Andy is proud to be an established contributor to the awesome Guitar Techniques magazine, with his monthly columns, 'Hot Country Guitarists', 'Hot Country Lead', 'Modern Country', 'Session Soloing', and most recent series, 'Chops Shop'.
Andy is a member of the guitar teaching faculty at top London based school of modern music, The Institute Of Contemporary Music Performance (ICMP), where he teaches various guitar styles, performance modules, harmony & theory and reading.
Andy is available to be booked for live work and studio sessions. Although specialising in country guitar, Andy is a pro player of all popular styles, like Rock, Pop, Blues, Jazz etc. He uses top line live gear, like Fender/Gibson/Gretsch guitars, Fender and Tech21 amps and numerous pedals/effects. He uses Logic Pro with Native Instruments 'Guitar Rig' in his own studio. Please do get in contact to discuss your requirements.
Hi there, and welcome!
My name is Andy Saphir and I am a professional guitar player and tutor.
I've always been passionate about my guitar playing, and if like me, you care about yours, you'll always be trying to improve your abilities.
I have over 20 years of professional playing and teaching experience, and have taught students at all levels from beginner to pro, and I can help you work towards your guitar playing goals too. Please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can have a chat about your playing.
Lessons can be on a one2one basis in Cambridgeshire UK, London UK or via Skype.
To find out more about me, please click on the Biography tab, and come back to visit again soon!
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ANDY PERFORMING HIS SELF PENNED EPIC ROCK BALLAD INSTRUMENTAL TRACK 'WHERE THE SPIRIT SOARS'.
PERFORMING ANOTHER OF HIS ORIGINAL TRACKS, 'THE HAMMER DOWN BREAKDOWN', ANDY DEMOS THE FENDER ELITE THINLINE TELECASTER AT THE FANTASTIC 'MUSIC STREET GUITARS' GUITAR STORE IN HUNTINGDON, CAMBRIDGESHIRE, UK.
Andy has a blast with fellow tutors Gareth Dylan Smith on drums, Phil Mann on bass, and Tommy Ng on backing vocals at an Institute open day, performing Albert Lee's country guitar tour de force, "Country Boy" back in 2011!
Andy's regular shows. Please click on the images to be redirected to the relevant websites. To see Andy's remainder of 2016 gig list, please click on the 'LIVE' tab at the top of the page.
'The Blues Brothers...APPROVED!' is the approved Ackroyd/Belushi lisensed stage show of the iconic cult movie. Having wowed audiences in the USA, Europe, and at home, the show is crammed with classic soul, blues and R&B tunes including 'Sweet Home Chicago', 'Gimme Some Lovin' and more, played by an amazing band, featuring the awesome vocals of Brad Henshaw.
'A Vision Of Elvis' is an award winning show for anyone who is a fan of the King Of Rock n Roll! Starring the amazing Rob Kingsley, A Vision Of Elvis is a superb tribute to the legend and the timeless music, from the Sun Studios recordings of the 50's, the '68 Comeback, and the 70's Vegas shows! Andy even plays a pink Paisley Fender Telecaster in the show, just like the legendary James Burton did!