Course tutor Phil Dawson is an eclectic professional guitar player, composer and teacher who has worked in a really diverse range of musical situations, ranging from recording sessions for major labels to composing, touring and working on unusual collaborative music projects worldwide. He has studied with guitarist-composers Martin Glover ARCM and Oliver Hunt LRAM, Alan Weekes (Joss Stone, Skatronics, Jazz Jamaica etc) and most recently with the legendary Mike Walker (Impossible Gentlemen, Kenny Wheeler, George Russell etc). Phil has taught at all levels of music education, including extensively on the BA in Music Performance at BIMM Bristol, and has also coached and mentored musicians who have gone on to work with major artists as diverse as Amy Winehouse, N-Dubz and The Streets. He holds a PGCert from the University of Sussex. For full details of all Phil’s musical activites see For more information send us an email to or call 01225 667124.

Practical Info

Courses and lessons are taught one to one, or in small groups of students as arranged – currently by Skype, Zoom or FaceTime. Lessons are booked and paid for in advance via bank transfer (options available).  A consultation on your lesson requirements is FREE subject to availability… 


VOUCHERS ARE AVAILABLE FOR 6-WEEK LESSON PACKAGES, BOOKED FROM JANUARY 2020 ONWARDS – AT A DISCOUNT ON REGULAR PRICES. Normal lesson price is £45 per hour; booked six at a time they cost £37.50 each. There are no restrictions on when these lessons can be taken, subject to availability. Please call or email us to order!


“You were such an inspiring musician and person to be taught by and students were always speaking highly of you. I really got on with your relaxed and genuine approach to teaching… really insightful… I still apply a considerable number of the things you showed us in my musical practices today.” – JT