Reviews - Summer 2022

Alan is a fantastic teacher. He takes his time to learn about your experience and interests, as well as goals and tailors his lessons around this. He focuses on what I’m interested in, and songs I want to learn - and only makes it theory heavy when I’m interested. Thanks Alan! Hanna Gilbertson 

Alan is an excellent guitar teacher. He has taught my daughter (10) for years. And through lockdown he did it remotely too. He’s is talented, patient and very supportive. She loves her lessons. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him, for any age, having also taught my husband too. Suzanne Waugh

Alan is a patient, enthusiastic and talented tutor. He motivated my teenage son to learn very quickly by integrating teaching with playing the songs that my son wanted to play. My son has progressed fast and with enthusiasm from his acoustic guitar to an electric guitar. I can't explain how grateful I am for Alan providing some fun and stress release for my son during lock-down and it is a pleasure to see the joy in my son's face as he plays. As a parent I have found Alan to be professional, flexible, kind and humorous. Real value for money. Denise Toscani

My son has been having guitar lessons with Alan since 2019. He was really quite shy at first but Alan really made him feel at ease. Listening to them play together, the first song my son learnt will always stay with me. Lockdown didn’t get in the way, they now do the lessons via Skype which works great! My son loves that Alan has him pick which songs he wants to learn. He’s went from Ed Sheeran, Lewis Capaldi, Queen and everything in between. My son really looks forward to his lessons with Alan. Kimberley Gemmill

My son has had Alan as a guitar teacher for a couple of years now, with all lessons held via Skype, which works very well. He’s a great teacher, friendly and encouraging. Most importantly, he focuses on teaching songs that my son wants to learn, tailoring lessons around what he is interested in and my son has been progressing well. Helen Garrison

Alan is a great teacher, mixes learning any song you want with adding in new techniques to keep you progressing. Very encouraging and friendly tutor. All my lessons over Skype but it's really worked well. Andrew Dryburgh

Alan is a very good and enthusiastic teacher, takes pride in his pupils and works hard to encourage and make lessons enjoyable.  Fiona Moffat.