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.

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

LISTEN TO ANDY'S LATEST INSTRUMENTAL TRACK!

"THE COWPOKE SHUFFLE"

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

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.

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 with Native Instruments 'Guitar Rig' in his own studio. Please do get in contact to discuss your requirements.

Andy Saphir Guitarist
                           Andy Saphir               Guitarist                                

Here's a small selection of Guitar Techniques mags which have featured Andy's various country guitar columns.

Issue 211 December 2012: Andy's 'Hot Country Lead' column dealt with the 'double stop' technique...a must for country pickers!

Issue 213 February 2013: Andy delves into the use of the minor pentatonic scale, country style!

Issue 214 March 2013: This issue sees Andy using the handy intervals of 3rds and 6ths...add some harmony to your lead playing!

Issue 215 April 2013: The mysterious art of string bending is the focus of this issue's country column from Andy.

Issue 216 Spring 2013: In this issue, Andy looks at the essential technique of 'chicken pickin'...."Are you serious??!!" he hears you ask!..."Trust me", he says, "you want to learn how to do this!".

Issue 217 May 2013: A barrage of 1/16th notes in this issue, as Andy rolls like a banjo picker! Sit on your front porch and try this awesome technique!

Issue 218 June 2013: In this issue, Andy teaches open string style licks in his country column.

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