Meet the boss

Patrick Curley, guitar player and teacher has written all of the courses and produced all of the lessons, videos, notes, audio files and everything else here on the site. There is no substitute for experience and with a background in IT, over 30 years as a gigging musician and teacher, degrees in Contemporary Music, in Education and in Health Science he's specialised in biomechanics, human movement and online education.

A teacher

Patrick is above all else a teacher and that becomes obvious when you start learning here. More than being able to explain a particular concept he will help you develop the skills and understanding that you need in order to play. Instructional design, the construction of particular learning tasks, clear communication, content knowledge, song choice, are all crucial factors that lead to positive learning outcomes and they're all here.

He has created unquestionably the most comprehensive resource anywhere in the world for learning to play 3 and 4 string guitars. His background has given him particular insight into the needs of beginner players and his exhaustive knowledge of music, particularly those styles directly related to the blues, will likewise satisfy the most demanding of students.