Edinburgh Guitar Teacher – Lessons & Tuition

If you live in Edinburgh and are looking for top class guitar lessons  from a professional guitar teacher you have come to the right place. I have been teaching guitar since my late teens and have gathered a wealth of experience over the years.

I am currently the head guitar tutor at the Academy of Music and Sound in Edinburgh, teaching the HNC and HND guitar courses. As well as teaching classes, I have many one-to-one student sessions. My teaching methods will always encompass the learners style, ability and goals – something that I take great pride in.

Guitar Lessons From Beginners To Advanced Players

Whether you are a complete beginner looking to pick up the guitar and need tuition or an advanced player wanting to take your playing to the next level, I can help. I can come to your home to give you tuition or you can come to my studio.

About Me

I am inspired by many different guitar players. From heavy shred guitarists such as Yngwie Malmsteen to country pickers like Chet Atkins, I absorb all types of music.

My musical education over the years has allowed me to explore many different genres and stylist techniques. This has developed my playing from a ‘bedroom shredder’ into a well rounded musician.

Along with teaching, I am a frequent performer playing many live shows a year. I have played with many bands and had sessions with various musicians and shows. I have toured extensively and been part of a band that achieved success within the industry.

Electric & Acoustic Guitar Lessons in Edinburgh

I cover all styles on both electric and acoustic guitar, enabling my students to learn through the playing the songs that they love. From rock, pop, jazz, funk, blues, folk or anything in between, I can cover it in our lessons. Please feel free to view some of my playing examples by clicking on ‘Gallery’ and ‘View Videos’.

For any other information or to book tuition please get in touch via email, call on 07568 503501 or you can Skype me by clicking on the button below.

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Highly recommended! Michael has been teaching my son from beginner level and I have been really impressed with the progress. Michael has a really good...

Neil Lyall


Best guitar teacher I've ever had! Started lessons with Michael just over a year ago and my playing has improved significantly. He is always encouragi...

Heather Chung


My son (age 12) has been learning guitar with Michael for several months and is progressing nicely. The lessons are tailored to his current playing a...

Brian Robson


Michael is teaching my son electric guitar and he has shown great improvement from lesson one, Michael is current, patient, relevant and motivational....

neil burgess


I have no hesitation in giving Michael a 5 star review. An excellent guitar tutor who shows endless patience and lots of encouragement. I started l...

Carol Langrish

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