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About your classes:

Jazz, world, folk and rock styles taught in qualified, professional and patient manner.

The lessons are structured to your needs with a balance of learning and enjoyment. Beginners, advanced, old and young students are all equally welcome.

Some advanced students have gone onto Berkley and Guildhall Universities and indeed in one case to play with John McLaughlin and Herby Hancock, in other cases its a fantastic relaxing hobby.

Often students are given too much information without adequate reference material. I provide either videos via email with a summary of the class, or a written summary in tablature (easy to understand)/music score. Click on the examples below:

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About your teacher

“Our favourite jazz and world guitarist” London timeout

Jonny Phillips – Guitarist

My influences range from Brazilian Samba, Art Rock, African Jazz, Flamenco, Classical music, Folk and Blues. After setting up my own group Oriole In the mid 90’s featuring the likes of Ben Davis, Seb Rochford, Ingrid Laubrock, Nick Ramm and Teco Cardoso I became a member of the F-ire Collective. I have since released all of Oriole's music on F-ire Recorded Music.

Both Oriole’s releases (Song for the Sleeping – 2005 and Migration – 2006) have been featured extensively on British national and regional radio and in the press.

The tours that followed received two major Arts Council grants, PRSF funding, a Jerwood Rising Star Award, Jerwood Jazz Generation Artist award for a collaboration with Sao Paulo based virtuoso saxophonist Teco Cardoso and ex Miles Davis sideman Thomas Clausen. My music has also been featured on four compilation albums and on BBC, Spanish, Portuguese and Cypriot television.

I am now based in South London after an exsentive period of living in Andelucia, southern Spain.


“Prolific guitarist-composer Jonny Phillips seems to have tunes coming out of his ears” The Guardian

“a musical mosaic that feels as spiritualy uplifting as a Paulo Coelho novel” Tom Barlow – Jazzwise ****