Hi, I'm Dave. I enjoy helping students improve, learn new skills and make music! I've been teaching in  Aberdeenshire for over a decade, and combine enthusiasm for sharing knowledge and experience, with a genuine desire to help each student progress at their own pace.

My lessons focus on each student's favourite musical styles and goals - there is no one-size-fits-all approach - whether you're an aspiring young Ed Sheeran, a retired rocker, or a  budding bluesman or woman, I'm ready to help!   ​​​

My experience and qualifications include: 

  • LCM Diploma in Guitar Teaching (DipLCM TD)

  • RSL Electric Guitar Grade 8 (Distinction)

  • LCM Acoustic Guitar Grade 8 (Distinction)

  • Active performer - lead guitarist with Scottish function band The Limit, I also currently play in a blues band, a jazz duo,  a gypsy jazz quartet, and am involved in a variety of recording projects 

  • 100% pass rate for students in all exams, incuding LCM, Trinity and RSL 


"'I have had lessons with Dave all through secondary school and have thoroughly enjoyed every minute! Dave has taken my playing from that of a total beginner to achieving grade 8 with Merit! '    

 - Ross Mackay, Duris

"When I started lessons with Dave I could only roughly play a few chords. After taking  lessons with Dave I have now passed Grade 8 with Merit. I highly recommend Dave for his  guitar tuition, his lessons are both enjoyable and motivating."

                             - Bob O'Reilly-Maclean