Hi, My name is Mark. Thanks for visiting my Guitar Tuition website.

I've been playing guitar since I was 11(nearly 38 years now, shhh) and have been playing in bands since I was 15. I now record under the name Back Bone Shiver - a solo project.

I have been teaching for over 15 years now. mainly in the Bolton area but branching out into Leigh, Walkden, Manchester and Horwich. I love it, as a business it keeps me off the streets but as a vocation I have loved every minute of it.

Effective teaching should be fun, I believe there is a contract between a teacher and a student that involves trust and an understanding of what the student needs form their teacher. This is very important to me. Lessons should be informative, relaxing and nuturing.

Children and Music: Benefits of Music in Child Development

My philosophy when it comes to music has always been no boundaries and I apply that to my teaching. If you want to play for yourself or others then I'm more than happy to help.

Playing a musical instrument makes you brainier

Cognitive Benefits From a Musical Activity in Adults

I teach all styles of guitar, I also play bass, banjo, ukulele and mandolin. I also have a hi-tech studio recording setup which is also available to students should they need it.

Learning an instrument has lots of benefits for the student young and old

  • It makes you smarter
  • it improves problem solving skills
  • it makes you think faster
  • it makes you happier
  • it gives you purpose
  • it shows commitment
  • businesses, appenticeships, universities and colleges love seeing a musical instrument on a CV
  • Ten Reasons Why Everyone Should Learn To Play Musical Instrument