Course tutor Phil Dawson is an eclectic professional guitar player, music writer and teacher who has worked in a hugely diverse range of musical situations, ranging from recording sessions for major labels to composing, touring and working on unusual collaborative music projects worldwide. He has studied with guitarist-composers Martin Glover ARCM and Oliver Hunt LRAM, Alan Weekes (Joss Stone, Skatronics, Jazz Jamaica etc) and most recently with the legendary Mike Walker (Impossible Gentlemen, Kenny Wheeler, George Russell etc). Phil has taught at all levels of music education including extensively on the BA in Music Performance at BIMM Bristol, and has also coached and mentored¬†musicians who have gone on to work with major artists as diverse as Amy Winehouse, N-Dubz and The Streets. He holds a PGCert from the University of Sussex. For full details of all Phil’s musical activites see¬†For more information send us an email to or call 01225 667124. Phil teaches privately in London as well as Bath.

Practical Info

Our courses are taught on the basis of groups of up to 5 students, or individually 1:1. Typically for a group there would be one class of 2 hours per week for 6 weeks; the schedule is more flexible 1:1 of course. Additional individual or small group lessons can be arranged ad hoc as well. Email support is provided free; short q&a support tutorials can be done either in person or via Skype/Facetime in between lessons if needed. Classes take place in central Bath, minutes from the train station.

“You were such an inspiring musician and person to be taught by and students were always speaking highly of you. I really got on with your relaxed and genuine approach to teaching… really insightful… I still apply a considerable number of the things you showed us in my musical practices today.” – JT