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.


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.



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Andy is very proud to have been a regular contributor to the world's #1 guitar tuition magazine, Guitar Techniques. He has written numerous series of tuition columns on a range of topics including: Hot Country Guitarists, Essential Country Techniques, Modern Country, Session Styles, Chops Shop (a series designed to improve various techniques) as well as special features, Country Rock Shred (issue GT285) and Blues Arpeggios (issue GT297). In addition to his Guitar Techniques work, Andy has also written a number of columns for Total Guitar Magazine which include lessons on the playing of blues greats Matt Schofield and Warren Haynes, the legendary Stanley Jordan and technique focused lessons in features, Better Bends, Faster Chord Changes and Perfect Pentatonics. Here's a small selection of Guitar Techniques mags which have featured Andy's various articles.



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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