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Our Teachers

John Hudson

John Hudson is a guitarist and teacher with 20 years’ professional experience. He has taught acoustic, electric and bass guitar to players of all ages and abilities, ranging from beginners to professional musicians. He has experience of a wide range of styles as a player and a teacher, ranging from rock, pop, blues and folk to jazz.  It is John’s proud boast that he was the first specialist in popular guitar styles to be employed by the Conservatoire. 

John began classical guitar lessons at the age of seven, but by his early teens he found that his interests lay much more in popular styles such as rock and pop, and especially in jazz.  John’s teachers included respected jazz guitarists Mike Outram and Phil Robson.

John has been interested in the Alexander Technique, and fascinated by its application to music making since the mid-1990s, when he began studying with Alexander Technique teacher Angela Barlow. As a result of this experience, John found that he was able to play the guitar with greater ease and freedom. In his teaching he draws on the insights he gained as he tries to help his pupils achieve a balanced, comfortable approach to the instrument.

John has been a member of the Registry of Guitar Tutors since 1999, and has helped many of his students through the acoustic and electric guitar grade exams administered by this body.

For more info visit www.johnhudsonguitar.co.uk

If John were stranded on a desert island, he would like to have with him:
J S Bach’s Well Tempered Clavier, Books 1 & 2, Glenn Gould
Standards Live, Keith Jarrett Trio
Pink Moon, Nick Drake
The Brothers Karamazov, Fyodor Dostoyevsky
A Handful of Dust, Evelyn Waugh
Christie Malry’s Own Double Entry, B S Johnson

"I love to teach because ... of the moments when students realise that they're making progress with something they've found difficult. It's a great feeling when people begin to see that their hard work is paying off."