I have been playing the guitar for over 28 years and remain every bit as passionate as I did when I first started. Having originally played in local thrash and metal bands as a teenager, over the years I’ve branched out and learned many different musical styles.
To date, I’ve played in a jazz trio, written music for an award-winning documentary film, played in several indie, blues and rock cover bands as well as playing guitar in a touring function band. I am now ‘Johnny Marr’ in the UK’s top tribute band to The Smiths, ‘The Smiths Ltd’ which I also manage.
I have a friendly, outgoing personality and I’m excited to help you learn to play the guitar songs that you love. Covering all genres, from rock to jazz and much more in between, I can help you achieve your aims on guitar through engaging one to one lessons.
Music Qualifications / Achievements:
- 2017 Mainstage slot at Bestival
- Played in front of 2500 people at Manchester Academy 3 years in a row
- Wrote background music for an RTS award-winning Documentary in 2005 (Displaced)
“I’ve been a guitar student with Alex for 10 months, previously I had tried to teach myself for over 20 years and it’s safe to say that I’ve learnt more from Alex in the first 3 months of lessons than I achieved previously on my own. Alex has an excellent teaching method, with a pleasant mix of theory and practice and his skill playing anything with strings is outstanding; from Banjo to Bass to any genre of Guitar.” – John Shaw
“Alex has a unique way of making the complete beginner feel confident. He listens, nurtures, and encourages while keeping true to teaching the fundamentals step by step. A really great guitar teacher!” – Neil Smith
“I have been having bass lessons for a while now with Alex and I have to say I couldn’t ask for a better teacher. I had barely picked up my bass and could barely string 2 bars together when I started, now I’m playing a wide range of music from blues to rock and thoroughly enjoying every minute. He’s very easy to learn from and I’m learning at a rate that I’m very happy with. I would highly recommend Alex to anyone thinking of starting lessons, just ring and you won’t be disappointed.” – Nicki Merrills
To book your first lesson with me, or to find out more about my lessons, don’t hesitate to get in touch by emailing me on [email protected].