Here's a little bit about me...

...After being given the surprise gift of an electric guitar by my parents, at the age of 13, I became immediately addicted to the instrument. 15 years later, I still can't put it down!...

...For nearly 2 years I taught myself the basic foundations for playing the guitar. After hitting a 'brick wall' in terms of my progression on the guitar, I decided to get lessons at 'Riffs Music Academy'. It was here that I was introduced to a wide array of bands, musicians and styles of music - This dramatically enhanced my appreciation of music.

...As well as studying the RGT electric guitar grades, I also studied GCSE Music. I then went on to study 'Popular Music' at MANCAT (Manchester College Of Arts and Technology - now known as The Manchester College). Here, we were encouraged to form bands and perform in front of large audiences. This heightened my level of confidence as a performing musician and also, generally, in every day life.

...After College, I went on to study 'Music' at Salford University. It was around this time that I gained my grade 8 in electric guitar playing. Soon after obtaining this, I was asked to teach at 'Riffs'.

...Once I had obtained my BA(Hons) in Music, it was possible to then further my teaching. For almost 10 years I taught at 'Riffs' and it was here that I gained great experience in teaching a wide range of styles to all ages and to all levels. Over the years, I have also entered hundred's of students in for the RGT electric/acoustic/bass guitar examinations, with many of them achieving 'Distinctions'.

...After having a break from teaching, to go travelling around the world, I am now wanting to further my teaching as well as performing in various ensembles and as a solo performer.

...But, first and foremost, I love teaching! I love watching a student develop and grow as a musician and as a person; not only through the guidance from myself, but most importantly, through the determination and drive from themselves.

:) Andy Rees (Nat.Dip.PopMusic/BA(Hons)Music/Registered Guitar Tutor)  

    * I am also DBS approved *

 * I am a Stockport / Manchester based mobile Guitar / Bass guitar tutor, with over 17 years of teaching experience!

* I teach a wide range of styles such as; Blues Rock, Pop, Jazz, Fingerstyle, Heavy Metal, Folk etc.

* For those of you who want to earn a music qualification, I also teach an accredited RGT Electric/Acoustic/Rock guitar syllabus!

* I can also provide help for those of you who are studying GCSE / A-level Music .

* All ages welcome - Beginners to Advanced!

* AND! If I am teaching nearby, there's no reason to leave your home! ---------- I CAN VISIT YOU!

-Plus-Your introductory Lesson is FREE!-

"I have recently restarted my lessons with Andy and soon realised how much I’ve missed learning from him. Andy provides a relaxed and comfortable teaching atmosphere that is also highly productive. I gain new principles and creative ideas after every session that I incorporate into my own playing/practise. I look forward to each lesson and notice my ability improving week after week" - Alex (Student)