Leon Muller (Kloof, Kwazulu Natal, South Africa)

I started playing guitar over 40 years ago – to the extent of spending some great years gigging with various local bands. I haven’t played much in the last 10 years though and have become more than a little “rusty”.

I have admired Alistair’s guitar work for many years and rate him as one of SA’s top guitarists. At the height of Covid, I saw a post on Facebook that Alistair Coakley was offering guitar lessons for non-beginners on Zoom – so I jumped at the chance to “oil my strings” under the guidance of a master muso!!

It was an inspired idea on my part!!

He has done so much more for my technique than I expected. My sound is far more melodic and I have learnt that the thumb is NOT just there to hitch a ride with.

I continue to enjoy my weekly interactions with Alistair. His style is warm and relaxed.

I’d highly recommend this experience to anyone who wants to brush up on their skills and de-stress at the same time!