Monthly Archives: August 2014

John performs at the Deep South Music Fest

I was invited to perform at the Deep South Music Fest in Port St Mary (Isle of Man) on Sunday (August 24).

I played a 30 minute set of country blues and had a great time.

Thank you to the organisers, musicians, community organisations and everyone else involved in this fantastic event.

Happy guitar playing,


Picture by Gary Weightman - Vannin Photos

John at the Deep South Music Fest. Picture by Gary Weightman – Vannin Photos

Deep South Music Fest poster


Changes to group guitar lessons

John has announced some changes to his group guitar lessons.

Starting from Wednesday, August 27, 2014, the Port St Mary group will run for one hour – 7pm to 8pm.

The Douglas group will also run for one hour in future – from 7pm to 8pm – starting from Wednesday, September 3.

The Ramsey group will continue to be for two hours – from 7pm to 9pm.

For full details of the group guitar lessons see the group lessons page.

Exam success for John’s guitar students

A number of John’s students have been celebrating recently after passing their Rockschool guitar exams.

Seven of John’s students sat exams last month (July 2014) ranging from the Debut exam to Grade Five.

The exams involve students performing songs, playing technical exercises such as chords and scales as well as completing ear tests and demonstrating interpretation, improvisation and sight reading skills.