Martin Sean McConnell
 Guitar Teacher and Session Guitarist


​Hi, I'm Martin.


I'm a professional guitar player and tutor based in Bristol in the South West of England. Proficient in most contemporary Western styles including  jazz, soul, pop, rock, folk, funk and blues; I am available for sessions and lessons.


I have been fortunate enough to play with many talented musicians from The UK and around the world, including jazz singer Eliza Fyfe, London based artists such as  Bashiyra ' The Voice'  and MIRI, and American funk and soul artists Kenny Wesley and Baskerville Jones. Most recently I have been writing and recording with Producer Tony Briscoe (whose credits include Beverley Knight and  Craig David) and the uniquely soulful singer Tanya Lacey.


​I regularly play in venues all around the country, and occassionally

overseas, either as a guitarist for hire or with my function band The Slow Resolves, my acoustic duo the Soul Tones or Senegalese Jazz Quintet Ibou Tall and The Jazzmates. Some of my previous clients have included Tough Mudder, P&O and The Labour Party.


In my guitar lessons I teach a mixture of ages and abilities, and cover evertying from basic techniques through to advanced improvisational playing and music theory. Several of my students have passed graded Rockschool exams, and recently I helped a new student retake his BIMM entry assessment, gaining him a place on his second attempt.


Use the  form on the Contact page to request a quote for a ​guitar lesson or a​ session.