Classical Guitar

"I've been having lessons with Mike for just over 2 years, and his expertise and patience - not to mention his sense of humour - have all played a large part in getting me prepared to take the Grade 6 exam with some level of confidence. I had experience of playing guitar by ear and didn't know how to take teaching myself to the next level, but Mike quickly helped me to learn to read music and understand theory and technique, meaning my playing developed quickly. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to beginner or experience guitarists alike."

Matt Langham

I just want to thank you for all the hard work you put in helping Doug to achieve a distinction at grade 7 Rock Guitar.  We are very proud of him and I know he is very pleased to have achieved that standard thanks not only to his hard work but also yours.

Thanks again,

Pat Mackay

Dear Mike, 

Thankyou so much for all the help over the past couple of years.  You have really inspired me to continue playing and now have a love for guitar that won't stop.

Doug Mackay

"I've been taking classical guitar lessons with Mike for a number of years now and I'm very happy with the progress I've made whilst under his supervision. 

Many teachers are excellent players but not all of them are great teachers. Mike achieves this by having a very relaxed yet structured teaching method which I've always enjoyed. I'd recommend him to players of all abilities from complete beginners to anyone looking to improve their playing and/or music reading skills."  

Rich Sprigg.

I have known Mike Richards for approaching two years as a teacher of classical guitar. He has always shown an undoubted ability in his knowledge and competence in guitar music, together with an obvious love, dedication and complete enthusiasm for the subject.
Mike Coope (Mature student)

Thank you very much for all the help and assistance with Sebastian’s music lessons. I would like to thank Mr Richards for his wonderful teaching. Sebastian really enjoyed his guitar lessons and progressed very well.

Kind regards, Mrs Toms. (AGS Student parent)


Just want to say that you are the best guitar teacher ever.  With your help I've managed to not only pass my grade 7 rock guitar exam but pass it with a merit.

Thanks for all your guidance, Chloe Saunders

My son Jonathan was a complete beginner and quite shy when he first started his guitar lessons with Mike but he soon grew in confidence with Mike's steady encouragement.  He really looks forward vey much to his weekly lesson and is now working on his grade 4 exam.

I've learnt all of the rock songs for my band with Mike.  I've also developed the technique of improvising a great guitar solo too.

Nick Jones

I would recommend Mike as a guitar tutor to anyone wishing to take up the instrument.  His patience and dedicated thorough tuition have helped me gain all of my grades up to grade 6 in classical guitar. 

I look forward to continuing.