I have been playing the guitar now for over 35 years. In that time I have covered most genres whilst learning from the great players I have worked with.

These include: 

Jeff Beck, Dominic Miller (Sting), Marc Ribot (Tom Waits), Steve Lukather (Toto, Micheal Jackson), Mike Stern (Miles Davis) Kevin Armstrong (David Bowie, Iggy Pop).


I started studying the classical guitar in the early 90s, reading music and composing with it. I decided to move back to the midlands in 2010 to concentrate more on composition and teaching. 


My approach to teaching is to understand not just to learn and play pieces or songs but to understand how they work.

With the classical guitar I teach beginners from The Guitarist's Way series of books and then on to the Frederick Noad books (below).

These books are my preferred method but I can also teach the Trinity grades as well as the Rockschool grades.

I teach all ages and abilities and beginners are very welcome.


I have a dedicated teaching room in Rugeley WS15 1LD

Please contact me if you or someone you know might like to start having lessons..



Here are a few examples of my playing:

Moonlight Sonata
Sweep picking