Welcome To McConnell's Guitar Lessons Bristol

If you're looking to improve your guitar skills, whether you're a complete beginner, or an experienced player unsure how to take the next step,

I can help.

Over the last ten years, I have helped players of all types develop their technique and musical knowledge. 

My one to one guitar lessons are in Hanham, near Keynsham, Brislington, Kingswood and Central Bristol, and for the first time I am now offering online guitar lessons on video services Zoom and Skype.


You can see some of what my students have been up to during lockdown in the video below. Get in touch for a free trial lesson to see how I can help you.

"After every lesson I leave feeling as though I have made a break-through in my guitar playing with both theory and technique. I would recommend Martin to anyone at any level. 5/5 " - Morgan De Bruler. (reviewed using google).

My guitar lessons are built and structured with your aims as a guitarist in mind. Giving you the specific abilities you need to achieve what you want to do, and the knowledge to become a more rounded player. I have also successfully coached several students through Rockschool graded guitar exams. These are both an excellent way to improve and test yourself as an all round player, and are worth UCAS points for any students considering going to university. As well as this I have coached students through entry auditions for institutions such as BIMM.


If you'd like to know more about McConnell's Guitar Tuition, take a look at the FAQ for tips on how to prepare for your first guitar lesson, what to look for in a new guitar and many other hints.


Bristol really is one of the best cities to live in if you want to play music, with plenty of opportunities for beginners to perform alongside seasoned pros. As one of my guitar students you'll have the opportunity to branch out in to performing live when you feel ready. There are plenty of friendly local open mic nights in the Totterdown and Central Bristol areas, and playing alongside my students for their first live performance is something I enjoy so much I do it completely free of charge.


For those who really want to advance their learning, or want to know more about the live music scene in Bristol, I also run a blog which provides additional guitar playing tips and reviews of local live music performances.

Lesson ​​Prices

45 minutes £20

One and a half hours £40


*Special Offer*

       Pay for four or more hour and a half guitar lessons in advance and get them for just £30 each.

Call 07788 785 475 or use the contact page to book your free trial guitar lesson now.


"Martin is a very dedicated, patient and experienced guitar tutor... I cannot recommend his tutoring highly enough." - Stuart McClean

Guitarist at The Great Tythe Barn

Getting ready to play a client's wedding drinks reception at The Great Tythe Barn in Tetbury