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 has taught on Bmus and BA degree courses, BTech Diploma courses and HNC courses, instructing on numerous modules such as styles, performance, harmony & theory and reading. He has taught hundreds of guitarists here over the years, some of whom have gone on to have successful professional careers of their own.
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 X in his own studio. Please do get in contact to discuss your requirements.
In response to the current measures in place due to the COVID-19 situation, all my guitar lessons will be given remotely via Skype/Facetime or similar online platforms until further notice. As unfortunate as this is, it's actually a very good opportunity to see that online lessons work really well, and location simply isn't an issue at all! Please click the Tuition tab for more details on lessons!
Hi there, and welcome to andysaphir.com!
If you're looking for a guitar teacher in Huntingdon, Peterborough, or Cambridgeshire, electric guitar teacher, or acoustic guitar teacher, you've come to the right place!
My name is Andy Saphir and I am a professional guitar player and teacher.
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.
Whether you're a complete beginner, eager to learn your first chords, riffs and solos, or an experienced player, looking to improve your fretboard skills, improvisation techniques or delve deeper into the world of harmony, theory and modes, expert guidance tailored to meet your needs can help you to achieve your guitar playing goals.
I have over 20 years of professional playing and teaching experience, and have taught students at all levels from beginners to professionals, and even other guitar teachers!
Please feel free to get in touch with me at email@example.com if you'd like me to help you get your playing to the next level.
One to one lessons can be held in Cambridgeshire UK, London UK or from anywhere in the world via Skype.
To find out more, please click on the Guitar Tuition button, check out the videos below, explore the website and come back to visit again soon!
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Andy Saphir's 'Modern Country Guitar' Masterclass is a brand new Jamtrack Central release! This MASSIVE tutorial package is A MUST for country guitar fans!
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Also available from Jamtrack Central by Andy!
Andy's '20 Classic Country Licks' is a perfect addition to 'Modern Country Masterclass' or as a stand alone collecton of cool country licks to improve your twang vocabulary!
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ANDY PERFORMING HIS SELF PENNED EPIC ROCK BALLAD INSTRUMENTAL TRACK 'WHERE THE SPIRIT SOARS'.
ANDY PLAYING HIS OWN CHORD/MELODY ARRANGEMENT OF IRVING BERLIN'S CLASSIC SONG, 'WHITE CHRISTMAS'. THIS IS PLAYED IN THE STYLE OF LEGENDARY JAZZ GUITARIST, JOE PASS, ONE OF ANDY'S HEROES!
THIS IS ANDY HAVING SOME FUN PLAYING OVER THE CHORD PROGRESSION OF 'BLUESETTE' BY TOOTS THIELEMANS. HE USES A LOAD OF DIFFERENT MUSICAL APPROACHES TO CREATE A WIDE RANGE OF TONALITIES IN A JAZZ STYLE.
MORE FOR THE INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED GUITARIST, THESE APPROACHES CAN DRASTICALLY INCREASE YOUR MUSICAL VOCABULARY! WHY NOT BOOK UP SOME LESSONS AND ANDY CAN SHOW YOU HOW THESE WORK!
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 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!