Forthcoming Workshops


Sat/Sun 22/23 April 2021


Sat/Sun 22/23 May

13h30 to 16h30 UK

14h30 to 17h30 SA/DE

09h30 to 12h30 USA

Cost: £60pp



Last week I held my first digital GuitarCamp series of two 3hr workshops over one weekend. It went so well that I have decided to do one per month, toward the back end of each month.

The work we covered over the weekend was varied. We started with a breakdown of Don Mclean's guitar playing in his exquisite song 'Vincent'. We looked at how he subtly manipulated his chords to augment his voice and the lyrics. From there we went to the Blues. We looked at a blues riff in 6/8 with a static bassline held by the thumb on beats 1 and 4 while the fingers played out six notes to the bar. We also had a look at how the E7 chord breaks down into an arpeggio. We learned how to play this giving it a bluesy flavour by using hammer-ons and slides.

That was all a lot of work in itself but we still managed to look at a jazzy walking bassline that worked its way through the classic II - V - I, jazz chord progression. Attendees were left with much to chew through and come to grips with (so to speak :-)~


Why Fingerstyle is King

At the next series of workshops on the 22/23 of May, I will be taking students through the intricacies of just why fingerstyle guitar playing is such a powerful medium in any genre of music. If you have not used your fingers before, then this class is for you. If you know how to use your fingers but are stuck for ideas and inspiration, this class is for you.

We will look at how fingerstyle can be used in a wide variety of applications, from playing lead guitar to sitting solo and picking out a mini-orchestra of melody, bass lines, rhythm and even percussion, all at the same time! Getting to grips with how to manage your picking fingers is a powerful tool for guitar players and will give you a new dimension in your guitar player that will excite and inspire you.

These online workshops are limited to just 5 attendees so if you intend to be there, book your place immediately on reading this by emailing me at


With a student base that spans the globe and over forty years of teaching acumen, Tony is also a multiple, award-winning recording artist who has an inimitable wealth of experience as a professional musician. This is an opportunity not to be missed by those wanting to unlock the mysteries of great guitar playing.

When: Sat/Sun 22/23 May 2021

Time: UK-13h30 - SA-14h30

Where: Private streaming (on booking you'll get a link sent to you)

Cost: R1200pp or £60