Over the last 27 years i have taught countless students – young and old. A good few have become music teachers themselves. Many have gone on to earn a living from the music industry as artists. performers, writers and educators.
Back in the late 90’s i gave lessons to my good friend Matt Grundy who later went on the join Pitchshifter for the live shows from 2000/2 and played on the bill with Ozzy Ozbourne at OzzFest – not bad!
During that time the band recorded the album ‘Deviant’
Matt’s new band THE BLUEPRINT is a Nottingham-based group consiting of Grundy, EARTHTONE 9 singer Karl Middleton, PITCHSHIFTER bassist Mark Clayden, CONSUMED guitarist Will Burchell and CONSUMED drummer Chris Billam.
Some moons ago I spent just a little time teaching a young chap called LEE and wow – did the boy do good or what ? – At present he’s the UK demonstrator for Roland & Boss and he has a new album out. Check it out and buy it – awesome !
Here’s a recent vid from Lee demonstrating his awesome technique and style.
I spent a good few years teaching Ross the basics and more – Ross Has numerous credits including Guitarist for The UK’s top female country star Sarah Jory and as Line 6 Pod Live demonstrator and Lick Library – Check out his awesome playing in the video below.
More of my ex-pupils who are living the dream!
Will is an really excellent player. One of my students from a very young age up to his move to music college. I am extremely proud to have help him achieve his goal.
Will was recently selected to study under established session guitarist Johnny Heyes at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, and regularly works at Blueprint Studios in Salford as part of the course, a studio boasting clients such as Justin Timberlake, Snoop Dogg and Elbow. As well as Johnny Heyes, he has studied under reputable UK guitarists such as John Wheatcroft, Martin Goulding and Guthrie Govan, taking part in tuition and performances at the International Guitar Festival in Bath.
Tim Everington – with ‘Sinners Highway’
Sinners Highway are a young, talented and enthusiastic Rock/Alternative/Metal outfit based in Nottingham, UK.
The band are shortlisted for the Red Bull Download gig this year
Sam studied with me for around 18 months before moving to Leeds to study music. Now a full-time gigging musician and song writer, establishing himself as a top jazz player.
Recently as a session bass-player in the ‘Johnathan Curtis Eclectic Band’
Formerly with his band ‘I Am Deity’ and now with ‘Sink The City’