Skype Tuition


Stuck in a rut with your playing? Want to try percussive guitar? Don’t know where to begin? Need help with your technique?

He’s a fantastic teacher! my mind is still trying to process a mere hour of his knowledge’ – Matt (UK)

Mike is not just a world class performer, he is a fantastic and engaging teacher. That’s why I booked him to teach alongside Guthrie Govan at my festival – Rob ‘Chappers’ Chapman (UK)

‘You’re a really good teacher thanks, you’ve made the most challenging aspects of my technique seem so easy to overcome, and i’m well on my way to getting out of this rut!’Daniel (US)

For many years, Mike has been teaching over Skype. If you are interested in learning his music, guitar techniques or anything else you can think of, please email him directly using the contact form below. He will then email you back personally with information on how to proceed, along with fee and scheduling.

Mike teaches during 1 day most fortnights. Even whilst on the road (Laptop!) Slots are strictly first come first serve. At present, Mike has taught over 70 different students online over every continent (except the one with all the ice) with the vast majority opting for regular sessions every two or 3 weeks. No signup necessary, if you just want 1 session that’s totally fine!


*NEW FOR 2017*

Cottage Clinics


The 2017 Cottage Clinics give individual students the chance to learn from Mike in person over an entire day’s tuition in the picturesque English Countryside.

Limited to one student per session, these events will happen approximately every 3 months, beginning again in 2017. The Itinerary for the day is listed below. Note: It is recommended you contact Mike directly whenever interested, this way the days can be as flexible as possible between tours!


  1. Arrive at Bristol Airport, Bristol Temple Meads Train Station or Weston Super Mare Train Station at approximately 10am
  2. Mike will drive you back to the cottage where he will begin 2 hours of tuition.
  3. You and Mike, will head over to an award winning country pub where Mike will take you to lunch. Guitar nerd chat over fine Ale (or choose your poison) and fantastic food!
  4. Return to the cottage for a further 3 hours of intense guitar workout. Snacks and drink provided.
  5. Mike drives you back to the point of arrival for approximately 7pm


I want the content of the session to be your choosing. We will liaise beforehand to prepare the content that YOU want. If you want me to guide the session, that’s fine too!


For pricing and further information please email Mike via the contact form.



1 To 1 Tuition


During travels, Mike has room for a limited number of guitar students before gigs. This is strictly limited to 1 person per gig day, and is dependent on the scheduling of the individual event.

If you notice Mike is near you, and you are interested in finding out more, please email him via the contact page or via facebook.


  • Tommy Loose said on Dec 5, 2013 10:01 pm

    Hi Mike, apols for asking via Facebook earlier! Any chance you could let me know when you’re free on Monday lesson wise? Many thanks

  • Michael Fenner said on Dec 8, 2013 11:51 pm

    Hey Mike, I was hoping to enquire about a skype lesson or two, my mum is trying to decide what to get me for Christmas and I was going to give your arrangement of Somebody That I Used To Know a crack once my final guitar jury is over in a couple of weeks. Seems like a fun project over the winter break.

    Do you have any slots available? And how much to you charge?

    Michael Fenner

    • mdlogin said on Dec 9, 2013 12:28 am

      Sure thing I’ll send you an email 🙂

  • Sid said on Dec 14, 2013 2:50 am

    Hi Mike,

    Hope you’re doing fine. I wanted to enquire about skype lessons. I am interested in learning percussive fingerstyle techniques and your arrangement of “Somebody That I Used To Know”. I am based in San Francisco, CA in The US.

    Do you have any slots available by any chance? And how much to you charge? Please let me know.


  • James said on Jan 1, 2014 10:54 pm

    Hi Mike, I’m a fan of both yours are Ben Lapps single Slap Attack, been looking around on your site and I couldn’t find it. Is it lurking somewhere or am I just blind? Really like this layout by the way. You are an excellent percussive guitar player.

    • mdlogin said on Jan 4, 2014 7:12 pm

      Thanks man, check your inbox shortly 🙂

      Your support is appreciated!


  • Alex said on Jan 18, 2014 12:50 am

    Hi, i’ve been interested in doing percussive guitar for a while but have never known where to start so this would be great. Would it be possible to arrange Skype lessons?
    Regards, Alex

  • TANAY BANSAL said on Jan 24, 2014 6:06 pm

    Hey Mike,

    Ppl ll surely go mad 😮 to see your talent here in Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur.
    Please say yes for a live performance in Indian crowd.

  • Ahmed Hassanein said on Feb 5, 2014 12:28 pm

    Hey Mike,

    How are you? I’m so excited to have found a master like you who is willing to teach others…. I’ve been playing the guitar for about 12 years now and I need to step to the next level … I live in USA and I would like to have a skype session with you… Let me know how can we work something out and the cost…. Thanx …. Have a good day


  • Jake said on Mar 7, 2014 6:15 pm

    Hey Mike, I’m interested in lessons via Skype. I really enjoyed your app on my iPad, but hope to take it to the next level. Look forward to hearing from you!

  • Spencer said on Mar 16, 2014 1:18 pm

    Hi Mike

    Im very interested in learning your style of play, it has totally inspired me to change my approach to guitar and alternative tuning. My work unfortunately takes me all over the world so would prefer Skype lessons. I am currently in Brazil at the moment but if you could find a regular slot for me that would be greatly appreciated.
    Look forward to hearing from you.



  • Matthew Partrick said on Mar 23, 2014 11:19 pm

    Hi! I’m interested in Skype lessons. Like you, I am super busy, which leaves little time for practice. Plus I have a one week baby at home! I’d like to work on some contemporary fingerstyle techniques and alternate tunings. Maybe a lesson with about four or five weeks in between so I can get enough practice time? I work in the ER so my schedule is very flexible.

    Matthew Partrick
    Key West, FL USA

  • Bill Unger said on May 14, 2014 7:34 pm


    I find your playing to be very inspiring and am thinking about taking some Skype lessons from you. How much do you charge?

    Bill in California

    • mdlogin said on Jun 17, 2014 5:36 am

      Hey Bill, sorry I just got this, I was away in the States. I’ll email you now 🙂 Best wishes!

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