Andy Ellis
Musician based in Sussex, UK

Attached to the guitar since ~ 1984


  • Private music lessons based around acoustic, electric and bass guitar (click here).
  • Apple Teacher - Services / training with various Apple / PC software and mobile apps including Logic, Garageband, Cubase, Figure, Gadget, Ableton to name a few.
  • Based in Hastings, East Sussex - Home (Hastings), rehearsal studio (Hove) or visits to you across the Sussex coast including Worthing, Brighton & Hove, Lewes, Seaford, Eastbourne and Hastings areas.
  • Studio for small recording projects e.g. demos, backing tracks and song writing (click here).


2020's Coronavirus pandemic sees us all reliant upon online services. Students and clients can still get plenty out of my services, almost forgetting that the tech is there in 1 to 1 lessons.

I can match your preferred tech or advise upon everything involved (a previous career in IT proves handy). My preference is currently Zoom but you may consider the various others including Skype, Facebook, Google, Apple Facetime, Instagram..........telephone?!

Online music and tech service examples:

  • Guitar, music tech and song writing - coaching, mentoring, transcriptions, arrangements, recordings, backing tracks.
  • Flexible lesson lengths and times.
  • Prerecorded video lessons, transcription and arrangement requests.
  • Live chats to work through personally.
  • Recorded lesson summarys and notes.
  • Recorded exercises and backing tracks to work with in own time.
  • Multiple camera angles, notes and screen sharing / control.
  • Music production - writing, recording, mixing, mastering, promoting.
  • Music project and file sharing.


5 out of 5 star review! - Total Guitar
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Upcoming gigs (show all)

19/7/2024 The Blues Cats Dolphin Inn, Hastings Duo
23/7/2024 The Albion Skiffle Co The Albion, Hastings Acoustic group
27/7/2024 Bowie PR Ebingford Manor, Bude Band


I now regularly update lessons at my blog 'About Plucking Times' - follow at Tumblr, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and Twitter @pluckingtimes .

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Congratulations / Good lucks

  • Abhi and Harisha - Grade 5 Acoustic guitar Distinctions.
  • Joe - Grade 8 Electric guitar Distinction.
  • Kaz - Grade 3 Acoustic guitar Distinction...........100% !
  • Tom - 6 years of Bass / Guitar / Theory lessons and leaving for Leeds University to study a BA in Popular music.
  • Olly - 5 Years of guitar lessons and off to City College Brighton to study a BTEC in Music (Performing / Composing).
  • Alex - 3 years of Acoustic / Electric guitar and moving on to BIMM Brighton to study a Foundation Degree in Professional Musicianship.
  • Ade - Grade 8 Electric guitar Merit.
  • Joel - Grade 4 Electric guitar Pass.
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Last updated 7/15/2024