Alistair Playing a Fender StratocasterAlistair Coakley offers a unique experience to the aspirant guitar student, teaching electric and acoustic guitar online from his studio in Johhannesburg, South Africa. There are a wide range of styles available to learn:

  • Pop
  • Rock
  • Blues (incl. bottleneck guitar, standard and open tunings)
  • Funk guitar
  • Country (Nashville-style chicken picking);
  • Folk/fingerpicking;
  • African guitar styles.

The theory covered includes sight reading and ear training, and will be tailored to the needs of the student.

Because of his track record of playing at the very pinnacle of the recording, and live playing platforms, he is able to offer a wealth of experience, that gives the student a ‘real world’ glimpse into the machinations of the music industry, and the requirements to become a session guitarist/arranger/producer, should the student decide to pursue those career paths.

If you wish to know the salient points of his playing career, you can find out more on Alistair’s bio.

Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 related lockdown currently being enforced in South Africa, Alistair is currently unable to offer lessons to beginner players, as these would require a hands-on, one-on-one approach. This is not presently possible due to the physical distancing strictures that are in force. However, once these strictures have fallen away, beginners will be most welcome!

If you’d like to find out more about the lessons, and register your interest, we first need you to read and agree to the lesson terms. Click here.