Ever wanted to learn guitar? Start today with Glasgow based tutor Martyn Rapley. With his 25+ years of experience, Martyn will get you to where you need to be.
Hello! My name is Martin and I am a professional guitar tutor located in Glasgow.
I am offering fun, relaxed and informative guitar lessons to students of any ability level.
I have over 25 years experience teaching guitar to beginners and experienced players
I take on students from age 6 and up. If you're brand new, or you've been around the block and just need some help, you are welcome.
It doesn't matter what your style is, I can help you get there. From Rock, Metal & Pop to Country & Bluegrass to Flamenco & Classical
I am based in the G32 7RW area of Glasgow a very short distance from the M74 motorway
Fun and informative lessons for players of all abilities.
Perfect for younger students who might want a shorter lesson or for people with busy schedules.
Ideal for the serious learner. If you want to get stuck into some guitar playing, 1 hour lessons will suit you. These are my most popular time booking.
'I have been playing mostly blues guitar for a few years, however, for Christmas, my daughter bought me Spanish guitar lessons with Martyn. This has proved to be the best present I have received in years. I have not had such an intense yet relaxing and enjoyable experience playing the guitar as I have had under the friendly, encouraging and PATIENT tutoring by Martyn.'
'My 12-year-old son, Lewis, received an award at school this week for ‘Achievement in Music’. This is a long way from the quiet, shy child who began lessons almost 3 years ago. This made me very proud and happy and I would like to thank Martyn for bringing him to this stage. He is very patient and understanding and always has a few tricks up his sleeve to make things simpler and once the student is ready he adds on a new challenge.'
'Thanks for another superb lesson Martyn, I really feel I’ve come on leaps an bounds in the short while I have had with your tuition. You make the lesson so easy to understand and my confidence is such that I just want to practice every spare moment I get. I just can’t wait to pick up the guitar and practice what we have covered. You teach with a huge amount of patience and I always feel relaxed with your guidance'
I have over 25 years experience teaching guitar to students of all abilities and all genres. I have also been featured in Guitarist Magazine twice having twice reached the final of National Guitarist of the Year.
If you want to learn rock, pop, country, funk, bluegrass of anything in between, I can help you. I teach all styles and genres in fun, action packed lessons catered to your needs.
All the material we cover in lessons is based on your own interests. In the first lesson we will have a talk to decide what your ideal musical direction is. Lessons will be built around this vision to give you the best learning experience.
For the advanced guitarist seeking a tune up, I offer in depth lessons covering musicianship, improvisation and advanced theory concepts and sight reading.
Lessons take place at my studio on Anwoth Street, Glasgow. I am only a short walk from Tollcross Road which has a number of buses stops on which service the 61 simpliCITY, 64, 164 and 255 routes on a regular basis.
If you are driving to the area, you can use your sat nav to take you to G32 7RW. There is ample street parking on my street and nearby roads.
If you are travelling from the city centre, I am a 17-minute drive or 10-20 minutes on various public transport routes. I am also a short drive from both the M74 and M8 motorways.
Music Shops in Glasgow:
Glasgow is a wonderful city for guitar shopping. There is a great range of stores so you're sure to find whatever you might need.
In the city centre on Trongate is the ever helpful Guitar Guitar Glasgowr which is spread across 3 separate stores. One for acoustic, one for electric and one for pro audio. The staff are friendly and helpful and their prices are some of the best around. Not only are the staff fantastic, but they also have a great mail order selection on their website. Can't get to the store? No problem.
If you're chasing a vintage model with some charm then be sure to check out Strung Out Guitars. Based over in King Street, just a short walk from the St Enoch underground stop and with plenty of parking in the area, you're sure to find something interesting here.
Kenny's Music is also worth visiting. They stock wall to wall guitars, basses and everything else you can imaging. You won't have a hard time finding what you're looking for here, regardless of what you might be seeking.
Music Venues in Glasgow:
Glasgow is a city rich in music and there are plenty of great places to check out touring acts and bands of all sizes.
For the larger touring acts, check out the 02 Academy Glasgow. This 2,500 capacity venue is a staple for the touring artists. You can see some pretty big names gracing the stage here.
If you want a venue with some great vibe then you want to head over to The Barrowland Ballroom where you can catch some of the finest up and coming talent in the legendary 1900 capacity venue. This room has some serious vibes so get ready to party!
For those who prefer a smaller, more intimate affair, King Tuts Wah Wah Hut is the place for you. You won't get the biggest names in the business playing here, but this venue has hosted some of the worlds biggest names when they were on the way up. Everyone from Florence and the Machine to Paolo Nutini to The View to Oasis and the Manic Street Preachers have graced this stage. You could be seeing the next big thing.
Get in touch today and start your journey through the fun world of guitar.