a brand new band made up of members from previous bands including Dashboard Confessional, The Narrative and Bad Books. I stumbled upon these guys when checking the Dashboard Confessional website to see if they were touring anytime soon… Read more »

When I get a new starter there are always things they want to know. So to make it easier for you all I have complied a list that will hopefully cover all the burning questions you have in mind: Should I learn guitar? If you are reading this then you’ve been interested enough to look… Read more »

Hi Everyone, Just a quick message to say I’m off from the 14th until the 27th of May 2013 for my birthday (30th, for those who don’t think I’m a day over 21!) As most of you know it’s a rare opportunity for me to get away anywhere, being self employed and all, and so… Read more »

I’m often asked about the concept of natural ability by new pupils and their parents. So, does such a thing exist? In short, no. Nobody can naturally play guitar, however, some people are fortunate enough to be able to pick up various nuances of playing and basic musicianship fairly quickly. I guess in this case,… Read more »

On Friday 12th April I went to go see my pupil Connor Banks play one of four gigs he was doing as part of the Penwortham live festival. I’ve taught Connor for about a year now and knew that he had done the occasional small gig here and there, but I wasn’t prepared for how… Read more »

So on the weekend of April 6th and 7th, we held a double masterclass weekend with the immensely talented Tom Quayle and the incredible Guthrie Govan. And what a weekend it was, we had a great turnout and hopefully everyone left feeling completely inspired and ready to approach their guitar playing from some completely fresh… Read more »

To inspire you all to pick up your guitar and rock out some tunes I’m gifting you with some lovely guitar based wallpapers to dress your electronics. This way you know where to go when your eyes start turning square (Did anyone else get told that when watching a screen for too long?!) To download… Read more »

So, Paul Gilbert….. If you are unsure who Paul Gilbert is and are a fan of rock guitar playing, you need some PG in your life. Paul was touring with his first band Tau Zero at the age of fifteen, and later found fame with shred rock outfit Racer X and later left to join… Read more »

So the Buckshaw Village studio has had a lick of paint. The original, obligatory beige that all new apartments seem to come in was getting pretty tired and uninspiring so I brought the studio into this century by painting it grey! Possibly a bit darker than intended but still pretty epic and it throws off… Read more »

We have a double masterclass weekend taking place in lytham at The Langdales Hotel on the 6th and 7th April with two incredible UK guitarists. Both masterclass sessions are scheduled to be approximately 5 hours long with a break for lunch. Saturday 6th April 2013, 11-4 Tom Quayle On the 6th we have the immensely… Read more »