Alick Smith - Guitar Student - Online (via Skype) and Previously Offline

I moved out of St Albans and have had a few guitar tutors over the past few years.  I have found them to be either wanting you to play their way/music, even though you have already said what your interests are or they want to talk mainly about themselves.
I am glad to be back with Carl, even though it is remote via Skype, as I am now getting what I wanted from a tutor who really knows what I want and how to deliver it.

Highly rate this man!


Kevin - Executive Producer - Hibiscus House - Brazil

Re :- New Original Musical Production.

"Your opening composition for 'Amazing Amazon' is one of the finest we have heard, way out-classing all the other composers that submitted tracks, including some top name Musical directors "


 Nick Lasky - Managing Director - Blue Light Film and Presentation Services.

     Being a keen musician, I had decided to create a professional Queen Tribute act. Our band, had tried this a few years ago, but struggled to find a competent guitarist, capable of playing Brian May’s signature riff’s.

I was thrilled to meet Carl, who agreed to audition for the act. There was no hesitation in asking him to join up! Every rehearsal has been a great experience and is clear the band is now a complete unit.

It would be very difficult to pull off a Queen Tribute act, without someone as inspirationally talented as Carl.

Also as the Managing Director of Blue Light Film & Presentations Services, I am looking forward to working with Carl, creating film soundtrack’s for future projects. 


  Melody Laffy - Singer/Drummer/Songwriter - London-UK/Melbourne-Australia

       For the past ten years I have worked with Carl Gurney, and I count him amongst my most influential collaborators. Both as a teacher, composer, session musician and live band member - his ability to inspire is deeply impressive and I would not be the person I am today without his influence and friendship. He is widely respected among musicians for his depth of knowledge and truly formidable skill on the guitar. Just ask around..


  Geraint Parfitt - Violinist/Violist - London

       I have known Carl for a long time and I can say without doubt he is an excellent composer and instrumentalist. I have performed several of his compositions and enjoyed them very much. He is also a formidable teacher.


Ned May - Guitar Teacher - Rickmansworth

"Carl is a great teacher, he has been teaching me for 7-8 years and also supported me through my degree course. He also helped me get work as a teacher with a local music school"


     Ed Hutchinson - Skype student - Reading

Not only is Carl an incredible guitar player but he is also a brilliant teacher. As a complete beginner he has really helped me learn at my own pace without the pressure of having to sit exams. Lessons are fun, learning current and classic songs alike, as well as getting to grips with the more technical side of guitar playing.