Beginners or Advanced, all are very welcome in my classroom. Check out what my students say about me!
“I moved out of St Albans and have had a few guitar tutors over the past few years. I have found them to be either wanting you to play their way/music, even though you have already said what your interests are or they want to talk mainly about themselves. I am glad to be back with Carl, even though it is remote via Skype, as I am now getting what I wanted from a tutor who really knows what I want and how to deliver it. Highly rate this man!”
Alick Smith Guitar Student - Online (via Skype) and Previously Offline
“Carl Gurney has recorded me acoustically with a guitarist and also with a band, his patience is incredible! He made me feel very comfortable and gave great advise during the recording to get the best vocal possible. He’s extremely knowledgeable when it comes to sound recording, has great equipment, the demos sounded great! super pleased with them extremely. professional sounding would highly recommend him!”
Clare BarnesSession Singer/Performer
“Not only is Carl an incredible guitar player but he is also a brilliant teacher. As a complete beginner he has really helped me learn at my own pace without the pressure of having to sit exams. Lessons are fun, learning current and classic songs alike, as well as getting to grips with the more technical side of guitar playing.”
Ed HutchinsonSkype student - Reading
“For the past ten years I have worked with Carl Gurney, and I count him amongst my most influential collaborators. Both as a teacher, composer, session musician and live band member - his ability to inspire is deeply impressive and I would not be the person I am today without his influence and friendship. He is widely respected among musicians for his depth of knowledge and truly formidable skill on the guitar. Just ask around.”
My early life was the old story of the very musical … the first guitar put into my hands at age 5 by my Uncle … my first electric guitar at age 13 - studying rock and classical guitar with a top-drawer teacher. Getting fed up with the creative wasteland that was school, leaving, and getting my first job at 15 in a recording studio. Going on to study electric guitar in the glory days of the Musicians Institute. All the first steps towards a life lived in music.
We have decades of proven experience in teaching musicians how to reach their next level. Additionally, Carl, our instructor, is a musician, producer, and engineer, so he knows what it takes to achieve your goals.