I have been playing in Cambridgeshire bands and teaching professionally since 1994, an intuitively experienced guitarist & bassist and a skilled confident teacher, I have been able to successfully coach literally hundreds of keen & aspiring guitarists and bass players in the last 20 years. From the age of 7 years, old I always had a love and passion for music and has been playing live and recording with numerous bands since I was 16.
Passing on his wealth of knowledge, experience and enthusiasm through his tutoring has been a vastly rewarding and ongoing goal.
Alongside my private guitar teaching, I remain a very active musician. I currently play bass for the alternative Indie band The Contrast, who are with Steven Van Zandt’s New York City record label WickedCool and Angel Air Records here in the UK, as well as The Expletives – an exciting punk & new wave tribute band.
Music Qualifications / Achievements:
- Sound Engineering/Recording Diploma with merit
- O Level Music
- Registry of Guitar Tutors continual membership since 1995
“I went to Richard to learn how to play the guitar 4 years ago. His incredible music knowledge along with his teaching style has pushed me well beyond what I expected I was able to do. I am now writing my own music, I have recorded with Richard, have been in 2 previous bands and am now in Stockholm Sweden starting my own originals band. I can’t recommend Richard highly enough. He will put you at ease and will help you play and appreciate the finer points of music in such a way that when you go to see professional bands play, you will pick up everything that they do and be able to adjust and apply it to your own playing style. A consummate professional who will always go that extra mile for you and a truly amazing guy. Proud to call him my guitar teacher and friend.” – Stephen Boyle.
“Inspiring teacher, great guitarist, and wonderful guy. Has really helped develop my guitar playing and taught me masses of techniques. Plus, he’s introduced me to fabulous new music and shown me how to play it. Comes highly recommended as the best guitar teacher in the area.” – Adam Pasco
“Richard Mackman ignited the touchpaper which developed into the Dresdenesque firestorm that is my infatuation with the writing, producing and recording process, resulting in a Bachelor of Arts, a shedload of gigs, studio sessions and a study full of noisy things. He can teach you to play the guitar and a lot more.” Kurt Malton.
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].