private 1-1 lessons

I've been teaching guitar professionally for over 17 years now, both in schools and privately from my home studio. I'm passionate about helping people develop their guitar playing skills as well as building a solid musical foundation.

The goal of the student is always at the forefront of my teaching philosophy and I'm dedicated to providing excellent quality tuition. Teaching from my purpose built studio I cater for most ages and all ability levels, providing a creative and friendly environment in which to learn.

There is no one size fits all method to guitar playing. My lessons are tailored to each students' individual goals and structured in a way that is fun, at your own pace and orientated around the music that inspires you! 

If you would like to formalise your guitar playing, I also offer grade exam tuition from Preliminary to Diploma level using the RGT at London College of Music syllabus. You can find out about that here

Don't put it off... why not get in touch to discuss how I can help you achieve your guitar playing goals!

playing a guitar


Image by Sergey Zolkin

With Covid-19 came a big shift in the way music lessons take place. With no in-person lessons allowed, most music teachers turned to online lessons in order to keep offering their services. 

I have really enjoyed developing my online teaching business. It allowed me not only to continue doing what I love through a global pandemic, but also to offer lessons to people regardless of their location, so if you are interested in lessons but don't live locally, all you need is a decent internet connection and I can help you move your playing to the next level! 

Contact me for a chat to discuss how I can help! 

Lessons in SCHools

As the resident guitar teacher at two Leicestershire schools for well over 10 years, I saw first hand the positive impact that learning an instrument has on young people. 

Scientific studies have shown that learning a musical instrument has many benefits in the development of children. Everything from improved learning and concentration to social skills and building confidence.

I no longer teach in schools myself due to a busy home studio schedule but I continue to provide teachers and organise lessons at Bosworth Academy and Thomas Estley Community College, both in Leicestershire.

Boys in Guitar Class

meet the teacher...


Lessons in schools are taught by local professional musician and teacher, Fran Hatton-Murden. Fran is an experienced tutor and teaches both privately and as the resident guitar teacher at Bosworth Academy in Leicestershire. She has a full DBS check and specialises in working with young people.


Lessons are always designed to be fun and engaging and to give young people a fantastic foundation in music and all the benefits that playing an instrument can bring. Our aim is to develop each students own musical ability to the best possible level and inspire a life long love of music and the guitar! 

We have many years experience helping countless students with their studies towards both GCSE and post-16 qualifications.

If you have visited my website from your child's school please fill out the contact form below or email for more details about how the lessons run and to book your child a place.