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Guitar | Bass | Ukulele

Skype lessons available!

Skype lessons available!


A little about me...


I'm a private music teacher based in Hemel Hempstead. Overs the years I've taught many students of different ages from 6 to 80+, and complete beginners to advanced learners. I also teach Bass Guitar, Ukulele and Music Theory.

My Education

I started learning guitar at 11 and steadily progressed through my Rockschool Grades. I've studied BTEC ND in Music Practice at West Herts College, FD in Professional Musicianship and a BA in Professional Musicianship at BIMM (Bristol Institute of Modern Music).

I've also studied a PTLLS (Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector) qualification, had regular DBS checks and undertake regular safeguarding training.



Skype Lessons

I am currently only offering lessons over Skype and Zoom. Please get in touch to discuss in detail.

I keep my lessons interesting, enjoyable and productive. So I like to introduce new material whenever I can and get my students playing music they enjoy.


We can arrange a lesson to suit you whether its 30 minutes or an hour, and you can book lessons every week, or whenever you have time to fit one in. 

I get my students to think about what they want out of the instrument so we can set realistic goals to achieve over time.

What I Teach

  • Guitar Lessons

  • Bass Lessons

  • Ukulele Lessons

  • Rockschool Grades

  • Music Theory Lessons

  • Styles and Repertoire

  • Technique

  • Basic Composition

Price List


Individual lessons

Peak times (Evenings & Weekends)

30 Minutes - £20

45 Minutes - £25

60 Minutes - £30

Off-Peak (Mon-Fri 9am-3pm)

30 Minutes - £18

45 Minutes - £24

60 Minutes - £30

Block booking

Peak times 

5x30 Minutes - £90

5x45 Minutes - £115

5x60 Minutes - £140

Off-Peak (Mon-Fri 9am-3pm)

5x30 Minutes - £81

5x45 Minutes - £108

5x60 Minutes - £135

*Addition charges may apply if extra travel is required. This will be discussed on an individual basis


Oliver Martin Tuition

07917 205 558

My Blog

April 24, 2017

Rhythm is a wonderful thing, It can turn a few notes into a piece of music! Understanding written rhythm can be tricky but it's really useful for either reading written rhythms or writing them down so you remember them!

In this guide I go over some of the basic note len...

April 17, 2017

Now music notation is tricky to understand as it is a vast language. But there are loads of benefits to understanding it, even just the basics! This guide will teach you the basics so you can start reading full music notation and actually understand what you're suppose...

March 27, 2017

Undoubtedly one of the most influential guitarists of the 20th century, Nile Rodgers has demonstrated time and time again he has the magic touch. From Chic and Sister Sledge, to David Bowie, Madonna, Diana Ross and Daft Punk.

Read an article I wrote a while back analysi...

March 21, 2017

Learn some rhythm and lead examples in the style of Chuck Berry.

March 6, 2017

Welcome to the final installment exploring the Spider exercise. By now you should be very comfortable with various patterns of the Spider exercise. This lesson mixes in some really tricky elements. Mixing changing patterns with string skipping and changing rhythmic sub...

February 27, 2017

Following on from part 1, you should be familiar with the basic Spider exercises. In part 2 we move on to string skipping, more complicated patterns and rhythmic changes! 

As always, start slow and build up, these exercises will still work as a warm-up.

Click here to rea...

February 20, 2017

As any musician will tell you, warming up when you practice or perform is essential! No warming up (or warming up incorrectly) can lead to damage that may be irreversible. I didn't pay much attention when people told me to warm up and ended up having to take a couple o...

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