SKYPE LESSONS AVAILABLE!

Andy has taught guitarists based in Australia, USA, India and Europe, as well as the UK online!

A great alternative to face to face lessons when distance is an issue!

Please get in touch.

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.

BOOK ANDY TO PLAY WITH YOUR BAND OR ON YOUR SONG/ALBUM

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.

LISTEN TO one of ANDY'S INSTRUMENTAL TRACKs!

"THE COWPOKE SHUFFLE"

The Cowpoke Shuffle.mp3
MP3 audio file [2.9 MB]

Voted 'official No 1' Elvis show at the national tribute awards 2016!!

Andy Saphir Guitarist
                Andy Saphir               Guitarist                                                  

Here's some cool free lessons to have some fun with!

 

 

Learn how to play the classic intro lick from the blues track 'Sweet Home Chicago'!

Perfect for beginner/intermediate level.

Here's a neat video tutorial on mixing rhythm & lead playing in a blues style. This is an approach that lots of students ask about, so this vid shows you how by featuring a 12 bar blues solo in E, with a full breakdown explanation and a free transcription (in notation and TAB) which you can view below the vid! Intermediate level.

This is a modern rock style solo with some tasty approaches that will help spice up your playing in this style! There's legato runs, string bending, right hand tapping, pinched harmonic, vibrato and a rapid fire lick, all in 9 bars! Free transcription (in notation and TAB) which you can view below the vid! Intermediate level.

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